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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.

CTF results

 In April 2024 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 '24.

  • Arushi Maheshwar - Stage Management

  • Claire Zheng - Costume Design

  • Ashly Henry - Solo Musical Performance

  • Niraali Garg - Solo Musical Performance & Solo Acting Performance

  • Ariana Tootoonchi - Solo Acting Performance 

  • Ryan Cagliostro, Apollo Burgess, Chloe Mantle, Ariana Tootoonchi - Group Acting Performance

  • Katie Berger - Musical Theatre Dance

  • Rylee Stanton - Short Film

In addition, Rylee Stanton & Nila Venkataratnam were selected to be California State Thespian Officers for the 2024-2025 School Year.

Congratulations to everyone!

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