LeadCon is Moving Locations

Welcome Back!

We hope your school year is off to an exciting start. The Georgia Thespians Chapter Board would like to share with you some upcoming opportunities for members of your troupe. After reading this email check out our website for up to date information and forms.

Attention all High School Troupes,

Georgia Thespians hosts LeadCon sessions in order to prepare you and your students for the upcoming Thespian Conference. At LeadCons, we provide valuable and up-to-date information and training related to our Chapter and conferences, as well as student leadership training, opening and all-state show audition process, and our Student Officer election process.

We recognize that with over 5,500 attendees at ThesCon, the tickets for some shows can be hard to come by.

As an incentive to Troupe Directors who attend BOTH LeadCons, we will provide them with early access to the conference show ticking selection process. The Troupe Director on record with EdTA is the only one that will count for this incentive.  EdTA has only one name from your school that is the official Troupe Director. 

LeadCon Dates

September 7, 2019 & January 4, 2020
We have moved!
Houston County High School
920 Highway GA-96
Warner Robins, GA 31088


We hope you are making plans to join us on September 7, 2019, for LeadCon at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA.  

LeadCon is our leadership training conference where troupe directors and students can attend workshops led by members of the State Board. Here are a few topics that will be covered in workshops:

  • Information for new troupe directors
  • Changes to Thespian Conference Registration
  • Changes to Ticketing for Thespian Conference Shows
  • Q&A with coordinators of Conference Events
  • Student leaders can come run for STO, and Troupe Reps can meet with the current STO and meet the new candidates, and students can participate in workshops led by the current STO. Other students can attend, but will not be able to vote.
  • Submit Honor Troupe Applications and Conference Grant Applications

State Thespian Officer Elections

STOs represent all of Georgia Thespians as they serve alongside the Georgia Thespians Chapter Board. Each school is allowed to send one candidate to run for office as well as two representatives at the LeadCon on September 7. Candidates should be prepared to answers questions and be prepared to present a speech at the second LeadCon. Attendance at both LeadCons is mandatory for student reps and candidates. Voting will take place at the second LeadCon. This year we will be electing 9 students. 

Conference Grants

Georgia Thespian Conference Grants are available for students who have financial difficulty and for whom free conference registration would be beneficial. There are 49 grants available this year. The application must be completed by September 7. All applications must be completed and submitted online by a troupe director. 

Troupe directors will be notified prior to the opening of registration. Recipients will be credited with the grant online when the troupe registers or shortly thereafter, depending on the time of registration.

Honor Troupes

The application process for Georgia Thespians Honor Troupes includes submission of a portfolio (“brag book”) about the positive impact your troupe is making. Its directions must be followed exactly with no duplications in multiple categories. Portfolios will be submitted at LeadCon 1 on September 7 and awards will be presented at the following Georgia Thespian Conference.

All-State Theatre

We are looking for Thespians with good attitudes, good work ethic, and of course, TALENT! Our goal is to cast 60 performers and 8 technicians. Please check the website for all requirements and for the instrumental tracks to be used for singing auditions.  

Each troupe may send FOUR students TOTAL to represent their school to audition as a performer or interview as a technician. Example: 3 Performers and 1 Technician…3 Technicians and 1 Performer.