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EdTA offers many resources and opportunities to Thespians throughout high school and into college. Thespians receive EdTA’s publication, a monthly magazine that features new plays, practical articles on acting, directing, design, production, and profiles of working theatre professionals. And, in December, Dramatics releases a directory of college theatre programs to help the aspiring Thespian make the transition to college

EdTA also hands out many scholarships, grants, and awards to educators and students every year. Thespians earn points toward induction into EdTA’s student honorary, the International Thespian Society, a great accomplishment to include on a résumé and/or college application.

Each summer, Thespians from across the country converge on Lincoln, Nebraska to take part in the annual, thriving Thespian Festival. Thespians see some of the best high school theatre on the Festival main stage while also sampling a variety of classes and workshops in everything from dance to acting to mime to commedia. Also at the Festival are colleges and universities scouting potential students. Between shows, students can wander among the booths and even schedule a time to audition for schools and scholarships.

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