Performing Arts

  • American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) AATE serves and inspires a growing collective of theatre artists, educators, and scholars. 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.
  • American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) ATCA is a national association of professional theatre critics. ACTA works to foster communication among theatre critics in the United States and abroad, to improve the training and development of critics at different stages of their careers, to advocate absolute freedom of expression in theatre and theatre criticism, and to increase public awareness of the theatre as an important national resource.
  • Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) APAP is the national service, advocacy and membership organization for presenters of the performing arts. APAP is dedicated to developing and supporting a robust performing arts industry and the professionals who work within it.
  • Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) ADSA is an 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 who are engaged in teaching, research and practice in theatre, drama and performance studies. ADSA’s vision 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.
  • National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) NAMT, founded in 1985, is a not-for-profit organization serving the musical theatre community. NAMT's 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; 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. NAST provides consultation services to developing institutions and programs, publishes books and reports, holds an Annual Meeting and other forums, and provides information to leaders of theatre programs.
  • 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's chief goal is to enable community theatres across the country to become the cornerstones of the creative life of their communities.
  • The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Founded in 1986, ATHE serves the interests of its members, including college and university theatre departments and administrators, educators, graduate students, and theatre practitioners. 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's mission is supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists and ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre. URTA is setting the stage for emerging theatre artists, superior theatre training, and professional advancement.

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Theatre and Dance (Posted 08/15/18)
Dixie State University
St. George, UT

Theatre and Dance (Posted 08/15/18)
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA

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