STANJ is dedicated to fostering excellence in the speech and theatre arts, promoting the arts in academic study, & advocating on behalf of its members.The group is composed of K – college educators, high school and college students, artists, and professional organizations in speech, theatre, communications, and related arts.It sponsors two annual conferences for teachers and students, a senior scholarship award, and a statewide theatre competition in which students become eligible for the Governor’s Awards in Arts Education.

Benefits of being a member of STANJ include: – annual teacher conferences – annual teacher workshops – participation in a statewide competition of scenes, monologues, and improvisations recognition of outstanding students and teachers through Scholarships and through the NJ Governor’s Awards in Arts Education networking with teachers and professionals involved in speech and theatre – workshops and showcases at the NJEA Convention SUBMIT APPLICATION

For all membership inquiries or concerns, email:  and visit our Membership Application page.