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Many thanks to all those who participated in the
22nd Annual TNT Youth Conference
June 8 - 11, 2017

Photos of the 2017 TNT Youth Conference

To our hosts and crew at Lee College Performing Arts Center, the administration of Lee College and the Lee College Theatre Department, to the City of Baytown, to our Youth Conference Chairman, the performing companies and those who did not perform, the students, the directors, the parents, the instructors, the Young Leaders Council members, to the Social Event sponsors and to all who contributed to the successful implementation of the 22nd Annual TNT Youth Conference . . . THANK YOU!

22nd Annual TNT Youth Conference
June 6 - 11, 2017 Archived Information

TNT returned to Lee College in Baytown, Texas for the
22nd Annual TNT Youth Conference.
Fifteen youth companies performed.
Registration was also open to nonperforming groups and individuals.

What is the TNT Youth Conference?

The TNT Youth Conference is a four to six-day event, generally at the beginning to middle of June, celebrating young people’s involvement in the performing arts. The location changes, based on the availability of a local theatre host. Individual students and adults, members of Youth Companies with their adult directors and chaperones - all are welcome to attend. Attendance numbers in the past few years have ranged from 275 to over 500. The official kickoff is on Thursday afternoon (rehearsals for performing companies begin on Tuesday or Wednesday) with performances in the afternoon and evening. On Friday and Saturday mornings, students rotate among a series of workshops designed specifically for them. In the afternoons and evenings, there are more performances. On Sunday morning, there is an Awards event, recognizing all of the performing companies and announcing the All Star Cast and other awards. Registration for the Youth Conference is open to anyone (you do not have to be a company member to register) and includes all workshops, social events, performances and the Sunday Awards Event.

Alice in Wonderland

Workshops: Young people from all across Texas who are interested in the performing arts - particularly theatre - come together to attend workshops ranging from Improvisation to Hip Hop, Stage Makeup to Audition Techniques. The students are broken up into similar age groups, then rotate among 6 workshops, each of which lasts about 1 hour. Workshop are taught by professional theatre artists.

Performances: Up to 18 companies can be accommodated to perform at the Youth Conference, bringing their own show to be performed for the other conferees and the general public, with tickets available for purchase at the box office before each show. Each of the shows receives feedback from a qualified Commentator, adding to the educational value of the showcases. Previous productions have included Into the Woods, Disney's The Lion King, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet. . . it runs the gamut from published plays and musicals to original works authored by the company members.

Social Events: Each year, the host company provides social events to encourage networking and camaraderie among the young people in attendance. A pizza party, an ice cream social, a black-light dance, a karaoke night - whatever the hosts can imagine!

TNT Youth Conference 2017 Details

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Youth Conference Faqs

Company Registration

Lee College Performing Arts Center

The Excel spreadsheet for company member registration has been sent to all the current participating companies. If you would like to attend as a non-performing company and want to register with a company spreadsheet rather than as individuals, please contact the TNT office at 817-731-2238 to have the Excel spreadsheet sent to you.


Lee College Performing Arts Center
805 W Texas Avenue, Baytown, TX 77522
The Main Performance Hall seats 695
Black Box Theatre seats 125

Individual Registration

This registration form is for individuals registering for the Youth Conference who are NOT included in a company registration. If you are a member of a company - as a director, performer, cast member, crew, chaperone, included parent or sibling, you need to be included on the Company spreadsheet for submission to TNT.

Price information

  • Registration per person: $85
  • Optional Food Package: $40
  • T-Shirt-prices vary with size: $12-$20
  • Photo CD: $15
  • Youth Membership: $10

Reserve Your Hotel

Five hotels have set aside rooms at special rates for the 2017 TNT Youth Conference. Please click the heading above to see details. Also note the cut-off date for reservation for each of the hotels - they vary from property to property.

Hampton Inn - May 7th
Springhill Suites - May 15
Holiday Inn Express - May 16th
La Quinta - May 16
Candlewood Suites - May 16

Rates also vary so please visit the link above for additional details.

The 2017 TNT Youth Conference is made possible through the support of

The City of Baytown

Link to Partners

TNT programs made possible in part by

Arts Council of Fort Worth