Theatre in Our Schools

Theatre In Our Schools

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Throughout March, Theatre in Our Schools (TIOS) month, join thousands of students and theatre educators in raising awareness about the impact of theatre education, drawing attention to the need for more access for all students, and supporting school theatre programs in need. You can help spread the message to your communities, school boards, elected officials, and online, of how school theatre experiences teaches 21st century skills.

Not a student or teacher? We still need your help! Advocate in your community or donate to the Thespian Relief Fund to help school theatre programs at risk due to the pandemic.

Follow EdTA and ITS on social media and participate using #theatreinourschools and #TIOS21

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Thespian Spirit Week! March 1-7

Kick off TIOS by sharing your theatre education story. Use #TIOS21

Thespians: Show your Thespian pride and join the fun on Instagram with the Thespian Spirit Week photo challenge hosted by your ITO. Follow @thespiansociety for details.

Saturate Your School Week! March 8-14

Use announcements, displays, school media, and special presentations to the student body and faculty at your school or within your local school district.

Cover Your Community Week! March 15-21

Be present with displays and presentations in libraries and public spaces, stores, and contact radio, TV, newspapers, and online community sites/blogs/pages about your TIOS activities.

Equip Elected Officials Week! March 22-28

Make Your Voice Heard!

Speak up for the value of theatre education by meeting virtually with your legislators. Join this special event for TIOS' Equip Elected Officials week and Arts ARE Education Capitol Hill Month.

Capitol Hill Week March 22-26


Starting Your Campaign

Starting Your Campaign

Get a step-by-step guide to planning your troupe's TIOS activities.

Theatre Education Facts

Theatre Education Facts

Handy fact sheet and Did You Know? ads (zip file download) with data on the value of theatre education.

Starting Your Campaign

TIOS Campaign Graphics

Get logos and posters to share on social media or in your school and community.

Media Outreach Templates

Media Outreach Templates

Download a sample press release and letters to the editor to raise awareness.

Arts ARE Education

Arts ARE Education

Join a national campaign to secure funding for arts education in 2021-22.

Starting Your Campaign

Outstanding Impact Award

View the rubric and apply for recognition for your troupe's TIOS activities.

Applications will be accepted after January 1, 2022.


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