About Alabama Conference of Theatre

Roots deep in Alabama history through the merger of two organizations:
The Alabama Theatre League (ATL) and The Alabama Speech Communication and Theatre Association (ASCTA).
ACTFest 2022-2023

ACTFest 2022-2023

November 4-6, 2022

Theatre Tuscaloosa

Shelton State Community College

Tuscaloosa, AL

f you are considering bringing a show to present during the festival for adjudication, please complete the online registration form (see link below) as soon as possible.  Please note that the registration form requires you to answer how many adults and children will participate in your production.  It is OK to give a close estimation of these numbers that can be adjusted before you make your final payment.  Once your online registration is completed, you will be contacted and provided additional forms and information.  The festival can only accommodate a limited number of productions, so you are encouraged to submit your show as soon as possible to secure your spot in the festival.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Harper, Executive Director, at 205-483-2282 or charper@altheatre.org.

MANUALS

SCHEDULE AND DEADLINES 

July 15 Registration Opens

September 1 Registration Closes at 5:00pm.

A Brief History

A group of university and college theatre educators formed the ATL to support and promote theatre in Alabama. In October of 1972, ATL became a non-profit corporation with the filing of its “Certificate of Incorporation.”

ACT Fall Summit 2022
ACT Annual Summit 2022
ACT Annual Summit
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Sign-in begins at 9:00 AM
9:30 am -2:00 pm
Alabama Shakespeare Festival
Octagon Theatre

Montgomery, AL

And ASF would also like to invite you as their guest to attend:
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  American Mariachi (on the Festival Stage)
Details: https://asf.net/american-mariachi-2022/

Please join us for our annual Fall Summit that brings together theatre artists (educational, professional, and community) throughout Alabama to network and share resources. ACT membership is not required but encouraged.  (You must be a member to vote or be eligible for ACT committees or offices.)  If you need to join or renew, please fill out the membership form below and bring it with you along with a check or credit card. (Or email or mail it ahead.) This will help speed up the check-in process. We hope to see you there.

We will be following appropriate safety protocols as set by ASF. At this time, a mask is not required, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, be our guest.

After opening remarks and introductions, we will have two guests speaking with us:

  • Greta Lambert, Deputy Artistic Director, ASF will talk about their education programs
  • Kristy Meanor, Artistic Director, Wetumpka Depot Theatre, will talk about the Penguin Project.

Next up, break-out meetings: These small groups allow for specific sharing within a particular area of interest: Community, Professional, Secondary/High School, College/University, or Theatre for Youth. After a boxed lunch, we will gather back together for the afternoon session to present the ACT Awards, share, discuss ACT topics of interest to all, hold our annual meeting, and elect officers.

Join ACT

Any member of your organization can use the form to register for ACT Membership.

ACT Membership Form

See a list of our Board of Directors and read about them. CLICK HERE.

(This list is not current as of 2021) Here is a list of theatres, theatre venues, and high school theatre programs in Alabama.  CLICK HERE.  If you know of others, please let us know.

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