Submit a Workshop Proposal

Deadline: March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET 

Educational workshops are a highlight of the TEC experience. If you’d like to submit a workshop, please read these tips and guidelines before beginning your proposal at the bottom of the page. 

NOTE: You must be available the entire event, September 26-28, 2024, to be selected. 

What We’re Looking For 

Building CommUNITY 

EdTA seeks theatre education workshop proposals that support a broad spectrum of teaching and learning to further the professional growth of teaching artists, classroom teachers and other theatre arts education stakeholders. Proposals should support the Conference themes of building community through collaboration and innovation.    

Workshop evaluators will be looking for topics that inspire innovative thinking and collaborative teaching strategies, workshops that foster community through culturally responsive teaching practices and workshops that offer strategies for supporting students in a time of censorship in theatre education.   

Workshops to support new theatre educators as well as workshops that inspire and re-invigorate experienced educators are welcomed. 

Proposals should: 

  • Demonstrate best thinking in the field. 
  • Be informed by practice, theory/research, and experience. 
  • Clearly explain how participants will learn and grow from your presentation. 
  • Show alignment with EdTA’s DEIA goals, which include addressing the underrepresentation of BIPOC presenters and encouraging culturally responsive education. 

Workshop proposals are adjudicated and chosen based on educational rigor. For industry partners interested in presenting workshops featuring their products or companies’ area of focus, TEC offers a separate track of sponsored workshops (see the difference). Contact Angel Wuellner to learn more or arrange a sponsored workshop.

Please be aware that we receive far more proposals than we’re able to accept, which unfortunately means we have to turn away many excellent workshop ideas and presenters each year. Past participation isn’t a guarantee of acceptance. 

Selection Process 

Workshops are evaluated by a committee of educators using a field-tested scoring rubric that evaluates each proposed workshop’s strength in: 

  • Artistic excellence of the presenter and content 
  • Educational merit in theatre framework and standards alignment, as well as achievable learning goals 
  • Diversity, equity, inclusion, and access goals for racial representation and culturally responsive instruction 
  • Relevance to the event’s theme/goals, EdTA’s mission, and important theatre learning 

EdTA staff makes final selections based on the scores and scheduling needs.


Workshop presenters will receive the standard teaching artist honorarium as established by the events director and complimentary registration. Hotel costs, travel and meals, other than meals provided during the event, will not be reimbursed.

More Guidance 

Deadline: March 1, 2024, at 5 p.m. ET 

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