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The Educational Theatre Association and International Thespian Society remain open for business to support teachers and students; contact our member service team at 513-421-3900 or memberhelp@schooltheatre.org. EdTA continues to monitor developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact upon schools, travel, and gatherings. The health and well-being of theatre teachers and students is our first priority. As school districts across the country restrict travel we announced the first-ever Virtual International Thespian Festival. Please continue to check our website for updates. (Posted March 27, 2020)

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Announcing the first-ever Virtual International Thespian Festival, June 2020

Although a traditional ITF isn't possible in 2020, this once-in-a-year, once-in-a-lifetime Thespian celebration is not being canceled. This show must go on!

This exciting new virtual format will feature:

  • Adjudications
  • College auditions
  • Performances
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Plus, the inaugural International Thespian Excellence Awards Showcase — aka the ThespysTM

Virtual ITF is open to all Thespians and theatre students from around the world; their teachers, parents, and families; and colleges, industry leaders, and artists. Virtual ITF will bring the theatre community together and celebrate the students who shine in their art.

Check back for many more details to come.

Interested in participating? We’ll let you know when it’s time to register.



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Students and teachers already registered for ITF 2020 will be contacted within two weeks for next steps, as will colleges, exhibitors, sponsors, and teaching artists. Thanks for your patience as we contact each group.



Thank you to our International, Association, Diamond, and Emerald sponsors!