New Members

How to Apply

1. Perform quality work in the theatre amounting to 10 points, 5 of which must be collected in Ridge Drama Club, as per Point Values Information.

Please note that one thespian point represents approximately ten hours of quality work.

2. Make a copy of the ITS Point Record and fill it out using the Point Values Information.

3. Email the Point Record to AND  

4. $50 (New Member) $30 (Returning Member) payable via Mrs. Harvey's main office mailbox - Checks made out to Ridge Student Activities.

Benefits of Membership

  • A recognized demonstration of achievement and a valuable addition to college and employment applications.

  • Thespian-level access to the Theatre Education Community.

  • Eligibility for scholarships, grants, and awards through EdTA and its chapters.

  • Invitations to perform,compete and audition at state and national festivals.

Returning Members

Thespian Rankings

ITS members may continue to earn ITS points beyond induction to achieve progressively higher honors. 

10pts - Induction.

60pts - Honor Thespian rank:

For outstanding contributions to the ideals of the Society and meritorious work in the field of theatre.

120pts - National Honor Thespian rank:

For exceptional commitment to the ideals of the Society and distinguished work in the field of theatre.

180pts - International Honor Thespian rank:

For extraordinary dedication to the ideals of the Society and exemplary work in the field of theatre.

Responsiblies of an ITS Member

To Remain in 'Good Standing', Members must...

  • Remain an active Ridge Drama Club member.

  • Compete at the New Jersey Thespian Festival.

  • Complete 5 hours of additional service to the Drama Club and/or community theater.

  • Complete one service project led and put on by Troupe 7742.