SETC 65th Annual Convention
March 5-9, 2014 ~ Mobile, AL
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The SETC 64th Annual Convention is over - we look forward to seeing you next year
in Mobile, Alabama. Registration for 2014 opens Oct. 15, 2013.
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About Convention 2014
Over 4,000 actors, professional company representatives, design and technical professionals, theatre educators, students from universities and high schools, commercial exhibitors, university representatives, community theatre producers and participants – those who practice theatre as a vocation and those who hold it as their avocation – will gather for The Nation’s Largest Theatre Convention in Mobile, AL.
Since 1949, SETC has been hosting an annual convention held each year during the first week of March. This is a theatre convention that HAS IT ALL! Participants can choose from a multitude of events and activities to find their niche or interest.
What to Expect - ONLINE Convention Schedule - see 2013 past events.
2014 posted in February, 2014.
Actors, Singers, Dancers
Companies audition 800+ performers during the convention. Callbacks on-site.
Employers meet and interview employees, interns and apprentices on site.
Representatives from Graduate Schools and Training Programs seek talented individuals for all facets of theatre.
Design & Technical Theatre + 7 Design Competitions
Programming for the design and technical areas of theatre starts Wednesday at 4PM and continues through 3PM Saturday. In addition to over 50 workshops and a hands-on light lab, there are a number of special events, including seven design competitions.
Keynotes & Featured Guest Artist
Top theatre artists and experts provide insight and inspiration.
Featured Guest Artist Plus Master Classes!
Workshops center on strategies to help you teach in, through and about theatre.
Six Theatre Festivals
Community Theatre Festival Performances
Community Theatres from the 10 Southeastern states vie for the region's top title.
High School Theatre Festival Performances
20 Winners of High School state competitions compete to take home the regional title.
Theatre for Youth Invitational Festival
Three productions, three critiques, two renowned respondents, 100's of children and adults.
Performances ranging from one-man shows to Shakespeare.
Ten-Minute Play Festival
Thirty young playwrights, directors, actors and stage managers write, cast, rehearse and perform five 10-minute plays within 24 hours.
Digital and Film Festival
Annual showcase of independent feature, documentary and short films from Faculty, College/University Students, and High School Students.
Design & Technical Theatre
Student designers compete in Scenic, Costume, Lighting Design, Crafts, Technology/Special Effects, Sound Design and for Ready for Work Design Award.
Stage Manager Olympics
Acclaimed scenic, lighting and costume designers share insights and experiences.
Professionals offer feedback to undergraduate and graduate students of design and technology.
Over 40 workshops are offered in all areas of design and technical areas of theatre.
*Design Awards Ceremony
Exhibits & Education Opportunities
All facets of the theatre industry featuring the latest innovations, technology and publications.
Over 80 institutions of higher education and training recruit on-site.
Undergraduate & Graduate School
Auditions and Design/Tech/Directing Interviews
Over 85 universities, colleges and advanced training programs seek applicants.
Exciting networking and special events are planned throughout the week! Starting with the Wednesday opening night Design/Tech Mixer and ending with the Saturday night Award Ceremony, Gala & Dance, something is happening every night. Check out Social Events to see what we have in store!