The 23' Thespian Educator Intensive

August 8-9, 2023

End Summer & Start Fall with us!

As summer winds down, join us to gain resources to grow your programs, pedagogy, and more. We will be holding a 2 day PD festival in the Richmond, VA area for all formal and informal theatre educators. You do not need to be a professional member, active troupe director, or any official connection to Thespians in order to come. If you are an active member, you will get a $30 discount for registration. Registration includes up to 15 PD points worth of sessions, one night hotel stay, lunch included, and two raffle tickets for our teacher giveaway prizes & swag.

FOR REGISTRATION- If you are an official good standing member, you may register using code: MEMBER for the discount. If you are staying overnight choose the Full Conference (FCON) ticket type. If you are commuting in without the hotel stay, choose the Basic Conference (BCON) ticket type. Go to, select the Thespian Teacher PD event, select the ticket type, add it to the cart, and then add the promo code for the discount to apply.

If you are in need of financial assistance, apply here! We would love to try to help you find a way there is possible!

Please register by June 30th!

ROOM PRICES GO UP $30 July 1st-August 1st!

Thespian Teacher PD

Tuesday, Aug. 8th 2023 at 10am-4pm

11049 West Broad Street

Glen Allen, VA

Come participate in up to 5 sessions, from over 10 to choose from, for up to 15 accreditation points for $190 Non-members & $150 for Thespian Members (including lunch for two days and hotel night stay. There is also a modified ticket and price without hotel)!

The potential topics include (you pick up to 5 across the two days):

Full details and list coming later this fall & based on our survey requests.

-Puppetry Styles from Around the World

-Growing your Program: student participation & audience through marketing

-Stage intimacy

-Engaging Warm ups & classroom exercises

-Theatre Arts Enhancement & Integration

-Lesson Plan Sharathon Roundtable

-Developing Student Leaders

-Using Tableaus as a Teaching Tool

-Budgeting for your Show

& more!


Day 1: Tuesday Aug 2nd

10:00 am Room set up

10:30-11:00 am Check in, Answer icebreaker questions

11-12:30 pm SESSION 1 time- pick 1 of 2 offered sessions

12:30-1:30 pm lunch -Apple Spice Catering

1:30-4:00 pm SESSION 2 time- pick 1 of 2 offered sessions

4:00-5:30 pm SESSION 3 time- pick 1 of 2 offered sessions

5:30-6:30 pm Networking Hour/ Sharing Hour : Hors d'oeuvres + group sharing

7:00 pm OPTIONAL Richmond show? Or Cheesecake Factory group dinner

Day 2: Wednesday Aug 3rd

8-10 am Continental Breakfast

10:00-11:30 am SESSION 4 time- pick 1 of 2 offered sessions

11:30-1:00 pm Check in, Answer icebreaker questions

1-2 pm lunch -Apple Spice Catering

2-3:30 pm SESSION 5 time- pick 1 of 2 offered sessions

3:30-4:30 pm Closing Activities & Sharing

4:30-5:30 pm Open Time to leave

5:30-6:30 pm Networking Hour/ Sharing Hour : Hors d'oeuvres + group sharing (for those who want to stay longer)

6:30 pm Departure

Complete this form and register below to join us!

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