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The International Thespian Society has been honoring excellence in
the work of theatre students since 1929. Thespian troupes serve students
in grades nine through twelve, and Junior Thespian troupes serve
students in grades six through eight. There are at present active ITS
troupes in more than 3,900 high schools and middle schools, mostly in
the United States and Canada. The Society recently inducted its two
Each troupe is led by a troupe director who is a professional member
of the Educational Theatre Association. The troupe director is
typically—but not always—the theatre teacher in the school. Students
earn an invitation to Thespian Society membership on the basis of their
achievements in the school’s theatre program. Details of the membership
benefits Thespians and Junior Thespians enjoy can be found in the FAQs.