Thespian Troupe #1159 

Thespian Troupe #1159 is an honor society committed to supporting and learning about all aspects of theatre.The focus of this group is on both artistic and technical theatre education, and students are required to be actively involved in GBN productions. Troupe activities include field trips to neighboring high school shows and professional theatres downtown, and attending the Illinois High School Theatre Festival in January.

Membership into the troupe is restricted to inducted members, but there are a variety of events throughout the year that are sponsored by the troupe and open to all students. In order to be inducted, students must acquire ten points for their participation in productions or activities, and meet the induction criteria. The induction ceremony takes place in May. Active thespians are expected to remain in good standing with the troupe, which includes attending all but two (2) meetings throughout the year.

The Theatre Board consists of four student leaders from the Thespian Troupe. These leaders decide on the troupe schedule, meeting events, and dues. In order to be eligible for Theatre Board, a student must be either a junior or a senior who is an active member of the thespian troupe. Interested students must apply by April 1. The new board is announced at the Theatre Banquet.

2017-2018 Theatre Board 

Emily Chang

Riva Akolawala

Reede Norlie

Alli Torf


Active Thespians

Riva Akolawala

Noora Bahrami

Aiden Bezark

Emily Chang

Olivia Cohen

Ryan Currie

Francine Dadrass

Georg’Ann Daly

Evan Denenberg

Jacob Denenberg

Rachel Drobetsky

Maddie Fishman

Gemma Gardner

Joe Gertner

Lily Glaubinger

Melissa Goldin

Maya Horwitch

David Kang

Samantha Kelly

Abby Koss

Sydney Krug

Trevor Larson

Jaden Levine
Emily MacDonald

Alyssa Mages

Carly Meyer

Megan Meyer

Reede Norlie

Molly Rench

Erin Rosenfeld

Maggie Rude

Sabrina Schoenberg

Zoe Shiman

Ilana Silver

Matt Silver

Zach Slater

Lauren Tucker

Erica Uhlig

Meilyn Ward

Alison Wilensky

Emma Wilkinson

Hannah Whitlock