MACT*Fest 2019 will be held at Riverland Community College in Austin on March 15through 17, 2019. It will be hosted by Summerset Community Theatre and the Riverland Community College Foundation.
Registration is now open for MACT*Fest 2019.
You can purchase your full packages or ala carte items by clicking here.
There will be six theatres presenting shows at this festival. They are:
Friday, 7:00 PM:
Applause Community Theatre - Come Dance
Calumet Players - The Glamour House
Saturday, 1:00 PM:
FungusAmongus Players - Foxfire
Marshall Area Stage Company - Rest a Spell
Saturday, 7:00 PM:
The Ensemble Theatre Company - Unnecessary Farce
County Seat Theater Company - Sweet
There will also be workshops on Saturday morning.
Saturday, 9:00 AM (choose one):
How to Avoid Missteps at Dance Auditions - Doug Dally
Projection Design: Using Imagery for Storytelling - Todd Edwards
Dramaturgy: The Shape of the Ice Cube Really Does Matter! - Nancy Eppert
Saturday, 10:30 AM (Choose one):
Fake Fighting: Unarmed Combat for the Stage - Aaron Pruesse
Marketing: Moneyball for Theatre - Allen Ebert
The Visionary, Creative, Organized and Inspirational Director - Steve Taft
There are several hotels available near the theatre. The two that had special rates for MACT are:
The Days Inn 700 16th Ave NW Austin, MN 55912 507-433-8600
AmericInn 1700 8th ST NW Austin, MN 55912 507-437-7337
There is also a Holiday Inn and a Super 8 in the same area, but we do not have contact information on them.
Info for theatres that want to present shows at MACT*Fest 2019 is below.
Click here for MACT*Fest 2019 Theatre Entry Information
Click here for MACT*Fest 2019 Supplemental Theatre Information
Click here for MACT*Fest 2019 Theatre Entry Form
The late registration deadline for theatres is January 12. This is also the tech meeting day at the festival location, so you can bring your registration to that if you so choose. Payment can be made via the link below. (Im still trying to figure out how to create a registration form that can be filled in on-line.)
Click here to make payment for your theatres registration for MACT*Fest 2019.
The initial registration deadline for entering your theatre was December 14th. We had six theatre companies registered by that date. a drawing was held for performance order, filling from the last performance slot backwards. The performance order for those six theatre companies will be (from LAST performance working backwards): County Seat Theatre Company, Cloquet; The Ensemble Theatre Company, Apple Valley; Marshall Area Stage Company, Marshall; Fungus Amongus Players, Dassel-Cokato; Calumet Players, Pipestone; Applause Community Theatre; Mendota Heights.
Any additional theatres registering will continue to fill the remaining six performance slots (still working backwards towards the first performance slot) based on the order the registration is received.
As in the past few festival cycles, this festival will be limited to a maximum of 12 presenting theatres. Performing order will be by random drawing of the theatre registrations received by the December 14th deadline date. We will fill the last performnce slot first and work backwords from there. (MACT reserves the right to change the performance order based on time, content or other criteria it deems as beneficial to the festival.)
If we do not have the maximum of 12 theatres registered by the December 14th deadline, we will contnue to accept application until January 12th, 2019 or until the 12 slots are filled, which ever comes first. Late registrations will be assigned the latest of the available performance slots in the order in which they are received.
MACT*Fest follows the rules as described in the AACTFest Handbook.
Click here for the AACTFest 2019 Basics Handbook in PDF format.
Click here for an article on cutting a play for festivals.
Click here for the AACTFest 2019 Adjuduication Handbook.
Click here for the AACTFest 2019 Festival Chairmans Handbook.
There have been no changes to the rules that apply to participating theatres for this festival cycle.
Watch this site for additional information as it becomes available.
The host application letter is available here in Microsoft Word format or PDF format.
The host application form is availabe here in Microsoft Word format or PDF format.