Conference Producers/Co-Chairs:  Carol Hovey and James Thomas Bailey

Our mailing address for checks:

CA Educational Theatre Association
8033 Sunset Boulevard #440
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Questions? Email Conference Co-chair and Registrar Carol Hovey.

Visit the full CETA website by clicking here.

Since 1945, the California Educational Theatre Association (CETA) has been a strong force in shaping quality theatre education. CETA’s visionary approach to meeting challenges has made it a nationally recognized organization. CETA supports and represents theatre educators throughout the state with its innovative programs and activities for theatre teachers, artists, and students. CETA has produced this annual conference for more than seventy years. Past speakers have included: John Lithgow, Marlee Matlin, Garry Marshall, Jason Alexander, Joe Mantegna, Luis Valdez, Carrie Snodgress, Gordon Davidson, Carmen Zapata, Jerome Lawrence, State Senator Sheila James Kuehl, State Senator Jack Scott, State Senator Sam Farr, State Senator Susan Davis, State Senator Bruce McPherson, State Senator Ben Allen and many more.


Every California student will experience the highest standards of theatre arts education.


The California Educational Theatre Association mission is:

  • To achieve sequential, standards-based, comprehensive theatre education
  • To promote equity and access to theatre arts education
  • To advocate for a California Credential for Theatre Arts
  • To recognize theatre excellence through awards and scholarships
  • To provide valued opportunities for theatre educators and students.

This mission encompasses pre-K through higher education throughout the State of California.