International Thespian Society
The Society recently inducted its two millionth Thespian. Students earn an invitation to Thespian Society membership on the basis of their achievements in the school’s theatre program.
ITS began at ‘Iolani School in 2008. In just four years, ‘Iolani has inducted over 75 students. These students play major roles on stage and backstage for IDP productions. They also serve the community with an annual food drive every October.
Over the past four years, students have donated nearly 2,000 pounds of food for the national TOTS-EAT (trick-or-treat so kids can eat) program. Both IHS and the Hawaii Foodbank have visited students to receive our donations and thank the students for their participation.
In addition to a monthly magazine about Theatre (called Dramatics), students also receive a membership card, scholarship opportunities, and an invitation to the annual Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Neb.