The Secondary School Division, in addition to hosting the annual Festival of One Act Plays, hosts College/University Scholarship and Admission auditions to help connect the best Georgia High School theatre students to college programs throughout the country.




  • Auditions are open to High School Juniors, Seniors, and Junior College students.

  • H.S. students’ academic standing should be verified the school counselor.

  • Auditions are only viewed by college and university representatives.

  • Regrettably, auditions are closed to the general public.



When you register for the 2020 Conference, the student will receive an email with the online audition form and additional instructions.


The audition time limit is 90 seconds. Students can choose to perform an acting audition in one of two formats: a 90 second monologue or 90 second monologue/song combination. Monologues and songs can be from any era and style. If the monologue/song combination is chosen then the song must not exceed 32 bars.


 TECH auditions require a student to submit a portfolio with a sampling of the student’s work in design and execution of tech elements of a production​. 

Secondary School Division

Did you know that auditions are INCLUDED with this year's registration? 

GTC High School Playwright Competition


The Ray Horne Festival is a One-Act play festival held annually at the Georgia Theatre Conference. The top performances advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference to represent the state of Georgia. 

As both GTC and SETC will be digital conferences for the 2020-2021 school year, new guidelines for entries are being created to fit our unique challenges. That document is in process and will be made public soon. 

SETC will accept 6 entries from each state and submissions must be 10 minutes or less. 


Lynn Wooddy (GHSA) Festival

The Lynn Wooddy Festival is a One-Act play festival held annually at the Georgia Theatre Conference. This festival follows the One-Act guidelines of the Georgia High School Association.

Click here for the Lynn Wooddy Rules
Click here for the Video Recording Rules (New for this year!)

Click here for the GHSA Score Sheet

Individual Event Festival (NEW!)

New to conference this year, Three Individual Event Categories will be offered: Dramatic, Humorous, and Duo. This festival follows the Literary guidelines of the Georgia High School Association.

Click here for the Individual Event Rules

Click here for the Individual Event Score Sheet

All three festivals are adjudicated and participants receive feedback. Top scoring productions, IEs, and Individual Acting Awards are awarded during the Award Ceremony at the close of convention.  

Congratulations to 2020 Secondary Playwriting Winner

Ella Marroquin


Ella Marroquin is a senior at Brunswick High School. She is a member of the Brunswick High Theatre and Production Company and has a strong passion for telling authentic stories. Since starting her theatre journey in her sophomore year, she has performed in many of her school shows, earning her two all star awards for her role as Mrs. Trotsky in All in the Timing. Ella has also competed in the annual Poetry Out Loud competition and has been a state finalist for the past two years. She has also written several plays, making her public debut as a playwright earlier this year at the 2020 Thescon Freestyle event. She hopes that through her writing and craft she can share the stories of many as well as bring empathy, compassion, and understanding to those who experience them.

Leaves in the Wind, the winning play, will receive a reading and talkback at the 2020 Georgia Theatre Conference.

Check back after the 2020 Georgia Theatre Conference for details for the 2021 Playwriting Competition.