The Missouri State Thespian Conference offers many Performance Opportunities for your troupe. All questions regarding Mainstages & One Acts should be directed to Holly Potthoff. All questions about Short Play Festival and WIPS should be directed to Ryan VanDyke. Questions about the Opening Number should be directed to Tabatha Babcock.
Each year we look for 1-3 schools who would like to bring their fall production to perform on the mainstage at the state conference. If you you would like to have your production adjudicated, or would just like more information please download the MAINSTAGE GUIDELINES.
If you would be interested in directing the next All-State Production please contact the Chapter Director.
We offer time slots for up to 10 schools to perform a one act each year. If you are interested in applying, or would like more information please download the ONE ACT GUIDELINES.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a large group Opening Musical Number presented at the Opening Session of the Conference. Students interested in participating in this performance will need to be recommended during conference registration. Each sponsor may recommend up to 2 students who they feel have strong musical theatre abilities.
If a recommended student is interested in a specific solo they must submit an audition video in advance at Opening Number Audition Form. Audition videos must be submitted by November 22nd.
Students participating in Opening Number will receive the music and choreography in advance and should be memorized prior to our first rehearsal. Participants must be available for rehearsal on January 19th from 9 pm-11 pm and January 20th from 8 am-9:30 am.
Short Play Festival
Any troupe can participate by signing up to bring a 10 minute play. The short play festival will run during Saturday workshops. APPLICATION
Works in Progress
WIP is a celebration of the process of creating theatre. This allows students and schools to showcase
upcoming productions at whatever stage of the process. We are offering WIP showcases in performance and design categories. This activity will be held on Wednesday during the Late Night Activities. APPLICATION.