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ITA's Annual Gala and Awards of Excellence
August 24 & 25, 2019
Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace
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Audition/Interview for the 2020 Illinois High School Theatre Festival All-State Production of Aida: The deadline to sign up  is May 24th. Musician registration is due June 7th. Visit for details.

Travel With the President to Ten Chimneys: The deadline to register is May 27th. Visit for details.

Serve on ITA's Board of Directors: The ITA is accepting submissions for consideration to serve on the ITA's Board of Directors for the 2019-2021 term. All interested individuals must fill out an interest form. The deadline for submissions is May 29th. Visit the Board page at

Submit a Nomination for ITA's 2019 Annual Awards of Excellence and Honor: Each year the Illinois Theatre Association recognizes both individuals and organizations for their significant contributions of promoting quality theatre throughout the state of Illinois. Recipients are nominated by the Illinois theatre community, approved by ITA's Divisional Representatives, and accepted by ITA's Board of Directors. The deadline for submissions is May 29th. Visit the Awards of Excellence page at
 for details.

Other Items of Interest:

  • Interested in serving on the Illinois High School Theatre Festival Planning Committee? Click here.
  • Interested in directing an IHSTF All-State production? Click here.
  • Each week the ITA sends out "Friday Announcements" to its Listserve (currently comprised of more than 4,500 theatre artists and educators from throughout the state). If you'd like to submit an item for inclusion in the weekly announcements, please click here[Suggestions for inclusion include: audition announcements, job postings, interesting theatre stories/experiences, lesson plans, community/life events, etc., theatre opportunities, etc.). To submit an announcement click here.
  • Also, please remember to submit your upcoming performances and/or events to the ITA's on-line performance calendar!!! Click here
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Looking for a creative way to end cell phone usage during your theatrical events? ITA Board Member Stacy Deemar has just the answer! Download and play this Public Service Announcement before all of your shows!

The ITA is now able to process membership applications and renewals on-line! Click here for more details.

ITA financial records are available for your perusal at any time. Visit for ITA's most recent financial reports, or call the ITA office at 312-265-5922 to request a copy.