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VTA Lifetime Members

Ackley, James (Jim)

Cunningham, Fay

Damron, Mac

Drepeau, Don

Gardiner, Anita

Garren, Lois

Hailey, Robert C. (Rob)

Hall, Roger

Hoh, LaVahn G.

Hudson, Garland (Mike)

Jacob, Ed

Johnson, David

Kemp, Kimberly

Kershner, William (Bill)

Lyndrup, Allen

Maiden, Skip

Newdick, Richard (deceased)

Palmer, Richard

Rogers, Jon Mark

Steele, Ed

Swartz, Stanley

Sylvest, Marvin

Young, Wesley

Services & resources provided to
VTA Members: 

VTA Website and Newsletter
A great source for information on all things theatre in Virginia and beyond.

Advocacy of Theatre Practitioners throughout Virginia
VTA works with other fine and performing arts organizations throughout Virginia to assure the inclusion of theatre arts in education and supports theatre in all communities of the state by advocating for fair and adequate arts funding.  VTA is a member of the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE), the Virginia Fine Arts Leadership Coalition for Education, the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), and Virginians for the Arts.

Consultative Services
VTA staff is available to consult and advise with members about issues of concern to Virginia's practitioners of theatre at every level.

Professional Development
VTA provides professional development opportunities for teachers, teaching artists, theatre administrators and professionals, and performers and technicians in Virginia.

College Auditions
VTA provides a central audition opportunity for high school seniors who are college bound. Each year, college and universities from across the state and throughout the Southeast hold auditions for their theatre programs at the annual VTA Conference.

SETC Screening Auditions
VTA provides a convenient, central venue for college actors to be pre-screened for the Southeastern Theatre Conference's annual auditions at its spring conference.

High School Theatre Festival
HSTF takes place annually at the VTA Conference. The state winner and runner up represent Virginia at SETC. VTA provides monetary awards to help defray expenses for travel and attendance.

Middle School Theatre Festival
The MSTF takes place as a part of the annual VTA conference. This festival, strictly for middle school programs, is the only one in the state. Each year, more than a dozen schools participate in this popular event. Special workshops geared towards middle school age students take place following the shows. An awards ceremony wraps up a day full of theatre.

Design Competitions
Virginia student designers in costume and scenery compete each year to win the opportunity to display their designs throughout the conference and receive professional feedback from other theatre designers. 

Secondary School Student Scholarships
Two $1000 scholarships are awarded during the annual VTA Conference, one for performance and one for technical theatre. Applicants must be high school seniors interested in pursuing theatre as a major in college. They must meet certain criteria and must be nominated by a high school teacher or director in order to be considered for the scholarships. 

Online/Social Media
VTA communicates regularly with its members through e-blasts and social media. VTA has Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter pages – like and follow today!