Festival Details

ACTFest Participation & Registration

All current Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT) members are welcome to attend all conference events including performances and workshops at no additional charge.  To join ACT, click here to visit the ACT website, or contact Cindy Harper, ACT's Executive Director, at actexdir@gmail.com or 205-483-ACT2.

ACTFest Lodging

If you're coming from out of town, you may want to stay at one of the following hotels that are located within 5 miles of Shelton State Community College.

  • Hilton Garden Inn
    Address: 800 Hollywood Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    Phone: (205) 722-0360

  • Courtyard by Marriott

    Address: 4115 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    Phone: (205) 750-8384
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott

    Address: 4101 Courtney Dr, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

    Phone: (205) 366-0900

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott

    Address: 4020 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    Phone: (205) 750-2003

  • Ambassador Inn & Suites

    Address: 230 Skyland Blvd E, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405
    Phone: (205) 752-1992

ACTFest Presenting Companies

A random drawing was held to determine the order in which the presenting companies would perform in the festival. Here are the results:

  1. Theatre Tuscaloosa: God of Carnage
  2. Spark Theatre Company, Inc. (Dothan): The Theory of Relativity
  3. The Actor's Charitable Theatre (Tuscaloosa)Of Mice & Men
  4. Auburn Area Community TheatreSilent Sky
  5. South City Theatre (Pelham): Love, Loss, and What I Wore
  6. Wetumpka Depot TheatreThe Diviners
  7. ACE Performing Arts Center (Loxley): Little Women
  8. Prattville's Way Off Broadway TheatreDriving Miss Daisy

ACTFest Workshops

This year, we will offer up to seven workshops to help community theatre practitioners develop their skills in a variety of areas related to producing community theatre. We are accepting workshop proposals through Wednesday, October 3 - click here to submit yours!  The full line-up of presenters will be posted by Friday, October 5.

 

See the detailed schedule below for the workshop "slots." Each workshop has been scheduled to take place during rehearsal periods since those are closed to all but the rehearsing company anyway. It's a great way to learn something new, meet new folks, and maximize your investment in attending ACTFest!

Detailed ACTFest Schedule

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018

Time Event
3:00-3:15 pm Shows #1 & #2 Load In
3:15-3:45 pm Mandatory Technical Orientation (Festival TD and SM, Festival Commission Rep, Show #1 & #2 Directors and/or SM and/or Cast attend)
3:45-4:45 pm Show #1 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #1 Company, Festival TD & SM, Festival Chair or his representative)
3:50-4:40 pm Workshop A
4:45-5:45 pm Show #2 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #2 Company, Festival TD & SM, Festival Chair or his representative)
4:50-5:40 pm Workshop B
5:45-6:45 pm Dinner Break
6:00-7:00 pm Adjudicators' Orientation (Festival Chair, Festival Commission Representative, Adjudicators, ACT ED)
7:00-7:10 pm Introductions and recognition by Festival Chair
7:10-8:40 pm Show #1 - Theatre Tuscaloosa: God of Carnage
8:40-10:10 pm Show #2 - Spark Theatre Company, Inc: The Theory of Relativity
10:10 pm-until

Load Out Shows #1 & #2

After Glow Party

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018

Time Event
8:15-8:30 a.m. Shows #3, #4, #5, and #6 Load In
8:30-9:00 a.m. Mandatory Technical Orientation (Festival TD & SM, Festival Commission Rep, Shows #3, #4, #5, and #6 Directors and/or SM and/or Cast attend)
9:00-10:00 a.m. Show #3 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #3 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
9:05-9:55 a.m. Workshop C
10:00-11:00 a.m. Show #4 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #4 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
10:05-10:55 a.m. Workshop D
11:00 a.m.-Noon Show #5 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #5 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
11:05-11:55 a.m Workshop E
12:00-1:00 p.m. Show #6 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #6 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
1:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30-1:40 p.m. Introductions & Recognition by Festival Chair
1:40-3:05 p.m. Show #3 - The Actor's Charitable Theatre: Of Mice and Men
3:05-4:35 p.m. Show #4 - Auburn Area Community Theatre: Silent Sky
4:35-5:30 p.m. Dinner Break
5:30-5:40 p.m. Introductions & Recognition by Festival Chair
5:40-7:10 p.m. Show #5 - South City Theatre: Love, Loss, and What I Wore
7:10-8:40 p.m. Show #6 - Wetumpka Depot Theatre: The Diviners
8:40 p.m. Shows #3, #4, #5, and #6 Load Out
9:00 p.m. After Glow Party

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Time Event
8:00-8:15 a.m. Shows #7 and #8 Load In
8:15-8:45 a.m. Mandatory Technical Orientation (Festival TD & SM, Festival Commission Rep, Shows #7 and #8 Directors and/or SM and/or Cast attend)
8:45-9:45 a.m. Show #7 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #7 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
8:50-9:40 a.m. Workshop F
9:45-10:45 a.m. Show #8 Rehearsal (House closed to all but Festival Commission Rep, Show #8 Company, Festival TD & SM, and Festival Chair or his representative)
9:50-10:40 a.m. Workshop G
10:40-11:00 a.m. Break
11:00-11:10 a.m. Introductions & Recognition by Festival Chair
11:10 a.m.-
12:40 p.m.
Show #7 - ACE Performing Arts Center: Little Women
12:40-2:05 p.m. Show #8 - Prattville's Way Off Broadway Theatre: Driving Miss Daisy
2:10-2:30 p.m. Shows #7 and #8 Load Out
2:30 p.m. Community Division Meeting/Election of Officers
ACTFest Awards Ceremony

Questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact ACT Community Division Vice Chair Adam Miller at amiller@sheltonstate.edu or 205.391.2277.

TICKET OFFICE HOURS
Monday-Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-12pm
One hour prior to performances

ADDRESS
9500 Old Greensboro Road #135
Tuscaloosa, AL 35405

PHONE
205.391.2277

FAX 205.391.2329

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