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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 - Lobby B
Session 1: 2:30-3:45 pm
Workshops
PresenterRoom
Tour: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 703
Step Up for Step In Time! Learning Tap Techniques Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
Directing: Putting a Play on its Feet Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 705
Taking the Mystery out of Auditioning ADDY GREEN, RELATIVITYS CHOOL 706
Decoding Viola Spolin’s Theater Games! Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 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 Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
The Actor’s Nightmare LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL 601
Biscuit$ BROOMFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 603
Captive Audience FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 603
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 - Lobby B
Session 2: 4:00-5:15 pm
Workshops
PresenterRoom
Tour: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
Mask Movement Theatre Michael Gunst, Gunstwork Puppet Mask Theatre 703
Step Up for Step In Time! Learning Tap Techniques Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
The Director’s Prep Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 705
Taking the Mystery out of Auditioning ADDY GREEN, RELATIVITYS CHOOL 706
The Singing Actor Cherity Koepke, Opera Colorado 707
SING AND MOVE IT! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Mime and Illusion Paul Belden, Guest Artist 709
Romeo And Juliet — Fate and Feud Danial Hiester, Teaching Artist 710
Hamilton is Shakespeare Kevin Rich, University of Colorado Boulder 711
Dancing as Animals – CATS Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
The Labors of Hercules Fitch ROCK CANYON HIGH SCHOOL 601
The Bible in Thirty Minutes or Less POMONA HIGH SCHOOL 603
Voice of the Prairie FREDERICK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 603

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
15-minute Intermission
8:30 pm Mainstage Event
“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”
The Denver School for the Arts
Directed by Shawn Hann. Written by William Finn.
High School Rating PG-13.
Midnight Curfew

