International Thespian Honor Society
The International Thespian Society (Troupe 2838) is an internationally recognized honor society for the theater student. The goal is to reward and promote exceptional service to theater arts at the high school level. The purpose of this troupe shall be the advancement of standards of excellence in the theater.
A student may apply for induction after he/she has completed a total of 100 hours of service (10 points) in a high school-sponsored theater activity and is enrolled in /or has completed Theater Workshop 2. The theater director/advisor will determine the exact number of points to be awarded in all on-stage and backstage capacities as suggested by the point system of the International Thespian Honor Society.
Active Thespian members who have continued their service by completing an additional 70 hours per year since inductions may be rewarded with a graduation cord after applying. An induction ceremony takes place once a year. Elections for executive officers take place once a year and criteria for executive service will be outlined at our meetings.
Thespian Executive Board 2021-22
Presidents: Isabelle Borohov, Tamara Sekhniashvili
Vice President: Jessica Lubliner
Secretaries: Marion Hausmann, Anastasia Inglima
Treasurers: Olivia Ginzburg, Noga Altheim2020-21 Executive BoardPresident: Mackenzie SmithVice-Presidents: Stephen Graziose and Belle NahoomTreasurers: Isabelle Borohov & Logan SwerdloffSecretaries: Ryan Cera & Tamara SekhniashviliHEADLINESFirst Mandatory Meeting for the Thespian Society, Troupe 2838 will be held on September 26th, 2019 at 3pm in the Little Theater. All members must attend! Yearook photos will be taken.2019-2020 Executive BoardPresidents: Stephanie Billharz, Adam TzachSecretaries: Stephen Graziose, Mackenzie SmithTreasuers: Pashma Sadique, Belle NahoomPublic Relations Manager: Amanda Aroose_____________________________________________________________Thespian Inductions will be held on May 20th at 6pm in the Little Theater.The informational meeting is May 7th, 2019.2018-19 Thespian Executive BoardPresidents: Gabrielle Guagenti, Edward MadayVice President: Hailee EliasSecretaries: Shier Benhamou, Adam TzachTreasurers: Anastasia Kokora, Daniela PopilvskyPublic Relations Manager: Stephanie Billharz
Welcome new Thespians!
HEWLETT THESPIAN NEWS!Welcome our newly-elected board for the 2017-2018 school year!Co-Presidents: Sofia Barone, Sophie Abitbol
Secretaries: Andrew Lapierre, Eddy Maday
Treasurers: Hailee Elias, Jessica Segarra
Hospitality: Gabrielle GuagentiWelcome new Thespians!
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Thespian Policy for GRADUATION CORDS! UPDATEDAt our last meeting a poll was taken and both sides of the graduation cord issue were discussed. The 2016 and newly elected 2017 board BOTH voted to raise the Honor Thespian requirement from 5 points per year to 7 effective starting September 2016. Please read full policy below.Please note that seniors must still apply for a Graduation Cord yearly.Thespians must have completed a minimum of 7 Thespian points per year (points do not carry over from year to year) in order to become an Honor Thespian and receive a cord at graduation.. Remember, you must fill out a Thespian Cord application yearly in order to receive your graduation cord. Newly inducted seniors will now need 15 points to obtain an Honor graduation cord (10 to be inducted).
________________________________________________________________________________________________________Welcome new Thespians!Inductions were held on May 25th!____________________________________________________________________________________________________________The executive board of the International Thespian Society proudly announces a new production that will showcase the long form improvisational talents of the upper level acting classes at Hewlett in an evening event called In the Spotlight which will be presented on Wednesday March 2nd at 6:00pm in the Little Theater. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Please join us to watch dynamic performers create characters and dialogue ‘on the spot’ in our new production of “In the Spotlight.”____________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Hewlett Theater Company presents Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice on Feb 3rd-6th! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.____________________________________________________________________________________________________________An enormously successful Improv Olympics was held on October 29th in the Little Theater, sponsored by the International Thespian Society, our honor society for theater students. The evening was comprised of entirely unrehearsed scenes and characters based on audience suggestions. The collaborative and quick-thinking ensemble included:
Hosts: Sydney Gates and Zachary Libal
Captain: Liron Revivo
Captain: Samantha Walter
The Blue team prevailed as the winner (determined by audience applause) but there were outstanding players on BOTH teams! The event was organized and produced by the Thespian Society advisor, Dawn DeMaio, and the Thespian Executive Board which included Sydney Gates, Zachary Libal, Monay Cowan, CJ Ghanoo, Liron Revivo, Samantha Walter & Abby Lamdan. Thank you to all who participated or attended!
