Thespian Troupe 2960
What is the Thespian Society?
The Thespian Society is an honor society that students are invited to join once they have participated in over 100 hours of work in extracurricular theatre at MHS. The Educational Theatre Association (the international parent organization of Thespians) has created a point system based on roles and hours worked in particular theatrical jobs. Thus, students earn points/hours through working on MHS productions as crew members or actors. All students are expected to complete a minimum of twenty hours on a crew as part of their initial 100 hours. Furthermore, students must complete a service component to be inducted into this prestigious international honor society.
How do I become a Thespian?
Get involved in MHS Theatre! For each crew hour you work or each production you are a part of you earn hours which add up to points. Make sure you fill out the crew hours sheet (kept in the shop - check in with Pat) and check in with KD after each show to make sure your production work is recorded.
Once you have spent roughly 100 hours working on productions (generally two full-length shows as an actor plus crew time or four one-act productions plus crew time or four shows as a crew member) you will receive an invitation to join Middleton's troupe 2960.
Note: To be inducted at least 20 hours must be spent working on a crew.
When are Thespians inducted?
We have one induction ceremony in the spring of each year (generally in May after the musical is complete). All current Thespians and new inductees are invited to the celebration, and new members have the opportunity to perform if they choose to do so.
What's next after I am inducted?
Once inducted into our Thespian troupe, you still continue to earn points for every production you work on. These points accrue and add up to Thespian Honors.
Every Thespian is expected to contribute at least ten hours of crew time per year regardless of other roles held. Upon graduation students receive a final honor plaque denoting their Thespian honor status.
Once a Thespian you are eligible to apply to be an officer of Middleton Drama. Each May interviews will be held to determine who will serve as officers for the following school year.
How do I record my involvement in MHS Theatre?
Click the links below to update your Thespian Points! Points are earned for participation in MHS Theatre events - productions, weekly crew, Fine Arts Week, service projects, workshops, etc.
Production Roles - this includes any stage or production role for the season (actor, lighting designer, sound crew, running crew, stage manager, usher, etc.)