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1 Denver School of the Arts Thespian Society Presented to you by: The DSA Thespian Officers

2 Officer Board: Who’s Who President: Julia Hemp President: Julia Hemp Vice President: Andie Lerner Vice President: Andie Lerner Secretary: Alessandra Bongiardina Secretary: Alessandra Bongiardina Treasurer: Anna Zinanti Treasurer: Anna Zinanti Publicist: Emma Meisel Publicist: Emma Meisel Historians: Mitchell Lippitt,Amber Tanaka Historians: Mitchell Lippitt,Amber Tanaka Inreach: Sammie Piel Inreach: Sammie Piel Outreach: Maia Brockbank Outreach: Maia Brockbank Freshman Rep: Lydia Thompson Freshman Rep: Lydia Thompson Sponsor: Shawn Hann Sponsor: Shawn Hann

3 What is a Thespian? The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization; it is an honor society for students who share a passion for theatre and the arts! The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization; it is an honor society for students who share a passion for theatre and the arts! ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. For high school students: Any 9-12 th grade student from any major at DSA who is interested in delving deep into exploring all aspects of the arts of theatre, dance, vocal music, technical theatre, playwriting and more. For high school students: Any 9-12 th grade student from any major at DSA who is interested in delving deep into exploring all aspects of the arts of theatre, dance, vocal music, technical theatre, playwriting and more.

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5 What is a Thespian? HISTORY: Inspired by Thespis, who was the first actor to set himself apart from the Greek Chorus onstage in 6 th century B.C, the Thespian Society serves to provide students the opportunities to step into their fears and push artistic boundaries. HISTORY: Inspired by Thespis, who was the first actor to set himself apart from the Greek Chorus onstage in 6 th century B.C, the Thespian Society serves to provide students the opportunities to step into their fears and push artistic boundaries.

6 What is a Thespian? BENEFITS OF BEING A THESPIAN: Performance Opportunities, College Auditions, Scholarship Money; Powerful life skills preparing all Thespians for a bright future, like Leadership and Arts Advocacy. BENEFITS OF BEING A THESPIAN: Performance Opportunities, College Auditions, Scholarship Money; Powerful life skills preparing all Thespians for a bright future, like Leadership and Arts Advocacy. ACTIVITIES: Cabarets, Playworks, Colorado and International Thespian Conventions, Fundraising, Ticket Exchanges, Drama Day, Advocacy, Theatre-related Community Service. ACTIVITIES: Cabarets, Playworks, Colorado and International Thespian Conventions, Fundraising, Ticket Exchanges, Drama Day, Advocacy, Theatre-related Community Service.

7 What is a Thespian? GOALS FOR THIS YEAR: GOALS FOR THIS YEAR: CONNECTION: Outreach, Inreach CONNECTION: Outreach, Inreach WILLINGNESS: Grow as artists, Take Risks, Lead WILLINGNESS: Grow as artists, Take Risks, Lead SUPPORT: All members of Troupe, other schools, community. Support for keeping arts programs in the DPS school system! SUPPORT: All members of Troupe, other schools, community. Support for keeping arts programs in the DPS school system!

8 Membership: How to Qualify Granted to any high school student who has participated in arts or theatre-related activities for 100 hours, or a calculated 10 points as part of the ITS point system. Granted to any high school student who has participated in arts or theatre-related activities for 100 hours, or a calculated 10 points as part of the ITS point system. Attendance: Every member must attend the 5 meetings we have this year. If excessive tardies/absences, dismissal from Troupe. Attendance: Every member must attend the 5 meetings we have this year. If excessive tardies/absences, dismissal from Troupe. ALL TROUPE MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS, IN BLACK BOX. ALL TROUPE MEETINGS: WEDNESDAYS, IN BLACK BOX. Members MUST have a 2.5 GPA to be a member, officers must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Members MUST have a 2.5 GPA to be a member, officers must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Following national standards and rules est. by ITS Following national standards and rules est. by ITS

9 Point System 1 pt= 10 hours of Theatre/arts related activities 1 pt= 10 hours of Theatre/arts related activities 10 pts=100 hours; qualify as a member. 5 of 10 hours must be from school related event. 10 pts=100 hours; qualify as a member. 5 of 10 hours must be from school related event. For JRT Conversion: JRT=5 pts, JRT=7 pts, JRT=10 pts. For JRT Conversion: JRT=5 pts, JRT=7 pts, JRT=10 pts. If NEW AND UNREGISTERED: If NEW AND UNREGISTERED: OCTOBER 2 ND : Must have 10 points to be admitted into the Thespian Society. OCTOBER 2 ND : Must have 10 points to be admitted into the Thespian Society. If NEW BUT ALREADY REGISTERED: If NEW BUT ALREADY REGISTERED: Must transfer membership to DSA Thespians. Must contact prior sponsor/director and collaborate with Ms. Hann and Officers to sign up with DSA Thespians. Must transfer membership to DSA Thespians. Must contact prior sponsor/director and collaborate with Ms. Hann and Officers to sign up with DSA Thespians.

