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ACTFest 2022-2023

| Cynthia Harper |

Hosted by Theatre Tuscaloosa, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa November 4-6, 2022

Host Theatre Tuscaloosa was led by Adam Miller and Tina Turley, Wheeler Kincaid Technical Director. Events were coordinated by Cindy Harper, Executive Director, Casey Kauffman, Chair, Community Theatre, Lisa Ponder, Vice Chair, Community Theatre and DEI Chair, Mark Moore.  Adjudicators were  Lynn Harper Nelson (Tupelo), Quinton Cockrell (Troy( and Michael Cochran (Paducah, KY).  AACT Festival Commissioner was Susan Alston (Texas).

Workshops included: Introducing New Narratives, Allison Upshaw, PhD, Design and the Budget, Matt Stratton; and IPA: The ABS’s of Professional Dialects, Jamie Shannon Ferguson Ertle.


Best of Show 

Wetumpka Depot Players’ “A Storm Came Up”

Theatre Tuscaloosa’s “Launch Day”

Alternate Show 

Self Express Productions “Fools”

One Act Awards:

Best Actor in a Lead Performance

Jai LePrinse, for Anthony in “I and You”, Spark Theatre Company

Matthew Mitchell as Mases Burkes in “A Storm Came Up”, Wetumpka Depot Players 

Outstanding Achievement in Directing

Kristy Meanor, A Storm Came Up, Wetumpka Depot Players

Excellence Achievement in Directing

Caleb Brooks, I and You, Spark Theatre Company

Outstanding Achievement in Acting

Louise “Weezie” Brand as Caroline in “I and You” Spark Theatre Company

Kazarious Brown as Brylo in “Launch Day” Theatre Tuscaloosa

Chris Champion as Dr Zubritsky in “Fools” Self Express Productions

Mileidy Crespo-Jones as Tax in “Launch Day” Theatre Tuscaloosa

Tony Davison as Rufus Dixon in “A Storm Came Up” Wetumpka Depot Players

Harvey Lipscomb as Rogers Canfireld in “Holy Ghosts” Actor’s Charitable Theatre

Scott Rouse as Coach Halliday in “A Storm Camp Up” Wetumpka Depot Players

Jody Tartt as Lorena Cosbur, in “Holy Ghosts, Actor’s Charitable Theatre

Rhonda Vogt as Yenchna in “Fools” Self Express Productions

Outstanding Achievement in Set Design

A Storm Came Up, Wetumpka Depot Players

Outstanding Achievement in Prop Design

Launch Day, Theatre Tuscaloosa

Outstanding Achievement in Lighting Design

A Storm Came Up, Wetumpka Depot Players

Adjudicator’s Choice: Best Crew

I and You, Spark Theater Company

Adjudicator’s Choice: Most Memorable Moment

Ending Tableau, Holy Ghosts, Actor’s Charitable Theatre

Individual Event Winners:

AwardFirst NameLast NameTheatre  Event
GoldCodySealsSelf Express ProductionsSolo Acting
GoldJosephCoxSelf Express ProductionsGroup Musical Theatre
GoldNatalieRobertsonSelf Express ProductionsGroup Musical Theatre
GoldRhondaVogtSelf Express ProductionsSolo Musical Theatre
GoldAllySkeltonActor’s Charitable TheatreSolo Musical Theatre
SilverJoeyLayActor’s Charitable TheatreSolo Musical Theatre
BronzeBrandyJohnsonTheatre TuscaloosaSolo Musical Theatre
Honorable MentionJosephCoxSelf Express ProductionsSolo Musical Theatre
Honorable MentionNatalieRobertsonSelf Express ProductionsSolo Musical Theatre

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