ThesCon Schedule

The schedules are under construction and will be changing as workshops and other events are set.

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Thursday, December 7Friday, December 8 - AMFriday, December 8 - PMSaturday, December 9

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Registration opens at 2pm
Session 1: 2:30-3:45 pmRoom
Registration and information
Opens at 2:00 pm
Colorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibit Set-up all dayConvention Center - Main Concourse
Session 1: 2:30-3:45 pm
Workshops
PresenterRoom
Tours: Denver Center Performing Arts Center Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 111
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
Shakespeare Crash Course Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
Directing: Putting a Play on its Feet Mark Kaufmann 705
Acting Your Song: Take It to the Next Level Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
Decoding Viola Spolin’s Theater Games! Ed Reggi 707
SING AND MOVE IT! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
University Scholarship Auditions: Q & A Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 709
Perfecting you Individual Event: Tech Theatre Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 710
Perfecting you Individual Event: Musical Theatre Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 711
Perfecting your Individual Event: Acting Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 712
Broadway Dance Ensemble Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Improv Showdown CST 103
Improv Showdown CST 104
Improv Showdown CST 105
Improv Showdown CST 106
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
Session 2: 4:00-5:15 pmRoom
Registration and information
Opens at 2:00 pm
Colorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibit Set-up all dayConvention Center - Main Concourse
Session 2: 4:00-5:15 pm
Workshops
PresenterRoom
Tours: Denver Center Performing Arts Center Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Character Biography David Saphier, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 101
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 111
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
Shakespeare Crash Course Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
The Director’s Prep Mark Kaufmann 705
Acting Your Song: Take It to the Next Level Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
SING AND MOVE IT! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
University Scholarship Auditions: Q & A Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 709
Perfecting you Individual Event: Tech Theatre Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 710
Perfecting you Individual Event: Musical Theatre Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 711
Perfecting your Individual Event: Acting Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 712
Dancing as Animals – CATS Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Improv Showdown CST 103
Improv Showdown CST 104
Improv Showdown CST 105
Improv Showdown CST 106
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.

Thursday, December 7, 2017 Evening Events

7:00 pm Doors Open – Bellco Theater
7:30 pm Opening Ceremonies
Welcome
Featuring Ali Stroker, GLEE, Spring Awakening on Broadway
Winning Individual Event Film
State Student Officer Introduction/Share the Dream
One Act Participation Award
Honor Thespian Troupes
15-minute Intermission
8:30 pm Mainstage Event
Midnight Curfew

