What is Thespians?

Reinstated in the 2016-17 school year after a long hiatus, Topeka West High School, Troupe #3061, is a proud member of the International Thespian Society.

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is a national honor society that honors student achievement in the theatre arts.

To be eligible for induction, a Topeka West High School student must earn ten Thespian points. Thespian points are awarded through involvement in theatre at Topeka West both on stage and backstage, and various other Thespian activities. Thespian points are recorded and maintained by Mr. McCoy.

When a student earns ten Thespian points they will receive an invitation for induction in the spring.  There is a one-time, lifetime membership fee of $28 to be officially inducted into the International Thespian Society. 

If you have any questions, or would like further information about ITS or Thespian induction, contact Mr. McCoy.