The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a US nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is to shape lives through theatre education. It does this by honoring student achievement in theatre, 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 that inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929.
EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theater students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.
EdTA works with Dipont Education and founded EdTA China in 2015.