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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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!
THE STORIES ARE THERE IF YOU LISTEN
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.
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,
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.
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.
trespass and contrition,
we’re the same beings that began,
in all of our fury and foulness and friction.
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.