Teachers Conference Sept. 10, 2021

2021 Colorado Thespian Teacher Conference  

This year’s Teacher Conference is scheduled for Friday, September 10 at the Hotel Monaco, 1717 Champa Street, Denver, this one day conference will offer professional development sessions including topics on acting, tech, DEIA, and Theatre Educator support. Industry leading professionals will lead sessions in ensemble work, Theatre of the Oppressed, program advocacy in your school and beyond, monologue work, and more! The final session will be a performance from the Curious Theatre and a short talkback with the playwright following the performance.

Graduate Level Credit

Conference participants are able to sign-up for graduate credit. To register for THEA 513 credit from the University of Northern Colorado, please read the directions for online registration via the link below. Please note attendance and hours completed at the event is the only way to receive credit. If you are attending the Colorado teachers conference you must attend for the full day, including the Awards dinner. Graduate credit registration link


Colorado Thespians will continue to offer theatre awards and training for the educational theatrical community of elementary, middle, and high school theatre programs. As well as honoring the theatrical service members of our community and collegiate level programs. Please join us as we celebrate theatre education in Colorado and work to build a strong future for our profession.

View the Awards Nomination Form

View our Past Award Recipients

2020 Colorado Thespians Award Recipients 

Congratulations to the 2020 honorees for their outstanding dedication to educational theatre. These individuals rose to the top of a list of nominees who all shine in their contributions to their students and communities. 
  • Holly Haverkorn, Mitchell High School, High School Educator of the Year
  • Kody Maynard, Challenger Middle School, Middle School Educator of the Year
  • Marianna Lucero, Goldrick Elementary, Elementary Educator of the Year
  • Roxanne Pignanelli, The Arts Academy at Pueblo County High School, Administrator of the Year

These outstanding individuals will be honored in a virtual ceremony with a link posted on the CO Thespians website as well as virtually at the 2020 EdTA National Conference, and recognized again in person at our 2021 teacher conference.