Changing troupe directors
Has your school administration
appointed a new official troupe director for your ITS troupe? If so,
please notify the home office of EdTA as soon as possible to avoid
delays in service and benefits. Troupe directors are full professional
members of EdTA, and receive member subscriptions to Dramatics magazine
and Teaching Theatre journal. Only troupe directors receive “troupe
director-only” log-in IDs and passwords for access to special services
on our website. All correspondence from EdTA, such as invoices,
statements, and broadcast e-mails, are sent to the troupe director’s
attention, too, so it is essential that we have the most up-to-date
troupe director information possible.
To notify us of the change
of troupe director, simply download the change of troupe director/troupe
information update sheet using the link below, fill it out, and fax or
mail it to the EdTA home office address on the form. All change of
troupe director forms must include the signatures of both the new troupe
director and a school principal or equivalent administrator. This
assures EdTA that the new troupe director is serving as the school’s
official representative. Please note that while many schools may appoint
two or more “troupe co-directors” or additional “assistant troupe
directors,” EdTA only recognizes and extends benefits to one official
troupe director per troupe. Please allow two weeks for processing.
know new troupe directors face many challenges. Often a new troupe
director is a new teacher or new director as well. To make the
transition as smooth as possible, we provide a list of tips for new
Thespian troupe directors. These include pointers to help you get the
most efficient service possible from the EdTA home office, suggestions
for how to handle the monetary transactions for your troupe, and helpful
hints on how to access the information and resources you will need most
as the official troupe director of an ITS troupe. There is a wealth of
information to be found throughout this website’s Membership Center, the
International Thespian Society section, and the rest of the site.
You’ll soon find that exploring all of the various areas will be a
valuable investment of time for you and your ITS troupe.
have questions about any aspect of your troupe’s membership, please feel
free to call our service center at 513.421.3900 , Monday through
Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, or contact us by
The following documents will be helpful in the transition as new troupe director:
- Change of troupe director form
- Tips for new troupe directors
- EdTA Membership FAQs
All of the documents can be found in the All Thespian Troupes entry of the ITS documents library.
Thespian Troupe Handbook
The single best resource for Thespian troupe operation and
organization. Includes troupe director and officer roles, the induction
process, benefits, graduation and honor item use, promotional ideas,
Junior Thespian Troupe Handbook
The single best resource
for Junior Thespian troupe operation and organization. Includes troupe
director and officer roles, the induction process, benefits, honor item
use, promotional ideas, etc.
Also, new troupe directors can get advice, guidance, and access to resources through the Theatre Education Community.