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Illinois Thespian's Mission

Shape Lives through Theatre Education by:

  1. Honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience.

  2. Supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition.

  3. Influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills.


Strategic Priorities

  1. Increase the state wide stature of Illinois Thespians to build widespread support for theatre education.

  2. Broaden our reach by increasing diversity and access (socioeconomic and ethnic.)

  3. Increase the involvement and leadership of students throughout the state and current members.

  4. Deliver an evolving body of services and knowledge that leverages technology.

Illinois State Thespian Society is affiliated with the Educational Theatre Association and its student organization the International Thespian Society.

The purpose of the Society shall be the advancement and improvement of the theatre arts in schools in the State of Illinois.

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