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The Secondary School  Division of GTC serves public and private high school theatre faculty, staff, and students. The convention offers opportunities for participation in two high school theatre festivals, a technical theatre challenge competition, and secondary
school /college transfer auditions.


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*To be released summer 2024. This packet includes Festival Guidelines, venue specs, the Principal Form (to be returned), and scoring rubrics.
The R. Lynn Wooddy Festival has a 55-minute time limit, bare stage-to-bare stage.  The festival rules follow the One Act Play rules found each year in the Georgia High School Association GHSA Constitution & By-laws.  Schools who participate in the Wooddy Festival often do so in order to receive feedback on their production prior to the annual GHSA competition.  The winner of this festival receives the R. Lynn Wooddy Best Play Award.


*To be released summer 2024. This packet includes Festival Guidelines, venue specs, the Principal Form (to be returned), and scoring rubrics.
The Ray Horne Festival has a 45-minute time limit, bare stage-to-bear stage.  The festival rules follow the rules in place for the Southeastern Theatre Conference Secondary School Division's annual Festival of One Act Plays.  While no "winner" is named in the Ray Horne Festival, each year the top two outstanding productions named by the adjudicators are invited to represent Georgia at the annual convention and festival sponsored by SETC, a 10-state organization of theatre professionals in the southeastern United States.


The Secondary Individual Events Competition is a brand new event at Georgia Theatre Conference. Students attending with a secondary school are eligible for this event. There is a $10 entry fee and a cash prize for the top-scoring IEs. If you're attending with a community theatre, please register for the Community Individual Events Festival.
  • Three Performance Categories:

​Teachers & Directors- Please include the following with your submission/registration:

  • CAST & CREW LIST: Participating schools need to provide a cast/crew list to be given to the adjudicators.

  • PROOF OF RIGHTS: All schools must submit documentation to prove their show’s rights have been paid for. This document can be the receipt from the publishing company confirming the school’s payment.

  • PERMISSION TO CUT: If anything has been cut from the production, approval of cuts / changes needs to be documented. This can be an email from the publishing company that you forward to us.

  • PRINCIPAL’S APPROVAL FORM: This letter documents that the contents of the performance are approved by your principal. (template attached; should be added to the website)

  • WEAPON’S APPROVAL: Letter from the principal approving the use of fake weapons during the show (if applicable).

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