Julian Myers contributed to the growth of the Thespian Society for many years. He established Troupe 1603 at Pittsburgh’s Mount Lebanon High School in 1956 and quickly became involved with Thespian affairs throughout Pennsylvania. He served as state Thespian director for Pennsylvania from 1965 to 1971 and set about recruiting colleagues to establish new troupes. He organized five state conferences that were so successful they attracted delegates from four surrounding states.
On a national level, Mr. Myers chaired several key committees responsible for restructuring the Thespian Society. He helped establish a system of regions and regional directors, helped revise the constitution when the society became international, and helped develop a new initiation ceremony. He also served as an adjudicator for several national and international conferences. Mr. Myers’s troupe performed a memorable production of All My Sons on the main stage of the first international conference in 1970.