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Submit a Workshop Proposal

Submit a Workshop Proposal

Deadline: November 1, 2023, at 5 p.m. ET 

Educational workshops are a highlight of the ITF 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 week of ITF, June 24-28, 2024, to be selected. 

What We’re Looking For 

ITF workshops reflect standards-based learning in the five theatre education framework categories: acting, producing, directing, designing, writing, and dramaturgy. Proposals should: 

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

And fit one of these formats: 

  • 75-minute interactive workshop for students and teachers 
  • 75-minute interactive workshop specifically for teachers 
  • 3-hour Professional Development Intensive for teachers 

In this process, workshops are adjudicated and chosen based on educational rigor. For industry partners interested in presenting workshops featuring their products or companies’ area of focus, ITF 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. Selected presenters will be notified by January 17, 2024. 


Selected presenters receive: 

  • Complimentary event registration 
  • Honorarium 
  • Campus housing and parking for six nights 
  • Meals at designated campus dining locations June 24-28 

Travel expenses (flights, mileage, rental cars) are the responsibility of the presenter.  

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