-- Ensure the ongoing strength of the Readers Theater art form


-- Provide a forum for the discussion and study of Readers Theater among scholars and students


-- Promote creativity and artistic freedom in Readers Theater


-- Establish and host a new national championship tournament, devoted exclusively to Readers Theater


-- Recognize the individual elements that contribute to Readers Theater through a broad range of specialty competition awards


-- Archive information and records related to Readers Theater competitions and innovative performances


-- Showcase Readers Theater for broader public audiences

The American Readers Theater Association was established in April 2000 to:

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Readers Theater is a style of group performance combining aspects of traditional theater with aspects of public address, performance art, oral interpretation, dance, and more. ARTa's motto is:


"Where speech and theater converge, ART is bound to occur!"