10 Point System

11 POINT CARDS/TOTALING: All RETURNING Thespians will fill our Point Card and hand it in at end of meeting. POINT CARDS/TOTALING: All RETURNING Thespians will fill our Point Card and hand it in at end of meeting. Personal info, Production/Work, Date, Responsibility/Role, Venue. DO NOT mark in “No. of Points” column; this is reserved for Thespian Officers and the Troupe Sponsor ONLY. WRITE DOWN EVENTS FROM THIS PAST SUMMER. Personal info, Production/Work, Date, Responsibility/Role, Venue. DO NOT mark in “No. of Points” column; this is reserved for Thespian Officers and the Troupe Sponsor ONLY. WRITE DOWN EVENTS FROM THIS PAST SUMMER. FOR EVERYONE TODAY: Look at the sheet titled: “Thespian Online Point Card System”. CO Thespians is  online as of this year. FOR EVERYONE TODAY: Look at the sheet titled: “Thespian Online Point Card System”. CO Thespians is  online as of this year. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: If returning, create an account and practice using the online tracking system. If not yet registered, attempt to create an account. If access is denied, you will be granted access once you are a registered DSA Thespian. YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES: If returning, create an account and practice using the online tracking system. If not yet registered, attempt to create an account. If access is denied, you will be granted access once you are a registered DSA Thespian.

12 Point System

13 Colorado Thespian Convention

14 Throughout the year, Thespians participate in chapter events with others from across their state. This is a three day event in Colorado: Thursday, December 5 th - Saturday, December 7 th. For more info: Thespians see performances from some of the best Colorado high school theatre on the Festival main stage while also sampling a variety of workshops in everything from dance to acting to mime to commedia. Also at the Festival are colleges and universities scouting potential students. EdTA also hands out many scholarships, grants, and awards to educators and students every year. Thespians see performances from some of the best Colorado high school theatre on the Festival main stage while also sampling a variety of workshops in everything from dance to acting to mime to commedia. Also at the Festival are colleges and universities scouting potential students. EdTA also hands out many scholarships, grants, and awards to educators and students every year. IE’s/ Individual Events: Student performances ranging from monologues, duet/group scenes, solo/duet/group songs, and design. If they receive a score of two Superior ratings out of three ratings, they qualify for the National Convention, which takes place in June.

15 Fees/Expenses ANNUAL DUES: $25 annual payment. Given to the Treasurer. MUST BE TURNED IN SEPTEMBER 18 TH ! ANNUAL DUES: $25 annual payment. Given to the Treasurer. MUST BE TURNED IN SEPTEMBER 18 TH ! INDUCTION FEE: $15. October 17 th. INDUCTION FEE: $15. October 17 th. COLORADO THESPIAN CONVENTION: COLORADO THESPIAN CONVENTION: $95 Convention Fee (Scholarships available) $95 Convention Fee (Scholarships available) $60 Hotel Fee $60 Hotel Fee $20 per person, per IE $20 per person, per IE $40 State College Audition paid via Getacceptd.com $40 State College Audition paid via Getacceptd.com LATE FEES: Vary depending on form/event, but a $10 late fee for late Convention Registration Forms. For most forms, however: $5 per day it is late. LATE FEES: Vary depending on form/event, but a $10 late fee for late Convention Registration Forms. For most forms, however: $5 per day it is late. NATIONAL THESPIAN CONVENTION: NATIONAL THESPIAN CONVENTION: $650 Registration, $650 Registration, $150 Transportation $150 Transportation $40 College Auditions $40 College Auditions $25 College Auditions $25 College Auditions

16 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids: Committee! NEW THIS YEAR! We are creating a committee run by the members of the Thespian Troupe who are willing to commit their time and energy into fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Organization. NEW THIS YEAR! We are creating a committee run by the members of the Thespian Troupe who are willing to commit their time and energy into fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids Organization. PLANS SO FAR: Will create collecting buckets/jars and set these up in classrooms, or have students in the hallways collecting money. Spare change adds up! Also hope to have a conjoined fundraising event with other clubs at DSA, like JSU, Student Council, or NHS. PLANS SO FAR: Will create collecting buckets/jars and set these up in classrooms, or have students in the hallways collecting money. Spare change adds up! Also hope to have a conjoined fundraising event with other clubs at DSA, like JSU, Student Council, or NHS.

17 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids:

18 Major Rep.’s Want to represent/act as the voice of your major in the Thespian Society? Are you full of fresh and innovative ideas for the department? Are you looking for ways to help all majors at DSA become more connected? Then APPLY to be a Major Representative! DUE MON. SEPTEMBER 16 TH. Want to represent/act as the voice of your major in the Thespian Society? Are you full of fresh and innovative ideas for the department? Are you looking for ways to help all majors at DSA become more connected? Then APPLY to be a Major Representative! DUE MON. SEPTEMBER 16 TH. HOW TO APPLY: Write a one to two paragraph essay detailing: HOW TO APPLY: Write a one to two paragraph essay detailing: Why you would like to be a major representative Why you would like to be a major representative What you love most of the Thespian Society What you love most of the Thespian Society What your duties/responsibilities would be on the board; how you would uphold them. What your duties/responsibilities would be on the board; how you would uphold them. Your goals for the Thespian Society / plans for this year in involving your major more in Thespian activities. Your goals for the Thespian Society / plans for this year in involving your major more in Thespian activities.

19 CONTACT US ing the officers individually is preferable. ing the officers individually is preferable. The DSA Thespians website will be utilized for uploading documents, reminders about upcoming events/meetings, and blog updates. The DSA Thespians website will be utilized for uploading documents, reminders about upcoming events/meetings, and blog updates. Like “DSA Thespians 5869” on Facebook! Friend officers on Facebook and message us with questions. Like “DSA Thespians 5869” on Facebook! Friend officers on Facebook and message us with questions. Come talk to us in the hallways! Come talk to us in the hallways!

20 THANK YOU! Next Meeting: September 18 th ! Dues, State Convention, Point Collecting


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