The Walter Trumbauer Secondary Theatre Festival

2018 TRUMBAUER SECONDARY THEATRE FESTIVAL

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 12th grades, 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 four $1000 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.

 

 

TRUMBAUER STATE FESTIVAL INFORMATION

 

NOVEMBER 12:​ State Registration opens online.  

  1. Log into act.matchingneeds.com.  
  2. Enter your four digit username and password. If you don’t have this information or don’t remember your assigned username/password, email festivaldirectoract@gmail.com
  3. Tick the boxes next to the students’ names who are competing at State.
  4. SAVE often.
  5. SUBMIT when registration is complete.
  6. Print a copy of your invoice by clicking on the print button on the invoice page.


NOVEMBER 12:​  CLICK HERE:  Completed ONLINE STATE Trumbauer Judge Forms due.


NOVEMBER 17:​  State registration closes online. No refunds given after registration confirmed.

NOVEMBER 22:​ ​ ​State Fee Payment Due! Remember Membership Fees are only paid once.

All checks/cash for fees must be received by the date of your first student’s competition, otherwise the student cannot compete. In case of emergency, notify the Director of Festivals or Festival Chair IN WRITING prior to Nov. 21.

NOVEMBER 29:​ ​ ACT Scholarship Auditions at Troy University (Chair Regan McClung)

NOVEMBER 30 AND DECEMBER 1:​ ​ Trumbauer State Festival, Troy University


Playwriting Deadlines​:​ Playwriting entries must be sent electronically to the District Chair two weeks before district competition. Playwriting entries for State must be sent electronically by Google Docs to the Secondary Chair by the second Friday after the District Competition.

 

 

If you need a copy of the ACT W-9 for processing payment, download here ACT W-9 2018

 

 

Additional state festival information will be posted as it is confirmed.

 

For Download:

2018 Director Manual

NOTE:  The deadline for State ACT Scholarship applications is Nov. 1. The deadline noted in the Trumbauer 2018 manual is incorrect!

 

2018 Judge Manual
2018 Tech Manual
ACT Membership Application  
  • Mandatory for all ACT Participants beginning 9/1/2018: students and teachers
  • Give all completed/signed 2 page membership forms in a envelope to your Chair at District Festival
2018 District Judge Form

 

2018 FESTIVAL PERSONNEL

  • ACT Festival Director: Sue Ellen Gerrells, festivaldirectoract@gmail.com
  • Chair: Jason Bozeman, Southside High School
  • Vice Chair:  Sara Butler Argiro, DeKalb County Fine Arts School

 

District Schedule: All competitions are November 3, 2018 at various locations:

 

District 1: Nov.3. Bob Jones High School, Chair Barton Craft, Email: bcraft@madisoncityschools.k12.al.us

District 2: Nov. 3. Corner High School, Chair Megan Garner, Email: mgarner@jefcoed.com

District 3: Nov. 3. Florence High School, Chair Jennifer Kilpatrick, Email: jskilpatrick@florencek12.org

District 4: Nov. 3. Opelika Arts Center, Chair Revel Gholston, Email: revel.gholston@opelikaschools.org

District 5: Nov. 3. Baker High School, Chair Alex Silva, Email: asilva@mcpss.com

District 6: Nov. 3. Mountain Brook High School, Chair Jesse Tilton, Email: TILTONJ@mtnbrook.k12.al.us

District 7: Nov. 3. Jacksonville State University, Chair Cody Hays, Email: codyahays@gmail.com

 

Click Here for State ACT Scholarship Audition Information

NOTE:  The deadline for State ACT Scholarship applications is Nov. 1. The deadline noted in the Trumbauer 2018 manual is incorrect!

 

State Schedule: The State Festival will be held Nov. 29 (Scholarship Auditions), Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at Troy University, Troy, Alabama. 

Questions should be addressed to festivaldirectoract.gmail.com, 205-483-2282, PO Box 1983, Pelham, AL  35124

 

District REGISTRATION:  Opens Sept. 1, 2018 and CLOSES AT 11:59 P.M. OCTOBER 1.

To register online:

  1. Log into act.matchingneeds.com.  
  2. Enter your four digit username and password. If you don’t have this information or don’t remember your assigned username/password, email festivaldirectoract@gmail.com
  3. Follow the INSTRUCTIONS FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION
  4. If you need a copy of the ACT W-9 for processing payment, download here ACT W-9 2018