2019 NETC School Letter


Dear New England Secondary School Educators,

It is with great excitement that we announce our 67th Convention for the New England Theatre Conference on October 25-26, 2019. The Convention will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, Nashua, NH. The hotel is offering the amazing price of $149 per room/night for up to four people per room.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you and your theatre students to join us and participate in the many rich and rewarding programs that will be offered at this year’s convention.

The all-day Theatre Olympiad competition takes place on Friday, October 25, 2019 in the areas of Acting, Musical Theater, and Design (Set, Costume, Lighting, Stage Management). The Theatre Olympiad competition gives students the opportunity to perform or present before a panel of industry professionals and receive feedback. The Theatre Olympiad will conclude with an awards ceremony where gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded. Three $500 college scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors, one each in acting, musical theatre and design/tech.


The NETC Convention 2019 will be holding a vendor fair in which students will have the opportunity to speak with college/university representatives and other theatrical vendors, about their programs in Theatre, Music, Dance and Film. This gives the representatives a chance to connect with the students and talk in-depth about their programs. A representative from each college/university will participate the Olympiad and will callback students to give away opportunities to their schools.

Friday workshops will be offered for you and your students, regardless of their level, in all aspects of theatre, music and dance. Students are not required to participate in the Olympiad; however, they should select and attend a workshop at each session. There will be something for everyone at this year’s convention including (but not limited to):

I Love Theatre, Do People Really Get Paid To Do It? – An intro to the business

Make the Most of Audition- Tips from a professional casting director

Movement Meets Motive- James Lange Theory

Holding it Together as a Stage Manager – How to keep calm and organized


Teachers can choose to take part in an assortment of professional development programs that will provide tips on best practices including:


I Want To Write Theatre That People Want and Need To See – playwriting tools

Creating Character & Space Through Puppetry –Techniques to create and move puppets and props

Unlocking The Potential Of Networking – What’s the best way to get started?




For further information, questions or application materials, please visit our website, www.NETConline.org.We look forward to your participation at our 2017 convention!



Christopher Crossen-Sills

President, NETC Board of Directors