The school administration must appoint one adult to serve as the official troupe director. That person will complete the troupe activation process. Here’s a checklist to help you charter a new troupe or reinstate a lapsed troupe to active status.
1. Confirm school eligibility
Any organization, including but not limited to public schools, private schools, charter schools, magnet schools, home school groups, virtual/online schools, youth theatre groups, theatre-only schools or academies, and professional or community theatre company educational programs, so long as they serve the purpose of providing theatre education to students, shall be eligible to establish a Thespian troupe.
Contact our membership team if you have questions about your organization's charter eligibility.
2. Review instructions for completing your activation application
Both charter and reinstatement applications are submitted online using the following instructions:
If you want to notify students in advance, need help collecting student contact information, or want to collect induction fees from students, you can download the optional Thespian induction invitation sheet, give one to each eligible student, and have them return the R.S.V.P. to you.
3. Arrange payment
One-time activation fee (charter or reinstatement): $100
Annual troupe dues: $129
*One-time Thespian induction fee (per student, grades 9-12): $35
*One-time Jr. Thespian induction fee (per student, grades 6-8): $17Payment and processing options are detailed in the troupe activation application process.
*Junior Thespians (grades 6-8) must be re-inducted at the Thespian level once they enter the 9th grade and have completed the additional requirements for Thespian induction. Their work as a Junior Thespian starts them off with a minimum of five of the 10 points needed for Thespian induction.
Questions? Contact our membership team.
Ready to go?
To Start a Troupe Application: