• State Leadership Conference- October 15th
  • State Theatre Fest- January 2023
  • 2022 NTA Honors and Awards Banquet- May 2023
  • Nationals- June 2023

High School Troupe

# 8558

  • Alexandra T
  • ​Branden M
  • Julia L
  • McKinley Z
  • Noah P
  • ​Lottie P
  • ​Malyk T
  • ​Sofia C
  • ​Kate S
  • Ellie C​​​​
  • Corinna T
  • ​Makenna R

​​​What is a Thespian?

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society for dedicated high school and middle schoolstudents in theatre. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), the largest educational theatre association in the world. https://www.schooltheatre.org/
 As a thespian, students are opened to endless opportunities, like going to festivals. performing with professionals, and even going on trips. Our thespian troupe is all inclusive, and anyone who would like to be a part of it can be, whether they are in a performance/tech class or not! For more information, please come email info@nitschtheatrearts.org


Being a Thespian is an international honor, a great addition to your college transcript, and is a lifetime membership. As a Thespian you are invited to attend the State Thespian Festival, as well as the International Thespian Festival. The State Festival has thousands of theatre students attend and compete in Monologue, Musical Theatre, Dance, Technical Design and many other areas. Many scholarship opportunities are available for seniors for college and to pay for non-seniors to attend summer performing programs.

Becoming a Thespian usually takes 1-2 years. With so many opportunities with NTA, our students can be eligible to be inducted after being involved with 2 shows. After being inducted, students will always be a troupe member but must remain active in NTA to participate in troupe opportunities. 


Junior School

School Troupe # 89369

  • Penny A
  • ​Renee F
  • ​Francie M
  • Gracie V
  • Hannah W
  • Natalie G
  • Skyler K
  • Maddie L
  • Emma F
  • Preston S
  • Heather M
  • Staley S
  • ​Claire L


Huge News! We are so excited to have had 19 pieces compete at the State level and the results are in! We are so proud of all of our Troupe members who competed at State! Ratings on performances are rated on a number scale that fall into the categories of Poor, Good, Excellent and Superior. Those who rated Superiors are now eligible to go and compete at Nationals in June! Big shout out to our top Scoring Soloist McKinley and to the only Middle Schooler to earn a Superior, Francie! Nationals here we come!
High School Troupe Results:

Category: Solo Musical

Natalie Bashusen - Superior
Addie Bigger - Superior
Sofia Cordes - Superior
Ellie Cox - Superior
Lottie Prather - Excellent
Makenna Reeves - Superior
Kate Shoff - Excellent
Alex Thate - Superior
McKinley Zobrist- Top Scoring Superior
Category: Duet Musical
McKinley Zobrist & Sofia Cordes: Excellent

Category: Group Musical
Alex Thate, Sofia Cordes, Francie Mourisse, Charlotte Prather, Addie Bigger and McKinley Zobrist- Superior (Ex Wives from Six)
Middle School Troupe Results:
Category: Solo Musical
Renee Fonseca- Excellent
Emerson Gerth- Excellent
Kara Hofmann- Excellent
Francie Mourisse- Superior
Maiwen Rule- Excellent
Hannah Thatcher- Excellent
Malyk Thorndyke- Excellent
Gracie Vreeland- Excellent