50th Colorado State Thespian Conference

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December 4-6, 2014 – Our 50th Year!

Images from Thescon 2013. Conference Video Highlights 2012.  2013 Flash Mob Music

Dr. Jay Seller welcomes attendees.

High School Theatre in Colorado supports the fifth economic industry, the creative industries, be a part of the Rocky Mountain Regions leading educational theatre event, announcing the 2014 Colorado State Thespian Conference.

The Colorado State Thespian Society will be hosting their 50th annual high school theatre conference December 4-6, 2014 at the Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel, located in the heart of the Denver Performing Arts community.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to assist your school in registering and attending the Colorado High School Theatre Conference. All High Schools and Charter Schools in the three state regions of Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico are invited to attend, and we would like to encourage new schools from these areas to join us and share the excitement of high school theatre. Cost is $10 per chaperone, $105 per student, $20 per IE, with a limit of two.   Online Registration Cheat Sheet for Troupe Directors

Teacher Credit from the University of Northern Colorado

Teachers, if you are interested in UNC credit for attending the CO Thespian Conference, please fill out the registration form, sign it, and either scan it and email it back, or fax it to Dr. Mary Schuttler at 970-351-4897. Info on how to activate a UNC account can be accessed here.  The cost is $55, and the absolute deadline for registering is December 19th.

Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center

The Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel is a five star hotel property, which welcomes our students annually, mention Colorado Thespians when making your reservation. To secure your tax exempt status please fill out this Hyatt Tax Exempt Form, and fax both forms to the hotel. Don’t forget to bring a copy with you as you check in. You must pay for your stay with a school check or school credit card in order to secure tax exempt status. Hyatt Credit Card Authorization Form. Visit our Host Hotels page to find other hotel properties in the Denver Metro area that support Colorado Thespians.

2011 Thespian Conference Opening Ceremony

Planning ahead…

Mark your school calendar for the future, some dates are subject to change.

  • Dec. 3-5, 2015 (51st year)
  • Dec. 1-3, 2016 (52nd year)
  • Dec. 7-9, 2017 (53rd year)

Broadway Cares – Equity Fights Aids,
Our community service project.

Each year the Colorado Thespians raises money for our service project. We have identified Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids as the Colorado State Thespian service project. Raise money at your school and contribute to the growing funds. Try holding a school fund-raiser prior to conference, pass a bucket at your shows, you would be amazed at how much you can raise. Below is a list of our past contributions, please bring your contribution to conference in the form of one check to Colorado State Thespians.

2014 Donations from Theatre Departments

Previous Years Total Donations

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
$ $8,000 $7,000 $6,320 $7,200 $5,600 $4,000 $3,453 $3,500 $1,400