Thespians (ITS)

Brookfield ITS

Brookfield High School participates in ITS. We are Troupe 8301
While we only have a High School Troupe at this time, middle schoolers can still earn points, of which half (no more than 5) will be applied total once they reach high school. 

Thespian Board

The elected Thespian Board -- the Officers & Representatives -- meets regularly and organizes events and activities for Brookfield Drama. 

All year long, the Thespian Board keeps track of the troupe's work, assembling a portfolio of photos, programs, social media screenshots, and other evidence of troupe participation in productions, community service, and other activities. 

They work together with Ms. Rodgers to make decisions regarding Brookfield Drama. 

What is a Thespian?

A Thespian is a member of the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association

The International Thespian Society has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929. 

Both actors and technicians can become Thespians.

Why become an ITS Thespian?

There are many benefits of being an inducted thespian:
  • Official membership pin, card, and certificate.
  • Student leadership opportunities for elected troupe officers.
  • Subscription to Dramatics magazine, a publication exclusively for theatre students and teachers.
  • Honor stole to wear at graduation. 
  • Colleges love it!

How do I become a Thespian?

Any Brookfield High School student is eligible for ITS membership after acting or being a technician in more than one Brookfield Drama production. (In years where there is only one production, this requirement may be waived)

You must have completed at least 100 hours (10 points) of high quality theatre work in two different areas (Acting, Production, Tech, Stagecraft, etc) 

Once you qualify, you can apply anytime. Applying is easy! You just fill out the paperwork. Ms. Rodgers handles and submits all the applications for our Troupe. As of right now, all induction fees are covered by Brookfield Drama. 

 Induction Ceremony

You are officially an ITS member of Troupe 8301 as soon as your paperwork goes through. At the Drama Banquet at the end of the year we celebrate with an induction ceremony. 

2019-2020 Officers

President: Sarah Hackett
Secretary: Hannah McNamara
Artistic Coordinator: Abdicated
High School Rep: Victoria Slabe
Middle School Rep: Hailey Johnson


Elections for the following year's Thespian Board are held in the spring. The new board is announced at the Drama Banquet. 

If you are interested in running for a position on the Thespian Board next year, watch for announcements in Basecamp or talk to Ms. Rodgers. 

Thespian Board Requirements:
  • Active member of the ITS Troupe for 1 year.
  • At the time of election must be entering grade 11 or 12 the following year.

Description of Positions:
Google Doc