Joining the Educational Theatre Association provides you with professional support and outstanding educational and recognition programs for teachers, students, artists, and arts advocates.
EdTA supports theatre educators everywhere with free teaching resources including sample Click to Teach curriculum packages perfect for online learning and more.
Members enjoy the added benefits of detailed models of assessment with samples of student work, curriculum planning resources, a robust lesson plan library, SEL tools and monthly professional learning webinars archived for on demand access.
The Educational Theatre Association and its philanthropic arm, the Educational Theatre Foundation (ETF) offer financial support to educators, troupes, and schools who wish to participate in the organization’s activities and events, including the International Thespian Festival and EdTA’s annual Theatre Education Conference. In addition, special one-time-only grants are available for school theatre programs struggling to rebuild after the pandemic.
EdTA believes that every child deserves access to theatre in their school as part of a well-rounded education. The Educational Theatre Foundation’s (ETF’s) purpose is to provide financial support to enhance theatre education and to expand access to school theatre programs for every child. Programs like JumpStart Theatre and Pathway create sustainable theatre arts programs in underserved schools and open doors to opportunities that students in these communities don’t traditionally have.
As an International Thespian Society troupe director, your connection to EdTA is more than just a membership – it’s an ongoing investment in you and in your students. Recognizing your students’ achievements in educational theatre is an important part of any theatre teacher’s job, and chartering a Thespian troupe at your school is an easy way to become a visible presence in your school community. PLUS, as troupe director, you also receive all the benefits of Individual Membership in EdTA!
Joining the Educational Theatre Association provides you with professional support and outstanding educational and recognition programs for teachers, students, artists, and arts advocates. Members can tap into a top-of-the-line online learning center brimming with webinars, curricula, lesson plans, assessment models, and more! And with virtual and in-person networking opportunities, a career center, advocacy resources, and even discounts and royalty adjustments for school plays, EdTA offers everything you need to become the best theatre teacher you can be!
Theatre education isn’t one-size-fits-all. Thespians have unique abilities, needs, and backgrounds that