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EdTA Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees group photo
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees, from left: Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat, Lynn Jensen, Robert Fowler, Tony Matthes, and James Thomas Bailey. Photo by Susan Doremus.

Welcome to the Educational Theatre Association Hall of Fame. Established in 1990, the Hall of Fame recognizes those members who have made outstanding contributions to theatre education for twenty or more years, and induction represents the highest honor awarded by the Educational Theatre Association to theatre educators. Every year we induct new members at the EdTA National Conference and celebrate the impact they have had in shaping lives through theatre education.

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2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014
James Thomas Bailey
Robert Fowler
Lynn Jensen
Tony Matthes
Jennifer Morgan-Beuchat
Meaghan Dunham
Helen Duranleau-Brennan
Harriet Matthews
Lou Volpe
Jas Warren
Lori Hathaway
Gina Parrish



Betsy Bishop
Jeff Hall
Paul E. Hampton
Holly Stanfield

Debbie Corbin
Dean Feldman
Michael Hamilton
Carolyn Reid Hindman
Kim Staples
Larry Daw
Kerry Onxley
Scott Walker


2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
E. Frank Bluestein
Michael Fisher
Jeff Nienhueser
Robert Singleton
Leslie Van Leishout
Donnie Bryan
Robert (Bob) Henrichs
Ben Martin
Frank M. Pruet
Ruben Van Kempen

Debra Barnum
Richard Chudomelka
Jan Shelton Hunsaker
Tom McNally
Jerry D. Smith, Jr.

Max Brown
Anita Grant
Liz Hansen
Patricia Santanello


Gail Burns
Krista Carson Elhai




Jonathan Gillespie
Martha (Marty) A. Hancock
Patricia Lee Hitchler
Madelon Horvath
Terry McGonigle
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002
Lana Hagan
Jay W. Jensen
Edward C. Moon
Janine West


Chris Bundy
Glenn Edwards
Craig Ihnen
Linda Wise

Dr. Phillip W. Moss
Beverly M. Murray (Moerbe)
William H. Myatt
Dr. Mary J. Schuttler
Linda Webb
Eric Brannen
Steve J. Halper
Gloria McIntyre


Beverly Blanchette
Virginia (Ginny) Chizer
Michael Peitz


Debby Gibbs
Peter Sargent
Jay Seller


2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996
Marie Glotzbach
Byron Grant
Yatesy Harvey
Kim O'Rourke

Kaleta Brown
Thomas Orr
Len Radin
Ethel Pitts Walker
Brian Welch
Charles Jeffries
Sandy Levitt
Jhon Marshall
Bobby Smith

Ron Bright
Constance Dillow
Mildred Hoelscher
Angelita Martinez de Florio

Michelle Busti
George Dearani
Barbara Gensler
Deb Holloway
Ron Nocks
Joe Burnsworth
Mort Clark
Nancy Sprowls
Diana Evans Vance

1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1991 (cont'd.)
Jane Armitage
Carol Lommen
William H. Lord


Alan Engelsman
Karen Husted
Gai Jones
Freda Kenner
Paul Opp


Diane de Julio
C. Lynn Frost
Gerald Ray Horne
Lois Sackman



Joseph Hildon Boyd
Robert L. Johnson
Ronald L. Longstreth
Krin Brooks Perry
Pam Ware


Harmon E. Beekman
Barbara D. Dusenbury
Douglas H. Finney
Robert L. Geuder
Joan C. Hahn
Harlen L. Hamm
Melba Day Henning
Fred B. Hutchins
Ellis L. Jordan
Harry T. Leeper
Julian T. Myers
Helen S. Smith
Ernestine O. Smizer