The Educational Theatre Association announced that the Tams-Witmark Music Library will underwrite the New Troupe Charter Grant program again for the 2017-18 school year.

The New Troupe Charter Grants program awards grants to qualifying schools to fund the charter of an International Thespian Society troupe and the induction of up to 10 students. Qualifications include a schoolwide Title I designation and the production of at least one show per year for the two school years preceding the year of the grant application.

Three Kentucky schools received New Troupe Charter Grants in the 2016-17 school year:

  • Russell County High School;
  • Western Middle School for the Arts (Jefferson County); and
  • Leslie County High School.