MACTs biennial short play festival, Fast Fest, will be held August 21 & 22 at GREAT Theatres Helgeson Learning Lab in Waite park (St Cloud), MN, hosted by The Great Northeren Theatre Company and GREAT Theatre.
Friday night there will be a welcome social at the Helgeson Learning Lab. This is a chance to socialize with old friends, make new friends and to see the theatre. It is a great time to "talk shop" with fellow theatre people. MACT will provide snacks and there will be a cash bar.
Saturday morning will kick off with the first workshop session at 9:00 AM. You will have your choice between at least two option. Following that, at 10:30 AM, will be a second workshop session, again with at least two options. (Workshop topics to be announced later.)
Saturday afternoon will include performance sessions at 1:30 and 3:30 PM.
Saturday evening will be another performance session at 7:00 PM.
The evening, and festival, will be topped off with another social event at the Waite Park American Legion where we can talk about the shows weve just seen with fellow thespians. Food and a cash bar will be available for everyones enjoyment.
Register for individual workshops and performance sessions will be available or you can purchase a full package that includes everything.
Or you can mail your registration with your check to:
Fast Fest 20
c/o Bill Muchow
2908 W 93rd St
Bloomington, MN 55431
RULES: Each performance will have 5 minutes to setup, 20 minutes to perform and 5 minutes to strike. We provided a table and four chairs. Performing companies can bring in one additional set piece and costumes and props as needed. There are no rehearsals on the stage before the performances. There are NO LIGHTING SPECIALS allowed, a standard plot of 4 areas of warm and cool wash will be provided.
There will be a short, moderator led colloquy after each performance.
The festival is open to community theatres, high school and college theatre programs and ad hoc groups. No professional theatres. Registration for performing companies is free to MACT members. Non-MACT-members will be charged a $25 registration fee which includes a 6 month MACT membership (July through December). Use registration form below or register on-line using the link above. Registration deadline for performing companies is June 15th (received by us date - not postmarked). Performance order will be by random drawing from entries received by the deadline, filling the last performance slot first and working backwards.