The Thespian Pledge
“I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of theatre and excellence is my ideal. I promise to perform my part as well as I can; to accept praise and criticism with grace; to cooperate with my fellow Thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theatre.”
As a member of ITS, students will be honoured on an international level and have access to resources beyond those of the school.
ITS hosts festivals, workshops, and opportunities to showcase and receive assessment on tech and performance skills
A membership card, certificate and induction pin.
Student leadership opportunities at the troupe level that provides places for students to develop their leadership skills
Honour society membership can enhance college and employment applications.
This society has a troupe leader, and officers that run the troupe. Students earn induction based on their achievements in its theatre program.
ITS point system helps track students work in performance, tech and production staff categories. Inductees must earn points of the course of more than one production and in more than one discipline.
Students can continue to earn ITS points beyond induction to achieve progressively higher honours.
Want to Join Thespians?
Contact Mrs. Smallwood at Bellerose Composite High School or follow us on Instagram @bellerosetheatre to learn how!
Events and Officers
Due to restrictions on in-person gatherings during this pandemic inductions have been delayed. We thank you for your understanding as we work to find alternative methods to hold these important events.
Events being organized
All Shook Up Practices and Performances
Students can gain points from a variety of different ways by being involved in theatre. Including:
Acting, Singing, Dancing
Writing, Directing, Producing
Set Design, Building, Managing
Costumes, Cappies, Design
Organization and Management
President: Eleanor Bordian
Vice President: Payton Newcombe
Secretary: Nadia Baxandall
Treasurer: Mathew Jackson
Publicity: Rebekah Konrad
22 Troupes in Canada
Troupe Director: Judy Smallwood
Total # of Inducted Members: 18
Previous Alum: John Goodman & Tom Hanks
Thespian organized event
Three of our Thespians: Rebekah, Grant and Matthew, organized a fun improv night for students to attend and have some fun being silly. They arranged several games to play, points to be awarded, judges to give feedback and three award categories. A great night!
Fashion and Costuming Runway Show
Thespian organized event
Three of our Thespians: Lauren, Cyrena and Sarah, organized a fashion show to display the hard work that goes into costumes. They pulled garments from various Bellerose productions including Sister Act, Chicago, and Beauty and the Beast. Such a beautiful night!
Here are some photos from various thespian events including meetings, club info nights, and inductions.