LEON THESPIAN TROUPE 1429 is part of The International Thespian Society, an honor society for secondary school theatre students. Membership is granted for the performance of meritorious work in theatre arts. Consult the CALENDAR for meeting times and see all the other DRAMATIC events planned during the year!

Any student may participate as a THESPIAN APPRENTICE. They must register as an Apprentice (sign up at a meeting), attend meetings, and work to earn points for INDUCTION in the spring. COME TO A MEETING (during LUNCH TIME the FIRST WEDNESDAY of every month in the AUDITORIUM)  to be a probationary member.

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What are Thespian points and how do I earn them?

How do I keep a record of the Thespian points I earn this year?

How do I audition for Florida Thespian Districts?  * To participate at District Festival a member must have a minimum of three points. To participate in State Festival, a member must have a minimum of five points. One of these points must be a tech point. (A tech point is any point not given for acting or being an audience member). This audition form must be fully filled out and submitted during the week of 8.20-8.31. Auditions will not be scheduled if you submit a form before Monday, August 20th or after 3:00 on Friday, August 31st, 2018. After submitting your form, you will receive an audition time from Mrs. Marshall.

WHAT IF I DON'T GET CAST IN DISTRICTS? Don't worry! You can still become a part of our Thespian Troupe! You can audition in January for the spring show and do lots of fun things with us this year while you are earning points and getting to know our Thespians!

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2018/19 THEME

THE STORIES ARE THERE IF YOU LISTEN

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POEM OF THE YEAR

from Brand New Ancients

by Kate Tempest

 

In the old days,

the myths were the stories we used to explain ourselves

 

but how can we explain

the way we hate ourselves?

 

The things we’ve made ourselves into,

the way we break ourselves in two,

the way we overcomplicate ourselves?

 

But we are still mythical.

 

We are still permanently trapped

somewhere between the heroic and the pitiful.

 

We are still Godly,

that’s what’s made us so monstrous.

It just feels like we’ve forgotten

that we’re much more

than the sum of the things that belong to us.

 

Every single person has a purpose in them burning.

Look again.

Allow yourself to see them.

 

Millions of characters

Each with their own epic narratives

Singing, ‘it’s hard to be an angel

Until you’ve been a demon’.

 

We are perfect because of our imperfections,

We must stay hopeful,

We must be patient;

 

When they excavate the modern day

They’ll find us,

The Brand New Ancients.

 

All that we have here

Is all that we’ve always had.

 

We have jealousy,

tenderness,

curses and gifts.

 

But the plight of a people who have forgotten their myths

and imagine that somehow

now is all that there is –

is a sorry plight

 

all isolation and worry

but the life in your veins

it is Godly, heroic.

You were born for greatness.

Believe it,

know it –

take it from the tears of the poets.

 

there’s always been heroes,

there’s always been villains,

the stakes may have changed

but really there’s no difference.

 

there’s always been greed

and heartbreak and ambition.

jealousy, love,

trespass and contrition,

 

we’re the same beings that began,

still living,

in all of our fury and foulness and friction.

Everyday odysseys.

Dreams vs decisions.

The stories are there if you listen.

 

The stories are here.

 

The stories are you

and your fear and your hope is as old

as the language of smoke,

the language of blood,

the language of languishing love,

 

the Gods are all here.

Because the Gods are in us.