Just like their teachers, students found themselves adapting to a world of virtual theatre and learning in 2020. As the official student website of the International Thespian Society (ITS) – the honor society for middle and high school theatre students — Dramatics.org aims to help students embrace their passion, hone their craft, and enjoy all things theatre.
From quarantine, the classroom, or the theatre, Dramatics.org provided an outlet for Thespians to engage and learn, including:
To ensure easy access for Thespians and to show the value of ITS membership to prospective Thespians (and their teachers), the site is free and open to all. This allows all Thespians to enjoy Dramatics, whereas only first-year Thespians received the printed magazine (which ceased publication in 2020 due to the pandemic).
Throughout 2020, Dramatics.org traffic grew steadily, ultimately reaching 206,000 users who viewed nearly a half-million pages — a 300% increase over the previous year.