VA Thespian Update

VA Thespians Kudos & Happenings

October: Where it is Okay to Dress Up in Public

We have so much to look forward to this month: Pumpkin Spice everything is out in full force, sweater weather is settling in, homecoming is happening, Halloween, and more. We have upcoming events, updates for festival, and more to share with you this month. Enjoy the October newsletter. We hope it is thrilling for you! We would love to brag about you in our next newsletter. Please send 1 headshot/picture of your Thespians in action and 1 paragraph about your program to

Calling all Guest Artists!

We are trying to secure our guest artists this month. We are even looking for some to lead virtual workshops. Here is the application form. Please share this with any folks in the industry you know, alumni, near, or far.

Also for seniors, here is the scholarship form for festival. Please complete this by 11/19.

How to Find out More...?

Check our social media accounts for EdTA, our parent organization or for VA Thespians for recent reminders and updates. Get more resources, learn more about International Thespian Society, and more! Read this "How To" short document for festival registration.

Want a headache-free way to sign up for conference?

Three fairly simple steps! As the troupe director, you are in charge of registering all students... But how? Well, start with the basic registration in these three steps:

1. Have students complete this form with their interest. Give a deadline that works for you and this way all of the information is in one place and hopefully it takes 30 min-1 hour to register everyone depending on your group size. *Note the form is a sample, make a copy of your own, add it to your drive to keep track of the data, and thank Neil Burch for this format!

2. Collect the appropriate amount of money from students. As suggested from veteran attendees, spend some class time, rehearsal time, or however you best communicate with students to explain conference and all its programming. Note what is paid separately like hotels, meals, auditions, Thespys, etc. (the form in step 1 above ,will include inquiry related to these add ons and the hyperlink here directs you back to the amounts for registration and the additional events).

3. Register everyone (at once) through your account. Then pay the invoice(s) through the funds you collected. Another note from veteran attendees: collect your money and put into a field trip (or other similar type) fund through your secretary or your boosters. Then write one check to cover it all or make one credit card payment to take care of all invoices. Pro tip: DO NOT submit your registration for an invoice until all of your registrants are finalized!! Looking to book your hotel now? Download the informational document below or check here, when you scroll to the bottom, on our website.

Need information to share about Thespians or VTF?

Here is a Google Slides PPT about Thespians to encourage students to join.

Here is a Festival Guide for students or new troupe directors.

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Virtual Thespian Kickoff is coming!

We have a virtual mini conference to get everyone excited about festival and reach students across the state in an accessible as well as affordable way. Check out the flyer below and sign up for events here.
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