2023 – 59th Thespian Conference

Thescon™ 2023

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2023 Conference Schedules will be prior to the conference via COThesCon.net

Where: Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado

What: High School Theatre in Colorado supports the fifth largest economic industry, the creative sector. Be a part of the Rocky Mountain regions leading educational theatre event, the 2023 Colorado State Thespian Conference. The Colorado State Thespian Society will be hosting their 59th annual high school and middle school theatre conference December 7-9.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to assist your school in registering and attending the Colorado High School Theatre Conference. All High Schools, Middle 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 $125 per high school student, $45 per middle school student, $25 per Individual Event, with a limit of two per student.

All State Opening Number

All State Opening Number Audition Information: We’re looking to cast 15-20 student performers from around Colorado to participate in the ThesCon Opening Number! The audition is open to all students grade 8-12 who attend the Colorado State Thespians Conference. We are looking to cast students who complete the following process by October 20th at midnight, no exceptions. More info here.

Graduate Credit

Conference Educator 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 on the downloadable syllabus. Participants who plan to attend both the Teacher’s Conference and the December Thespian Conference may sign up for 2 credits.  If you plan to attend both conferences and want 2 credits, please sign up for both at the same time. Graduate credit registration link

“Share the Dream” Charity Project 2023

Each year the Colorado State Thespians raises money for our service project. For 2023 we have yet to identify a local non-profit.  You can help by raising money at your school and contributing to the growing funds. Try holding a school fund-raiser prior to conference, pass a bucket at your shows, you would be surprised at how much you can raise. Since 2005 Colorado Thespians has raised $95,473.00 to support state and national charities within the Colorado community.

Technical Theatre Challenge

Materials for the technical Theatre Challenge can be found here. Registration for this event must be done through Troupe Director logins in our registration system.