Trumbauer Festival 2019

ACT congratulates the over 2000 students from 99 schools who competed in our Secondary Festival this past weekend. You impressed our judges and brought honor to our state! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this event a success, especially the staff, faculty, and students of Troy University who went above and beyond for us. We hope all who attended were inspired to continue growing and learning while networking and supporting each other in our Alabama theatre family!

Trumbauer 2019 Award Results


  • ACT Festival Director: Sue Ellen Gerrells, Phone: 205/483-ACT2 or mail to: PO Box 1983, Pelham, AL 35124, or email to [email protected]
  • Chair: Sara Butler Argiro, DeKalb County Fine Arts School
  • Vice Chair:  Meghan Phelps, Huntsville High School

STATE Information:

NOVEMBER 11:​ State Registration opens online.  

  1. Log into  
  2. Enter your four digit username and password. If you don’t have this information or don’t remember your assigned username/password, email [email protected]
  3. Tick the boxes next to the students’ names who are competing at State.
  4. SAVE often.
  5. Complete the new State Judges Information under the “Judges Tab.”
  6. SUBMIT when registration is complete.
  7. Print a copy of your invoice by clicking on the print button on the invoice page.

NOVEMBER 18:​  State registration closes online. No refunds given after registration confirmed.

NOVEMBER 21:​ ​ ​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.

December 5:​ ​ ACT Scholarship Auditions at Troy University (Chair Roy Lightner)

DECEMBER 6-7:​ ​ Trumbauer State Festival, Troy University

Playwriting entries for State must be sent electronically by Google Docs to the Festival Director ([email protected]) by the second Friday after the District Competition.

District Schedule: All competitions are November 2, 2019 at various locations:

District 1​: Nov.2. Lee High School, Chair Chris Carter Email: ​[email protected]

District 2​: Nov. 2. Corner High School, Chair Megan Garner, Email: ​[email protected]

District 3​: Nov. 2. Cullman High School, Chair Wayne Cook Email: ​[email protected]

District 4​: Nov. 2. Opelika Arts Center, Chair Revel Gholston, Email: ​[email protected]

District 5​: Nov. 2. Baker High School, Chair Alex Silva, Email:​[email protected]

District 6​: Nov. 2. Mountain Brook High School, Chair Jesse Tilton, Email: ​[email protected]

District 7:​ Nov. 2. Northeast Alabama Community College, Chair Jason Bozeman, Email:​ [email protected]

District REGISTRATION:  Opens Sept. 1 and CLOSES AT 11:59 P.M. OCTOBER 9, 2019.

To register online:

  1. Log into
  2. Enter your four digit username and password. (If you don’t have this information or don’t remember your assigned username/password, email:  [email protected]
  4. New for 2019: There is a tab for “Judges”.  You must complete this page before you are allowed to “Submit.”  (Be sure and “SAVE” after you’ve completed all your IE registrations. The system will then calculate how many judges you must provide.)