November 5-6, 2022
Theatre Tuscaloosa and Shelton State Community College are once again partnering with the Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT) to host the Alabama Community Theatre Festival (ACTFest). This is the fourth time ACTFest has been hosted in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Every other year, this festival is part of the national American Association of Community Theatre Festival (AACTFest). This is a nationals year, and Theatre Tuscaloosa will be entering Launch Day, which will be the third original play we will have entered.
Members of the public are invited to purchase tickets to each of the individual performances below for $10 per ticket. Those who would like to attend three or more of the performances are encouraged to purchase an annual membership in ACT for $25, one of the benefits of which is admission to all ACTFest activities.
Tickets to individual performances are now available. To purchase online, click here. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 205.391.2277 or at the door starting 1 hour prior to each performance. Those who would like to attend the entire festival can invest in an annual membership in the Alabama Conference of Theatre.
The Actor's Charitable Theatre (Tuscaloosa) presents Holy Ghosts - Saturday, November 5 at 2:25 p.m.
Spark Theatre Company (Dothan) presents I and You - Saturday, November 5 at 3:55 p.m.
Self Express Productions (Winfield) presents Fools - Saturday, November 5 at 5:25 p.m.
Theatre Tuscaloosa presents Launch Day - Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 p.m.
Wetumpka Depot Players presents A Storm Came Up - Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.
Individual Events (IEs)
For this first time ever, ACTFest will include four categories of Individual Events: Solo Acting, Solo Musical Theatre, Group Acting, and Group Musical. Solo events will take place on Saturday, November 5, between 9:45 a.m. and 11:25 a.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall. IEs will be adjudicated by the same panel of judges who will adjudicate the festival show performances (see above), and participants will receive written feedback from each adjudicator. Additionally, honorees will be selected in each category.
Those who purchase an annual membership with ACT will be granted access to silently observe the Individual Event performances. For more details, visit the ACTFest webpage here.