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What Are thespians?

The International Thespian society is a theatre honor society for middle and high school students in the United States. Ellington’s Thespian Troupe 5226 inducts members of OKP who have shown dedication and have contributed over 200 hours of work to the program. 

Being a thespian is a badge of honor for student achievement in all aspects of theatre. Thespians in Troupe 5226 are recognized in the show program via an asterisk (*) next to their name. 


Duties of Thespianship

Being a thespian comes with many responsibilities.

  1.  Attending thespian meetings
  2. Community Service
  3. Setting up holiday parties for OKP
  4. Being an upstanding and involved member of the community

There are also many events for thespians throughout the year, such as:

  1. Thespian Secret Santa
  2. OKP banquet


How to become a member of Thespian Troup 5526

All nominees for active membership shall be regularly enrolled as students of Ellington High School.

The inductee must have participated in at least FOUR consecutive OKP productions. The inductee must have earned 1.5 points for the three consecutive shows leading up to the application. If shows are rehearing concurrently, the inductee may choose one show.

The inductee must have accomplished no less than THREE crew leadership roles, either as a crew chair, assistant crew chair, director, assistant director, stage manager, (one) leading actor, and/or member of the OKP Executive Board.

The inductee must have at least 20 points (200 hours) of superior work, at least FIVE of which must be crew work. The points will be reviewed by the appropriate crew chairs.

The inductee must consistently demonstrate good moral standing both inside and outside of school, an ability to collaborate, and strive to improve their skills or behaviors during their tenure in the Opening Knight Players.

The inductee must cite clear-cut evidence proving that they have shown initiative in helping the success of the club and have fulfilled all leadership duties.

New members will be admitted through applications and interviews conducted by the Troupe advisor; Final authority concerning membership requirements shall be vested in the troupe sponsor.

Honorary membership may be granted to adults for extraordinary and worth assistance in the promotion of the theatre in the school and the community.

Point Award System

The theatre director sponsor will determine the exact member of points to be inducted in all theatrical and non-theatrical participation.

Thespian Leadership

Noelle Wan

Thespian President

The Thespian President is responsible for the planning/running of all Thespian social events, which include: any holiday parties, movie/game nights, social events, fundraisers, the Thespian induction ceremony and banquet. The Thespian President is responsible for planning and organizing all community service events, of which the society must undertake at least once a year.

Jack Sprague

Thespian Vice President

I am the Thespian Vice President who works with the Thespian President to manage Thespian Troupe 5226. We plan and run events for OKP and organize annual community service projects and Thespian inductions.

Fiona Armstrong

Thespian Treasurer

My position is the Thespian Treasurer. When we have events, show shirts, field trips, or apparel I collect the money from the students and help Mr. Prenetta cash the check. I also work with the Thespian President and Vice President when they organize apparel, events and show shirts so they know what their budget is. If we do fundraisers throughout the year, I also organize those.

Current Members of Thespian Troupe 5226

Fiona Armstrong

Maura Armstrong

Rhi Bauman

Sam Beaulieu

Emma Critchley

Molly Deptula

Ally Dubord

Laurel Feindel

Katie Mandeville

Colleen McGrath

Emilie Morrissette

Will Naraghi

Nailah Oryzan

Hannah Spivey

Jack Sprague

Will Stocker

Emma Van Tasel

Noelle Wan


Radium Girls Cast List

Grace Fryer: Molly Deptula
Kathryn Schaub:  Ashlyn Kindall
Irene Rudolph: Fiona Armstrong
Mrs. Roeder/Sob Sister: Mo Veach
Mrs. Fryer/Widow: Emma Van Tasel
Harriet/Mrs. McNeil: Emma Ferraro
Kathryn Wiley/Photographer: Sam Beaulieu
Clerk/Customer:  Nora Borst
Amelia Maggia: Amelia Crocker
Arthur Roeder: Will Naraghi
Charlie Lee/Frederick Flinn: Jason Gentile
Dan Lehman/Venecine Salesman: Ben Montanari
Edward Markley/Dr. Knef:  Rylan Fischer
Von Sochocky/Store Owner:  Will Stocker   
Raymond Berry/Lovesick Cowboy: Jake Kindall
Tom Kreider/Reporter: Jack Sprague
Dr. Harrison Martland/Court: Mason Mongeau

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