International Thespian Society

The Thespian Pledge

"I promise to uphold the aims and ideals of the International Thespian Society. I am a student of the theatre and excellence is my ideal. I promise to perform my part as well as I can; to cooperate with my fellow Thespians and work for the good of the troupe; and to share my love of theater."

Our Events

Shooting for the Stars Cabaret- October 7th

Reston Town Center Holiday Festival- December 10th

Virginia Thespian Festival- January 13th - 15th

VHSL One-Act Competition- January 21st - 22nd

February Cabaret- February 17th

End of Year Theatre Banquet- date TBD

Our 2022-2023 Officers

Maddie Bobko


"I love performing in any way I can and have been privileged enough to preform in every SLHS mainstage show! I run the young democrats club at school and work as a party princess on the weekends! I love chai lattes, my vinyl collection, and true crime documentaries. This upcoming year I plan to increase the scope of ITS's influence in our school/local community with events such as student open mic nights and cabarets that we can use as fundraising opportunities! I'm so excited to be sharing my senior year with such a talented and passionate group that I could not be more proud of. "

Danielle Kessler


"I'm very passionate about performing and have been apart of ITS for three years. My favorite musical is Heathers and on the weekends I work at Acting For Youth People. I'm so excited to work with all of you for the upcoming school year and cant wait to see what we accomplish!"

August Rivers


"This past year at South Lakes I've been involved in Broadway Night and Crazy for you. I'm one of the leaders of the a capella group Smac. Next year I'm super excited to meet all the incoming freshman, do an awesome fall play, spring musical and to have a bunch of fun theater fundraisers!"

Alexa Norris


"I have been in both of the virtual shows, Broadway Nights, as well as Puffs and Crazy For You. I love preforming and hope to spread that love throughout the school."

Ellie Janow

Tech Liason

"I am a junior who did tech for Puffs, Broadway Night and Crazy for You. This theater department is going to do great things this year and I'm proud to be a part of it."

Mae Shaw


"I am a junior and I have been performing since I was 12. I love theater and I am so excited to be apart of ITS because I love the community and I love helping our theater department grow! I am excited to see what is to come for the new year"

Abigail Jamison

Public Relations Liaison

Sofia Gagliardi


"I have been very passionate about theater since I started in middle school, and I love being part of productions. I have recently found a new love in tech when I started in Crazy For You. I am super excited about fundraising for ITS, and am stoked to see what we manage to accomplish this year!"