International Thespian Society
The MISSION of the Educational Theatre Association and its International Thespian Society is to honor excellence among students of theatre and support the work of theatre educators. Originally focused on theatre in high schools, EdTA has in recent years broadened the scope of its mission to embrace the concept of theatre as an instrument of lifelong learning and has expanded its membership to include students and teachers in middle schools, and college students preparing for careers in theatre education.
EdTA's major branches and ACTIVITIES:
The Educational Theatre Association: The professional association for theatre educators, with more than 4,600 members in the United States, Canada, and overseas. EdTA publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for theatre students and teachers, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for educators. It sponsors the annual International Thespian Festival, the premiere showcase for high school theatre; chapter conferences and festivals throughout the United States and Canada; and Junior Thespian Festivals for middle school students and their teachers. The EdTA Conference is held in a major North American city each year.
The International Thespian Society: The honorary society for high school theatre students has troupes in more than 3,900 North American schools and has inducted more than two million members since its founding in 1929.
Junior Thespians: The middle school branch of the Thespian Society.
Georgia Thespians: The organization hosts a statewide conference in Columbus, GA during the first full week in February each year.
We meet once a month in the Theatre unless otherwise noted. Our 2023-2024 meetings will be held on the following dates:
August 6, 2023, 2:25-3:00 pm
August 12, 2023, 10:00 am-1:00 pm (Team building!)
September 14, 2023, 2:30-3:15 pm
October 30, 2023, 2:30-5:30 pm (Halloween party)
November 27, 2023, 2:30-3:15 pm
December 6, 2023, 2:30-6:00 pm (Holiday party)
January 24, 2024*, 6:30 pm (student and parent/guardian meeting)
*This meeting is ONLY for students attending Georgia Thespian Conference.
January 30, 2024**, 2:30-3:15 pm
** This meeting is for all students/parents/guardians of students that are in a theatre class, going to Thespian Conference and/or are in the spring musical.
March 20, 2024, 2:30-3:15 pm