Who We Are
The International Thespian Society was established in 1929 in West Virginia.
Originally intended to be an honor society for high school students that show dedication to the performing arts, the Thespian Society gained recognition for also furthering theatre education. The Educational Theatre Association with the International Thespian Society create opportunities for theatre students across the globe to learn and love the performing and dramatic arts.
El Dorado High School has been a place where students thrive in the arts. Having a place where students have huge opportunity as well as feel comfortable has been a great advantage to Troupe 42. Established in 1936, Troupe 42 is one of the oldest still active Thespian troupes in the country.