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What are Thespians?


The "Thespians" club is Wesley Chapel High School's "Drama Honor Society."  We are members of the "International Thespian Society," Troupe #6172.  We were originally founded one year after WCHS opened, in 2000.


The International Thespian Society has been around since 1929, and is dedicated to those students that love, and are serious about, theatre!


Some Famous Performers Who Were Thespians (when they were in High School)


Tom Hanks

(Cast Away, The Green Mile)


Kelly Clarkson

(American Idol, certified Platinum recording artist)


Wayne Brady

(Let's Make a Deal, Whose Line Is It Anyway?)


Faye Dunaway

(Network, Mommie Dearest)


John Goodman

(Community, Roseanne, Monsters Inc.)


Kathy Bates

(American Horror Story, The Office, Misery)


Julie Louis-Dreyfuss



Val Kilmer

(Batman Forever, The Doors)


Renee Zellweger

(Chicago, Bridget Jones' Diary)


Dick Van Dyke

(Diagnosis: Murder, The Dick Van Dyke Show)



(Desperately Seeking Susan, certified Platinum recording artist)


What Do Thespians Do?


Put on a One Act festival that gives dozens of students the opportunity to perform in our beautiful, state-of-the-art Wesley Chapel Center for the Arts. 


Go to Individual Event competitions at the Districts level.  There are events in acting, musical performance, design, playwriting, and directing.


Produce the Wesley Chapel Student Film Festival, shown every year since 2000!


Produce our Major Spring Play, with auditions open to the entire school.


Go to (and compete in) the amazing Florida State Thespian Festival which brings together over 7,000 of the strongest theater students from the entire state all together under one roof. 


Support each other in a friendly environment where improving what we do, learning from our missteps, and celebrating our successes are the most important parts of our time together.


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