About New York Thespians
New York Thespians is a chapter of the Educational Theatre Association which sponsors the International Thespian Society. Thespian troupes are chartered in public and private schools through the country. New York Thespians has troupes all across New York in both public and private schools, representing excellence in theatre education.
The New York Chapter promotes dialogue, communication and interaction between various theatre programs in New York State. We believe that it is through the sharing of best practices and resources that the artistry and educational impact of educational theatre will continue to grow. We believe that theatre education should be available for all students. The New York Chapter hosts an annual state festival which brings together middle and high school students and teachers from across New York state.
We are passionate about theatre education and we want all students to have access to theatre in their curriculum. Theatre provides critical life skills necessary for educational and career success in the 21st century. We also believe that theatre should be taught by qualified theatre educators.