Thespian Troupe #7858

Officer Intros & Year Theme...

The Mission of International Thespian Society:

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,900 affiliated secondary schools across America and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as Thespians and junior high/middle school inductees are known as Junior Thespians. ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

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President: Emma Wander

Year: Senior

What is one of your favorite memories of your time with Cambridge Theatre?

            • One of my favorite memories in Cambridge Theatre was going to ThesCon for the first time. It was a great opportunity to go to workshops (especially the Bunraku one where we met Mr. Kelley!), compete in IEs, and just meet and get to know people who love theatre just as much as you do. Last year, we were given the opportunity to perform our show The Girl in the White Pinafore for everyone who attended, which made my first time at ThesCon even better. Even though we had to leave early due to weather, it was one of the best experiences of my life!

What is one of the most important things you learned being a part of CHS Theatre?

              • One of the most important things I learned while being a part of CHS Theatre is that even if you aren’t the best actor, singer, dancer, etc., there is always going to be a role for you. If you have really great leadership skills, you could be a stage manager or an assistant stage manager. If you are artistic and really love design, you could be a costume or scenic designer. If you don’t get cast in a show or don’t get the part you think is perfect for you, don’t fret. When we did Pippin last year, I didn’t get cast and I ended up being one of the assistant stage managers. Though I was upset at first, I realized that that was the perfect position for me and my set of skills. Always be willing to try the new opportunities presented to you in Cambridge Theatre- they might end up becoming one of your passions.

Special Talent:

            • I have an absurd amount of knowledge on Disney Channel Original Movies. I know basically every song and can quote almost all those movies (Okay, so maybe not the ones before 2002).

Vice President: Connor Sowder

Year: Senior

What is one of your favorite memories of your time with Cambridge Theatre?

        • Performing The Girl in The White Pinafore at ThesCon.

What is one of the most important things you learned being a part of CHS Theatre?

        • I learned so much about how to be a part of a large group and develop my communication skills with an acting partner.

Special Talent:

        • Moderate level of singing and dancing, juggling, being a cool guy 😎.

Secretary: Alexander Feskanin

Year: Senior

What is one of your favorite memories of your time with Cambridge Theatre?

                • My favorite memory of Cambridge Theatre has to be performing The Girl in the White Pinafore at ThesCon. It was the sum of all the hard work we had put into developing the best show possible and the amazing abilities of the cast and crew that made the show what it was. The Girl in the White Pinafore is a testament to what Cambridge Theatre is all about coming together to create something amazing.

What is one of the most important things you learned being a part of CHS Theatre?

                • One of the most important things that I’ve learned by being a part of Cambridge Theatre is the importance of teamwork. While it may sound cheesy, the fact is if you don’t work together with your fellow cast and crew the show will not come together. Only through teamwork and dedication will you be able to perform something extraordinary.

Special Talent:

                • Comedy.

Historian: Kat Pattillo

Year: Senior

What is one of your favorite memories of your time with Cambridge Theatre?

        • Pippin Saturday rehearsals.

What is one of the most important things you learned being a part of CHS Theatre?

        • How to work well as a team and lift each other up to create the best show possible.

Special Talent:

        • I play the french horn and trumpet.

Social Media Manager: Hannah Combs

Year: Junior

What is one of your favorite memories of your time with Cambridge Theatre?

        • My favorite memory was opening night from Pippin, my sophomore year. It was my first show I ever worked leadership on and it was amazing to see the finished product of all our hard work.

What is one of the most important things you learned being a part of CHS Theatre?

        • One of the most important things I learned while being a part of CHS Theatre is teamwork. Supporting your fellow actors and crew is the most important part of making a happy environment and a successful show.

Special Talent:

        • A comprehensive knowledge of sea turtles.

Special Events 

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  • 2019: Trip to Disney World
Got a backstage tour of Epcot, Met with the Technical Director at Disney, and learned choreography from Broadway Production of Mary Poppins
2019: Thespians on Ice @ Cooler Ice Rink (01/2019)
2018: West Side Story @ the Atlanta Opera (11/2/2018)
2018: New York City Trip – Sight-seeing and Productions
My Fair Lady at The Lincoln Center & The Play That Goes Wrong at The Lyceum Theatre
2018: Service Opportunity – Backpack/School Supplies Drive for North Fulton County Charities (11/1/2018)
2018: Service Opportunity – Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (10/31/18)
2018: University of West Georgia Improv Workshop (05/18)
2018: Service Opportunity – Make a Meal for Kate’s Club (4/13/2018)
2018:  Il Etat Une Fois @ Theatre du Reve (03/20/2018)
2018: Thespians On Ice @ the Cooler Ice Rink (02/16/18)
2017: The Scarlet Letter @ the University of West Georgia
2017:True Colors Theatre Workshop
2017: University of West Georgia Workshop with Guest Artist
2017: Thespian Gingerbread Decorating Party (12/15/2017)
2017: Service Opportunity – Kate’s Club Memory Walk (11/12/2017)
2017: Service Opportunity – Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (10/31/2017)
2017: Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze (10/28/2017)
2017: Georgia Theatre Conference (10/12/17)
2017: “WASH ME FAST” Carwash Fundraiser (08/20/17)
2017: Service Opportunity – Make A Meal for Kate’s Club (04/14/17)
2016: Service Opportunity – Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat (10/31/2016)
2016: Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze 
2016: Service Opportunity – Backpacks for Love
2014: New York City Trip (2/2014)