About AATE

The American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE), among the most recognized arts education organizations, works to ensure that every young person experiences quality theatre arts in their live provided by proficient, talented artists and educators. AATE is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Through its membership of theatre artists, in-service and pre-service teachers, professors, directors, scholars, and playwrights, AATE serves more than a million students in 48 U.S. states and 19 countries worldwide.


Alexis Truitt, Director of Operations

Sarah C. Sidoti, Managing Editor, Youth Theatre Journal



Gary Minyard, Stacey Ardelean, Jo Beth Gonzalez, Kelly Prestel, Julia Ashworth, Steve Barberio, Jose Casas, Emily Freeman, Leigh Jansson, Jennifer Katona, Jeremy Kisling, Katherine Krzys, Mary McAvoy, Mitch Mattson, Ali Oliver-Krueger, Amy Petersen Jensen, Rachel Prouty, Aimee Reid, Johanna Smith