On the evening of May 17, 2018, Troupe 8671 of the International Thespian Society (ITS) was installed at Fairview High School and inducted 12 students as charter members. The ITS recognizes and honors student achievement in theatre.
The International Thespian Society has as its aim the advancement of excellence in educational theatre and the continuing enrichment of theatre arts and their appreciation worldwide. Because of our dedication to the cause of our cultural improvement, our charter is hereby granted for the constitution of Troupe 8671 of Fairview High School.
“International Thespian Society allows Fairview High School to honor the achievements of students within the Theatre Arts as well as within the classroom,” says Jessica Atwood, FHS Stagecrafters Director. “The Society provides numerous opportunities for students to expand and enhance their theatre experience and offers scholarship opportunities for those students looking to grow their theatre skill beyond high school.”
About the International Thespian Society
Commitment to theatre is what the International Thespian Society is all about. The Society was established in 1929 by a group of college and high school teachers in Fairmont, West Virginia. They named the organization for Thespis, the Greek who, according to legend, was the first actor; their guiding principle was a dedication to excellence in theatre arts in secondary schools. Since that time, the Society has grown into an international organization with more than 2.2 million members, but its goals haven’t changed; the International Thespian society still strives to make education and arts programs places for good theatre and to honor those students who excel in theatre. The Society is a service as well as an honorary organization.