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Welcome to the Delaware Theater Association!

The Delaware Theater Association (DTA) is an organization founded to support performance arts in Delaware. Delaware is part of the ESTA-Eastern States Theater Association,Inc. (ESTA) which, in turn, is Region II of the American Association of Community Theaters (AACT).

What is DTA?

Delaware Theatre Association is a resource for member theaters providing them networking assistance and serving as an advocate for their community theater to other state arts organizations.

DTAFest News

Robert Burns said it best when his poem included the line that the best laid plans of mice and men "gang oft agly". Well, the DTAFest 2019 has "gang oft agly". People have had conflicts and other reasons why they cannot participate this year. Fortunately, ALL of them said they are interested in submitting for DTAFest 2020!! And that is good news! Anyway, NO DTAFest 2019 is being scheduled. The website will be updated soon. That does NOT mean that Delaware will not be represented at ESTA! Wilmington Drama League is holding their own in-house competition on Feb 22-23. From that competition an entry will be selected through adjudication and by DTA to represent Delaware at ESTAFest 2019! Many thanks to everyone who expressed interest and keep checking back. DTA is small but we are feisty and we will return in 2020 with more opportunities. Ruth K Brown DTAFest 2019 Co-Planner.

ESTAfest 2019 will be at

the K.I.S.S. Theatre


Wilkes Barre, Pa.

go to the ESTA website:


for more information.


winners of the DTAFest

go to ESTAFest


DTA Board Members

Jeff DiSabatino

David Sokolowski

Ruth K. Brown

Directors at Large:

Ann Stevens
Brian Miller

Members at Large:

  • Christopher "Jumbo" Schimpf

DTA Mission

Delaware Theater Association has a very simple mission and that is to provide support for every type of non-professional theatrical organization in the state of Delaware. To DTA non-professional means community and youth groups of all types. By providing this support, we intend to:

  • Help casts and crews create on-stage the best productions they can
  • Provide education in areas where it is currently lacking for the needs of community and youth theaters
  • Promote writing of new plays of all types and lengths
  • Promote production of new plays of all types and lengths

DTA By-Laws

To view the DTA By-Laws, please download the PDF below.

DTA By-Laws

Interested in Becoming a Member of DTA?

If you or your organization would like to become a member of DTA, please download and complete the membership form provided below.

DTA Membership Form

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Able Arts
Wilmington, DE

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Theatre Academy

Cape Henlopen Theatre Academy

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Possum Point Players
Georgetown, DE

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				Reedy Point Players
Reedy Point Players
Reedy Point, DE

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				Second Street Players
Second Street Players
P.O. Box 470
Milford, DE 19963

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Wilmington Drama League
Wilmington, DE

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