Junior ThesCon 2022

 The 2022 Georgia Junior Thespian Conference will be held on February 26, 2022 in Columbus, GA.

“Seize the Day: The Future Depends On What YOU Do Today!” ~Gandhi

The Georgia Junior Thespian Conference provides the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops, master classes, individual performances, and technical theatre events led by theatre professionals from around the country, all while you get to hang out with nearly 1,000 middle school students from around the state.

Jr. ThesCon will be held in the The Columbus Trade Center and the CSU Riverside Theatre in Columbus, GA.

Please review the Georgia Thespian Code of Conduct.

Please review the Safety and Security Rules.

Because the conference is an educational event for middle school students and their teachers and is bound by seating limitations, participation in all events will be available only to Thespian troupes and schools who have registered by the registration cut-off date.


Conference Agreement Form: All conference attendees – students and adults – are required to complete an Agreement Form. Troupe Directors will collect copies of Agreement Forms from their attendees and will submit a copy of each Agreement Form with their registration packets.

Conference Grants: see page for more details

Conference Registration

Registration opens September 26, 2021 and closes on November 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM. Middle schools with active troupes are welcomed to attend AND Middle schools that don’t have troupes are also welcomed to attend! Middle school Troupe Directors (or theatre teachers) will coordinate and be responsible for the registration for their school’s attendees. 

In order to attend the Georgia Junior Thespian Conference, all students must be current 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students, or current Junior State Thespian Officer (JSTO).

Middle school Troupe Directors  will coordinate and be responsible for the registration for their school’s attendees.

Troupe Directors (or theatre teachers) may register students currently enrolled at your school this year, as well as chaperones who are (or will be) 21 years of age by February 26, 2022. Registered troupe directors and chaperones are able to attend all conference events but should also consider themselves supervisors of students throughout the conference.

Please review our Conference Registration Guide for more information.


  • $85 per attendee
  • $55 per troupe/school (assessment fee)
  • $25 per event (optional; see event for more details)
  • Late fees: see Change Request form and fee schedule in the Conference Registration Guide
  • For non-refundable and returnable fee information, see the COVID Contingency Plan

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • certified checks 
  • school checks 
  • school booster club checks 
  • money orders (complete with signature, if required) 
  • credit cards
  • cash 

No personal checks will be accepted

Make all checks/money orders payable to “Georgia Thespians”. 

If you need to make changes to your submitted registration, please use our official Change Request Form.

Registration Packet

Your complete registration packet must include:

  • Registration invoice with required signature section completed, printed in “portrait” (not in “landscape”)
  • Payment or a copy of the emailed credit card receipt if you paid online.
  • Complete Conference Agreement Forms for all your attendees organized in alphabetical order by last name. (Forms received out of alphabetical order will cause a delay in the completion of the registration process.)

Review Mailing Best Practices before sending any registration materials.


At the Georgia Junior Thespian Conference, students have the opportunity to participate in a COLLIDE. A COLLIDE is a 55-minute crash-course session where students learn a new skill or create an original performance. At the end of the session, students will have learned a skill or performance which will be shared alongside the Superior Thespys during the Conference Closing Showcase.

Prior to the Conference, teachers will nominate students in the different COLLIDE areas alongside workshop ticketing.

Conference schedule is subject to change and we’ll do our best to keep you informed of any changes.