USC Aiken to Host Statewide Theater Convention

November 01, 2017

The University of South Carolina Aiken will host the annual S. C. Theater Association Convention, Nov. 2 - 5, in the Etherredge Center and in academic buildings across campus.

"We are proud to once again host this exciting event," said Jack Benjamin, executive director of the Etherredge Center and chair of the USC Aiken Department of Visual & Performing Arts.

"This will be the sixth time that USC Aiken has hosted this event, and each time it has been larger than the last."

Approximately 1,400 visitors are expected to attend this year's event. The convention includes two separate one-act theatre festivals featuring community theatres and 35 high school theatre programs from across the state.

In addition, there will be workshops, auditions for both professional opportunities as well as scholarship opportunities for students. USC Aiken theatre students will facilitate the programming.

"We are thrilled to welcome the South Carolina Theatre Association convention back to Aiken and our beautiful campus," Benjamin said.

USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2018 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 20th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 13th time in first place.