ACT College & University Festival

The ACT College/University Theatre Festival is scheduled for October 11-12, 2013 on the campus of University of South Alabama, Mobile.  Held in conjunction with the SETC State Screening Auditions, the weekend promises to be a great time for faculty and students around the state to compete, learn, and observe some great theatre.

  • For SETC Screening Auditions information, contact Ellen Peck at
  • For College/University Festival Information, contact Fulton Burns at

SETC State Screening Audition and College/University Festival Info for 2013:

Host: University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL

5751 USA Drive South

Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

Department of Dramatic Arts

Mobile, AL 36688-0002
Dates: October 11-12, 2013

Tentative Schedule: Friday, October 11 Noon – 6 pm

Saturday, October 12:  8 am – 6 pm

Parking: There is no charge for parking on the dates of the auditions. Auditioning students will need to park in our large parking lot located right next to our new Engineering Building, Shelby Hall, and behind the Mitchell College of Business for both dates. The Laidlaw Performing Arts Center is within easy walking distance from this parking lot. Below is a link for the USA Campus Map

University of South Alabama Campus. We are Building 73 on the 3-D map.

Restaurants: There are several local spots located around the university campus that have both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Hotel/Lodging: Several in the Mobile area. The following link will help in locating a place to stay when visiting Mobile

Hotels Near South Alabama Campus

Workshop description:

The On-Camera Acting Workshop for Film and Television will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11 am, and 2 pm in the Theatre USA Black Box. This workshop will help students begin the process of mastering the key to becoming a stellar on-camera actor, to improve their film and television bookings.
Bio:  Gwendolyn Mulamba is a native of Mobile, who has lived and worked in New York City for over 15 years in addition to working around the country. She received her Master’s Degree from the prestigious NYU Tisch School Of the Arts. Her credits include, Beautiful Creatures, Head of State, The Hurricane, Guiding Light and Law and Order among others. She has worked with various Oscar winners and nominees such as, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, Denzel Washington, and Richard LaGravenese. She has also worked with Emmy Rossum, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Tracy Morga,n and Benjamin Bratt Just to name a few. When not acting Gwendolyn teaches acting in the Dramatic Arts Department at the University of South Alabama.