Welcome to Illinois Thespians!

Welcome to the Illinois State Thespians Home Page! The International Thespian 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 the years since, the Society has grown into an international organization with more than a million members. But its goals have not changed. The Thespian Society still strives to make schools a place for good theatre and to honor those students who do it well.

Upcoming Events:


T.A.L.E.N.T. XXX
September 8, 2018

EdTA National Conference
September 13-16, 2018
Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado

ITA's Illinois High School Theatre Fest
January 10-12, 2019
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

Illinois Thespian Board of Directors:

 Jim Smith
Chapter Director

Victor Pilolla
 Financial Director

 Anna Louise McSweeney
Communications Director

Kelleen Nitsch
Student Leadership Director

James Crow
ITA/IHSTF Liaison

Carmel DeStefano
Individual Events Director

Joselyn Ludtke
Playworks Director


Honor Troupe Director

 

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