The Educational Theatre Association's Hall of Fame was established by the Association's Board of Directors in 1990 to recognize those members who have made outstanding contributions to theatre education. Any member who has devoted twenty or more years to theatre education may be nominated to the Hall of Fame.
Educational Theatre Association's Hall of Fame inductees are selected by a committee that includes one member of the Association's Board of Directors, one other volunteer leader, and one member of the Hall of Fame. In addition to the committee's selections, the Association's board may name one inductee annually. Judges base their decisions on several criteria, including professional achievement, education, continuing education, past work with the Educational Theatre Association or its forerunners, and letters of recommendation from peers.
Bob Henrichs has spent more than 20 years as an educator in Nebraska, the past 10 as an English teacher of Oral Communications and the director of the Silver Hawk Theatre here at Lincoln Southwest High School. He is the youngest member to ever be inducted into the Educational Theatre Association's Hall of Fame.