The Florida Theatre Conference, Inc. is a non-profit, educational theatre organization founded in 1956 for the purpose of providing programs and services to individuals and group memberships. Its membership is unique, comprehensive, and intended to include all theatre organizations and individuals interested in theatre in the state of Florida.
The mission of the Florida Theatre Conference, Inc. is as follows:
- To celebrate the diversity of Florida theatre
- To nurture cooperation and communication among the various theatre constituencies
- To advance the highest possible standards in theatre
- To encourage public appreciation of the art form
- To strengthen and support individual theatre artists and theatrical organizations
The goals of the Florida Theatre Conference are to celebrate the diversity of Florida Theatre, nurture communications among the various theatre constituencies, advance the highest possible standards of theatre, and encourage public appreciation of the art form.
Conference members subscribe to the philosophy that the synergy of collaboration enhances the professionalism and quality of our art. The building of a theatre community unique to Florida is important in order to strengthen and support individual theatre artists and theatrical organizations.
The Florida Theatre Conference encompasses all sixty-seven counties and is composed of seven divisions: Theatre for Youth, College/University Theatre, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Middle School, DraMature and High School Theatre. It acts as a liaison between Florida, regional, and national organizations.
The Objectives of the Florida Theatre Conference are:
• To maintain statewide advocacy for support programs in arts education.
• To provide a state forum which offers education, stimulates interest and encourages participation in all theatre.
• To invite and encourage the cooperation of theatre groups and individuals in the sharing of knowledge and experience.
• To promote continuity among Florida artists in directing, acting, designing and managing the arts.
• To provide a quality theatre publication.
FTC Online Theatre Calendar
On the Home Page of the website you will see three small icons at the top of the page on the left hand side. One of those icons is a monthly calendar. Click on the calendar to view all of the live theatre events in the State of Florida presented by our members and member organizations. If you would like to add events to the calendar please forward your information to Steve Bayless at BaylessS727@aol.com.