Florida Theatre Conference

Inclusion Play Festival Information

The Invitational Inclusion Play Festival

Currently, the Inclusion Play Festival is an invitational Festival. The Board of Directors is always seeking new theatre troupes to participate in the Festival. If you are interested in bringing a group to the Festival, please contact the Inclusion Festival Chair, Anedra Small or the Executive Director, Steve Bayless.

Rules and Regulations

The Board of Directors of the Florida Theatre Conference has adopted these rules and regulations to help provide you and your company a safe theatre experience.

A participating organization/school may select from all types of plays and musicals.
The performance must be appropriate for all ages.

The play may be a published work or an original piece. A participating school must secure production rights from the author or publishers and are responsible for paying any royalty fees required. The Florida Theatre Conference shall in no case be held responsible for any faults that may occur in royalties. The publishing company shall be included as part of the FTC Festival program.

A copy of the permission to perform from the publisher of your play must be presented to the Inclusion Festival Chair prior to the performance.

No eating of food is allowed backstage, in the dressing/makeup rooms, or hallways of any theatre on the SFC campus.

Performance Rules and Guidelines

A participating organization may hold the stage for no more than 45 minutes.

The Inclusion Festival is not a competition; however, we encourage you and your cast to engage in a “Talk Back” with the audience after the performance lead by the Festival Chair or their representative.

A participating organization must provide its own technical materials such as sets, make-up, costumes, hand and furniture properties, and sound effects. No individual spiking of the stage is allowed. The organization must adhere to the regulations of the state fire codes.

Special lighting effects are allowed within the limitations of the performance space, and the equipment provided by Santa Fe College and the E Building Auditorium Theatre. These limitations are listed in the E Building Auditorium Theatre Technical Information Packet, found on the Middle School page of the FTC website. The SFC Lighting Director does not recommend using programmed lighting cues due to short prep time. Shows need to be run “on the fly” as SFC cannot promise time for programming. The SFC Lighting Director can guarantee ample amounts of control from sub-masters, and will be present to help your students/volunteers navigate the board.

Open flame or pyrotechnic effects of any kind are not permitted without specific, written consent of the Santa Fe College Theatre Manager at least two weeks prior to performance. These effects require the presence and direct supervision of a licensed pyrotechnician.

All “special effects” including but not limited to pyrotechnics, open flame, smoke, fog, gun shots (live or recorded), water, or strobe light effects must be approved by the Santa Fe College Theatre Manager at least two weeks in advance of performance.

The use of any weapons of any kind must be approved in writing by the Santa Fe College Theatre Manager or Technical Director. They also must approve the overnight storage arrangements. All weapons must be “stage prop” weapons – all blades dulled and all guns must be blank firing weapons only. These restrictions also apply to “toys” used as props, but which resemble real weapons. Notification and approval must be completed at least two weeks prior to performance.

A detailed floor plan showing the size and the arrangement of the E Building Auditorium stage is provided by FTC on its website in a .pdf format. Stage crews will be furnished by the performing venue (Santa Fe College) and will work with the director, cast, and crew of each participating organization. Each organization must be responsible for setting, striking, and cleaning the area for its own production.

Questions may be directed to any member of the Board of Directors directly on our contact page.

Inclusion Play Festival Registration Form

Online Form
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