Why wouldn’t you want to have a Thespian troupe at your school? I’m a product of a Junior Thespian troupe and a high school Thespian troupe. I’ve taught at three schools and created Thespian troupes for every single school because it is the opportunity to allow students to have true honor. … To have an organization that really recognizes them is an immeasurable opportunity.
— Stacy Castiglione, director, Troupe 7944, Los Alamitos High School, California
I think the value of having a Thespian troupe at your school is that it really elevates the stature of your program. It adds a level of prestige. Journalism students have Quill & Scroll, the academics have National Honor Society, and so for theatre students they have the International Thespian Society. And whether they’re going to go on to study theatre or not, it’s going to open a lot of doors for them and connect them to thousands of other students who really love doing theatre and give them that feeling of belonging that they sometimes don’t always feel because they feel like they’re part of such a small group at their own school.
— Ray Palasz, director, Troupe 2861, Munster High School, Indiana
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