Theatre Program and Thespian Troupe #112

Wayne HS and Weisenborn JHS Members Last Updated: 12/1/2021 1:07 PM

thespian logoThe International Thespian Society is an organization for students to explore and gain skills in the performing arts. Students begin by joining the Drama Club and acquire mentors and technical skills. As students progress, opportunities to participate in productions will arise. Students may select technical or performance areas for initiation. Students are expected to accept a role or a position in two of the five to seven productions Wayne High School presents. The friendships and experiences in this society last a lifetime. To be eligible for lifetime Thespian membership, students in grades 9-12 must earn 10 points or 100 hours of theatre service. The first 5 points must be earned through direct service at Wayne High School. Students in grades 7-8 must earn 5 points to be considered for Thespian Induction.

Drama Club

Drama Club is the launching point for students interested in theatre. A yearly fee of $25 is required payable to the bursar by September 14, 2021. Students pay additional fees for transportation and registration to attend conferences, workshops, to become part of Muse Machine productions, and to become initiated in the basic theatre. Students begin to earn points toward Thespian status while working on productions for Wayne High School or Weisenborn Junior High School. All students are welcome to collaborate respectfully and encourage others in the love of the Fine and Performing arts. Drama Club meets twice a month. Fundraising (SHOP HERE) is necessary to maintain this program. No board budget is provided.

Wayne HS Drama Club FundraiserDrama ID for Charleston Wrap: 22536

Meeting Dates for 2021-2022 (Click here for a flyer of all dates) 3:00-3:45

  • August 23 Main Membership Meeting              Parent Meeting September 1 6-7PM
  • September 13 & 27   
  • September 29th HOMECOMING PARADE- Arrive at 5PM Get Air Shopping Center Black T-shirt
  • October 11 &18 Costume Creation/Makeup Challenge (Treasure Island Script Release)
  • November 1 & 15 Giving Back Blanket Design/ Treasure Island Scripts Handed Out
  • December 6 TREASURE ISLAND AUDITIONS in the ITC
  • January 10 & 24 Music is Life design
  • February 7 & 28 Fall in Love With A Play (present ideas for one-act plays)
  • March 7 & 21 Performance Prep/JT Treasure Island/HST The Little Mermaid
  • April 4 & 18

2021-2022 Productions  and Ticket sales Booktix

Fall

  • The Odd Couple (Female Version) by Neil Simon PG-13
    • Auditions August 30,31 and September 1 in the PAC 3:30-5:30 PM
    • Rehearsals: Mondays-Wednesdays 4-6 PM (Strict attendance policy, 90% required)
    • Performances: REVISED FOR MASK ORDER October 15 and 16, 2021 at 7 pm
    • Make-up kits required ($10 cost). Some costumes will be provided.

Winter Audition Form Google Form 

  • Winter One-Act Festival: Student-produced
    • Auditions: October 11 and 12, 2021 4-6 PM in the ITC
    • Rehearsals: Mondays and Tuesdays 4-6 PM  (certain one-acts assigned days)
    • Performances: November 17( in school), 18 and 19, 2021 6 PM
    • No makeup kits required
  • Men On Boats (high school only competition: a choreographed movement play) by Jacklyn Backhaus (PG-13 for mature language)
    • Auditions October 11 & 12 , 3:30-3:45 PM in the Performing Arts Center
    • Rehearsals: Mondays-Wednesdays 4-6 PM (Strict attendance policy, 90% required)
    • Performance: December 13 &17, 2021 @7 PM (Competition piece for STATE) March 26-27, 2022

Spring 

  • Combined Grades Musical  Disney’s The Little Mermaid
    • Auditions January 5-7, 2022 3:30-5:30 PM
    • Dance: January 10, 2022 3:30-5:30 PM
    • Rehearsals: Monday-Wednesday vocals/blocking 3:45-5:45 PM and listed Saturdays for choreography (Strict attendance policy, 90% required)
    • Performance:  April 1, at 7 PM and  April 2, at 3 PM 
  • Treasure Island auditions for junior Thespians Tuesday, Nov. 30 & Wednesday, December 1st 6-7PM
  • rehearsals Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-4 PM starting February-April
  • no rehearsal March 26-April 2)
  • May 2-9 

Other Events

  • Thespian Conference 2022 in đź’•Westerville Central High School, Ohio
  • Ohio State Thespian Conference - March 25&26 2022 (tentative)
    • Student cost is $180 (registration, meals, transportation, and lodging)
    • Individual Events: additional costs of $5-$10
    • Junior Thespians may attend with a parents
  • Fall for Thespians

    Saturday, November 6 | 9 am - 4 pm 

    Westerville Central High School

Thespian Officers 2021-2022

  • President: Abigail Barlow
  • Vice President: Justice Appleberry
  • Treasurer: Kamea Blaine
  • Secretary: Baylee Abele
  • Scribe: Summer Payne
  • PubliStorian: Emily Barlow

Thespian Awards 2020-2021

Yearly Awards

  • Best Freshmen: Abigail Barlow
  • Best Sophomore: Justice Appleberry
  • Best Junior: Macy Grigsby
  • Best Senior: Renton Ewing

Performance Awards

  • Duncan McCullough“Audacity” Award: Jennifer Stover
  • Evan R Ballinger“Floorboard” Award: Justice Appleberry
  • Best Techie: Alex Forsythe
  • Most Improved: Emily Barlow
  • Best Thespian: Ashley Lindsey

Recent Announcements

  • If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring one of our productions, click here for more information.
  • 2021-2022 Thespian Induction Member FORMS DUE APRIL 1, 2022
  • New inductees must return RSVP postcards and $30 to HHCS by April 8th to be considered.
  • Senior Video: All SENIORS should record a 1-minute video of what theatre has meant to them and upload it to their drive to share with Mrs. Barker. All inductees should include a photo of themselves to display.
  • Thespian Induction Tapping: April 8, 2022 
  • Thespian Inductions: April 23, 2022, in Performing Arts Center, 6 PM
  • Senior Showcase : April 23, 2022 in Performing Arts Center, 7 PM
  • junior Thespians Treasure Island performance 1PM in the PAC. Thespian Picnic at Community Park to follow.