Local Theatre Going to National Theatre Competition

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by: Jeffrey Albright | Category: Arts and Entertainment

Actors Collaborative Toledo from Toledo, Ohio is proud to announce that its production of A Life by Adam Bock has won the honor of performing at AACTFest 2019, the National Community Theatre Festival, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 18 - 22.
The journey to the National Festival began in September 2018 when the production won the Ohio Community Theatre Association OCTA Rocks! Festival in Columbus. The production then moved on to Kokomo, Indiana, for the Region III AACTFest 2019 Festival in April. AACT Region III includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin. In addition to winning the Region III Festival, the production was honored with Festival Adjudicator Awards for Outstanding Performance by an actor in a leading role (John DuVall). Actors Collaborative Toledo will present A Life at AACTFest 2019 on Wednesday, June 19, at 7pm in Gettysburg’s Majestic Theater.
Jeffrey Albright, who directed the production said, “The journey actually began for us in April 2018 when we produced A Life in the Underground Theatre at The Collingwood Arts Center. We then took an excerpt from the play to the Northwest Ohio OCTA Regional Festival at Owens Community College in June of 2018. At that festival we were selected as one of the theatre’s to represent Northwest Ohio at OCTA Rocks!”
“This is the first time that Actors Collaborative Toledo competed in a festival cycle and we are truly honored to have received such great recognition. We are the first theatre from Northwest Ohio to be invited to perform at AACTFest,” Mr. Albright said. He continued, “John DuVall and I have worked together for many years and I could not be happier than to be sharing this experience with him.” You can find out about other upcoming ACT events by visiting their website at www.act419.org.
AACTFest 2019 is the culmination of a two-year cycle of state and regional theatre AACT festivals, and will feature twelve community theatre productions from across the United States and the U.S. Military Services overseas that received top honors in their respective state and regional festivals. These winners represent the best community theatre America has to offer. Performances will start on Tuesday, June 18, in the Majestic Theater and additional activities will be offered in the adjacent Gettysburg Hotel on Lincoln Square in downtown Gettysburg. The AACTFest 2019 National Theatre Festival includes theatre management and youth conferences, a youth theatre festival, educational workshops, top vendor displays, design and monologue competitions, social events, sightseeing, and networking opportunities, all ending with a festival awards presentation.
AACTFest is a celebration of theatre and a learning experience for those who take part. Registration and performance tickets are available to all. Join in the energy and excitement of AACTFest 2019!
Registration, schedule, and more information is available at aact.org/19.

Press Release Contact Name: Jeffrey Albright
Press Release Contact Email: info@act419.org
Press Release Contact Phone: 4192050409
Organization Name: Actors Collaborative Toledo
Website or Link: www.act419.org
Organization Address: 3739 North Beverly Hills Dr., Toledo, OH, 43614