Minnesota is proud to be the site of the Region V AACTFest 2017. The festival will be in the Chalberg Theatre on the campus of Central Lakes College in Brainerd. Our hosts will be Brainerd Area Community Theatre and Central Lakes College. The dates for the Region V AACTFest will be Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th, 2017.
The best way to find us on campus is to park in the North parking lot off of College Drive, enter CLC through door #4, go to the left then an immediate right. The box office will be on the left. The Chalberg Theatre seats 270 people.
Click here for a diagram of the stage. The playing area will be in front of the mid stage traveler. Behind the traveler will be the staging areas for the sets. There will be additional set storage in the scene shop which is off of stage left. This facility uses twist lock plugs for its stage lighting. If you are bringing any lighting equipment that you want to run from their dimmers, make sure you have adapters for twist lock.
There are seven states in Region V. Each state has the potential to send two shows to the regional festival. A random drawing was held to select the performance order, filling the last performance slot first and working backwards from there. The performance order will be (in performance order):
1 - Iowa B (Newton Community Theatre; "PVT. Wars")
2 - Minnesota A (Fungus Amongus Players; "The Voice of the Prairie")
3 - Kansas A (Auburn Community Theatre; "A Candle on the Table")
4 - Iowa A (The Wilson Performing Arts Center; "A Number")
5 - Nebraska B (Lofte Community Theatre; "Shakespeares a Dick")
6 - South Dakota A (Aberdeen Community Theatre; "Mavis Pleads the Fourth")
7 - Minnesota B (MN SkyVault Theatre; "On the Road to Verona")
8 - Nebraska A (Beatrice Community Players; "The Santaland Diaries")
At 8 shows, there will be 4 sessions of 2 shows each. This will necessitate two rehearsals on Thursday. (These would be Iowa B and Minnesota A.)
Rehearsals will be in the same relative order as the performances. There will be two rehearsal on Thursday and three rehearsals on Friday morning and Saturday morning.
There will also be workshops on Friday and Saturday morning and a Region V meeting on Saturday morning at 10:30.
It has been announced that Region V will be able to select two shows that will advance to the national AACTFest 2017 in Rochester, MN.
Watch this location for more information as it becomes available.