International Thespian Society

Mater Dei High School - Troupe #3464

Our Theatre Program is a proud member of the International Thespian Society. Through hours served on productions and in the department, students can earn Thespian status, with further honors and lettering opportunities available as hours accrue. Our Troupe is headed by our Thespian Officers and Troupe Director, with opportunities to compete at state and international levels.

About the International Thespian Society

Founded in 1929, the International Thespian Society is the world's largest honor society recognizing excellence and achievement in middle and high school theatre students. ITS is an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association.
For Eligibility for Induction, please see the Mater Dei Theatre Handbook.
Thespians - for current point rankings, please see your Thespian Secretary or State Thespian Officer.


Troupe #3464 News

Meet Riley Lewis '24, Theatre Advocacy Officer 22-23, and the winner of the 21-22 Ellis Jordan Scholarship, awarded by California State Thespians! Watch her impact video below, which will be shared at the joint California Educational Theatre Association/Educational Theatre Association conference in Fall 2022!

Thespians 21-22


Other News!

London Coco Griffin '22 was chosen to represent Mater Dei High School's Troupe #3464 and California State Thespians as one of 21-22's State Thespian Officers! 

London Coco Griffin '22 plays both Prospero and STO!

Broadway legend Bernadette Peters was honored by the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) at the annual star-studded Thespians Go Hollywood Gala held on Monday, November 18, 2019 at The Avalon in Hollywood, California. Over 300 people were on hand to help raise more than $180,000 that will support ETF’s national theatre education programs for schools in need.


In addition to the stars participating in the tribute, as is traditional for the Thespians Go Hollywood event, local students, including our very own Annemarie Verkuylen ’20, who are members of the International Thespian Society (ITS), were also tapped to perform. They set the special mood first thing, opening with “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman, got everyone going with “Broadway Baby” from Follies, and sent everyone home humming “Raise You Up/Just Be” from Kinky Boots. You can see Annemarie front and center below!


Thespians Go Hollywood 2019


Click here to see a clip of Thespians Go Hollywood 2019!