2017 – 53rd Thespian Conference


Thescon™ 2017

View last years schedule. The 2017 schedule will appear at cothescon.net 

Download Junior Thescon 2016 schedule 

Download Thescon 2016 schedule 

December 7-9, 2017 – Our 53rd Year! Video Highlights 2016

Junior Thescon Dec. 7, 2017 Thursday

8:30 Registration Junior Thescon
9:00 Workshop Sessions
12:00 Lunch Break – DJ Provided
12:30 Auditorium Opens
1:00 Mainstage Performance
3:30 Bus Pick-up

Thescon, Dec. 7, 2017 Thursday
1:00 Registration is open
2:30 – 3:45 Workshop Session 1 – Improv Showcase
4:00 – 5:15 Workshop Session 2 – Improv Showcase
5:15 – 7:15 Dinner Break
7:15 Doors Open Bellco Theatre
8:00 Opening Ceremonies
9:00 Mainstage Presentation
Midnight Denver Curfew

Thescon, Dec. 8, 2017 Friday
8:30 – 9:45 Workshop Session 3
10:00 – 11:15 Workshop Session 4
11:15 – 12:45 Lunch Break
12:45 – 2:00 Workshop Session 5
2:15 – 3:30 Workshop Session 6
3:45 – 5:00 Workshop Session 7
5:00 Dinner Break
7:15 Doors Open Bellco Theatre
8:00 Evening Ceremonies – Bellco Theatre
Dance follows the mainstage performance
Call-backs for Individual Events

Thescon, Dec. 9, 2017 Saturday
8:30 – 9:45 Workshop Session 8
10:00 – 11:15 Workshop Session 9
11:15 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 Doors Open
1:00 Closing Ceremonies, Conference Video, Critic’s Choice Showcase, Senior Scholarship Winners
3:30 Bus Pick-up

Click below to watch Highlights from the 2016 conference.

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

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 2017 Colorado State Thespian Conference. The Colorado State Thespian Society will be hosting their 53rd annual high school and middle school theatre conference December 7-9, 2017 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, 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 $110 per high school student, $40 per middle school student, $25 per Individual Event, with a limit of two per student.

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. If you have any issues with the hotel property, make sure to email Colorado Thespians immediately to correct your issue.

Graduate 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 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. Registration Form

“Share the Dream” Charity Project 2017

Each year the Colorado State Thespians raises money for our service project. We have identified Artists in Residency programs in Colorado 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. In 2016, we raised $3,000 for Middle School and Elementary Theatre Arts programming, have your local schools contact Think 360 Arts to inquire about programming. Since 2005 Colorado Thespians has raised $67,473.00 to support state and national charities within the Theatre community.