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Shaping Lives Through Theatre Education

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The Educational Theatre Association honors student achievement in theatre...

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...supports teachers by providing professional resources...

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...and influences public opinion that theatre education is essential for building life skills.

Who We Are

EdTA members are present in 5,000 schools, and the organization has recognized and honored more than 2.4 million students since its founding in 1929. Chances are we’re in a school near you!

EdTA and its members help define the future of theatre education worldwide.

EdTA is home to the International Thespian Society, the only honor society of its kind for middle and high school theatre students. Founded in 1929, ITS and its Thespian troupes have affirmed the quality of educational theatre programs, bringing credibility and distinction to students, teachers, and schools.

EdTA is devoted to building the very community it serves by giving back through our philanthropic arm, the Educational Theatre Foundation, which provides financial support to expand access to K-12 theatre programs to every child and enhance excellence in theatre education globally.

What's Happening at EdTA?

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January 2023
Jan 27
27 January All day
Durham Middle School, Acworth, GA United States
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Jan 28
28 January 12:00 am
Pearl High School, Pearl, Mississippi
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February 2023
Feb 02
02 February February 2 - February 4
University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
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What Our Members Say...

I inherited an ignored, unsupported, dwindling [theatre] program. One of the first things I did was implement a Thespian troupe. The theatre faithfuls finally felt recognized, and the kids going above and beyond had a structured voice in the program for the first time. … From a purely monetary standpoint, “game changer” doesn’t even begin to cut it. 
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Victoria Kesling Councill
Director, Troupe 7644, New Kent High School, Virginia

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