Conference Shows

Georgia Thespians is seeking high-quality productions to be showcased at the Georgia Thespian Conference. If your troupe would like the opportunity to share your show with other Thespians, apply to have your show screened for ThesCon. Please review the screening application windows for application dates and deadlines. The Troupe Director must submit all required forms — complete with required signatures and payment — for applications to be considered complete. The Screening Committee will notify the Troupe Director when an application is complete and a troupe’s show has been accepted to be screened.

Please apply early! For 2024, only 60 applications will be accepted.

Submission Process

Each troupe is allowed to have one show screened for ThesCon each year. Our goal is to provide conference attendees with a variety of theatre in regards to genre, style, theme, and scale.

Here’s how to apply for an opportunity to have your show featured in one of our ThesCon performance venues:

1. Complete and electronically submit your Screening Application. Each troupe is allowed one screening of one production per school year. Please apply early.

2. Print your Screening Application and obtain the required signatures.

3. Return your signed Screening Application to the Screening Committee, along with your payment or PayPal receipt. Acceptable forms of payment: school or booster club check, money order, and credit card (via PayPal portal).

All screening application materials must be received by Georgia Thespians before the deadline or before the number of accepted applications reaches 60.

All applying schools will be notified of the screening results in December. See calendar and deadlines for specifics.

Snail-Mail Option:

Georgia Thespians
2897 North Druid Hills Road
Box 225
Atlanta, GA 30329

* We recommend that you mail your packets with tracking.

Digital Option:

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Actual signatures are required. Please do not use computer-generated fonts, as these will NOT be accepted. DocuSign is acceptable as long as you create the signature with your own handwriting.

No refunds can be issued for any reason (this includes missed deadlines and incomplete entry forms or submissions).

Mandatory Production Meeting

Mandatory Production Meeting for Directors of Accepted Shows:
January 6, 2024 @ Houston County High School at 10:45 AM. The meeting will be held in person and via Zoom.

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • School check
  • Booster Club check
  • Money Order
  • Cashiers/Certified Check
  • Cash
  • Online payment

As a member of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), Georgia Thespians is committed to make Theatre Education a central part of the screening process. Adjudicators will use an evaluation rubric designed to provide feedback to students and directors.

Performance Venue Information

  • River Centre for the Performing Arts
    Bill Heard Theater
    Seating capacity: 1988
  • Columbus State University Theatre
    on the Park Proscenium Theater
    Seating capacity: 350
  • CSU Studio Theatre
    Seating capacity: 120
  • Springer Opera House
    Seating capacity: 700
  • McClure Black Box Theater
    Seating capacity: 300

Chapter Select at International Thespian Festival

The Chapter Select Showcase is a presentation of one-acts which takes place at the International Thespian Festival (ITF) in Bloomington, Indiana. The Chapter Select Showcase features outstanding Thespian productions from chapters nationwide. Georgia Thespians will provide a grant of up to $5,000 to cover ITF registration fees for any school selected to perform in the Chapter Select Showcase. Participants must be registered for the entire festival and meet all festival deadlines. The troupe director will send a copy of the school’s Festival registration to the Chapter Treasurer. Georgia Thespians will send a check made out to the school or the booster organization, within two weeks after the Chapter Select show performs at the International Thespian Festival. Please review the technical and performance guidelines for Chapter select performances at ITF below:

If your school wishes to be considered for the Chapter Select Showcase at the International Thespian Festival, you must complete the Chapter Select Screening Agreement (in addition to all other Georgia Thespians show screening documents), and mail it to the address provided on the Screening Application by the October 6, 2023 deadline.

  • Chapter Select Application deadline: October 6, 2023 at 4:00 PM 
  • International Thespian Festival: June 23-28, 2024