BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ITA
The Illinois Theatre Association, which first came together as a group in 1972, is a professional membership-based association that advocates for the art of theatre in the state of Illinois. The ITA has been proud to sponsor this Festival for the past 38 years. The Festival began as an outgrowth of the Secondary School Theatre Division of the ITA, in part to meet the mission statement of the Association.
It is the Mission of the Illinois Theatre Association to:
- Establish an Illinois membership similar in purpose to and affiliated with national theatre organizations.
- Encourage a closer understanding and communication between community, educational and professional theatre.
- Inform the general public of the diverse nature and extent of Illinois theatre.
- Cooperate with appropriate state and federal agencies and with regional and national theatre organizations in promoting increased recognition and program development for Illinois theatre at all levels.
- Promote and perpetuate the highest caliber of theatre production, teaching, and research at all levels of theatre within the state of Illinois.
- Affirm the important value of theatre in the lives of individuals.
We encourage all primary sponsors attending the Festival to become members of the ITA, either as individuals or as a representative of their school. Member benefits include:
- Networking opportunities with over 600 members throughout the state of Illinois.
Support activities cultivated by six Divisions: Community Theatre, Creative Drama, Professional Theatre, Secondary School Theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, and University/College Theatre.
- Access to the ITA's bi-monthly online newsletter, eFollowspot.
- Exclusive access to the ITA's online Membership Directory.
- 15% discounted membership with the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.
- Discounted registration for all ITA events, including: ITA's Annual Convention, the Illinois High School Theatre Festival, Professional Auditions, "Road Trips," Theatre in Our Schools Conference, and more!
For more information on how to become a member visit www.illinoistheatre.org.