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 Educational Workshops

This year, we will offer seven workshops to help community theatre practitioners develop their skills in a variety of areas related to producing community theatre including:

  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Stage Management
  • Costume Quick Changes
  • Directing
  • Grant Writing
  • Make-Up
  • Free Online Productivity Tools

Click here to meet our presenters and learn more about their workshops.

 

Also, see the detailed schedule below. 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 - Courting Corporate Sponsorships: Making Your Community Theatre Irresistible (Adam Miller, Theatre Tuscaloosa Managing Director)
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 - From Main Street to Broadway: Stage Management Tips that Work (Jen Nelson Lane, Equity Stage Manager)
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

Load Out Shows #1 & #2

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 - Dressing in the Dark: Making Quick Changes Flow (Jeanette Waterman, Theatre Tuscaloosa Costumer)
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 - What I REALLY Want to Do is Direct (Tina Turley, Theatre Tuscaloosa Executive Producer)
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 - Writing Winning ASCA Grants (Yvette Jones-Smedley, ASCA Program Manager)
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
9:30 p.m.-Until After Glow Party at Half-Shell Oyster House (2325 University Blvd)

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 - Old Age Make-up: More Than Just Lines on Your Face (Joey Lay, The Actor's Charitable Theatre Artistic Director)
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 - Free Stuff! What's Not to Love?: An Intro to Tech Tools for Non-Profits (Terry Kelley, Auburn Area Community Theatre President)
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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