- American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) AATE is among the most recognized arts education organizations and works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their lives provided by proficient, talented artists and educators. AATE serves and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars committed to transforming young people and communities through the theatre arts. The worth of a civilization is measured by its ability to meet the needs of its youth. AATE envisions a world where every child has access to drama and theatre; where every city has a theatre for young audiences; where every community has a youth theatre; where every school has a theatre arts curriculum. AATE envisions a time when the full spectrum of the theatre arts becomes a pervasive part of our landscape. AATE celebrates the courage and creativity of those artists and educators who do this work even as we connect, inspire, and support them in their profession.
- Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) ADSA is the peak academic association promoting the study of drama in any performing medium throughout the region. ADSA represents members of staff and postgraduate students of Australasian institutions of tertiary education who are engaged in teaching, research and practice in theatre, drama and performance studies. ADSA’s vision for reconciliation is one in which indigenous peoples are valued members of the creative, political and social fabric of these lands and their institutions.
- Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) EdTA is a national nonprofit organization of student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), an honorary organization. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.
- National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) NAMT, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. Our mission is to advance musical theatre by: nurturing the creation, development, production and presentation of new and classic musicals; providing a forum for the sharing of resources and information relating to professional musical theatre through communication, networking and programming; and advocating for the imagination, diversity and joy unique to musical theatre.
- National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) Founded in 1965, NAST is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities. The Association’s main role is that of a specialized, professional accrediting agency. NAST provides consultation services to developing institutions and programs. NAST publishes books and reports, holds an Annual Meeting and other forums, and provides information to leaders of theatre programs. NAST pursues an analysis and publications program on issues in theatre, the arts, education, accreditation, and cultural development. Annually, NAST collects, compiles, and publishes statistics associated with the operations of theatre schools and departments. NAST provides information to the general public about accreditation and its relationship to educational programs in theatre.
- The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) Founded in 1986, AACT is a nonprofit corporation that serves both individuals and organizations by providing expertise, assistance and support so that community theatres can provide the best possible theatrical experience for participants and audience alike. AACT is the national community theatre organization, whose chief goal is to enable community theatres across the country to become the cornerstones of the creative life of their communities—to provide quality entertainment, intellectual stimulation, challenge and opportunity, and to be worthy contributors to an improved quality of life for the communities which they serve. AACT Helps Theatres Thrive.
- The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) ATHE is a comprehensive non-profit professional membership organization. Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its diverse individual and organizational members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners. ATHE serves as an intellectual and artistic center for producing new knowledge about theatre and performance-related disciplines, cultivating vital alliances with other scholarly and creative disciplines, linking with professional and community-based theatres, and promoting access and equity. ATHE's mission is to support and advance the study and practice of theatre and performance in higher education.
- The University Resident Theatre Association (URTA) URTA was founded in 1969 with the mission of supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists, ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre. Whether it’s maintaining the highest quality standards for our member universities, helping to match potential students with the MFA program best suited to their needs, facilitating engagement of professional artists at universities, or expanding our offering of continuing education programming to students, faculty and professional artists, URTA is setting the stage for emerging theatre artists, superior theatre training, and professional advancement!
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