Kansas Thespian State Conference - January 8-10, 2015
The Kansas Thespian Conference is held at Hyatt Regency Wichita and Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center. This year's conference will be January 8-10, 2015. Each year, approximately 1200 high school theatre students attend this three day conference. Students can choose from nearly 200 workshop sessions taught by college theatre professors, high school drama teachers, and guest artists from around the country. Colleges bring displays to promote their theatre programs. Students compete in Individual Events for a chance to quality for the International Thespian Festival in June. Five schools from across the state bring a show to perform on one of the main stages in Century II Performing Arts Center. Students can also compete in a variety of theatre activities including playwriting, charades, theatre trivia, improvisation, creative costuming, and Tech Challenge. Thespians who are seniors can audition for the colleges that attend the conference. Two seniors from each school have the opportunity to compete for $10,000 in Thespian Scholarships.
Don't miss this great weekend of high school theatre in Kansas. Whether you are a student who loves theatre, a high school drama teacher looking for new ideas, or a college representative wanting to recruit future students, the Kansas Thespian Conference is for you!
CHANGES FOR 2015 CONFERENCE
There will be 5 mainstage shows this year. Three will be on the Century II stage on Thursday and Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Two will be on the Mary Jane Teall stage on Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning.
There will be an IE showcase in the Mary Jane Teall on Thursday evening following the Century II mainstage production.
COME TO THE STATE BOARD MEETING AT BLUE VALLEY NORTHWEST H.S. ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23rd to participate in the planning process.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT REGISTRATION
is now an online registration process.
Click here to go to the
IE Registration Form
Workshop proposals must be submitted by August 15, 2014
Mainstage Adjudication forms must be submitted by
August 23. 2014
Individual Event registrations must be submitted by
November 30, 2014
All students must have a signed and notarized Health Form upon arrival at the conference.