The South Carolina Theatre Association (SCTA), a subset of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC), was founded on September 23, 1967 in Greenwood, S.C., by the 30 delegates representing community and educational theaters in South Carolina. The association’s purpose was to encourage and co-ordinate a closer relationship between community, educational and professional theatres in South Carolina; to aid in the maintaining of the highest possible quality of theatre and to promote and facilitate education in various phases of theatre.
SETC appointed Phillip G. Hill [Furman University] to be its representative in South Carolina, and Donald McKellar [Greenwood Little Theatre] served as SCTA’s first president. The first annual convention was held at the Town Theatre in Columbia, SC, on January 20, 1968. It was at this convention, the constitution and by-laws were formally adopted.