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).

Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s new “Behind the Curtain” short DIY video tutorials will help you and your students learn more about the production side of theatre and gain insights into ways to deepen your students’ training.

All our “Behind the Curtain” tutorials are led by professionals on the ASF production team. We’ve included their bios so you and your students can see how their career paths led them to their current roles in a professional theater.

In our first set of video tutorials, you and your students will learn about …

  • Costuming
    • Introduction to patterns for costume accessories
  • Stage Lighting
    • An introduction to stage lighting equipment
    • How to focus a stage light
  • Sound
    • How to use fades in QLab
  • Carpentry
    • How to build a Hollywood Flat
    • How to build a Broadway Flat
  • Stage Management
    • How to analyze a script
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 2021
begins at 9:00 AM
9:30 am -3:00 pm
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 to attend this free event that includes a complimentary lunch. To be included, confirm your attendance by registering. See you there!
Shortly after opening remarks and introductions, we will have a keynote speaker TBA. Then we will have divisional break-out meetings. These small groups allow for specific sharing within a particular area of interest: Community, Professional, Secondary/High School, Collegiate, or Theatre for Youth. We will gather back together for the afternoon session to share, discuss ACT topics of interest to all, hold our annual meeting and elect officers, and present the ACT Awards.
Join ACT

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


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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