Friday, December 8, 2017

Session 3: 8:30-9:45 amRoom
Registration and information
Opens at 7:00 am
Colorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitConvention Center - Lobby B
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
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 205
Scene Study for Actors Danial Hiester, Teaching Artist 207
Shakespeare Alive! Gillian McNally, University of Northern Colorado 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 101 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 101 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Social Media and the Teacher (Teacher Workshop)
(Teacher Workshop)
Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 702
Tell the Story, really simple. Actors and Singers – just stop! Mitch Samu, Guest Artist 703
Shakespeare Crash Course Becca Postma, Arapahoe Libraries 704
Directing: Putting a Play on its Feet Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 705
Monologues: Learn How the Tony Award Winners Do It Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
Decoding Viola Spolin’s Theater Games! Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 707
Orange is the New Black – Devising Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Audition Anatomy Rachel Taylor, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 709
Tech On A Dime Ryan Dohoney, St Vrain Theatre Company/Envision Production Group 710
Speak Without Words! Ted Stark, University of Colorado at Boulder 711
Voice for the Stage Tamara Meneghini, University of Colorado Boulder 712
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist Four Seasons 1
Hand to Hand Stage Combat Peter Bernstein, Guest Artist Four Seasons 2/3
Swing Dance 1 Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
Tracks HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL 601
The Coming World CASTLE VIEW HIGH SCHOOL 603
The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza FAIRVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 603
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
Tour: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
LED Lighting Integration 101 Brian Hapcic, University of Northern Colorado 202
Don’t Throw Away your Shot – Broadway Confidence In Auditions Tyrick Wiltez Jones, Broadway Artists Alliance 203
Music and Character Robyn Yamada, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 205
Scene Study for Actors Danial Hiester, Teaching Artist 207
Audition Anatomy Rachel Taylor, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 101 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 101 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Musical Directing- Better and realistic for your Talent (Teacher Workshop)
(Teacher Workshop)
Mitch Samu, Guest Artist 702
“I Hope I Get It” – A Chorus Line Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Storytelling Through Hand-to-Hand Combat Andre Rodriguez, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 704
Writing the Musical Libretto Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 705
Acting Your Song: Take It to the Next Level Andrea Kehler, Broadway Training Intensive 706
Improv This! Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 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
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist Four Seasons 1
Hand to Hand Stage Combat Peter Bernstein, Guest Artist Four Seasons 2/3
Swing Dance 2 Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
Facing our Truth NORTH HIGH SCHOOL 601
Baker’s Dozen HORIZON HIGH SCHOOL 603
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 ExhibitLobby B
University Scholarship Auditions - 12:30 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 5: 12:45 - 2:00 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Tour: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
Intro to Qlab – How to build a cue stack Brian Hapcic, University of Northern Colorado 202
Shakespeare Alive! Gillian McNally, University of Northern Colorado 203
You spin Me Right Round: Turntable Design and Construction Kerry Cripe, University of Colorado Boulder 204
Music and Character Robyn Yamada, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 205
Ask a Tech Question Steven McDonald, University of Denver 206
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College 207
So you want to be an STO? Information Meeting. Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 102 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 102 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Playwriting Your Revolution Dee Covington, Curious Theatre Company 702
“Alexander Hamilton” Kyle Thomas, Midland University 703
Mid-Form Improv Tara Wolfe, Human, Kind Theater Project 704
Keeping it Real with Improv Brian McManus, Improv YA(Y) 705
Focus – and Move With Purpose Tim Grant, Freelance Artist/ DCTA, Denver School of the Arts, Wolf Theatre Academy 706
Improv This! Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 707
Screw it Up! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Physical Subtext Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 709
Vocal Boot Camp Cherity Koepke, Opera Colorado 710
Character Study for Actors Danial Hiester, Teaching Artist 711
Theatre In Strange Places (Guerrilla Theatre) Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist Four Seasons 1
Hand to Hand Stage Combat Peter Bernstein, Guest Artist Four Seasons 2/3
Swing Dance Aerials and Tricks Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
Juvie GRANDVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 601
Session 6: 2:15 - 3:40 pmRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitLobby B
University Scholarship Auditions - 2:00 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 6: 2:15 - 3:40 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Tour: Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 101
The Real Story – the plot Stephen Gregg, Guest Playwright 202
Lyrical Jazz Aaron Wood, Casper College 203
The Story of Your Song Allison Watrous, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 205
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College 207
Character Biography David Saphier, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 102 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 102 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Viewpoints – Improvisation 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
Keeping it Real with Improv Brian McManus, Improv YA(Y) 705
Casting for Scale Models and Full-Sized Props Elise Kulovany, Colorado State University 706
Improv a Play Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 707
Screw it Up! Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Physical Subtext Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 709
Hollywood 101 and the Art of Screen Acting Neil Truglio, Modest Arts / Denver Film Society 710
Character Study for Actors Danial Hiester, Teaching Artist 711
Making Social Media Work For You & Your Show Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist Four Seasons 1
Hand to Hand Stage Combat Peter Bernstein, Guest Artist Four Seasons 2/3
Swing Dance Performance for the Stage Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
Dark DENVER SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 601
BLACK. new short play by Lamaria Aminah Curious Theatre 603
Session 7: 3:45 - 5:00 pmRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University ExhibitLobby B
University Scholarship Auditions - 3:30 pm arrivalHyatt Regency Capitol Ballroom, 4th floor
Session 7: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Worshops
PresenterRoom
The Real Story – the plot Stephen Gregg, Guest Playwright 202
Lyrical Jazz Aaron Wood, Casper College 203
TV and Film Acting for the Camera Stuart Stone, Casting Director/ Stuart Stone Casting 204
Activate Your Spontaneity through Improv Allison Watrous, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 205
Identity in Theatre: Proposing Relevant Radical Shows at your School Courtney Kochuba, Samuel French 206
Hip Hop Dance for Theatre Santana Trujillo, AMDA College 207
Character Biography David Saphier, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 605
LED – Before you Buy, How to Install Carmel Alston 607
Viewpoints – Improvisation 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, Make-up Artist 705
Casting for Scale Models and Full-Sized Props Elise Kulovany, Colorado State University 706
Improv a Play Ed Reggi, Guest Artist 707
Orange is the New Black – Devising Ruben Van Kempen, Free Lance Presenter 708
Mime and Illusion Paul Belden, Guest Artist 709
Hollywood 101 and the Art of Screen Acting Neil Truglio, Modest Arts / Denver Film Society 710
Mid-Form Improv Tara Wolfe, Human, Kind Theater Project 711
Theatre In Strange Places (Guerrilla Theatre) Chris Parr, St Vrain Theatre Company 712
Broadway Dance – All the Moves Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist Four Seasons 1
Stage Combat as Actor Training Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming Four Seasons 2/3
Old School Hip Hop for the Stage Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble 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
The Actors Nightmare BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL 601
BLACK. new short play by Lamaria Aminah Curious Theatre 603

