In 2017, the Institute of Outdoor Theatre transitioned into its new partnership and management relationship with SETC. SETC is maintaining and building upon services that have long been valued by the outdoor theatre community, including Summer and Outdoor Theatre Auditions, an annual national conference, year-round consulting, and online resources.
NEW! Grant Announced for Outdoor Theatres
The Outdoor Theatre Pandemic Assistance Grant is intended for non-academic professional theatres with current/planned SETC organizational membership status. Funds may be used to support theatre operations related to reopening theatres and best practices for pandemic safety protocols including equipment, supplies, training, and/or other pandemic-related reopening expenses.
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2021
Grant recipients will be announced July 30, 2021
National Conference on Outdoor Theatre
Each Fall, theatre leaders convene for a multi-day networking event where conference attendees trade insights and explore new concepts. It is an opportunity to meet others in the industry and share experiences.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, the 2021 Conference will be presented virtually to attendees. Dates for the conference have been set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2021.
Info on the 2021 Outdoor Theatre Conf. will become available when registration opens Aug. 9.
Summer and Outdoor Theatre Auditions
SETC Summer & Outdoor Theatre Auditions will be held Jan. 14 – 15 , 2022
Location: In-Person in Greensboro, NC (venue TBA). Virtual option (details TBA).
Registration Opens: Dec. 6, 2021 at Noon ET
Registration Deadline: Jan. 6, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. ET
SETC Outdoor Theatre hosts auditions for summer and outdoor theatres looking to cast acting, singing, dancing and stage combat positions. Interviews are also available for technical positions. Both outdoor and indoor theatres are invited to participate. Click the link below to learn about these auditions and to register.
Theatre Consulting Network
SETC and the Institute of Outdoor Theatre have combined their consulting and technical assistance programs in a new initiative: the Theatre Consulting Network. The Theatre Consulting Network will draw on the resources of a national network of theatre specialists to advise organizations on a comprehensive range of issues.
- Consulting Project: Is there a use for Mifflin’s Johnny Appleseed Center? – Ashland Times-Gazette, June 2018
- Consulting Project: Steeples Project seeks to convert former Johnstown church into theater – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 2017
- SETC, IOT Collaborate on Transition – SETC News, November/December 2016
- Institute of Outdoor Theatre to Become Part of SETC – SETC News, July/August 2016
- Letter from the Director – IOT Newsletter, May 2016, Volume 9, Issue 2