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Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Let's raise the curtain on a successful 2021-22!

Teachers, here’s how to start your year off right — and make the most of your International Thespian Society experience.

Troupe Business To-Dos

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Forgot how to navigate the online membership portal? Watch these step-by-step videos.

Don't have a troupe yet? There's no better time to set one up than at the start of the school year!

What's New in 2021-22


  1. Now you can induct high school Thespians and Junior Thespians into the same troupe! Start building a feeder for your high school program and save $129 annually in troupe dues. Induction fees remain the same at $17 for Junior Thespians and $35 for high school Thespians.
  2. Want to share troupe duties with a colleague? Designate an associate troupe director for your troupe — who can sign forms and applications, award Thespian points, induct students, order honor items, and access troupe account information. Must be an EdTA member.
  3. The Thespy® Awards program has updated rubrics for tech categories and is on the official NASSP List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students. Plus: Don’t miss the scholarship opportunities launched in 2021.

Exclusive Teacher Benefits

Did you know your troupe dues include professional membership for you as a teacher?
Enjoy these and more perks all year long:

  • Professional learning and classroom resources on Theatre Educator Pro — encompassing 300+ lesson plans and 30+ interactive Click to Teach lessons you can use with students in class and online
  • Timely advocacy tools such as these Top 10 Things to Know about ESSER, explaining how to advocate for the American Rescue Plan funds being allocated to your state and school district (Tip: Ask your administrator about using ESSER funds for your professional development to attend EdTA National Conference!)
  • A family of fellow theatre educators you can lean on via our Theatre Education Community, virtual programming, and in-person events
  • Skill-building opportunities: Find a fellow educator to coach you on topics big or small through Mentor Match or our community’s open forum
  • Did we mention the discounted member rates for EdTA events, including the virtual EdTA National Conference this September?

Not yet a member?

Save the Dates! 2021-22 Events

EdTA National Conference 2021: Renew. Rebuild. Reimagine.
September 24-26 | Virtual Registration ends September 10.

International Thespian Festival 2022
June 20-24 | Indiana University, Bloomington
Registration opens January - May 11.

EdTA Theatre Education Conference 2022
September 29-October 1 | Los Angeles

Membership Help

Membership Help

Have a question about your troupe or EdTA programs? Wondering how EdTA membership might benefit you?

Our membership service team is happy to help! Email, text, or call (513) 421-3900, ext. 1, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.