Teachers Conference Sept. 17-18, 2020

2020 Colorado Thespian Teacher Conference  

Colorado Thespians has decided to cancel this year’s annual September event
However, there is still a wonderful teacher learning opportunity ahead with a special Colorado feature! Join educators from across the country at the 2020 EdTA National Educator Conference. Held virtually this year, the conference is free to all current EdTA adult members — that includes troupe directors, professional members, and pre-professional members, and can be accessed at schooltheatre.org. The conference will take place Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, with extended access to workshops beyond this weekend. 
The conference will feature a few links with features that are uniquely Colorado:
  • the 2020 Awards Ceremony,
  • resources in our state for teaching in the time of Covid-19,
  • details on ThesCon 2020.

Thanks to the conference organizers at the Educational Theatre Association for this partnership.

Please consider registering for the 2020 EdTA National Conference. Graduate credit is available through the University of Northern Colorado for educators who attend this conference and ThesCon 2020. 
To register for the conference, CLICK HERE.


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.