Welcome to the International Thespian Society!
Membership is offered to any student in grades 9-12 who earns points through a combination of performances in LHS plays and work behind the scenes in school theatre. Members are recognized at graduation with honor cords and stoles, are eligible to attend Georgia Thespian Conference, and compete for theatre scholarships. Membership is for life. Student members will receive a one-year subscription to Dramatics Magazine. Membership is upon invitation and there is a one-time fee of $25, which goes to the national organization. Graduation honors items are offered at an additional cost to the student. Members also work on several service projects throughout the year, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat. Members may also attend the annual Georgia Thespian Conference held each February in Columbus, GA. At conference students have performance opportunities, take classes with theatre professionals, and can explore scholarship opportunities with many colleges and universities from across the country.
What is the Educational Theatre Association?
The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a professional organization supporting the field of theatre education. Members include theatre arts educators, students, professionals, and enthusiasts.
What is the International Thespian Society?
The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the student honorary division of EdTA recognizing excellence in middle and high school theatre. Membership into ITS is earned by participating in an affiliated school’s theatre program and accumulating points towards membership.
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Laurie Tyson | LaurieAnne.Tyson@henry.k12.ga.us
Mrs. Laurie Tyson is the sponsor of Troupe 6680 at Luella High School.
Mrs. Tyson attended Valdosta State University and is certified to teach Speech, Theatre, English, and Gifted Education.