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Students: Submission Requirements.

Teachers: Help us select the presentations for 2017!
See the Call For Readers.


Welcome to the
New York State Theatre Education Association!

Our mission is:
A strong, statewide organization to advocate for Drama/Theatre Education in New York State, NYSTEA promotes and supports theatre education in grades K-12 for the betterment of youth and theatre itself.
NYSTEA believes theatre is an essential part of a K-12 education for all students, developing abilities needed for the 21st century such as:

  • Creativity & innovation
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Communication & collaboration
  • Flexibility & adaptability
  • Initiative & self-direction
  • Productivity & responsibility
  • Cross-cultural skills
  • Social responsibility

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