2015-2016 Thespian Executive Board
President: Sydney Gates
Vice President: Zachary Libal
Secretaries: Liron Revivo & Samantha Walter
Treasurers: Monay Cowan and CJ Ghanoo
Hospitality: Abby Lamdan________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Thank you to our past executive board:
Thespian Executive Board 2014-2015
President: Mia Shmariahu, Alex Benary
Vice-President: Peyton Nir
Co-Secretaries: Jillian Feuerstein, Daniel Smith
Co-Treasurers: Mark Laskin, Amna Sadique
Hospitality Chair: Sydney Gates________________________________________________________________________________________________________Welcome new Thespians!
On Wednesday, May 21st, 23 new Thespians were inducted into the International Thespian Society, Troupe 2838 for their participation in Theater Arts at the High School. Ceremony speakers included executive officers Caroline Smyth, Matthew Silberger, Noelle Masone, Mia Shmariahu, Nicole Lentini, Emily Tedesco and Alex Benary-Mann. A reception honoring them was also held after the ceremony. Inductors spoke about each new member.
Our new inductees were:
Thank you to all who were a part of this very special evening.__________________________________________________________________________________________________________The Thespian Society holds annual performance events like Improv Olynpics, Hewlett's Got Talent and Thespian Inductions! Join us!
Thespian Executive Board 2013-2014
President: Caroline Smyth
Vice-President: Matthew Silberger
Co-Secretaries: Noelle Masone & Mia Shmariahu
Co-Treasurers: Nicole Lentini & Emily Tedesco
Hospitality Chair: Alex Benary
On May 16th the International Thespian Society proudly welcomed 20 new members to troupe 2838. Students earn membership by gaining points for participating in various theater activities such as the Hewlett Theater Company productions, the High School Musical, Theater Class showcases, Thespian performance events and the Senior Theater Project One-Acts. The goal of Thespian Society is to provide opportunities for performance events in educational theater and to honor students who have dedicated themselves to theatrical work - onstage and backstage- at the high school. Advisor, Dawn DeMaio, organized the ceremony and reception with the help of the Thespian Society officers Emily Rebenstock, Andrew Krinick, Sana Ansari, Samantha Gates, Jaime Krasner, Sarah Lamsifer, and Lisa Gluzman.____________________________________________________________________________________________________
Thespian Executive Board 2012-2013
Presdent: Emily Rebenstock
Vice-President: Andrew Krinick
Secretaries: Sana Ansari & Samantha Gates
Treasurers: Jaime Krasner & Sarah LamsiferHospitality Chair: Lisa Gluzman
Congratulations to our new executive board!
___________________________________________________________________________________________________Thespian Inductions 2012On May 15th the International Thespian Society welcomed 34 new members to the troupe (and all-time record for Hewlett!). Students earn membership by gaining points for participating in various theater activities such as the Hewlett Theater Company productions, the High School Musical, Theater Class showcases, Thespian performance events and the Senior Theater Project One-Acts. The goal of Thespian Society is to provide opportunities for performance events in educational theater and to honor students who have dedicated themselves to theatrical work -onstage and backstage-at the high school. Advisor, Dawn DeMaio, organized the ceremony and reception with the help of the Thespian Society officers which included Sam Berman, Samantha Schechter, Taylor Nortman, Alina Rizvi, Jesse Elias, Marina Perper and Emily Rebenstock.______________________________________________________________________________________________The Hewlett High School Thespian Society, Troupe 2838The Thespian Pledge:
I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of theatre and excellence is my ideal. I promise to perform my part as well as I can; to accept praise and criticism with grace; to cooperate with my fellow Thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theatre.