Conference Shows

Video Submissions Only: For our Virtual Thespian Conference 2021, all shows will be submitted and adjudicated electronically. Live performances will not be screened this year. You may only submit a video recording of your production. 


Georgia Thespians wants to showcase high-quality productions at the Georgia Virtual Thespian Conference 2021. If your troupe would like to share your show with other Thespians, please apply by December 11, 2020. Troupes may submit one show to be screened for Conference each year. This year, all shows will be adjudicated via video submissions. 

Directors must agree to the conditions listed in the Screening Application/Agreement. 

Troupe Directors must secure written permission from the publisher for presentation during Thespian Conference dates. Directors are also responsible for obtaining video permission/rights granted to your school by the Rights holder. Finally, troupe directors are responsible for payment of all royalties and adhering to the policies in their Production Contract with the publishing company.

The Screening Application/Agreement and $100 fee are both due by the Super Deadline of December 11, 2020. 

Performance videos must be uploaded to a private YouTube account and shared with showscreening@gathespians.org by January 17, 2021. This recording will be the one screened and, if selected, will be featured at our Virtual Thespian Conference.

The show selections for Virtual Thespian Conference will be announced on February 8, 2021.

As a member of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), it is our goal to make Theatre Education a central part of the screening process. Adjudicators will use an evaluation form designed to provide ample feedback to students and directors.

*NOTE: Georgia Thespians will not be accepting applications for the Chapter Select Showcase at the International Theatre Festival for 2020-2021.

Screening Application and Fee must be received by Georgia Thespians by the December 11, 2020 deadline:

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

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • School check
  • Booster Club check
  • Money Order
  • Cashiers/Certified Check
  • Cash
  • WE CANNOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS

Committee Contacts:

Sarah Lindahl and Miro Gomez, Show Screening & Scheduling
showscreening@gathespians.org 
Phone: (770) 317-7513 or (404) 290-8505


Junior Thespian Show Selection

We are so excited that this year we can showcase more than one school for a conference show. If you have a show you would like screened (past show or present) please share it with us! All shows will be submitted and adjudicated electronically. The application & fee must be submitted/received by the December 11, 2020 Super Deadline. Performance videos must be submitted/received no later than January 17, 2021.  Troupes must secure written permission from the publisher for presentation at the Festival during Festival dates. Troupes are responsible for payment of royalties and adhering to the policies in their Production Contract with the publishing company. Please e-mail natalie.pass@gathespians.org if you have any questions. 


Chapter Select

(Not being offered in 2020 – 2021)
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.