Thespian membership is granted for the demonstration of a commitment to excellence in theatre arts that meets EdTA’s general guidelines. Specifically, students become members by earning points for their work. Membership is achieved by complying with all induction criteria as defined in the troupe handbook. The ITS Thespian point system is the official guideline for awarding induction points. Any changes to induction criteria, including the Thespian point system, must be adopted as a troupe bylaw. In addition to the required 10 points from the International Thespian Society, Clarksburg High School has decided that an additional 10 points are necessary to demonstrate a true dedication to theater and the program thereby making the total points required for induction at 20. When the required number of points has been earned, an apprentice will be given an invitation informing them that they may join the International Thespian Society.
The Induction Ceremony is held in the Spring.
The Executive Director makes the final decision regarding the awarding of Thespian points. Points are awarded in the Fall and in the Spring (after each production). A point sheet will be distributed at the post-mortem. If you do not complete the point sheet and return it, you will not be awarded any points. Crews may get points for only one crew regardless of how many places they assist . Small shows or cabarets will count as ½ points
- A student may be suspended or expelled from the troupe by the sponsor. A suspended student may not participate in the activities of any Thespian troupe nor attend Thespian conferences during the period of his or her suspension. Reasons for suspension can include: Academic ineligibility Negative behavior in the troupe Verified illegal activity (drinking/drugs)