Florida Theatre Conference

High School Division
One-Act Play Registration Form

All registration forms must be received in the FTC office by Septembere 21st. Late registrations will be accepted through October 1st, however a late penalty will be assessed.

After you have completed this form, be sure to press the “Print This Page” button to receive a printed copy for your records. Then press the “Submit” button, to complete registration. If you are uncomfortable with the online process, we can supply a hard-copy form. To email your request, use this link to go to our contact page.

All checks must be made payable to Florida Theatre Conference, and mailed directly to our office at:
5650 Park Boulevard
Suite 7
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

Rules and Regulations

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

A participating school may select from all types of plays and musicals. Plays may be one-acts of cuttings from a full-length work.

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 High School Chair prior to performance.  CAUTION: If you are presenting a cutting of a one-act or full length play, you must make sure that the publisher will allow your cutting!

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

A participating school may hold the stage for no more than 45 minutes. This time allotment is for setting the stage (in full view of the audience), performing the play, and striking (in full view of the audience). Time stops when the stage is cleared to the wings (must include cleaning stage floor). All production materials must be returned to assigned storage space before entering the adjudication room. An additional time allotment of fifteen minutes is given to the adjudicators for oral and written critiques. If any school exceeds the 45-minute time allotment, that school’s production will not be considered for Best Play Award or representation at SETC.

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

Special lighting effects are allowed within the limitations for the place of performance, and the equipment provided by Santa Fe College and the FAH Theatre. These limitations are listed in the Fine Arts Hall Technical Information Packet, found on the High 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 provide ample amounts of control from sub-masters, and will be present to help students navigate the board.

Any special lighting needs must be supplied by the participating school and placed within the specified time allotment. Approval must be at least two weeks in advance of performance by Santa Fe College.

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 cleared through 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 participating school may occupy the make-up facilities during the hour preceding that school’s production, if one is available.

A detailed floor plan showing the size and the arrangement of the Fine Arts Hall stage is provided by FTC on its website in a .pdf format. The detailed stage floor plan is located on the High School Home Page at the bottom of the left hand side of the page as one of the links. Stage crews will be furnished by the performing venue (Santa Fe College) and will work with the director, cast, and crew of each participating school. Each school 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.

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