Friday, December 8, 2017

Registration opens at 7:00 am
Session 3: 8:30-9:45 amRoom
Registration and information
Opens at 7:00 am
Colorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibit Set-up all dayConvention Center - Main Concourse
University Scholarship Auditors Arrive - 7:30 amHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
University Scholarship Auditions - 8:15 arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 3: 8:30-9:45 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Audition Anatomy Rachel Taylor, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 101
Social Media and the Teacher
(Teacher Workshop)
Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 102
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
Don’t Throw Away your Shot – Broadway Confidence In Auditions Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Broadway Artists Alliance 203
“I Hope I Get It” – A Chorus Line Kyle Thomas, Midland University 702
Tell the Story, really simple. Actors and Singers – just stop! Mitch Samu 703
Shakespeare Crash Course Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
Directing: Putting a Play on its Feet Mark Kaufmann 705
Monologues: Learn How the Tony Award Winners Do It Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
Decoding Viola Spolin’s Theater Games! Ed Reggi 707
Orange is the New Black – Devising Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Tech On A Dime Ryan Dohoney, St Vrain Theatre Company/Envision Production Group 710
‘Ello Guv’nr! Applying the IPA in Dialect Work Chip Persons, University of Colorado Boulder 711
Voice for the Stage Tamara Meneghini, University of Colorado Boulder 712
Swing Dance 1 Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 102
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 103
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 104
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 105
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 106
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 107
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 108
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 109
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 110
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 111
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 112
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 113
Individual Events: Musical Theatre Groups CST 201
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 210/212
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 701
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
Session 4: 10:00-11:15 amRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
University Scholarship Auditors Arrive - 9:45 am arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
University Scholarship Auditions - 8:15 arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 4: 10:00-11:15 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Tours: Denver Center Performing Arts Center Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Musical Directing- Better and realistic for your Talent (Teacher Workshop)
(Teacher Workshop)
Mitch Samu 102
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
Don’t Throw Away your Shot – Broadway Confidence In Auditions Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Broadway Artists Alliance 203
Music and Character Andre Rodriguez 205
“I Hope I Get It” – A Chorus Line Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Shakespeare Crash Course Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
Writing the Musical Libretto Mark Kaufmann 705
Monologues: Learn How the Tony Award Winners Do It Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
Improv This! Ed Reggi 707
Orange is the New Black – Devising Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Next Level Marketing Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 709
Tech On A Dime Ryan Dohoney, St Vrain Theatre Company/Envision Production Group 710
‘Ello Guv’nr! Applying the IPA in Dialect Work Chip Persons, University of Colorado Boulder 711
Creating Character Through Movement Tamara Meneghini, University of Colorado Boulder 712
Swing Dance 2 Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 102
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 103
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 104
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 105
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 106
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 107
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 108
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 109
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 110
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 111
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 112
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 113
Individual Events: Musical Theatre Groups CST 201
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 210/212
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 701
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
11:15 am – 12:45 pm Lunch Break
Friday, December 8, 2017 - PM
Session 5: 12:45 - 2:00 pmRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitMain Concourse
University Scholarship Auditions - 12:30 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 5: 12:45 - 2:00 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Tours: Denver Center Performing Arts Center Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
The Business of Acting Andre Rodriguez 101
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 203
Music and Character Andre Rodriguez 205
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College and Conseratory of the Performing Arts, Gayton Dance 601 L
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
“Alexander Hamilton” Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Improv This! Ed Reggi 707
Screw it Up! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Physical Subtext Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 709
Theatre In Strange Places (Guerrilla Theatre) Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Swing Dance Aerials and Tricks Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 102
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 103
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 104
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 105
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 106
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 107
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 108
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 109
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 110
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 111
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 112
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 113
Individual Events: Musical Theatre Groups CST 201
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 210/212
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 701
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
Session 6: 2:15 - 3:40 pmRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitMain Concourse
University Scholarship Auditions - 2:00 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 6: 2:15 - 3:40 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Tours: Denver Center Performing Arts Center Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
PLAY!! Allison Watrous, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 101
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 203
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College and Conseratory of the Performing Arts, Gayton Dance 601 L
Viewpoints – Improvisation
(Teacher Workshop)
Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 702
“Alexander Hamilton” Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
From Gore to Gandalf to Nightclubs: Hands-On Projection Design Price Johnston, Colorado State University 704
Casting for Scale Models and Full-Sized Props Elise Kulovany, Colorado State University 706
Improv a Play Ed Reggi 707
Screw it Up! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Physical Subtext Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 709
Making Social Media Work For You & Your Show Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Swing Dance Performance for the Stage Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 102
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 103
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 104
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 105
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 106
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 107
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 108
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 109
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 110
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 111
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 112
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 113
Individual Events: Musical Theatre Groups CST 201
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 210/212
BLACK. a new short play by young writer Lamaria Aminah 605 L
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 701
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
Session 7: 3:45 - 5:00 pmRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitMain Concourse
University Scholarship Auditions - 3:30 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 7: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 203
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College and Conseratory of the Performing Arts, Gayton Dance 601 L
Viewpoints – Improvisation
(Teacher Workshop)
Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 702
Singing Sondheim Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
From Gore to Gandalf to Nightclubs: Hands-On Projection Design Price Johnston, Colorado State University 704
Creating Special FX Makeup and Props with Latex Melanie Aksamit 705
Casting for Scale Models and Full-Sized Props Elise Kulovany, Colorado State University 706
Improv a Play Ed Reggi 707
Orange is the New Black – Devising Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Physical Subtext Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 709
Theatre In Strange Places (Guerrilla Theatre) Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Old School Hip Hop for the Stage Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 102
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 103
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 104
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 105
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 106
Individual Events: Musical Theatre CST 107
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 108
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 109
Individual Events: Solo Acting CST 110
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 111
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 112
Individual Events: Duet/Scene Acting CST 113
Individual Events: Musical Theatre Groups CST 201
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 210/212
BLACK. a new short play by young writer Lamaria Aminah 605 L
Individual Events: Technical Theatre CST 701
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.

