Texas AACTFest 2017

A festival of
one-act plays,
muscials, or
cuttings of
full length
produced by
or amateur
theatre groups,
for the purpose of 
learning about, sharing,
and celebrating theatre on 
local, regional and national
levels. Participation in AACTFest
provides a wealth of fun and fellowship
- not to mention bragging rights at home!

Information for participating companies

Festival Dates

Quad I Festival:
February 10 & 11, 2017
Louise H. Underwood Center for the Arts, LubbockQuad II Festival: January 21, 2017
MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville
Quad III Festival: January 27 & 28, 2017
Cailloux Theater, KerrvilleQuad IV Festival: February 3 & 4, 2017
Lee College PAC, Baytown

Texas AACTFest

March 15 - 19, 2017
MCL Grand Theater, Lewisville

April 5 - 9, 2017
Acadiana Center for the Arts,Lafayette, Louisiana

June 26 - July 1, 2017
Rochester Civic TheatreRochester, Minnesota
Quad Map

Basic Information

Festival Handbook
  • Any amateur theater organized for at least one year prior to the state festival which has produced at least two shows prior to the state festival entry is eligible to enter the festival process.
  • A theatre may present a one-act play or musical, or cutting of a full length play or musical by any author, limited to no more than 60 minutes. The company is responsible for obtaining all rights to perform, cut, or for the use of any copyrighted material.
  • Scenery, props. et al must fit in approx. 100 sq. ft. offstage storage. (10' X 10' at Nationals)
  • You have a maximum of 10 minutes to set up and 10 minutes to strike.
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  • BILL & ENID HOLM FESTIVAL AWARDS: Each theatre advancing to the state festival will receive a $250 voucher. Each theatre advancing to the regional festival will receive $1,000. A Texas theatre advancing to the national festival will receive $3,000*.
  • AACT provides advancement awards to theatre(s) advancing to Nationals - amount to be determined.
  • Theatre must be a current organizational member of TNT– minimum level $75. 
  • AACT Fee:  $79 to AACT if theatre is not an AACT member. (If a theatre advances to Regional, AACT membership is required. The $79 will be applied to the full membership at the appropriate level).
  • Theatre Entry Fee:  $50 to TNT for Quad.
  • Quad Registration Fees:  $20 per cast & crew member (required)
  • Theatre Entry Fee:  $50 to TNT for theatres advancing to State. May use award voucher from advancement award.
  • State Registration: $130 per cast & crew member (required) - includes all workshops and food events at State.  

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