ITS Banquet Celebrates Season 50, Senior Members, and New Inductees

This Week’s AuthorTali Maurer This update is written by Sophomore Tali Maurer. This year, Tali is a Sophomore Class Representative for ITS Troupe #5623. On Sunday, April 28, 2024 we held our annual ITS banquet. All ITS members and their families were invited to join. We celebrate the past year’s accomplishments like Vaudeville, the spring … Read more

Two Students Attend ITS State

This Week’s AuthorJazlynn Cates This week’s MATILDA updates is written by senior Jazlynn Cates. Jazlynn is an ITS Member and is portraying the role of Mrs. Phelps in this season’s production of ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL. This past weekend seniors River Epperson and Jazlynn Cates attended the 2020 International Thespian Society State Competition. Even … Read more

2016 ITS Banquet

The season has come to an end, but the memories will never be forgotten. Gibson Southern Theatre closed their season with the 2016 ITS Banquet on April 24, 2016, a time to celebrate the season, welcome new members, and hear from our seniors one last time. The awards went to: Vaudeville 2015: Haunted Hotel Outstanding … Read more

February 2014 ITS Meeting Minutes

The February 2014 ITS Troupe 5623 Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 4 in the GS Auditorium at 7:30 AM. The meeting was led by senior ITS president Jake Sellers. Attendance was taken and a reminder of ITS fees being due was given. A list of members who still had not paid their fees was … Read more

January 2014 ITS Meeting Minutes

The January ITS meeting was held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at 9:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe. First, attendance was taken. Every absence from an ITS meeting is counted as unexcused unless and email is received. After two absences, the ITS member in … Read more

December 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The December ITS meeting was held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe. First, attendance was taken. Then each of the two plays and one musical for Young Playwrights were introduced by the writers. Jake Sellers and Kolten Turner … Read more

November 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The November ITS meeting was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM in the GSHS Auditorium. The meeting was lead by Gibson Southern Theatre Director Adam Bledsoe. It was announced that the VIP room for “Vaudeville” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” will both be catered by R’z Cafe and … Read more

ITS Advances to State with “Bette and Boo”

Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troup #5623 competed at the regional level on October 26, 2013 with a 45 minute cutting of Christopher Durang’s “The Marriage of Bette and Boo”.  The conference was held at Madison Consolidated High School in Madison, IN.  Auditions date back to early September 2013 along with auditions for our spring musical, … Read more

October 2013 ITS Meeting Minutes

The second ITS meeting of the year was held on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, at 7:30 AM in the auditorium. Director Adam Bledsoe lead the meeting. Vaudeville 2013: Lost in London, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying auditions have all concluded and cast lists have been … Read more

ITS Heading to 2013 State Conference

This is your chance to see a cutting of Gibson Southern Theatre’s Legally Blonde: The Musical one more time!  Come support Gibson Southern Theatre’s I.T.S. Troupe as they travel to the Indiana Thespian 2013 State Conference at Vincennes University this Friday January 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM EST (8:45 PM CST – “Fort Branch time”). This past December … Read more

Thespians Prepare for Regionals

Every year the International Thespian Society holds theatre performance competitions for high school students throughout the country. Schools in every state prepare a 30-minute cutting of a play or musical to perform for a committee of judges that grade them on acting, staging, and other categories. The competition begins at the regional level, then finalists … Read more

2012 I.T.S. Banquet

Gibson Southern Theatre celebrated the end of a great season with their 2012 I.T.S. Banquet on April 29, 2012.  With nearly 160 people in attendance, it was great to see support for our graduating seniors and new inductees. This year’s awards went to: Vaudeville 2011: Back to the Future Outstandting Female Performance: Natalie Bengert Outstanding … Read more

Dracula Draws Attention at I.T.S. Regional Competitions



On Saturday, December 10th, Gibson Southern Theatre Department’s I.T.S. Troupe # 5623 performed its’ cutting of Dracula by John Mattera at I.T.S. Regional competition held at Brown County High School.  At regional competition, the piece performed by each troupe including the time used to set-up and strike, or take down, the set  must encompass less than 45 minutes. Fourteen very talented students were included in the cast, and the production team included Matt Hart, the Director and Thespian Sponsor, and nine students. The preparation for this performance began months ago, when Matt Hart chose this play to be performed and decided to use a full black and white color treatment with just a pop of color in the play.  Cast members began rehearsing in November, and crews worked hard all last week to prepare themselves for the competition.

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