The Georgia Thespian Conference was such a wonderful experience for me and the rest of the Georgia STO. We had a wonderful time coordinating Coin Wars, the BCEFA Live Auction, DuckTales, and the Silent Auction to benefit our 2014-2015 Conference Grants. We raised more than $2,000 for Conference Grants (enough for about 20) and $10,000 for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS!
Our theme this year was "Hundreds of Stories." We tried to emphasize the part that Thespians have played in our lives. We all have our daily lives, our prologues (how we got involved with theatre), and our epilogues (what we do with the lessons we learned from ThesCon), but what we shared was that one chapter, that one weekend, that one experience for all of us to come together and share in each other's company and support. I personally believe this is why we were able to meet and exceed our fundraising goals; we were coming together and ready to do it for a cause.
It was a jam-packed weekend full of great workshops, IEs, and performances. Personally, I spent most of my time announcing shows and preparing for my IE and scholarship audition. It was such an honor to receive a rating of Overall Accomplished as well as receive the Gerald Ray Horne Scholarship. I am so thankful for the wonderful Georgia Thespians and my home there. Without them, I have no idea where I would be today!