Festivals and Trips

Ferris is a proud member of the Educational Theatre Association/International Thespian Society and participates in theatre opportunities supported by this organization. The International Thespian Society is the largest and most prestigious organization to recognize achievement and excellence in High School Theatre.  Students who are inducted Thespians have shown achievement above and beyond in theatre, whether on the stage or behind it.  The Thespians Society provides opportunities for students across the nation to showcase and advance their talent.

Thespian Links

National Thespians Official:


Washington State Thespians:


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Musical and non-musical performance categories: solo, duo, group

Technical categories:  costume construction or design, scenic, sound, lighting, makeup design, theatre marketing, state management, film

Thespians: $30         Non-Thespians $35

Each year, students from Ferris High School Troupe #1506 have the opportunity to participate in the Washington State Regional individual competition, Thespys, and those who receive a "Superior" rating are able to advance to the International Thespian Festival.

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This unique “Super State” event offers students an exciting opportunity to showcase their work, attend workshops presented by national and regional teaching artists, and network with theatre students from their region. Thespy State Qualifiers will be honored here!

The cost for the day’s events is $45 - Thespians, $55 - Non-Thespians