Memberships for professionals at every stage of their career…

From the theatre education major just starting out, to the most experienced theatre professional.

EdTA professional members are theatre educators, teaching artists, administrators, and other individuals who have an interest in keeping theatre a part of the educational curriculum.

Professional Individual Memberships at the Educational Theatre Association

What is an individual Professional Membership?

By joining EdTA, you become a member of the largest professional organization for the field of theatre education. You become part of a community devoted to developing the strongest and most educated professionals and advancing the importance of theatre’s role in the educational curriculum. Membership in EdTA provides the professional development and advocacy resources to aid you in your efforts. These exclusive benefits are offered only to our professional, pre-professional, affiliate, and emeritus members:
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Learning Center

Find the tools you need for your classroom and professional learning: EdTA's Learning Center raises the bar for theatre educator professional development by offering standards-based resources including webinars, curricula, assessment models, and more.

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Lesson Plan Library

With more than 300 lesson plans covering grades K-12 and all areas of theatre, EdTA's Learning Center has you covered. EdTA has vetted every lesson plan to ensure alignment with the National Core Arts Standards. The Lesson Plan Library is available exclusively to members.

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Mentor Match

EdTA’s mentoring program is a unique online networking and career development tool that helps members find, connect, and share experiences with others. Mentors and mentees can be in the same city or on the other side of the world.

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Networking

When you join EdTA, you join a family of theatre educators like you. EdTA offers many ways to make connections, including regular virtual meetups, networking at in-person events, and participating in EdTA’s online Theatre Education Community.

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Advocacy

As the leading professional association for theatre teachers, EdTA is the voice of theatre education at the national and state level. Your membership supports EdTA’s ongoing work to affirm the professionalism of theatre educators and the value of arts education.

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Career Center

Access job listings, post your résumé, and look for qualified theatre education professionals in this online career database. Search the Career Center by job title, keyword, or location. Plus, members get one free job posting per year.

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Event Discounts

EdTA members always get discounted admission to the association’s signature events, the International Thespian Festival and Theatre Education Conference. Many EdTA chapters also offer a member price break for their local festivals and conferences.

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Royalty Adjustments

As a benefit of membership, the royalty reduction program assists troupe directors in applying for discounted rates on royalties for upcoming productions through cooperating play publishers.

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

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What Our Members Say...

I love that EdTA is doing things like the Lesson Plan Library, so we all become better at what we’re doing and continue to improve theatre educationally. Because that’s what we need to do in order to stay viable as a subject in this country. I’m on numerous Facebook teacher groups and that’s one of the things I often mention: ‘Join EdTA, go to [the Learning Center], they have tons of stuff there'.
shira schwartz
Shira Schwartz, Theatre Director
Basha High School, Chandler, AZ
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