LeadCon

LeadCon, short for Leadership Conference, takes place at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, GA. This event provides opportunities to promote and develop student leadership in Georgia’s Thespian troupes, as well as the opportunity for troupe directors to learn more about conference, registration, ticketing, new events, etc. We invite you to bring the following attendees to LeadCon:

  • Troupe’s Student Representatives to participate in the annual STO election process (up to 2 student reps per troupe)
  • Troupe’s State Thespian Officer Candidate (one candidate per troupe)
  • Troupe Directors

LeadCon 1:

September 11, 2021
9:45 AM – 1:00 PM
(in person)

Location:
Houston County High School
920 GA-96
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Masks are required for all attendees.

>> Review the Agenda <<

LeadCon 2

January 8, 2022
(hybrid: attend either in person or online)

Location:
Houston County High School
920 GA-96
Warner Robins, GA 31088

New Troupe Directors

All New Troupe Directors are invited to join New Troupe Director Mentor Valerie Longshore-Sargent for a pre-LeadCon Zoom meeting the week prior to LeadCon. Be on the lookout for meeting details.

STO Candidates and Student Reps

At LeadCon 1, STO candidates declare their candidacy and need to be prepared to answer questions from the current STO. Candidates are encouraged to bring two Student Representatives from their troupe with them to both LeadCons as these are the students that will be casting the troupe’s vote for STOs.

At LeadCon 2, the same Student Reps and the STO Candidates will participate in the STO election process.

For more information, visit the STO page.

All-State Opening Production

The first rehearsal for opening production will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Auditions will be held virtually BEFORE LeadCon 1.

For more information regarding the All-State Theatre Opening Production, please visit the All-State Opening Production page (insert link to All-State here). 

For more information regarding the All-State Theatre Opening Production, please visit their All-State Theatre page.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Morris at  all-state.opening@gathespians.org or jenny.morris@gathespians.org.

Honor Troupe

Honor Troupe Portfolios are due at LeadCon 1. The Honor Troupe application process is completely electronic and we’ve adjusted the scoring of portfolios to account for the COVID-19 pandemic! The directions and a template for submitting your troupe’s portfolio electronically are available here.

Advanced Ticketing Incentive

Troupe directors who attend both LeadCons are eligible to select conference show tickets a day early! In order to be eligible for this incentive, you must attend LeadCon 1 in-person and must attend LeadCon 2 either in-person or virtually (if applicable). Attendance will be taken at the start AND end each meeting. The Troupe Director on record with EdTA MUST be the representative in attendance. No exceptions will be made if the Troupe Director cannot attend.

For more information please visit the Show Ticketing page or contact Drew Doss at drew.doss@gathespians.org.