International Thespian Society

Commitment to theatre is what the International Thespian Society is all about. The Society was established in 1929 by a group of college and high school teachers in Fairmont, West Virginia. They named their organization for Thespis, the Greek who, according to legend, was the first actor; their guiding principle was a dedication to excellence in theatre arts in secondary schools. In all those years since, the Society has grown into an international organization with more than 2.2 million members, but its goals haven’t changed; the International Thespian Society still strives to make education and arts programs places for good theatre and to honor those students who do theatre well. The Society is a service as well as an honorary organization.

To join ITS, go to our Google Classroom and search for the materials labeled ITS Forms and Applications in the classwork section. If you have any questions, feel free to email either Matt Wolski (, Rebecca Walker (, or Sara Wojtasik ( for more information.