Become an EdTA teaching artist

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EdTA teaching artists are recognized as experts and leaders in the field of theatre. They play an integral role in fulfilling the association’s mission of supporting theatre students and educators by providing enriching educational experiences at our national events.

Teaching opportunities exist across all theatrical disciplines. This includes performance, lighting, sets, sound, makeup, costuming, directing, stage management, dance, playwriting, puppetry, stage combat, commedia dell’arte, and more.


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ITF subheader is a celebration of student achievement in the performing arts. ITF is the nation’s premier event for high-achieving middle and high school drama students and their teachers. This week-long immersion in the theatrical arts will take place June 22-27, 2020 at Indiana University Bloomington. 

CFP subhead Conferenceis a professional development event designed for theatre educators to strengthen their skills, expand their knowledge, and reaffirm their commitment to teaching. EdTA National Conference 2020 will explore the new and diverse training, practice, and resources that will deliver theatre education to the next generation of students and beyond. It all happens October 1-4 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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CFP_TA_SubHead2_Workshops-1x.png are 90-minute sessions that provide an engaging and enriching learning experience for students and teachers of all skill levels and interests. Workshops are offered at both the International Thespian Festival and the EdTA National Conference.

Professional Development Intensives subheaderare six-hour interactive opportunities for theatre educators. Certification of PDI completion and graduate level credit are available to class participants. PDIs are offered at both the International Thespian Festival and the EdTA National Conference.

Learn and Create Labs subheader are three-hour deep-dive sessions that provide skill-building experiences for theatre educators to develop and expand their professional knowledge. Labs are only offered at the EdTA National Conference.

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The EdTA Teaching Artist Directory is where you can connect with those in our online Community who are interested in enhancing their students’ educational experience by bringing a teaching artist to their classroom or local event. You must be an EdTA member or registered Community user to access the directory. Join today and complete your profile - once you do, you'll begin showing up in the search results! 

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