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Wednesday, March 5
 

2:30pm

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker HS), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:

6:00PM - 7:45PM      Cookeville Performing Arts Center, TN                          

7:45PM - 9:30PM      The Whole Backstage Theatre, AL


Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation... Read More →


Wednesday March 5, 2014 2:30pm - 10:30pm
The Saenger Theatre 6 S Joachim St, Mobile, AL ‎
 
Thursday, March 6
 

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker HS), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)


Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM WINGS Performing Arts Center, MS
8:45AM-10:30AM Tupelo Community Theatre, MS
10:30AM-12:15PM Wetumpka Depot Players, AL
12:15PM-1:30PM Lunch Break
1:00PM-1:30PM Adjudicator meeting at theatre

Performances:
1:30PM-3:00PM
Freud’s Last Session

Tennessee - Cookeville Performing Arts Center
Written by Mark St. Germain, Directed by Matthew Wilson
This show centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud who invites the young, rising Oxford Don C.S. Lewis to his home in London. Freud and Lewis clash about love, sex, the existence of God, and the meaning of life, just weeks before Freud took his own life.

 

3:00PM-4:30PM
I Don’t Want to Talk About It

Alabama - The Whole Backstage Theatre
Written by Bradley Hayward, Directed by Kelleybrooke Brown
Being a teenager is hard, and nobody wants to talk about it. Confronting the daily challenges of growing up, this series of monologues and scenes offers a look at a multitude of issues including dealing with parents who just don’t get it, rumors, bullying and suicide.

 

5:30PM-7:00PM
Black Sash

Mississippi - WINGS Performing Arts
Written by Sarah Grammar, Tonya Hays, Emily Overmyer, and Sarah Pendleton, Directed by Tonya Hays
Black Sash is an original production written and researched by students celebrating the work of the Black Sash women’s organization and their fight against apartheid. The production centers on the efforts of these upper/middle class women as they fought the injustices of apartheid. The production takes us on a journey from 1955 through 1990 and Nelson Mandela’s release.

 

7:00PM-8:30PM
The SantaLand Diaries

Mississippi – Tupelo Community Theatre
Written by David Sedaris, Adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, Directed by Tom Booth
The play is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker's Christmas must feel like when he decides to become a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch.

 

8:30PM-10:00PM
The Fantasticks
 
Alabama - Wetumpka Depot Players
Music by Harvey Schmidt and Lyrics by Tom Jones, Directed by Kristy Meanor
A legend in its own time, The Fantasticks is the longest running musical in history! This is a simple romantic comedy about a boy, a girl, their meddling fathers and the wall that divides them. A musical crafted with charming simplicity, captivating music, and whimsy.



Load Out
10:00PM-10:30PM TN, AL, MS

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saenger Theatre
 
Friday, March 7
 

7:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric C. Brown (Mobile Theatre Guild, Baker HS), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre), Nancy Eppert (AACT Region V Representative)

Load In/Tech Meetings/Rehearsals:
7:00AM-8:45AM MT Pockets Theatre Company, WV
8:45AM-10:30AM Actors for Children Theatre, KY
10:30AM-12:15PM Artist Collaborative Theatre, KY
12:15PM-1:15PM Lunch Break
1:15PM-3:00PM Troubadours, VA
3:00PM-4:45PM Castaways Repertory Theatre, VA

Performances:
6:00PM-7:30PM
Art
 
West Virginia - MT Pockets Theatre Company
Written by Yasmina Reza, Translated by Christopher Hampton, Directed by David Beach
Art
focuses on the meaning of art, in the form of a solid white painting, as well as the meaning of friendship, to both the man who bought the painting and the two friends who came to see it.

 

7:30PM-9:00PM
A Thousand Cranes
 
Kentucky - Actors for Children Theatre
Written by Kathryn Schultz Miller, Directed by Sarah Diamond Burroway
This is the true story of a Sadako who falls ill from *radiation sickness* 10 years after Hiroshima's atomic bomb. She's visited in the hospital by a friend who shares the legend of the paper crane: if you fold 1,000 cranes, your wish for health and life will come true.

