For troupe directors: LeadCon will take place on Tomorrow, September 26 via Zoom. New Troupe Directors will start at 9:00am. All other troupe directors will Zoom with us from 9:45am-12:30pm. Members of the Thespian and Junior Thespian Boards will conduct forums, training sessions and share updates, on the following 2021 Virtual Thespians Conference Events:

  • Awards
  • Film Fest
  • Honor Troupe
  • Thespys (formally IEs)
  • Registration
  • Show Screening
  • Improv!
  • Scholarships and College Auditions
  • Musicalworks
  • Playworks
  • Design Challenge
  • Tech Challenge
  • Freestyle Festival

View the LeadCon Agenda

Click to view the Leadcon Agenda

New Troupe Directors

All New Troupe Directors are asked to join New Troupe Director Mentor, Valarie Longshore-Sargent at 9:00 AM prior to the official LeadCon Meeting. Please email Valeria for the Zoom details.

STO Candidates and Student Reps

(that have previously signed up)
Current State Thespian Officers will provide information about the upcoming Virtual ThesCon. Representatives will also view candidates answering leadership questions. Students and Troupe Directors will receive a link from Kim Staples later this afternoon.

All-State Opening Production

Individual Student Audition Clarification

  • Each school may send up to two students for the individual auditions
  • Each student should have their own video audition package
  • A student’s audition package may include acting or singing or dancing or any combination of the three
  • When students begin to film, ensure that they introduce the pieces in the order that they will be performed 
  • Only one video audition package submission per student. The audition video may be filmed in one take with each section following seamlessly or different sections may be spliced together using video editing software (like iMovie for Apple or OpenShot for Windows)
  • Troupe Directors will input the link for each student’s video audition package on the individual audition form
  • Video audition packages are due by 11:59pm this Saturday, September 26

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Morris at or

Please read the Audition Information here

Honor Troupe

The Honor Troupe application process is completely electronic this year! The directions and a template for submitting your troupe’s portfolio electronically are available here. Portfolios are due Tomorrow, September 26th. And we’ve adjusted the scoring of portfolios this year to account for the the lost school time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.