Friday, December 8, 2017 Evening Events

7:15 pm Doors Open – Bellco Theater
8:00 pm Evening Ceremonies
Mainstage
Call-backs follow main stage. Individual Events Critic’s Choice – Room 401
Midnight Curfew

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Luggage storage available in Lobby D outside the Bellco Theatre. Colorado Thespians is not responsible for protecting your luggage, please secure your luggage.

Session 8: 8:30 - 9:45 amRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibits & CallbacksMain Concourse - Report to their tables
Session 8: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
It’s All in the Timing Michael Pearl 102
Sweeney Todd – The Importance of a Chorus! James Olm, Casper College Dept of Theatre and Dance 103
Theatre From Scratch Jenny Stafford, Guest Artist 104
Viewpoints – Improvisation
(Teacher Workshop)
Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 105
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
Stage Combat as Actor Training Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 203
Tech Challenge Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 601 L
Move Like Fosse!! Jodi Youmans-Jones, Casper College Dept. of Theatre & Dance 603 L
Hip Hop on Broadway Santana Trujillo, AMDA College and Conseratory of the Performing Arts, Gayton Dance 605 L
Handling Mature Content on Stage and in Rehearsal Alexander Evert, Fearless Theatre 701
Singing Sondheim Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 704
Creating Special FX Makeup and Props with Latex Melanie Aksamit 705
Adult Breakfast and Keynote
(Teacher Workshop)
Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association Four Seasons 1
Salsa 101 Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Improv Showdown CST 205
Improv Showdown CST 207
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.
Session 9: 10:00 - 11:15 amRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibits & CallbacksMain Concourse - Report to their tables
Session 9: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
EFFECTIVE ACTING: AFFECTING OTHERS Michael Pearl 102
Nailing a Musical Theatre Audition! James Olm, Casper College Dept of Theatre and Dance 103
Theatre From Scratch Jenny Stafford, Guest Artist 104
Viewpoints – Improvisation
(Teacher Workshop)
Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 105
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
Stage Combat as Actor Training Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 203
Tech Challenge Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 601 L
Musical Theatre Dance-Survive! Jodi Youmans-Jones, Casper College Dept. of Theatre & Dance 603 L
Hip Hop on Broadway Santana Trujillo, AMDA College and Conseratory of the Performing Arts, Gayton Dance 605 L
Handling Mature Content on Stage and in Rehearsal Alexander Evert, Fearless Theatre 701
“Alexander Hamilton” Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 704
Creating Special FX Makeup and Props with Latex Melanie Aksamit 705
Salsa Dance Performance for the Stage Joseph DeMers Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
No showcases found.
One-act PresentationSchoolRoom
No one-acts found.

Saturday, December 9, 2017 – Closing Events

11:15 am – 12:45pm

Lunch Break and Hotel Check-out

Luggage storage available in Lobby D outside of the Bellco Theatre

Colorado Thespians is not responsible for protecting your luggage, please secure your luggage.

12:30 pm Doors Open
1:00 pm Closing Ceremonies
Conference Video
Critic’s Choice Showcase
Senior University Scholarship Winners
3:30 pm Bus Pickup

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Colorado State Thespian’s Mission

To promote and strengthen theatre arts in education through the invigorating theatrical experiences of students and teachers.

State Thespian Officers (STOs)

Name School Class
Daniel Niewoehner Centaurus High School 2018
Preslee Krout Cherokee Trail High School 2018
Maximillian Gomez Cherry Creek High School 2018
Estee Dechtman Denver School of the Arts 2018
Kelsea Sibold Frederick High School 2019
Carter Wilson Legacy High School 2018
Jeremiah Garcia Pomona High School 2018
Hannah Heil Steamboat Springs High School 2018
Gable Kinsman Valor Christian High School 2018
Jackson Garske Columbine High School 2018

Applications for STOs are located at ThespianPointTracker.com and due by February 1st, 2018.

Make plans now to attend:
International Thespian Festival, June 2018 – Lincoln, NE
National Educational Theatre Teachers Conference, September 2018
Colorado Thespian Conference, December 6-8, 2018 – Denver, CO
Colorado Junior Thespian Conference, December 6, 2018 – Denver, CO

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