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.

Click the links below to see which AATE Member Type suits you best.

Get inspired as an:


ou're a freelance teaching artist or PK-12 teacher looking to refresh your artistry and teaching practices. You may be a playwright, 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, and you want to stay connected with new techniques, fresh outlooks, or old friends.  AATE is the place for individuals who thrive on connections and inspiration. Click HERE for more information about our various individual member types.


You are part of a theatre, school, or organization that understands the value of connecting with other theatres from around the country, other schools, school districts, and organizations who share the same passion for the arts. Within your organization, you produce high art, push the envelope, and transform young people every day. Click HERE for more information about making your organization a member, along with representatives of the organization.

University Department

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 the very young, youth theatre, or theatre education. Your cutting edge findings will make a difference to other's work and it must be published. Your program offers theatre for youth, theatre education, or youth theatre courses. Click HERE for more information about making your university department, along with representatives of the department.

Forward-Thinking Business

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 for our youth and you understand how theatre is a direct link to school attendance rates and information retention. AATE Corporate Members are amazing, and consumers appreciate their investment in our youth.