A Brief Description of the Georgia Theatre Conference
The Georgia Theatre Conference began in 1965, when theatre professionals from around the state decided to meet together annually to share information and ideas about the growth of theatre performance and educations in Georgia. In 1970, the organization filed for status as a non-profit in the state of Georgia, and in 1971, was granted tax-exempt status.
GTC's mission is to encourage and coordinate a close relationship among the community, educational, and professional theaters in the state of Georgia; to aid in the maintaining of the highest possible quality of live theatre; and to promote and facilitate education in varied phases of the theater. Membership is open to all individuals who desire to participate in the work and programs of the Conference.
Georgia Theatre Conference serves it's constituency by providing an opportunity for people involved in theatre activities throughout the state to meet and learn, exchange ideas, showcase their own work, and observe and reward high-quality theatrical production. Through its five divisions - Professional, Community, College/University, Secondary School, and Theatre for Youth - it encourages growth and development of theatre activities at every level. From the few dozen people who began meeting more than forty years ago, the organization has grown to a current membership of over twelve hundred, encompassing secondary and college students and teachers, professionals involved in all branches of theatrical arts, and people of all ages who are passionate about theatre in their communities.