Performance Opportunities

The Missouri State Thespian Conference offers many Performance Opportunities for your troupe. All questions regarding Mainstages & One Acts should be directed to Holly Potthoff at All questions about Short Play Festival and WIPS should be directed to Teri Turner at

Leadership Presentation


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 Packet.

If you would be interested in directing the next All-State Production please contact the Chapter Director.

One Acts

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.

Opening/Closing Number

Sponsors will recommend their best vocalist submit an audition video of 16 bars of a musical theatre song. Videos should be submitted by November 20. Students selected for the Opening Number will be assigned a specific song to learn and record a new video for the official Opening Number.  Final videos must be submitted by January 8. Videos will be edited together for a final Opening Number Presentation at the 2021 Virtual Missouri Thespian Conference.  Submissions should be sent to the Opening Number Video Audition google form.  Contact Tabatha Babcock at with any questions.

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.  Apply Here.

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. Apply Here.