Community Theatre Showcase

The SETC Community Theatre Division will host its first virtual showcase, open to all community theatres across the nation.

The SETC Community Theatre Division will host its first virtual showcase, open to all community theatres across the nation.

Who May Enter

  • The festival will be open submission for any community theatre nationwide
  • For this year, community theatres will not have to be passed through a festival to participate

What May Be Presented

  • Productions entered in this year’s showcase may be a cutting of a full-length play or musical, a one-act play, or any other performance of a theatrical nature.
  • The total length of each individual production may not exceed 60 minutes.
    • Do not include set up, strike, or scene changes in video submission
    • Should a production exceed 60 minutes in the time stamp, the performance will not be considered for showcase
  • The participating organization must secure performance, editing approval, and streaming rights and will submit completed contracts for inclusion in the showcase.
    **SETC assumes no responsibility for improperly secured rights

Video Guidelines

  • Single-camera (does not have to be static) and editing is allowed
  • Can be shot anywhere: does not have to be shot in (on) a stage or with an audience
  • Producing organization’s name, city, and state slated verbally at the beginning or added to the video in print
  • Credits are not necessary, but welcome and should be included in the time limit
  • Producing organization is responsible to clear any music licenses or royalties
  • Produced in accordance with your local city/state required COVID protocols
  • Rendered as following file type: .mp4

Items for Submission:

  • Register organization: $80 SETC Organizational membership + $20 entry fee
  • PDF of production poster or marketing
  • Proof of permission and payment from leasing agent and/or author and streaming rights to perform the play of its choice as it will be performed (including approved cuts for time if applicable) for this specific showcase
  • Proof of rights to use copyrighted music or media (i.e. ASCAP membership, or copyright holder permission)
  • Production Video (.mp4)

PLEASE NOTE: If a theatre registers and then removes itself from the showcase, the fees will not be returned.

How can I view the festival performances?

Each convention participant will receive a link to log in to the convention platform. Once in, look for the “Festivals” tab. A drop-down menu will appear with options to connect to all the available festivals via galleries. You will be able to watch the shows via the festival gallery pages from Wednesday, March 3, until Wednesday, March 31.

How do the galleries work?

The galleries contain on-demand videos entered in the festivals. Once you select a festival, you can choose a pre-recorded show to watch by clicking on the name of a producing organization. A new page will open with the recording of the selected organization’s production.

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