International Thespians

In 2019, the International Thespian Society (ITS) is marking the 90th anniversary of its founding.  ITS is an honors society that celebrates the power of theatre education to instill confidence, empathy, and compassion to build better communities.

ITS now counts more than 2.4 million theatre students who have been honored.

Caddo Magnet’s drama students have been active in ITS for many years traveling yearly to State and National Festivals.  For the last 10 years, yearly each of our graduating theatre students average $750,000 in college scholarship offers.

Our alumni have graduated from The University of Oklahoma, Howard University, Texas Christian University and prestigious conservatories like CAP 21; The Academy of Dramatic Arts in both Los Angeles and NYC and The New York Academy of Dramatic Arts, to name a few.

Some of these alumni have gone on to graduate from Law School (11 and counting) and have successful law careers while others have taken the plunge and are working actors in Los Angeles, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D. C. and Dallas.

Stephen Bailey (2007) Cast of Pitch Perfect movie

Kait Stinchcomb (2008)  (2008) Stage Manager, Berkshire Theatre Group, Conn.

Taryn Shaver (2013) Walt Disney World Cast

Mark Rozeman ((2008) is a writer for the TV series, The Good Doctor.  He has written 24 episodes.

Julianne Bigham (2008) directed Tennessee Williams’ The Case of the Crushed Petunias at Harding University

Tyler Krieg (2009)  Senior of the Year TCU; Director Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre; Assistant Production Manger at Seattle Rep

Cameron Martin (2009) Winner of the Hoboken Best Unproduced Produced Feature Length Film

Isaac Haas (2011) – Graduate of CAP21  has been in two national tours (Once and Cabaret) and been the lead in new musicals and cast albums (Peace, Love and Cupcakes the Musical and The Legend of Jim Cullen).

Madison Edwards (2011) – Graduate of OU – now lives in NYC and recently played Hamlet in Hamlet Off-Broadway

Christopher White (2012) Graduate of Point Park University; currently attending SUNY graduate school

Taryn Shaver (2013) Walt Disney World Cast

Caroline Dopson (2014) -Irene Ryan Finalist;  in Graduate School at Florida Atlantic University (founded by David Mamet and William Macy – they only accept 10 students a year to their grad program) Performed in all plays of the season for Theatre Lab in Bocca Raton

Joe Bills (2014) Graduated AADA – Set Design; Assistant Director:  Loft Ensemble in Sherman Oaks, CA

Austin Watkins (2014) Graduated Oklahoma City University; danced professionally every summer of his college.  Attending graduate school at the prestigious UCD in Dublin for a degree in programming in arts.

Nia Savoy (2014) – Graduate of Howard University Cum Laude, Currently starring in Day of Absence with The Theatre Alliance at The Anacosta Playhouse, Washington, D. C.

Nia sang with the American Pop Orchestra (2018) as a finalist in thier NextGen: Finding the Voices of Tomorrow.  Also in Washington D. C. in the last four years she has been in the professional companies of:  Grease, Mamma Mia – Toby’s Dinner Theatre; The Color Purple (Shug Avery) at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts; Aida (Amneris) at Constellation Theatre Company.

She was the Inspirational Award Winner in the Michael Feinstein American Songbook.

She sang for President Obama at the Kennedy Center Honors (2015)

while at Howard she starred in Sarafina and Ain’t Misbehavin’

Ridley Walker (2016)  Light Design, UNC School of the Arts, lives in NYC; just worked with the designer of Wicked.

Allison Hannon  (2016) Operation Team Members for the Southeastern Theatre Conference; Assistant Director of Productions at Berkshire Theatre Group

We train our students to be successful in the the world and especially the world of the ARTS.