Virtual ThesCon 2021

The 2021 Georgia Thespian Conference will be held virtually on February 25- 27, 2021. For 2021, the High School and Junior conferences will be a combined event. Join us for the best three days of high school theatre in Georgia.


Pre-Conference:

Conference Agreement Form: all conference attendees – students and adults – are required to complete an agreement form. Troupe Directors collect copies of agreement forms from his or her attendees and will submit a copy of each agreement form with their registration packets.

Conference Grants: see page for more details

LeadCon 1: Saturday, September 26, 2020
LeadCon 2: Saturday, January 9. 2021


Conference Registration

Registration opens October 4, 2020 and closes on December 11, 2020 at 4:00 PM. High schools with active troupe memberships and middle schools are welcome. The high school Troupe Director or the middle school theatre teacher will coordinate the registration for his or her school’s attendees.

New for 2021: Inducted and non-inducted (Thespian) students can be registered for conference.

All attendees must complete a Conference Agreement Form.

Fees:

  • $50 per attendee
  • $55 per troupe/school (assessment fee)
  • $25 per event (optional; see event for more details)
  • Late fee: more information coming

All fees are non-refundable. May checks payable to “Georgia Thespians”.
Change Request: more information coming

Registration Packet

Your complete registration packet must include:

  • Registration invoice with required signature section completed, printed in “portrait” and 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.)

Exciting Opportunities at ThesCon

Workshops

During the annual conference, students have the opportunity to participate in dynamic and exciting workshops led by theatre professionals in all areas of the theatre arts, including many types of dancing, movement, vocal, accents, the audition process, improvisation, makeup, costuming, stage management, set design and construction, lighting and sound, team building, and theatre games, just to name a few.

All-State Theatre!!

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And… Junior Opening Number

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Scholarship & Auditioning

Each year Georgia Thespians offers $24,500 in college scholarships to twelve senior Thespians. Scholarship auditions are held at the Georgia Thespian Conference each year. Read more…

State Student Officers

Our students serve in a leadership capacity all-year long. Read more…

Film Festival

Students can showcase their student-produced films in a festival-like special event which would include a quick talkback with the student filmmakers present at the end of the showcase. Georgia is fast becoming a hub for filmmaking. And with access to smartphones, it is quickly becoming easier to film, edit and share films with each other. Anyone can participate in the creative experience of making a movie. Read more…

NextGen: PlayWorks

This program is an opportunity for Georgia Thespians to see their original scripts workshopped with a professional director or playwright. One submitted selection will be chosen to participate in a staged reading, including an audience feedback session at ThesCon. In addition, complete plays that meet the requirements for the International Thespians Festival  will have the opportunity to submit their work to that conference. Read more…

NextGen: MusicalWorks

This event nurtures original student-written musicals from the page to the stage. The program staff will choose one new work to be developed at Georgia Thespian Conference. Professional stage and music directors will help workshop and stage one selected submission with student actors. Read more…

Improv!

Improv! is an educational program that combines Thespians from schools who have all been working on playing specific improvisation games with Thespians from other schools who have been working on playing the same games. A strong improv student will embrace the opportunity to work with new identities on familiar games as students get to work with peers they are meeting for the first time. Click here for more information.

Awards

Each year at conference, Georgia Thespians recognizes outstanding work and dedication to educational theatre by students and their teachers. Previous awards have included Hall Of Fame, Administrator Of The Year, All-Star Techies, and Outstanding Achievement In Theatre. Click here for more details and forms.