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JumpStart Theatre

You Helped Us With Big Wins in 2021!

Thanks to your generous support throughout 2021, the Educational Theatre Foundation was able to help hundreds of thousands of students enjoy the benefits of theatre education. That resulted in so

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Forsyth High School theatre troupe on stage
Foundation

Saving School Theatre – Easy as 1-2-3

ETF launched the Thespian Relief Fund in 2020 to address the pandemic’s effects on school theatre programs. When productions were unexpectedly canceled in spring 2020 — affecting 85% of schools,

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Leanna Lake dancing in a studio with a mask on
Foundation

Dyslexia Hasn’t Stopped Scholarship Winner

We recently caught up with 2019 EdTA scholarship winner Leanna Lake. Since receiving the scholarship, Leanna’s been successfully balancing her schoolwork, a part-time job, and theatre activities at Troy University

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Brisa Carleton and Julie Cohen Theobald headshots
Foundation

ETF Welcomes Two New Board Members

ETF will welcome two new members to its national board of trustees for the 2022-2024 term, adding to the existing pool of prominent leaders from a diverse range of industries including entertainment, finance, hospitality, law,

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Middle School theatre students kids in a crowd, smiling
Foundation

Supporting School Theatre: A Personal Mission

As the 2020-21 school year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on how the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has served our students and teachers. While no nonprofit has been untouched by the pandemic, EdTA operates at the intersection of three dramatically impacted industries: theatre, education, and live events. As such, this school year has been filled with challenges, change, and crisis.

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Students from Cincinnati’s Gilbert A. Dater High School perform in a JumpStart Theatre showcase.
Foundation

5 Ways ETF Is Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Students

As the 2020-21 school year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on how the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has served our students and teachers. While no nonprofit has been untouched by the pandemic, EdTA operates at the intersection of three dramatically impacted industries: theatre, education, and live events. As such, this school year has been filled with challenges, change, and crisis.

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School theatre programs streamed hundreds of performances this year, including this Clue performance highlighted at ETF’s Theatre Alive gala.
Foundation

Standing Stronger: Lessons from the 2020-21 School Year

As the 2020-21 school year draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on how the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) has served our students and teachers. While no nonprofit has been untouched by the pandemic, EdTA operates at the intersection of three dramatically impacted industries: theatre, education, and live events. As such, this school year has been filled with challenges, change, and crisis.

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Foundation

JumpStart Theatre Virtual Bootcamp

JumpStart Theatre schools, like most educational theatre programs this year, have been struggling to find ways to make theatre happen and maintain student engagement. It was nearly impossible to identify

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