Since its beginning in 1929 under the name National Thespians, the Educational Theatre Association has worked to promote and strengthen school theatre by recognizing and rewarding excellence. The International Thespian Society is the world’s largest honor society for theatre arts students. Together, the Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have been helping build strong school theatre programs for more than seventy-five years. We understand that as a theatre educator you work to create and offer your students the best available opportunities for growth and development through the arts. The International Thespian Society can help you succeed.