Some thoughts from the authors: There is nothing sacred about these ceremony texts; they should be considered models that the troupe director can revise and adapt to suit his or her individual circumstances.
Introduction and general information What is the International Thespian Society? The International Thespian Society ITSfounded inis an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4, affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad.
The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. What is the Educational Theatre Association? The Educational Theatre Association EdTA is a national nonprofit organization with more thanstudent and professional members.
EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a bimonthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a bimonthly journal for theatre education professionals.
Hierarchy of troupe governance documents This handbook is one part of a hierarchy of documents that govern troupe operation. Everyone involved with your troupe should have access to all governance information and be familiar with the troupe handbook, constitution, and bylaws.
These documents will help the troupe operate smoothly and prevent confusion or conflict. It is essential that troupes consult and adhere to all documents in the following order of importance: It creates the framework that defines the Association and shapes the policies of the organization and its membership.
It defines the types of Association memberships, troupe and individual membership eligibility, and the process for becoming a member. The troupe constitution is the document that details how an individual troupe will operate.
See Troupe constitution and bylaws below.
At the end of the troupe constitution is a section for bylaws. These are easier to add, delete, or change than articles of the troupe constitution, which makes them more flexible for day-to-day troupe operations. EdTA chapters Chapters are officially recognized entities that represent troupes within a geographical area, most often American states or Canadian provinces.
Each active chapter has a director and board who oversee area activities. Some chapters also conduct competitive events.
The Chapters web page provides links to chapters and their directors. It is the student honor society, a separate student organization, and membership is earned.
Any student may be a member of the theatre program, but only students who have been officially inducted and registered with the EdTA national office are members of the theatre program and the International Thespian Society. The school administration appoints the troupe director to be the single, official representative of the school and troupe to EdTA.
The school is legally and financially responsible for troupe and troupe director activity. The term of troupe membership The troupe membership term is August 1 through the following July 31, the ITS school year. Troupes chartered or reinstated August 1 through June 30 become active through the end of the current school year July Fees are not prorated for partial years.
Troupes chartering late in the school year are still required to pay renewal dues for the following school year by October Troupes chartered or reinstated in July have their memberships extended through July 31 of the following school year.
Annual troupe renewal dues Each troupe must submit its annual troupe renewal dues between August 1 and October 15 of each school year to maintain its active status. Renewal reminders are sent in early August. See the troupe renewal page for details.
Active troupes have met all membership requirements and enjoy full benefits. Inactive or suspended status. Inactive troupes have not met one or more membership requirements and their membership benefits are suspended temporarily until these requirements are met.
These troupes are informed of this status and the term of the grace period, the date by which the requirements must be met. Inactive troupes that meet the requirements before the end of the grace period are returned to active status without an additional reinstatement fee.In his extensive Smathers biography Testing the Limits: George Armistead Smathers and Cold War America, Brian Crispell speculated on the birth of the "thespian speech" and how it ultimately became credited to Smathers.
Thespian President Speech Chris Terzic Part 1: Speech Critique Studying the Rhetoric of Barack Obama Barack Obama’s Address at the Associated Press Luncheon on April 3, covered a vast variation of topics that we will dissect throughout this paper.
Hello everyone, and thank you all for nominating me as your thespian of the month. My name, as if you didn't know, is Amy, but to all you newbies out there I 3/5(3).
Dear Thespian Board Officer Candidates, Thank you for your interest in obtaining a Thespian Board Officer position!
Serving on Board is an important job that requires a lot of time, effort, dedication and responsibility. Board Meetings are held once a month, along with a general thespian meeting the following day. Keep all these ideas in mind when writing a school election speech.
A good rule is to pick two main points that your peers should walk away from the speech remembering, and to highlight those two ideas throughout the speech. The Thespian Troupe Handbook and Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook explain how troupes are expected to operate.
Troupe constitution. The troupe constitution is the document that details how an individual troupe will operate.
Thespian Scholar, Honor Thespian President's List Scholar, National Honor Thespian Scholar, etc. Upon completion of.