AACTFest March 21-24, 2019

Updated Jan 20, 2019

On behalf of Theatre New Mexico and the Los Alamos Little Theatre, we cordially invite you to attend New Mexico’s AACTFest 2019. .  The festival and conference will be held March 21-24, 2019 at the Performing Arts Center in  Los Alamos, NM.

Five New Mexico theatre companies will be participating and competing.

  • Los Alamos Little Theatre, Los Alamos, presenting Church and State, by Jason Odell Williams
  • New Antiquities Theatre Company, Hobbs, presenting Hamlet, by William Shakespeare
  • Nat Gold Players, Las Vegas, presenting New Mexico Heroes, by multiple authors
  • Artesia High School, Artesia, presenting Fallen, by Tom Aker
  • Artesia Community Theatre, Artesia, presenting Memory Garden, by Mark Scharf

Download the Preliminary AACTFest Schedule   (added 01/20/19)
Download the Preliminary Lighting Information  (updated 02/01/19)
Download the AACTFest Information and Registration Packet (updated 11/12/18)
Download the AACTFest 2019 Handbook
Download the AACTFest Flyer

The American Association of Community Theatres’ festivals are part of a multi-year process that culminates in a national festival held in odd-numbered years. AACTFest provides an opportunity for community theatres from AACT’s 10 regions to enter productions for adjudication and advancement from state to regional to national level. AACTFest is both a celebration of theatre and a learning experience for those who take part. New Mexico is in Region VI along with the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. New Mexico’s state winners will advance to the regional festival in Midland TX, May 2-5 2019. The winner of the regional competition will advance to the national festival in Gettysburg PA, June 18-22 2019.

If you have never entered a festival please consider this as your first. Festivals are not only fun but educational. A variety of workshops are offered. Network with new and old friends, see great productions, listen to adjudications, and of course party! The AACT Handbook will guide you through the process and we are more than willing to answer questions or provide assistance. And remember, even if your theatre doesn’t participate with a production, everyone is invited to come and join in the fun as an individual!