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Ronald Longstreth takes a phone call at his desk while performing his Executive Director duties at EdTA.

The Educational Theatre Association gratefully remembers Ronald Longstreth, executive director from 1968 to 1999. Ron served EdTA in many capacities throughout his lifetime, and his legacy lives on in significant ways:

  • He founded the International Thespian Festival (ITF) as we know it today.
  • He developed the organization as a professional association for theatre teachers.
  • A student grant has been established in honor of Ron for a student living abroad to attend ITF.

We are saddened to share the news of Ron’s passing and will continue to find inspiration in Ron’s legacy.

Find out how you can apply for the Ronald L. Longstreth ITF grant.

Donate to the Ronald L. Longstreth ITF grant in Ron’s memory. 

Please share your photos and memories of Ron with us for an upcoming memorial post. Email marketing@schooltheatre.org with anything that you’d like to share.

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