Welcome Back!

Happy New Year! I hope you are rested and ready to go! We will have our second Virtual LeadCon on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Please join me for a look into this year’s Virtual  Georgia Thespian Conference and an opportunity for you to ask questions about upcoming events in our Chapter. The link to the Zoom will be sent to you on Friday.

Conference Registration

It’s not too late to register for Virtual ThesCon & Jr ThesCon. Schools not already registered can still register at the $70 per attendee fee until January 12, 2021.

Thespys

Thespys Deadline coming soon! Don’t be left out of this chance to participate in one of the most exciting parts of Virtual ThesCon- get those Thespys filmed and submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, January 22, 2021. Please see your troupe director email from December for the link and follow the platform guidelines for uploading. It is up to the individual troupe director if you want to send the link for uploading to each of your students or create one account and upload from that account. Videos need to have neutral backgrounds with the best natural/static lighting that you are able to have. Please make sure that your sound is clear and balanced. Please no special effects or editing of these submissions-we would like for them to be as similar to an in person performance/presentation as possible. You may follow school system guidelines for masks, social distancing, etc. and there will be no difference in scoring based on what you need to do to allow your students to film and submit. Please read and follow all guidelines for each type of Thespy/IE that you will be submitting and plan on getting these entries/submissions done as soon as possible in order to avoid issues with uploading at the last minute. Any entries that are not uploaded by the the deadline (1/22/2021) will not be adjudicated and are not eligible for scoring.

Freestyle Festival

Registration deadline for FreeStyle Festival is this Saturday, January 9th. Registration fee is per entry not per person. Freestyle Festival is the perfect opportunity to to showcase any short one-act plays, cuttings from full-length plays or musicals, or reader’s theatre to dance, mime, comedy, drama, improvisation, or stand-up, original works, student-written and/or directed works and experimental pieces. Schools producing published material are responsible for making any arrangements with the publisher for a license and paying all royalties and fees associated with the performance. Performance link must be emailed to freestyle@gathespians.org by Friday, January 22nd.

Georgia Thespian Store

The deadline for ordering all screen-printed items (tee shirts and hoodies) is January 17, 2021. These will be ordered and printed and shipped to customers the first week of February (In time to wear at Virtual ThesCon!). Embroidered items (caps, blanket, bags) can be ordered anytime and will ship out soon after ordering.