Secondary School Division

2021 High School Playwright Competition

Click on the PDF for the most recent High School Playwright Competition guidelines!

GTC HIGH SCHOOL AUDITIONS 

LIVE AUDITIONS ARE BACK!

The GTC Secondary School Theatre Division is returning to LIVE AUDITIONS at the 2022 convention in Kingsland. College Exhibitors and Producing Partners will be present to see your auditions in person.  Call-backs will be posted following the auditions, with call-back times coordinated by the college representatives. 

 

There is NO additional charge to participate in Secondary & College Transfer Auditions at the Georgia Theatre Conference.  Auditions are a perk of membership for registered high school students! 

 

Watch here for more information and a live link to audition registration. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

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

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

  • Auditions are only viewed by college and university representatives.

  • Auditions are closed to the general public.

 

 COMPLETING THE AUDITION FORM

Details on completing the audition form will be posted by September 1.

ACTING AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

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 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

 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​. 


The deadline for  2022 submissions has passed. Plan now to take part in the 2023 competition!

ABOUT OUR FESTIVALS

The RAY HORNE FESTIVAL 

Often referred to as the "SETC Festival," the Ray Horne Festival is held annually at the Georgia Theatre Conference. The top performances advance to represent Georgia at the the Southeastern Theatre Conference annual Festival of One Act Plays. Entries in the Horne Festival are limited to 45 minutes, bare-stage-to-bare-stage.  The festival is named for longtime Northside, Warner Robins Theatre Director Gerald Ray Horne, one of the earliest leaders of the Georgia Theatre Conference, and a major influence in educational theatre in Georgia and throughout the southeast. 

The R. LYNN WOODDY FESTIVAL

The R. Lynn Wooddy Festival is a One-Act play festival held annually at the Georgia Theatre Conference. Because the primary purpose of this festival is to help schools prepare for the annual Georgia High School Association One Act Play competition, entries have a 55 minute time limit, bare-stage-to-bare-stage, and follow GHSA rules.  The festival is named for R. Lynne Wooddy, who taught math at Dublin High School for most of his career, but also directed plays there.  He was a founder of the Georgia Theatre Conference and Georgia Thespians. 

Click here for the Lynn Wooddy Rules
 

Click here for the GHSA Score Sheet

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS FESTIVAL

First introduced in 2020 during our online convention, the Individual Events Festival features three catergories:  Dramatic Interp, Humorous Interp, and Duo Interp (Dramatice or Humorous). This festival follows the Literary guidelines of the Georgia High School Association.

The IE Festival is hosted and coordinated by the Community Theatre Division of the Georgia Theatre Conference.  You can find our most recent rules and scoring rubric at the links below, but you may also want to check out our Community Theatre page for more information.

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.