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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!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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