02 Aug 2018 STATE TRUMBAUER SECONDARY THEATRE FESTIVAL
Date(s) – November 29 – December 1, 2018
Troy University, Troy, AL
The Walter Trumbauer Festival has provided quality training and performance opportunities for Alabama theatre students at the secondary level since 1940. The educational impact of this event is substantial. The festival consists of 30 individual events, a one-act play festival, a studio theatre one-act play festival—all for 9th through 12thgrades, as well as scholarship auditions and college screening for high school seniors and junior college students. Students qualify for the state competition by earning a rating of “superior” at one of seven district festivals. At all levels of competition, students receive critiques from qualified teachers, professionals, and theatre practitioners, allowing them to improve their theatrical skills. The state festival kicks off with the scholarship audition session on Thursday evening. High school seniors and junior college students compete for six $1,000 ACT Scholarships. Friday and Saturday events culminate in an awards ceremony where trophies, plaques, medals, and other awards are presented to recognize outstanding work in technical categories and performance areas. Two one-act productions are chosen to represent Alabama at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in the spring.