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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 denoted in the show program via an asterisk (*) next to their name. 

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“Act well your part; there all the honor lies.” Alexander Pope’s ‘Essay on Man

Duties of Thespianship

Being a thespian comes with many responsibilities.

  1.  Attending thespian meetings and events
  2. Continuing to contribute meritorious work to OKP
  3. Community Service
  4. Setting up OKP parties
  5. Being an upstanding and involved member of the community.
Thespianship can be revoked if the Thespian fails to fulfill their duties; inductees must not only prove themselves before induction, but after as well.   

Oath of the Society

I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of theater 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 to work for the good of the Troupe; and to share my love of theater.

Induction

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. Freshmen are not eligible for membership into the society.

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

2022-2023 Officers

Img 4424 Rylan Fischer

Rylan Fishcer

Thespian President

I am in charge of everything that has to do with the Thespian Honor Society. I plan all of the thespian run events, I handle the OKP apparel, I address and attend to thespian needs and concerns, and I assist the president with things that include thespians.
Morgan Veach

Mo Veach

Thespian Vice President

My job as the thespian vice president is to assist the president in planning events for OKP. These events include, thespian meetings, Halloween party, Christmas party, bonding activities and volunteer work! I do my best to assist the president and keep everything running smoothly! I also am a second voice for the Thespians during general meetings and I can take any concerns they may have to our advisors!
 
I joined OKP last year (my junior year) and it has really become a place that feels like home to me. From the scenic painting crew to performing onstage, every member, every crew, every show, has made me feel like I’m a part of a family! I love you all!
Emily Goodin

Emily Goodin

Thespian Treasurer

As the treasurer, I’m in charge of collecting money from OKP members for things such as tech week meal money, show shirts, fundraisers, etc. I then give the money to our advisors.

