Become an EdTA teaching artist


To learn more about becoming an EdTA teaching artist, click the button at the bottom of the page to fill out a form and a staff member will follow-up with you!

Teaching artists at national EdTA events are recognized as experts and leaders in the field of theatre, and get to work with students and educators from across the country, and around the world. They play an integral role in fulfilling EdTA’s mission of supporting and training theatre students and educators.

Selected teaching artists may be eligible for compensation. For more information contact Becca Wren.

EdTA Events

The International Thespian Festival, June 24-29, 2019, is a week-long immersion in theatre arts attended by more than 4,200 high-achieving middle and high school drama students and their teachers. Teaching opportunities encompass all theatrical disciplines including: acting and performing, lighting, sets, sound, makeup, costume design and construction, directing, stage management, dance, playwriting, puppetry, stage combat, commedia dell’arte, and more.

The EdTA National Conference, September 19-22, 2019. Stories to tell: Remembering the past, celebrating the present, imagining the future
In 2019 the International Thespian Society, is marking its 90th anniversary and as its parent organization, the Educational Theatre Association, we are having our party in the best theatre city in the world, New York. Join us and help celebrate the school theatre story, past, present, and future, as we reflect on our mission of honoring student achievement and commitment to educators like yourself.

Teaching formats

Ninety minute workshops provide an engaging and enriching learning experience for students and teachers of all skill levels and interests.

Professional Development Intensives (PDIs) are six-hour interactive opportunities for theatre educators. Certification of PDI completion and graduate level credit are available to class participants.

Three hour experiential learning labs are only offered at the EdTA National Conference. They provide deep-dive skill-building experiences for theatre educators to develop and expand their professional knowledge.

For more information contact Becca Wren.

Teaching Artist Directory

The EdTA Teaching Artist Directory is the one repository where you can search, find, and connect with those in our online forum, Community, who are in need of or are themselves, a Teaching Artist. You must be an EdTA member or registered Community user to create a profile or access the directory. Join our Community or use your existing login to search by name, presentation title, keywords, teaching artist specialty, age group specialty, or even proximity to your location.

If you're currently an EdTA member or registered Community user, login and complete your profile by clicking on the 'My Profile' drop down on your main profile and then clicking 'My Teaching Artist Profile'.

Once logged in, you can access the Directory itself by clicking on the 'Community' drop down menu and selecting 'Teaching Artist Directory'.

If you're not an EdTA member yet, click here to join!


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