Chartering a Junior Thespian troupe is a simple process that will set the
foundation for rewarding student achievement in theatre for many years
to come. To charter, follow these steps and then complete and submit the
Junior Thespian Troupe Charter Application, found in the Junior Thespian Troupes entry of the ITS documents resource library.
Review the following Codes & Policies, that are found in the About Us>Codes and Policies resource library, that govern the relationship between EdTA and the school:
1. Section 1.2.2 of the EdTA membership policy to verify that your school is eligible to have a troupe,
2. EdTA code of regulations,
3. Code of professional standards,
5. Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook.
There are additional helpful documents such as membership FAQs and Tips for New Troupe Directors that can be found in the ITS documents resource library.
Complete the Junior Thespian Troupe Charter Application. Be sure to include signatures from both you and your principal and names and information for your six initial charter inductees.
Return the form, along with payment, to the EdTA home office.
Current school year fees (U.S. currency):
One-time charter fee and annual troupe dues - $70 charter fee and $70 troupe dues / $140
One-time induction fee - $7 per student / $42 (6 students minimum)
You will receive a charter packet from the home office that includes:
• a charter certificate,
• a membership roll certificate,
• basic troupe operation information,
• induction invitations to notify future candidates that they are eligible to join,
• your permanent troupe number and charter date,
• your troupe director log-in ID and password,
• and one personalized membership card and blank membership certificate for each charter inductee.
turnaround on charter applications is three weeks. To receive a charter
packet within five business days of application receipt you will be
charged an additional $45 for rush processing. You may also submit an
order for Junior Thespian honor items (or any other catalog items) with
your application, and we will make every effort to deliver this order
with your charter packet.
All troupe memberships expire on July 31
and are not prorated. Troupes that are chartered in July are active
until July 31 of the following year.
Questions? Please contact the membership department by email or phone at 513.421.3900.