More than 4000 High School Theatre Students to Attend Georgia Thespian Conference in Columbus, GA

Jan 26, 2016




More than 4000 high school theatre students are coming to Columbus to showcase their talents and learn from the pros at the

Georgia Thespian Conference in February


Columbus, GA, 1.25.2016—For three days in February, downtown Columbus will play host to more than 4000 aspiring actors, singers, dancers, playwrights, designers, and technical wizards at the 2016 Georgia Thespian Conference. Stages at the River Center, Columbus State University, and the historic Springer Opera House will showcase dozens of exceptional high school productions. The Columbus Trade Center will host an array of theatre workshops and exhibitions.


The massive event will include educational and competitive opportunities for the state’s top high school theatre students. More than 75 theatre professionals and educators will join these students to lead classes in all aspects of theatre. The conference will host luminaries from Broadway and some of America’s most renowned theatres. Theatre-arts professors from stellar universities and conservatories across the country will be on hand to provide educational opportunities for Georgia’s theatre students and to scout for top talent. The Georgia Thespian Conference is the nation’s second largest such convocation of theatre-arts students.


State Thespian Director Paul Hampton, says, “We are excited to hold our conference in Columbus for the eighth straight year. The beautiful theatre spaces and outstanding conference facilities are the ideal places for Georgia’s Thespians. We appreciate all of the support and kind hospitality extended to us by the citizens and city officials of Columbus.”


This year’s conference participants, their families, and the media can follow the weekend’s events with news and announcement postings on Instagram and Twitter (@gathespians). They can also follow Georgia Thespians on Facebook.


The Thespian Conference begins on Thursday, February 4 and concludes on Saturday evening, February 6.


About Georgia Thespians

Georgia Thespians is one of the largest state chapters of the International Thespian Society, the 87-year-old honor society for high school theatre. There are 218 active Thespian Troupes in Georgia. Students are invited to membership in the society in recognition of exceptional and extensive commitment to the performing arts in their schools and communities. Being inducted into the Thespian Society is the highest honor a high school theatre student can receive.


Contact Info:

Paul Hampton, Georgia Thespians State Director


Robby Davis, Public Relations Chair


For additional information—the daily conference schedule, etc.—visit



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