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.
Students become eligible for membership based on participation in the WHS theatre program:
(for example, acting and lighting or publicity and shift crew)
Thespian affiliation offers students the following benefits:
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.
The 2022-2023 Thespian Festival is scheduled for November 11-12, 2022.