Washington State Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association. WA Thespians hosts multiple events to honor student achievement and support theatre educators in our state. From unified college auditions to Individual Events that assess and recognize student work in acting and musical theatre to our all-state festivals for middle and high schools, WA Thespians is proud to celebrate theatre arts throughout our state.

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 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 that has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.