Current Members of Thespian Troupe 5226

Maura Armstrong

Sawyer Brown

Amelia Crocker

Julian Diamond

Teagan Dieterle

Ally Dubord

Rylan Fischer

Emily Goodin

Avery Lagasse

Alex Mafuz

Colleen McGrath

Charlotte Mund

Nicole Thomann

Gianna Vanelli

Morgan Veach

Past and Present Members of Thespian Troupe 5226

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Tobias Adams
Nancy Anderson
Camden Angell
Cole Angell
Val Angell
Julianne Arigno
Derek Armstrong
Fiona Armstrong
Maura Armstrong
Katie Angeloni
Sydney Avtges
Alex Audet
Lindsey Baiochi
Rachel Ballasy
Lisa Ballestas
Rhianna Bauman
Emma Barfield
Dominic Barone
Sam Beaulieu
Stacy Beaupre
Tonya Benoit
Alison Bennett
Nicholas Bennett
Tyler Bennett
Evan Berak
Justin Berak
Julie Bezanson
Bryan Bickford
Rayna Bidwell
Ryder Bidwell
Amie Blanchette
Kelly Blanchette
Caitlin Boice
Lindsey Bourque
Sawyer Brown
Ryan Browne
Kelly Brookes
Alexander Bruno
Adam Buceivicius
Nicole Buceivicius
Jenny Bunick
Carolyne Burgess
Shainna Burgess
Kiersten Burke
Ian Burke
Aaron Burstein
Matthew Cagnetta
Elizabeth Canavan
Alexis Cantin
Nicholas Cantin
Peg Carbonneau
Adam Cartier
Basudha Chaudhuri
Jessica Ciparelli
Greg Ciparelli
Sarah Cocuzzo
Miriam Cohen
Tom Cote
Wyatt Cote
Tommy Cottle
Kiera Covert
Emma Critchley
Amelia Crocker
Michelle Curl
William Daigle
Caitlyn Daly
Ashley Davidson
Clayton Davidson
Audrey Davis
Charlotte Davis
Danielle DelPiano
Molly Deptula
David Desrocher
Julian Diamond
Olivia Diamond
Amy Dias
Teagan Dieterle
Alex Direnza
Chris Dixon
Kim Dixon
Julia Dobosz
Shaelyn Dolen
Allyson Dubord
Avery Ducharme
Chris Dunn
Jon Dunn
Kirin Eckert
Suzanne Edgar
Kylie Elsass
Tracey Ellert
Kerrin Ewing
Sara Ewing
Owen Feindel
Laurel Feindel
Carol Feindel
Rylan Fischer
Adam Giard
Renae Giard
Michael Gionet
Olivia Gionet
Aaron Godin
Cassi Flint
Josh Feldman
Janelle Foltz
Brianna Fraser
Melissa French
Amanda Gaines
Jason Gentile
Michelle Gluhosky
Dan Goldthwaite
Kevin Goldthwaite
Emily Goodin
Matt Giuliano
Jackie Grant
Zachary Glassner
Mackenzie Gorman
Alayna Graziani
Justin Graziani
Nikki Green
Jodi Griffin
James Guerin
Meadow Hadzopoulos
Becky Halloran
Kristin Halloran
Keri Halloran
Jordan Harbaugh
Hunter Harrel
Nate Hamilton
Duffy Havens
Matt Havens
Judith Henderson
Grace Hinckley
Lily Hinckley
Danielle Hubley
Tyler Hubley
Arthi Jaishankar
Maggie Jordan
Kady Joy
Peter Jury
Erin Kacmarcik
Caroline Karlberg
Erika Keith
Lindsay King
Beth Kline
Matt Kline
Hannah Kogut
Amber Krasinski
Ashley Kuehn
Jonathan Kutscher
Avery Lagasse
Lauren Lagasse
Aadhya Lal
Elizabeth Lamont
Spencer Leach
Dave Leighton
Chris LeSure
John LeSure
Jeremy Loretz
Abbey Lowe
Adam Luginbuhl
Matt Luginbuhl
Alex Mack
Jesse Mack
Alex Mafuz
Alice Mahon
Justine Mailloux
Jennifer Maleski
Erin Maloney
Kelley Maloney
Katie Mandeville
Roger Mandeville
Max Marholin
Megan Marusak
Leah McCarthy
Brigid McGrath
Colleen McGrath
Erin McGrath
Molly McGrath
Kate McGrath
Claire McMenamin
Erin Millane
Brenna Mead
Claire Mesel
Christine Miller
Chelsea Morganson
Emilie Morrissette
Kelly Mudgett
Charlotte Mund
Isabel Mund
Doug Nadeau
Will Naraghi
Chris Nash
Jason Neeson
Emily Niger
Tarun Nor
Tim Norman
Emily Pigeon
Erica Popick
Ashton Porter
Brooke Porter
Lauren Prestileo
Grace Palmer
Liz Panjian
Robert Ondek
Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Nicole Ostermeirer
Kerstin Oberg
Heather Olis
Kate Olis
Jeff Perron
Jessica Pike
Maggie Quinn
Ajay Raghavan
Sophia Reale
Ed Reed
Emily Reed
Aaron Reynolds
Audrey Resutek
Alex Repass
Andy Roets
Katy Roets
Amanda Rotunno
Matthew Rusich
Ann Ruete
Steve Ruete
Cali Russell
Maggie Russell
Richard Russo
Kavya Sajeev
Lindsey Sander
Megan Sack
Katie Samson
Pilar Sandoval-Mober
Gillian Sanville
Tessa Sanville
Sadie Sanville
Kristen Savage
Cassandra Savona
Maria Savona
Carolyn Schafer
Kurt Schafer
Timothy Schafer
Jess Schillinger
Ben Schineller
Christian Schirra
Rinor Selimaj
Samantha Skeels
Lyndsi Skewes
Haley Smith
Heather Smith
Jack Soto
Hannah Spivey
Jack Sprague
Raghav Srivastava
Kristyn Stauffer
Elizabeth St. Germain
Jen Stekas
Rebecca Stephenson
Will Stocker
Sarah Stumpf
Erica Sutton
Lisa Szafir
Kaleigh Thibideou-Grivois
Chris Thiesing
Dave Therrien
Chris Thomas
Mika Tosca
Gianna Vannelli
Emily VanVoorhis
Emma Van Tasel
Holly Van Wyck
Morgan Veach
Daron Villanova
Colby Villeneuve
Harrison Waltman
Noelle Wan
Robert Wehr
Neil Whitehouse
Julie Whitehouse
Michaela Whiting
Nicholas Willett
Bobby Williams
Jeremiah Williams
Julia Wilson
Caitlin Wing
Kendra Wright
Ellen Zitani
OKP has completed its final show of the year!
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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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