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Alabama Conference of Theatre

2024 Theatre For Youth Festival – Montgomery

The Theatre for Youth Middle School Festival celebrates excellence in Alabama’s Community and School drama/theatre programs by allowing students a venue for exhibition, competition, and observation of theatre in action.

In 2024, there will be two festivals, held a week apart in different parts of the state, so participants may choose the festival which will be most convenient to attend. The festival is open to all community and school theatre programs with grades 4-8 students. Classroom teachers and community youth theatre program sponsors may register individuals, duets, and groups. Individual students may be registered in NO MORE THAN TWO INDIVIDUAL EVENTS, and up to one group event. Individual students may not register
themselves. They must be registered as a school or community theatre program member.


SETC 2023 Audition Recording Session

The Alabama Conference of Arts (ACT) College/University division is hosting a recording session at Auburn University at Montgomery on Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 12 until 4 pm.  Each auditionee will have a 10-minute slot to record their audition.  ACT will provide a stage, pianist, videographer (you bring a USB/thumb drive).  Registrants will be signed up on a first come, first serve basis, so don’t wait.  The deadline to register is Friday, October 20, 2023.
You must be an active ACT member.
Membership is:
$25 Adult/Professional
$15 College/University Student
$10 High School Student

ACT Trumbauer High School Theatre Festival 2023

The Walter Trumbauer Festival has provided quality training and performance opportunities for Alabama theatre students at the high school level since 1940. The educational impact of this event is substantial. The festival consists of 30 individual events, a one-act play festival, and a studio theatre play festival—all for 9th through 12th grades. Students receive critiques from qualified teachers, professionals, and theatre practitioners, allowing them to improve their theatrical skills. The students attending the state festival have qualified from one of seven district festivals held throughout the state on November 4, 2023.
Funded in part by a grant from the Alabama State Council of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Arts.

ACTFest Community Theatre Festival 2023-2024

The Alabama Conference of Theatre (ACT) will hold it’s annual Community Theatre Festival (ACTFest) at Northeast Alabama Community College, 138 AL-35, Rainsville, AL 35986 (near Fort Payne) on October 20-22, 2023.
REGISTRATION OPENS July 17, 2023! The deadline is September 29, 2023.
Community theatres from throughout Alabama are invited to compete and participate. Two theatres will advance to the SETC Conference March 13-17, 2024 in Mobile, AL.

ACTFest 2022

If you are considering bringing a show to present during the festival for adjudication, please complete the online registration form (see link below) as soon as possible.  Please note that the registration form requires you to answer how many adults and children will participate in your production.  It is OK to give a close estimation of these numbers that can be adjusted before you make your final payment.  Once your online registration is completed, you will be contacted and provided additional forms and information.  The festival can only accommodate a limited number of productions, so you are encouraged to submit your show as soon as possible to secure your spot in the festival.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact Cindy Harper, Executive Director, at 205-483-2282

ACT Fall Summit 2022

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 but encouraged.  (You must be a member to vote or be eligible for ACT committees or offices.)  If you need to join or renew, please fill out the membership form below and bring it with you along with a check or credit card. (Or email or mail it ahead.) This will help speed up the check-in process. We hope to see you there.

We will be following appropriate safety protocols as set by ASF. At this time, a mask is not required, but if you feel more comfortable wearing one, be our guest.

After opening remarks and introductions, we will have two guests speaking with us:

  • Greta Lambert, Deputy Artistic Director, ASF will talk about their education programs
  • Kristy Meanor, Artistic Director, Wetumpka Depot Theatre, will talk about the Penguin Project.

Next up, break-out meetings: These small groups allow for specific sharing within a particular area of interest: Community, Professional, Secondary/High School, College/University, or Theatre for Youth. After a boxed lunch, we will gather back together for the afternoon session to present the ACT Awards, share, discuss ACT topics of interest to all, hold our annual meeting, and elect officers.