Jr. Workshops & Events

During the annual conference, students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on, dynamic, and exciting workshops led by theatre professionals in many areas of the Theatre Arts. 

The workshop ticketing window will be open for submissions from January 14-January 22, 2024.

Directors will be able to request a maximum number of tickets per workshop per session based on the number of attending students.  Chaperones do not require workshop tickets. Directors who do not complete the workshop ticketing form will receive what tickets are remaining. 

Students will have the opportunity to observe Acting and Musical Theatre Thespys in lieu of a workshop session. They will be ticketed using the same system as workshops.

Tickets will be divided up and included in the director’s packet at Junior Thespian Conference registration the day of the conference. 


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.


Students interested in Technical Theatre have the opportunity to challenge their techy side in our Tech Playground. In this hands-on experience students will rotate through stations to learn different skills. After some instruction students have a chance to test their knowledge and speed. The Tech Playground is a great way for students to gain practical hands-on experience as they explore the wonderful world of Tech.


Returning for the second year! Each troupe will have the opportunity to compete in a Tech Challenge similar to the one at the high school conference and ITF. Troupe Directors can select one team of 4 students, via ticketing, and the team will compete in tech events against other troupes at the conference. The top scoring troupe will be recognized at the Conference Closing Showcase. 

Events will include: 

  • Costume Quick Change 
  • Drop Fold 
  • Legging a Platform 
  • Prop Shift
  • Cable Coil Relay


Improv Challenge! Is an exciting new event, where students perform improv on stage in a theater space for a student audience. School representatives are mixed together into teams of five improvisers from different schools. All team members will learn to play the same five improv games at their home schools, but must adapt to play them effectively with their new teammates! The event requires improvisers to be flexible, good listeners, give and take from their other performers, and most of all willing to say yes!

Teams will be evaluated on their ability to work together as a cohesive unit and adhere to the rules of the games. Teams who manage this successfully will advance from the preliminary rounds to the final rounds.  Please note that this event lasts two sessions (Sessions 1 and 3 on the schedule). 

Find all the answers to your questions in the IMPROV CHALLENGE HANDBOOK.  

Get your team ready to play some Improv!  When the ticketing window opens in January, look for Improv Challenge Prelims and Improv Challenge Finals to sign up your team!  You must sign up the same five members in both slots.  THE IMPROV CHALLENGE EVENT IS CAPPED AT TEN TEAMS, so the first ten schools to sign up participants will be guaranteed Improv Challenge spots at Conference. 

Audience tickets will also be available!  Improv needs an audience, and this event will take place in an actual theater!  Look for Improv Challenge Audience Tickets when the ticket window opens in January!  

Still have questions?  Email Mark or Heather Stich at improv@gathespians.org