MACTs biennial festival of 20-minute plays, Fast*Fest, was held August 19 (welcome social) and August 20 (workshops, performances and social) in Faribault. Workshops and performances will be at the Paradise Center for the Arts.
Fast*Fest 2022 was funded, in part, by a grant from the Southeaster Minnesota Arts Council using funds made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the MN State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.
Friday, August 19
Welcome Social at Upper East Side
Saturday, August 20
Workshops at Paradise Center for the Arts
Lunch on your own
Afternoon Session of Short Plays - 1:00 pm
Meal Break on your own
Evening Session of Short Plays - 7:00 pm
After the last colloquy: Social networking at Signature Bar and Grill.
Choreography - Sheri Setchell
Gain confidence and skill in this fun, informative workshop. During our time together, you will learn some basic movements and easy tips on how to demonstrate your dance ability at an audition. You do not need to be a high kicker or a trained dancer to participate. We will learn a quick and easy dance combination and work on multiple ways to perform it at an audition so you can feel ready for the big day!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - Rick Shiomi
Rick Shiomi, the Co-Artistic Director of Full Circle Theater, will speak about his work over the past forty years in theater, around the issues of diversity, equity and inclusion. The session will also engage participants in discussion about these issues.
Stage Combat - Mike Speck
Mike Speck has been training in stage combat for more than 20 years, and is a Certified Teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. In this workshop, youll learn basic principles of safe and effective stage combat - how to tell a story of pain and violence that still allows the actors to get up and do it again for the matinee!
Lighting - Todd Edwards
The LED landscape. Love them or hate them; how to integrate LED technology into your incandescent light rig or make the leap to an entirely LED lighting ecosystem.
Hotels nearby: Faribault
Days Inn 507-334-6835 ($100 per night and up)
Boarders Inn & Suites 507-334-9464 ($110 per night and up)
Grandstay Suites 507-334--2888 ($209 per night and up)
Comfort Inn 507-444-0818 ($134 per night and up)
Quality Inn 507-446-0228 ($180 per night and up)
The deadline for registering your theatre to present a show was June 20th. If you would still like to present a show, contact the festival Chairperson, Amy Hunter, for more information.
For a PDf file of the rules and Registration form click here. Non-members can pay their registration fee ($25) on our ticketing site by clicking here. Workshops: Workshops will be live. There will be two workshop sessions, with two concurrent workshops per session. Theatre performances: Will be live Saturday afternoon and Evening Social gathering at end of festival: At end of the day, after all theatre performances are completed, MACT will host a live after-glow social at a location TBA. Guidelines for theaters for Fast*Fest: Who can perform: The festival is open to Minnesota community theatres, college/university programs, high school theatre programs and ad hoc groups (pretty much anyone EXCEPT groups using any professional actors). Registration for performing companies is free to MACT members. Non-MACT-members will pay a $25 registration fee which includes a MACT membership through December. Registration deadline for performing companies is June 20th by midnight (received, not postmarked). Performance order will be by random drawig from entries received by the deadline, filling the last performance slot first and working backwards. MACT may cancel the festival if at least six productions are not registered. Additional productions may be accepted after the registration if space is available and all other guidelines are met. Basic guidelines for participating productions: Please consider the following guidelines and options to participate:
Each production will be briefly introduced by a moderator announcing the show title and possibly author, director, cast, & time/place/setting.
Following each production, a moderated live discussion will take place.
MACT will provide a table and 4 chairs
You may bring one additional set piece
There will be no rehearsals in the performance space
The facility will provide a standard lighting plot of 6 areas (3 across the stage by 2 rows deep) of warm and cool lighting (NO Lighting specials are allowed)
Performance cannot exceed 20 minutes
You will have 5 minutes to setup before your performance and 5 minutes to strike after your performance
Works presented may be original scripts or otherwise licensed materials including author or licensing house approved cuttings. You must have the rights to perform the show as presented.