Special Events

Connect, Network & Socialize

Get to know your theatre tribe within SETC, and make plans to enjoy special and social events at the 2018 SETC Convention in Mobile, AL. Many events are open to all convention attendees, while others require pre-purchased tickets or reservations.

Prepare to Masquerade! This year’s closing Saturday night festivities will be masquerade-themed! Design and create your own mask ahead of time, or support SETC by purchasing a mask on site from Convention Gear or bidding in this year’s Silent Auction (we’re also accepting item donations!). We encourage a wide variety of styles — from pop culture to Commedia dell’Arte and beyond!

Events, Dates & Times Subject to Change:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

SETC Orientation: Navigate Next 3½ Days
4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Get an overview of the events that make up the 2018 SETC Convention and receive personal guidance on how to get the most out of the programming based on YOUR interests.

Disney Cocktail Reception for Professional Theatre Reps & Convention Presenters
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Special evening reception for presenters and professional company reps. Invite only.
* Sponsored by Disney Theatrical Group *

Design/Tech Mixer
8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
All techies and designers who work or study in any aspect of technical theatre or design are welcome. Snacks and cash bar.
* Sponsored by Robe Lighting, InterAmerica Stage and 4Wall Entertainment Lighting *

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Beer Break
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Stroll the Exhibit Hall while enjoying a refreshment. Cash bar.

Past Presidents Reception
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
A gathering for the past presidents of the Southeastern Theatre Conference.

Theatre for Youth Reception
7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
If your focus is theatre for youth, please plan to attend this special evening reception just for you.
* Sponsored by Dramatic Publishing *

Friday, March 9, 2018

Friday Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
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. Ticket required ($20 each).
* Sponsored by the 10 states of SETC *

Commercial Exhibitor Showcase
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.
Stroll the aisles and visit with the Exhibitors! Gather expertise, ideas and inspiration; check out the newest products and services in the industry.
* Sponsored by Hollins Exposition Services *

All-State Meeting and Social
4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
Get together with members of your home state and the rest of the SETC community for a combined meeting and social gathering.

College and University Interest Meeting/Mixer
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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 *

Alpha Psi Omega/Delta Psi Omega National Meeting
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
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.

Design/Tech Awards Ceremony
8:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Join the design/technical community to celebrate the achievements of all Design Competition award winners. Open to all. Cash bar.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

High School Theatre Festival Recognition Ceremony
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
Awards for the 2018 High School Theatre Festival start here!
* Awards sponsored by Norcostco and SETC *

Community Theatre Division Meeting and Recognition Ceremony
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
* Awards sponsored by Dramatists Play Service and SETC *

President’s Reception
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SETC President Tiza Garland hosts the annual pre-banquet cocktail hour. Cash bar. Everyone welcome!

Banquet Gala: 69th Annual Award Ceremony
8:00 – 10:00 p.m.
An evening of comradery, dinner, celebration and awards! Reserve when you register for convention. Banquet tickets will NOT be sold on-site this year. Ticket required ($30 each).

Banquet Afterparty Dance
10:00 p.m. – Midnight
Dance into the night immediately following the awards! A past favorite of SETC Convention attendees. Everyone welcome!