Arts

Teenage Thespians Heading To Annual Acting Conference

The Georgia State Thespian Conference is an annual event for high school students interested in entering the world of acting.
The Georgia State Thespian Conference is an annual event for high school students interested in entering the world of acting.
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The next Marlon Brando or Julia Roberts might be discovered in the Peach State this week.

The Georgia State Thespian Conference — nicknamed Thescon— starts Thursday. It’s an annual event for high school students interested in entering the world of acting.

Roughly 4,000 students are expected to attend the 2015 Thescon, and they will be busy.

“Students will either be in a workshop or they’ll be watching a show or they’ll be eating,” Paul Hampton, the chapter director of Georgia Thespians, says.

Georgia Thespians has about $25,000 worth of scholarship money that will be given out to students during the conference.An audio version of this story.

“Students will have the opportunity to audition for those scholarships and to audition for all these colleges that may offer them money besides what Georgia Thespians is offering,” Hampton says.

Allie Stewart is an 11th grader from Kennesaw. She’s been attending Thescon since she was a freshman.

“You get to go and be with people who are as passionate as you about things you’re good at as well.  And it’s a really good experience,” she says.

Stewart says she hopes to make it on Broadway.

“I want to perform live for the rest of my life,” she says.

Thescon wraps up Saturday evening.

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