Who we are and what we do: Welcome to the PA Chapter of EdTA Webpage. 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.
The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,100 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada and abroad. The mission of ITS is "honoring student achievement in theatre." High school inductees are known as "Thespians" and junior high/middle school inductees are known as "Junior Thespians".
The Pennsylvania Chapter of Educational Theatre Association is a registered non-profit organization (Ohio, Domestic Articles/Non Profit Document 200323800762). Our Federal Employer ID is 56-2393017.