Friday, December 8, 2017 Evening Events

5:00 pm Dinner Break
7:15 pm Doors Open – Bellco Theater
8:00 pm Evening Ceremonies
Honor Thespian Troupes/UE Short Film Awards
“Harvey”
Legacy High School
Directed by Karen Stacks, Written by Mary Chase.
Dance follows the Mainstage production in the
Four Seasons Ballroom One
Call-backs follow Mainstage.
Individual Events Critic’s Choice – Room 103
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 & CallbacksLobby B - Report to their tables
Session 8: 8:30 - 9:45 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
It’s All in the Timing Michael Pearl, Guest Artist 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 Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 105
Musical Theatre: Singing and Acting your Song Michael J. Duran, BDT Stage 106
Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen Blake Babbitt, 383 Productions 107
The Dramatic Self Andrea Moon, University of Northern Colorado 108
Improv Firestarter Brian McManus, Improv YA(Y) 109
Act With Power and Presence! Richard Burk, Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance 110
Mime and Illusion Paul Belden, Guest Artist 111
Hollywood 101 and the Art of Screen Acting Neil Truglio, Modest Arts / Denver Film Society 112
Stage Combat: Slapstick vs Brutal Alexis Black, Adams State University 113
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
And, Action!: Dialects: A Quick Approach Linda Brennan, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts 202
Stage Combat as Actor Training Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 203
Playwriting, the Types of Scenes Stephen Gregg, Guest Playwright 204
The AdvoCATe in the Hat Estee Dechtman, International Thespian Officer (EdTA) 206
Sound Design for Film Matthew Polis, Fairview 208
Tech Challenge Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 601
Move Like Fosse!! Jodi Youmans-Jones, Casper College Dept. of Theatre & Dance 603
Hip Hop on Broadway Santana Trujillo, AMDA College 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 103 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 103 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Handling Mature Content on Stage and in Rehearsal Alexander Evert, Fearless Theatre 701
Lyrical Jazz Aaron Wood, Casper College 702
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, Make-up Artist 705
Film Lighting: Go natural, practical, or totally fabricated Michael Hartzog, Filmmaker 706
Directing: Putting a Play on its Feet Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 707
“Don’t sing the song . . . tell a story” Michael Bowerman, Up with People 708
Vocal Boot Camp Cherity Koepke, Opera Colorado 709
Chekhov Acting Technique – Imagination and The Three Centers Rebecca Rich Joy, University of Northern Colorado 710
Create The Change – Broadway Cares Michael Di Bianco, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 711
Stan the Man – Method Acting Tim Grant, Freelance Artist/ DCTA, Denver School of the Arts, Wolf Theatre Academy 712
Adult Breakfast and Keynote
(Teacher Workshop)
Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association Four Seasons 1
Salsa 101 Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Improv Showdown CST 205
Improv Showdown CST 207
Session 9: 10:00 - 11:15 amRoom
Registration and informationColorado State Board101
Vendor and University Exhibits & CallbacksLobby B - Report to their tables
Session 9: 10:00 - 11:15 am
Worshops
PresenterRoom
Effective Acting: Affecting Others Michael Pearl, Guest Artist 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 Sondra Blanchard, Public Works Theatre Company 105
Musical Theatre: Singing and Acting your Song Michael J. Duran, BDT Stage 106
Improv and Acting-From Stage to Screen Blake Babbitt, 383 Productions 107
Improv Firestarter Brian McManus, Improv YA(Y) 108
The Dramatic Self Andrea Moon, University of Northern Colorado 109
Did You See What I Said? Richard Burk, Casper College Department of Theatre and Dance 110
Mime and Illusion Paul Belden, Guest Artist 111
Hollywood 101 and the Art of Screen Acting Neil Truglio, Modest Arts / Denver Film Society 112
Stage Combat: Slapstick vs Brutal Alexis Black, Adams State University 113
Hip Hop “HAMILTON” Style Jennifer Johnson-Lowe, Guest Artist 201
And, Action!: Dialects: A Quick Approach Linda Brennan, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts 202
Stage Combat as Actor Training Kevin Inouye, University of Wyoming 203
Playwriting, the Types of Scenes Stephen Gregg, Guest Playwright 204
Thespian Olympics: The 5 essential values your team needs to take gold! Estee Dechtman, International Thespian Officer (EdTA) 206
Short Film Screening Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 207
Tech Challenge Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 601
Musical Theatre Dance-Survive! Jodi Youmans-Jones, Casper College Dept. of Theatre & Dance 603
Hip Hop on Broadway Santana Trujillo, AMDA College 605
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Lighting 103 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 607
Tech Theatre Boot Camp – Sound 103 Colorado State Thespians, Educational Theatre Association 610/612
Acting: The Active Process Tom McNally, Denver Center for the Performing Arts 701
Lyrical Jazz Aaron Wood, Casper College 702
“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, Make-up Artist 705
Gathering Sound for Television and Film Production Nate Jones, Douglas County School District 706
The Director’s Prep Mark Kaufmann, Guest Artist 707
“Don’t sing the song . . . tell a story” Michael Bowerman, Up with People 708
Vocal Boot Camp Cherity Koepke, Opera Colorado 709
Chekhov Acting Technique – Imagination and Three Sister Sensations Rebecca Rich Joy, University of Northern Colorado 710
Create The Change – Broadway Cares Michael Di Bianco, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 711
LGBTQ Resources and Connections Nadine Bridges, The LGBTQ Center - Rainbow Alley 712
Salsa Dance Performance for the Stage Joe DeMers & Shanua Marble Four Seasons 4
Individual Event ShowcasesAdjudicatorsRoom
Improv Showdown CST 205
Improv Showdown CST 207

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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