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What's the difference between Drama Club members and Thespians?


Any student interested in theatre can belong to and participate in the Drama Club, and even some Thespian events.

What you can do as a Drama Club member:
* Attend Drama Club meetings
* Participate in Drama Club activities
* Attend Drama Club field trips to see theatre productions
* Participate in Thespian-sponsored TOTS-EAT (Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat)
* Attend Thespian Improv Festival, Regional Acting Competition, and State Conference, but at a higher cost


Only students who have earned 100 hours of documented exemplary service in educational theatre are eligible to be inducted into the International Thespian Society as an official Thespian. Thespians are a part of the Drama Club.

What you can do as a Thespian:
* Everything that a Drama Club member can do AND....
* Attend Thespian Improv Festival, Regional Acting Competition, and State Conference at a reduced cost
* Attend International Thespian Festival
* Attend Thespian-only meetings
* Have voting rights for elections
* Become a Thespian officer for Drama Club/Thespians
* Recognized in an invitation-only induction ceremony where you receive your membership card, pin, candle, and sign Troupe #7289's roster
* Eligible for recognition as Thespian of the Year
* Eligible for scholarships through Oregon Thespians and ITS
* Eligible for leadership positions in Oregon Thespians and ITS
* And the ability to pronounce Thespian correctly as /THESS-PEE-ANN/ not /Thez-be-an/.

-->Click here for more information about OREGON THESPIANS.
-->Click here for more information about INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY.

Want to become an official Thespian?

All you need to do is participate in theatre events and activities, document your hours on the official form, and you are on your way to becoming a Thespian. Contact Theatre Director Jo Lane for additional details.

Roosevelt High School ǀ 6941 N. Central St., Portland Oregon, 97203
Lobby Entrance is located off of N. Ida St. & N. Sky Ave.


(503) 916-5260 x 71424

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