Get to know your theatre tribe within SETC.
Make plans to enjoy special and social events at the 2017 SETC Convention in Lexington, KY. Many events are open to all convention attendees, while others require pre-purchased tickets or reservations.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
SETC Orientation: Navigate Next 3½ Days
4:00 – 5:15pm
Get an overview of the events that make up the 2017 SETC Convention and receive personal guidance on how to get the most of the programming based on YOUR interests.
Alice Ripley Masterclass & Pizza Party
5:15 – 7:15pm
High school students! Join Alice Ripley on the opening night of the convention for a special workshop just for you.
* Sponsored by Middle Tennessee State University *
Disney Cocktail Reception for Professional Theatre Reps & Convention Presenters
5:30 – 7:00pm
Special reception for presenters and professional company reps. Invite only.
* Sponsored by Disney Theatrical Group *
8:00 – 9:30pm
All techies and designers who work or study in any aspect of technical theatre or design are welcome. Snacks and cash bar.
* Sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company, InterAmerica Stage, Robe Lighting and 4Wall Entertainment Lighting *
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Bourbon and Brew Mixer
4:30 – 7:00pm
Come celebrate the Spirit of Kentucky with us. Stroll the exhibits and check out the newest advances in theatre technology and services. For those curious about a local specialty, try the bourbon-flavored ice cream. Cash bar.
* Sponsored by Philips Entertainment *
Theatre for Youth Reception
7:30 – 9:30pm
If your focus is theatre for youth, please plan to attend.
* Sponsored by Dramatic Publishing *
Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday Lunch – SOLD OUT
12:30 – 2:00pm
Mix and mingle with your SETC state representatives and fellow state Community Theatre Festival members. Lunch includes entertainment, door prizes and reserved seating for the Friday keynote. Reservations, $25.
* Sponsored by the 10 states of SETC *
Commercial Exhibitor Showcase
3:45 – 4:30pm
Join us for snacks and beverages as you stroll the aisles and visit the Exhibitor Parks! Gather expertise, ideas and inspiration as you check out the hottest products and services available in the industry.
* Sponsored by Hollins Exposition Services *
All-State Meeting and Social
4:00 – 5:15pm
Get together with members of your home state and the rest of the SETC community for a combined meeting and social gathering. Cash bar available.
Alpha Psi Omega/Delta Psi Omega National Meeting
6:00 – 7:00pm
Annual business meeting of the National Theatre Honor Societies APO and DPO. Members from all chapters and faculty sponsors are encouraged to attend and network. Refreshments served.
College and University Interest Meeting/Mixer
6:00 – 7:00pm
Meet and network with others who understand the day-to-day challenges of making college level theatre programs happen. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
* Sponsored by Barbizon Lighting Company and Samuel French *
Design/Tech Awards Ceremony
8:30 – 10:00pm
Join the design/technical community to celebrate the achievements of all Design Competition award winners. Open to all. Cash bar.
* Lighting Sponsored by Robe Lighting*
LIVE in Concert: Ripley’s Greatest Hits
9:00 – 10:00pm
Join Alice Ripley at the Lexington Children’s Theatre for an evening of music. Tickets are $15. Seating is limited, so pre-reserve your tickets through the SETC office at 336-272-3645. Check for ticket availability on-site at registration (Lexington Convention Center’s Heritage Lobby).
Saturday, March 4, 2017
High School Theatre Festival Recognition Ceremony
6:30 – 7:30pm
Awards for the 2017 High School Theatre Festival start here!
* Awards sponsored by Norcostco and SETC *
7:00 – 8:00pm
Everyone welcome! SETC President Tiza Garland hosts the annual pre-banquet cocktail hour. Cash bar.
Banquet Gala: 68th Annual Award Ceremony
8:00 – 10:00pm
An evening of comradery, dinner, celebration and awards! Ticket required. Reserve when you register for convention. Banquet tickets will NOT be sold on-site this year. Contact the SETC central office by Feb. 17, to reserve your tickets ($30 each).
Banquet Afterparty Dance
10:00pm – Midnight
Dance into the night immediately following the awards! A past favorite of SETC Convention attendees. Music provided by DJ Ya Boi Boi Robert Lewis.