Community Involvement

The Penn State Thespians participate in more than just their main stage productions every semester. They're also involved in organiztions such as THON, and put on other performances such as children's show and MAIDS.


THON is the largest student run philanthropy in the world. The Penn State Thespians have three THON chairs, Meg, Alexa, and Mitch, who work tirelessly to fundraise for our wonderful families and raise awareness to the members of our club. Thespians cherish their two THON families, the Duckett's and the Illicete's. We've been lucky enough to have the Duckett's for 11 years and the Illicete's for 3. If you ever have any questions about what we do or how we do it, email us at


Every spring since 2002, we hold a benefit concert called MasquerAIDS (typically shortened to MAIDS), where we raise money for the Centre County AIDS Resource Alliance, an organization based in Centre County that raises funds and awareness in the fight against AIDS. It’s part of an important community discussion and we are proud to take part. The performance showcases all aspects of theatre, including acting, singing, and dancing, all blended together in a medley revolving around a central theme.

Children's Show

If you love to write, love creativity, or simply love to see a child smile while watching their favorite character come to life, come join Children’s Show! Help us write a show for children and then join us in putting it on downtown at Schlow Library. If you have any questions contact the Children’s Show chairs, Maggie Wrobel and Elizabeth Kreider, at