Inspiration Matters

In these increasingly automated, fast-paced times, it is vital you are connected to the latest developments in theatre & education to stay inspired.
As an AATE member, you are connected! You are part of the only national, professional organization established to connect theatre artists, educators and scholars – to explore the intersections of our work.

AATE members come in all shapes, colors and sizes. Click the links below to see which AATE Member Type suits you best.


Get inspired as an:


You're a freelance teaching artist or PK-12 teacher looking to re-fresh your artistry and teaching practices. You may be a playwright or theatre director or actor looking for best practices in theatre for young audiences. Perhaps, you are a student getting ready to graduate and connect with theatre contacts from around the country. Maybe you're retired or over 65, you want to stay connected with new techniques, fresh outlooks or old friends.  Point is, AATE is the place for individuals who thrive on connections and inspiration. If this is you, READ MORE...


You are part of a theater, school or organization that prefers great to good. One that understands the value of connecting with other theaters from around the country, other schools, school districts, who get it. Within your organization, you produce high art, push the envelope, and transform young people every day. Sound familiar? READ MORE...

University Departmental

You are a university professor who cares about your students' future as a theatre artist or educator. It matters to you that the art and instruction brought into your work has been inspired by the nation's top researchers (or, maybe, that is you). You are a scholar in the field of theatre for young, youth theatre or theatre education. Your cutting edge findings will make a difference to others work and it must be published. Your program offers theatre for youth, theatre education or youth theatre courses. It does? Then, READ MORE...

Forward-Thinking Business

Daniel Pink is your friend and you understand how right brainers will rule the next generation global economy. You get how creativity and critical thinking skills matter in our youth and are willing to invest in its development. Your company wants a better future our youth and you understand how theatre is a direct link to school attendance rates and information retention. AATE Corporate Members are awesome, and consumers appreciate their investment in our youth. Feel good, right?