International Thespian Society Troupe #6354 @ SHS
The International Thespian Society is the only theatre honor society for middle and high school students in the United States. Saratoga High School has a long-running troupe - #6354 - for students at SHS. Induction into the ITS program is open to any student who earns sufficient points.
How do you earn points?
There are many ways to earn points. Here are some of the ways:
- being part of the Fall play or Spring Musical (actor or tech crew)
- helping with a Drama 4 Honors production (e.g. Suite Surrender)
- being part of a New Works Festival production
- being a Comedy Sportz team member
- by writing a play for New Works Festival or ...... for the pure joy of it!
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CA Thespian Festival Field Trip
Every April the California State Thespian Festival, held at Upland High School in SoCal, features numerous performances presented by high school students from throughout the state. Students may participate in a variety of workshops led by theatre professionals, perform or view individual performance and tech events, audition for scholarships, shop for theatre merchandise, and connect with 1500 other California Thespians. SHS usually offers a field trip to this festival.
In April 2023 the following SHS Troupe #6354 students scored the top score of Superior in their events at the CA Thespian Festival and were invited to compete in the World Competition, the International Thespian Festival, in Bloomington, Indiana in June '23.
Ariana Tootoonchi - Monologue
Vivienne Brooks and Ariana Tootoonchi - Duet Acting
Ryan Cagliostro and Apollo Burgess - Duet Acting
Olivia Smith - Playwriting - for her play titled “One Map to Into County and a Note”
Amrita Gopal and Ananya Gupta - Playwriting - for their play titled “Lost in Translation”
Arushi Maheshwar - 1st overall for Theatre Marketing AND 1st overall for Stage Management
Arushi Maheshwar was also voted 1 of 10 students to represent California as a State Thespian Officer. This Office provides her the opportunity to influence the Educational Theatre Association, the professional association for theatre education, and to represent our drama department and school.
In June 2023 Arushi Maheshwar was voted 1 of 6 International Thespian Officers. This is an outstanding achievement for Arushi who is an incredible leader and role model for Saratoga thespians. We salute you, Arushi!