The International Thespian Excellence Awards
WHY THE THESPY'S MATTER FOR YOUR PROGRAM!
CURRICULUM SUPPORT: Students can be adjudicated using the National Core Arts Standards in 18 different categories including: Monologues, Musical Theatre, Duet Performances, Group Performances, Stage Management, Directing, Film, and Design.
EMPOWERING STUDENTS: Student receive ratings of superior, excellent, good, or fair.
OPPORTUITIES BEYOND THE CLASS: Students who receive ratings of Superior may advance to the ITF in Bloomington, Indiana.
ADVOCACY AT HOME: Students who receive ratings of superior receive a letter from the International Thespian Society for their portfolio, as well as a medal at the closing ceremony
ADVOCACY WITH ADMIN: Principals will receive a letter from the Virginia Thespians congratulating you, your students and their work.
RECOGNITION: Additionally, some of students who've earned a superior rating will be invited to perform or share their design work in the Annual Virginia Thespian Festival Thespy Showcase at our Mainstage Closing Ceremony.
QUALIFY FOR INTERNATIONALS!
STEP 1: Submit your Thespy to the Virginia Thespian Festival. Students may submit more than as many Thespy's as they like. However, they may only compete in each category one time.
STEP 2: Read your rubrics to make sure you are within the time limit and have what you need to qualify.
STEP 3: Make sure your pieces are on the 'GREEN LIGHT LIST' and not infringing on copyright.
STEP 4: Recieve a Superior Rating and you're off to ITF!