AACT NewPlayFest ’24

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Did you know AACT sponsors a New Play Fest every year? 
Many new plays are submitted, read, and the winners are selected to be presented in theaters throughout the USA.  For full details check out the AACT website link. https://aact.org/newplayfest-2024. Minnesota’s own County Seat Theater Company of Cloquet premiered one of the shows in the AACT NewPlayFest ’18. They even brought that show, “Sweet“, to MACT*Fest that year where it advanced to the Region V AACTFest.

This coming year, our friends to the east, Verona Area Community Theater (Wisconsin), has been selected to present one of these New Plays.  (VACT hosted WACTFest ’23 and their region’s festival earlier this year in their beautiful facility.) In conjunction with VACT hosting one of these world premiere productions, WACT (Wisconsin Association of Community Theatres) wants to invite theaters to join them for this momentous event.  In lieu of WACT’s traditional WACTCON, they invite you to join them for:
            THE RED FLAGS
Saturday, February 10, 2024, 2:00 PM
Dee Baldock Performing Arts Center
103 Lincoln St.  Verona, WI  53595

After the show, there will be an adjudication demonstration and the WACT Annual Meeting.  For dinner, anyone interested can join us at a local restaurant where we will have discussion tables by topic.  Examples could be: AACTFEST discussion, Marketing ideas, Cultivating Volunteers, Fundraising.

The full list of shows for AACT NewPlay Fest ’24 is:

  • The Sauk, Jonesville, Michigan presents
    Criminal Mischief, by William Cameron February 2-11, 2024
  • Verona Area Community Theater, Verona, Wisconsin presents
    The Red Flags, by Catherine Castellani February 8-17, 2024
  • Stage Left Theater, Spokane, Washington presents
    I Thought I Knew You, by Philip Kaplan March 22-April 7, 2024
  • Hickory Community Theatre, Hickory, North Carolina presents
    Eating Blackberries,by Pam Harbaugh April 5-20, 2024
  • Cottage Theatre, Cottage Grove, Oregon presents
    Tennessee Wet Rub, by Kim E. Ruyle  August 9-25, 2024
  • Lincoln Community Playhouse, Lincoln, Nebraska presents
    The China Shop, by Richard Manley Fall 2024