The Educational Theatre Association and the International Thespian Society have partnered with the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) to sponsor Theatre in Our Schools, a campaign designed to raise public awareness of the impact of theatre education and draw attention to the need for more access to quality programs for all students. TIOS presentations and advocacy may happen anytime in schools, theatres, and other public spaces. However, we recognize and promote March as the official TIOS month, with a series of community- and school-based events and celebrations nationwide.
The goal of TIOS month is to not only raise awareness inside the school walls, but beyond and into the community; to share the story of the importance of school theatre with leaders, influencers, policymakers, and all community members.
Please use the documents, messages, and graphics found on this page to create your own TIOS plan.
TIOS Outstanding Impact Award for Troupes
Awards will be given for first, second, and third places to the troupes or junior troupes that demonstrate outstanding work in two out of the following three categories: in your school, within your school district and community (including the media), and to elected officials or other policy/rule-makers. Download the rubric for scoring criteria and more ideas to ensure your TIOS activities have the greatest possible impact!