Colorado State Thespian Conference, Dec. 6-8, 2018
Over 3,600 of Colorado’s most dedicated high school theater students in grades 9 to 12 attend this conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, and over 70 colleges, conservatories, and universities offer more than a million dollars’ worth of college scholarships to students in attendance. Besides the university auditioning experience, students who attend train with the country’s leading professionals in acting, directing, play writing, and technical theater. The conference also affords students the opportunity to attend productions by high schools, professional theaters, and university theater programs.
As a workshop heavy, two-night field trip, we limit attendance to 15-20 of our most dedicated students and approach the conference as both an intensive learning and bonding experience. Though we participate in workshops based on individual interests, we attend shows, meals, and all other activities together, as a group, and spend downtime discussing how we can use our newly gained knowledge and insight to better our program and invigorate our peers. Attendee selections are based on maturity, experience, passion, and artistic drive as well as Thespian and Trouper status, seniority, and if a student has previously attended.
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to attend this year's conference:
Azzam Bushara Emma Christensen Holly Faust Zia Groen Anna Hunter Abi Hyberger Britney Juarez Roie Karni Keegan Kulesa Zoe Luévano Neena Malcom Truman McCaw Matthew Pappas Carly Rockwell Catherine Smith Ben Tollison Sam Tollison Ryan Torrez Caroline Vacante
The registration fee + hotel costs ($200 total) are due to the bookkeeper by Friday, Nov. 30th (payable at the front office or online via Schoolpay). Please speak with Mr. Tyler asap if you marked that you might need financial aid in order to attend. A few upcoming lunch meetings and permission slip deadlines will be posted here in the coming weeks as well, so please check back. If you applied but were not selected, we'll keep your name on a waiting list in case one of our selected students cannot attend.