Community Theater

I would like to welcome all of you to the Community Division page for the State of Alabama. We are so pleased to have so many wonderful community theatre groups spread out across this great state of ours. ACT has identified over 65 active groups in the state and is always on the lookout for more. Actors, stage directors, musical directors, choreographers, and musicians collaborate with scenic, lighting, sound, costume, and property artists — often just for the love of theatre – producing critically acclaimed productions from musicals to dramas, and everything in between.

The highlight of ACT’s Community Theatre Division is an annual festival. Last year, from around the state, eight companies participated, and two won the right to represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Louisville, Kentucky: South City Theatre’s “Sylvia” from Columbiana and Theatre Downtown’s “Living Together” from Birmingham. Three actors went on to be recognized for Achievement in Acting at the SETC Festival.

This year’s festival will be October 25-27, 2013 once again at the Wetumpka Depot Theatre, Wetumpka, AL. We hope to have the same attendance as last year’s festival with 8 shows, 3 workshops, and a Youth Talent Division to represent the talented youth we have in our state. We would love to have community theatre groups from around the state represented so if you are interested in participating or you just want to come and enjoy a weekend of great theatre, check out the ACTFest ’14 page. I hope that we will see you all there!

Cliff Keen, Jr.

Community Division Chair