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The Oklahoma Thespians are members of the International Thespian Society and Educational Theatre. EdTA’s student honorary organization, the International Thespian Society, is the world’s largest honor society recognizing excellence and achievement in middle and high school theatre students. More than 2 million students have been inducted into ITS since its beginning in 1929. Through their EdTA membership, Thespians have access to college auditions, scholarship money, and countless other young people with similar interests. Theatre teaches powerful life skills preparing all Thespians for a bright future.


Once the student pays the one time induction fee of $30.00, they benefit from the following:

  • A Thespian induction pin.

  • A personalized membership card and certificate.

  • A one-year subscription to the print edition of Dramatics magazine (a $30 value) as well as the opportunity to renew that subscription at a special member rate.

  • A subscription to Dramatics Digital from induction through the year following graduation.

  • Leadership opportunities at the troupe, chapter, and national levels.

  • Eligibility to apply for EdTA grants and scholarships.

  • Eligibility to audition for admission to college theatre programs at the Thespian Festival.

  • A certificate, a membership card, and eligibility to receive Thespian honor and graduation items.

  • A bumper sticker that reads: Proud parent of a theatre arts honor student.

Not a registered troupe? Visit the International Thespian Societies website to find out how to sanction a troupe!

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