 

9:0PM-10:30PM
Quilters

Kentucky - Artists Collaborative Theatre
Book by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek, Lyrics and Music by Barbara Damashek, Directed by Lauren Stewart
In this musical patchwork of American history, a pioneer woman and her daughters stitch together the interrelated stories of dozens of women into a colorful masterpiece. Through music, drama and dance, each "quilt block" celebrates the women of the frontier.



Load Out
10:30PM-11:00PM WV, KY

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00am - 11:00pm
Saenger Theatre
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

Community Theatre Festival
Adjudicators: Eric Browne (Baker High School), Nancy Eppert (Omnibus Theatre Company), Murray Chase (Venice Theatre)

Load In/Tech Meeting/Rehearsal:
8:00AM - 9:45AM Aiken Community Theatre, SC

Performances:
10:00AM-11:30AM
Life, Below Zero
 
Virginia - The Troubadours
Written by Christopher J. Mondoux, Directed by Tish Mondoux
Jonathan has a secret that has been torturing the very fiber of his being and pushing his wife Sarah, best friend Matthew, and parents to the brink. Defeated by the thought of going any further in life, he has decided to relieve everyone of his existence.

11:30AM-1:00PM
I am Hrotsvitha
 
Virginia - Castaways Repertory Theatre
Written and Directed by Helen E. Prien
A German nun, living a thousand years ago, struggles with her memoirs, trying to describe the people, places and events that shaped her life, inevitably leading her to become Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, first known female playwright. A final plot twist asks "are we so very far removed from her?”

1:00PM-3:30PM
A Walk in the Woods
 
South Carolina - Aiken Community Theatre
Written by Lee Blessing, Directed by David W. Howard
In pleasant woods on the outskirts of Geneva two superpower arms negotiators, a Russian and American, meet informally after long, frustrating hours at the bargaining table. They continue their informal meetings as the talks drag on and the seasons change. What is friendship worth to each?

Load Out:
3:30PM - 4:00PM - VA, SC

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
SE

Sue Ellen Gerrells

SETC Vice Chair, South City Theatre

Speakers
avatar for Eric Browne

Eric Browne

SETC Communtity Theatre Ajudicator
Eric C. Browne Eric earned his BFA in Theatre (Acting/Directing) in 2006 from the University of Montevallo and his Master of Liberal Arts degree from Spring Hill College in 2011. He is an actor, director, and theatre teacher in Mobile, AL. Eric has been a high school theatre educator... Read More →
avatar for Murray Chase

Murray Chase

Executive/Artistic Director, Venice Theatre
Murray Chase has been the Executive/Artistic Director for Venice Theatre for the past 21 years. Since November of 1995, Venice Theatre’s annual budget has grown from $456 thousand to $3.2 million, making it the second largest community theatre in the United States and the largest... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Eppert

Nancy Eppert

Director of the Living History Program, Independence Missouri Tourism
Nancy currently serves as the AACT Region V Representative and as a member of the Education and Work Shops Committees.  She has chaired Artistic and Education Directors conferences, and served on state and regional AACTFest committees.   Nancy provides training and program consultation... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. He’s the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, The Dunes and Life Is Short, published by DPS. His work has been seen in New York, LA, around the U.S., and in 17 countries, and has been translated into seven languages... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 5:00am
Saenger Theatre

7:00pm

Community Theatre Division Meeting and Recognition Ceremony
Cash bar.

Moderators
LC

Lori Chase

Venice Theatre
KM

Kristy Meanor

Executive Artistic Director, Wetumpka Depot Players, Inc

Sponsors
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. He’s the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, The Dunes and Life Is Short, published by DPS. His work has been seen in New York, LA, around the U.S., and in 17 countries, and has been translated into seven languages... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CC 107 B