MACT Workshop planning

MACT Logo. Upper portion is comedy/drama masks with comedy mask in yellow and drama mask in blue. Lower portion has the acronym "MACT" and below it the description MN Association of Community Theatres.

MACT is currently planning a series of workshops to be held next spring in the Twin Cities metro area. The workshops will consist of two concurrent 2-hour workshops in the morning, a general discussion over box lunches and two concurrent 2-hour workshops in the afternoon. These workshops will take place on three Saturdays, possibly in March, April and/or May, at various locations around the Twin Cities.

We are currently looking for workshop topics that people/theatres might be interested in. Topic ideas might include things like, sets on a budget; sets for traveling shows; set painting techniques; using wireless microphones; lighting on a budget; accessibility concerns and solutions; auditioning techniques; costumes on a budget & sources; hair today, gone tomorrow (using wigs); managing rehearsals; working with special needs actors; directing basics; advanced directing; light design (intro to lighting); sound design; and more. If you have a topic that you would like to see us present, please send your idea to Larry Pint at

If you know of someone who has a topic that they might be interested in presenting a workshop on, please send Larry that information too.

These workshops are funded, in large part, by a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.” We thank them for their support.