Thespian Society

Drama Club
The East Grand Rapids H.S. Drama Club is open to all EGRHS students with an interest in theatre. The club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 3:15 p.m. in the Little Auditorium. Audition information, show needs, fundraising, and trips are discussed.

24 Hour Theatre
Join us for our 9th annual 24 Hour Theatre performance! Over the course of 24 hours, EGRHS students will write, direct, rehearse and perform 5 - 6 original one act plays. Student playwrights start Friday evening and stay up all night and write plays - the topics can cover anything from dramatic tragedy to comic parodies! All are original student concepts. Directors and actors come in Saturday morning and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Stage technicians assist in costuming, props, set, sound, and lights, and by Saturday night the students will astound you with their polished performances at 7:00 pm in the Little Auditorum.

Student Productions
Each year the club produces an all-student run show, which serves as another opportunity for students to become involved on the stage, as well as a successful fundraiser for the Club. Past shows have included, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Taming of the Shrew, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, She Stoops to Conquer, The Open Window, Hamlet, Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily, Charley’s Aunt, Clue: The Musical, The Man Who came to Dinner, Leading Ladies, Parfumerie.

International Thespian Society
EGRHS is a member of the International Thespian Society, troupe #4241. The International Thespian Society is an honorary organization for high-school and middle-school theatre students located at more than 3,600 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student excellence in the theater arts; its motto is, "Act well your part; there all the honor lies."

Students earn Thespian points when they are involved in any aspect of our productions. The point system is determined by the ITS. After earning 10 points, a student is eligible to be inducted into our ITS Troupe #4241. Each May, a Thespian Society Induction and Awards Ceremony is held, where new members are inducted and existing members are recognized for additional Thespian points earned. Graduating Thespian seniors are also recognized during this moving ceremony which is a highlight of the school year. The Thespian Society Induction and Award ceremony for the 2019-2020 school year is scheduled for May 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. in the Little Auditorium.

Membership in the International Thespian Society is a respected addition on college applications and the Thespian point system is the criteria by which the EGRHS Stage Boosters select scholarships for seniors.

Check Your Thespian Points
EGRHS Students may click on the links below for Thespian Point Information:
- Click HERE for a copy of the EGR Point System.
- E-mail Mrs. Carole McDonald to see a print out of your Thespian Points.

2019/2020 Drama Club and Thespian Society Officers
- President: Gwen Steele '20
- Vice-President: Jane Hoffman '20
- Secretary: Haleigh Colombo '20
- Treasurer: Simon LaFleur '20