Thespian Troupe #3842

The INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY is a worldwide organization that honors secondary school students for outstanding achievement in theatre. The Society aims to advance standards of excellence in all phases of theatre arts in order to create an active and intelligent interest in theatre arts at the high school level.

Troupe #3842

Students become eligible for membership based on participation in the WHS theatre program:

  • Participation in a MINIMUM of two shows
  • Minimum of ten points earned through theatrical work
  • Participation in TWO DIFFERENT areas of theatre

(for example, acting and lighting or publicity and shift crew)

Thespian affiliation offers students the following benefits:

  • One year subscription to Dramatics magazine (renewable after that)
  • Membership/recognition in the only international organization devoted to theatre arts in the secondary school
  • Framework for recognizing dramatic honors through stars and honor bars
  • Certificates of membership
  • Conferences such as the annual Iowa Thespian Festival and International Festival
  • Eligibility for Thespian scholarship fund


2017-2018 Troupe #3842 Officers

President: Eric Leigh
Vice President: Abby Burns
Officers: Owen Borelli, Jennifer Carpenter, Emily Gehling, Gwyneth McSperrin, Becky Meissen, Sophia Shubatt


Iowa Thespian Festival

Thespian Festival

The Iowa Thespian Festival is a weekend filled with performances, auditions, workshops, and nearly 1,000 theatre students from across the state of Iowa. The Iowa Thespian Festival is an annual event sponsored by the Iowa Educational Theatre Association held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa.

This year's festival will take place on November 10 & 11, 2017.