Junior Thespian Conference

Click below to watch Highlights from the 2018 conference.


  • Have students submit an Individual Event (Thespy).
  • Take part in Workshops from around the country.
  • Watch an IE Showcase and Matinee Performance.

Join us for the Colorado State Junior Thespian Conference.

A day filled with active theatre workshops designed especially for middle school students. The workshops will be presented in a round-robin fashion, so that students can experience all of the guest artists that are brought in from across the country, to instruct students on the numerous aspects of theatre arts.

Teachers in attendance are able to sign up for graduate level credit offered through the University of Northern Colorado and are provided with evidence for Colorado Teacher relicensure.

The $45 per student Junior Thespian Day registration fee, will include all workshops and performance events (lunch is not provided).

To set up a school account, click the button “Thescon Login” in the upper right hand corner of this page. The conference schedule will be located on cothescon.net web site.

Troupe directors can edit events, add or delete students on their online accounts up to the November 10th deadline and before you hit SUBMIT. After the November 10th deadline, or after you have submitted your registration, schools are responsible for the balance due in their online account. No refunds are offered after the November 10th deadline. Late registrations are charged an additional $20 per student.

Individual Events (Thespys)

Colorado Thespians offers Individual Events at the Junior Thespian Conference. The Colorado Junior Individual Events audition series is intended to be an educational program that offers delegates the opportunity, using the audition approach, to receive constructive feedback on prepared theatrical material. The goal for participating students is to find their skills, strengths, and weaknesses and to grow as theatre artists. This process also supports Teacher Effectiveness for the Colorado Teacher Effectiveness process. The auditions culminate in the selection of a performance showcase cast of outstanding entries, some of which will be featured on the afternoon main stage for the Junior Thespian Conference. 

There are numerous categories included in the middle school individual events: Monologues, Duet Acting, Solo Musical, Duet Musical, and Group Musical.

Students not participating are encouraged to watch these individual event selections as they are being adjudicated for their educational value. Students are limited to signing up for only one event, there is a $25 fee for the Individual Events per participant. All Individual Events must not exceed the 5 minute time limit (2 minutes for Monologues), students will be stopped at the end of their time limit. Monologues are limited to two minutes. Rules for Individual Events are located under the Student Individual Events page.

The registration process is online. Click the “Thescon Login” at the top of any page of the web site to begin the registration process. You will develop an online account, which you can add, change and adapt to your needs. After the deadline of November 10, you will not be able to make changes to your online registration. After the 10th of November, you can add students to your record, however, these new additions will be charged the late fee. Please note, after the deadline you cannot drop or replace students, and no refund will be given.

The Junior Thespian Conference takes place from approximately 9 a.m. – 3:30 pm at the Colorado Convention Center (exact times are shared closer to the event date). Outside food and beverage, other than sack lunches, are not permitted in the Colorado Convention Center.

Feel free to contact the office of the Colorado State Thespians with questions or additional information, info@cothespians.com.