On behalf of Theatre New Mexico and the Los Alamos Little Theatre, we cordially invite you to participate in 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.
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!
IMPORTANT – if your group plans to enter a production, please send an email noting your expectation to participate to firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the AACT website to download the AACTFest 2019 Handbook, which will guide us all throughout the process.