MACT Festival History

The “Best of Fest” shows listed below represented Minnesota at the Region V AACTFest.

# = Show represented Region V at (national) AACTFest.

(Since MACT started in 1973, we have had 12 shows advance to the national AACTFest, more than any other state in Region V.)

MACT*Fest 2025

March 2025 at TBA,
hosted by (your theatre here)
Best of Fest:
Best of Fest:

Fast*Fest 2024

August 16 (Friday – Welcome social) & 17 (Saturday – workshops, performances, social)
at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet, hosted by County Seat Theater Company

MACT*Fest 2023

March 24 – 26 at Central Square in Glenwood,
hosted by Central Square Arts and Cultural Center
Best of Fest: “Tracks” – County Seat Theater Company, Cloquet
Best of Fest: “The End of the Beginning” – FungusAmongus Players, Dassel-Cokato

Fast*Fest 2022

August 19 & 20 at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault,
hosted by the Merlin Players

MACT*Fest 2021

September 17 – 19 at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center in Pipestone,
hosted by Calumet Players and the Pipestone Performing Arts Center.
Best of Fest: “The 3 Way” – Mindless Mirth Productions
Best of Fest: “After the Flags and Bands” – Calumet Players

Fast*Fest 2020

August 22 – an on-line, virtual festival

MACT*Fest 2019

March 13 – 17 at Riverland Community College in Austin,
hosted by Summerset Theatre and the Riverland College Foundation
Best of Fest:  “Sweet” – County Seat Theater Company, Cloquet
Best of Fest: “Foxfire” – FungusAmongus Players, Dassel-Cokato

Fast*Fest 2018

August 17 & 18 at the Encore performing Arts Center in Cloquet,
hosted by County Seat Theater (cancelled)

AACTFest 2017

June 26 through July 1 at the Civic Center in Rochester,
hosted by AACT

Region V AACTFest 2017

April 27 through 30 at Central Lakes College in Brainerd,
hosted by Brainerd Community Theatre and Central Lakes College

MACT*Fest 2017

March 1 through 5 at the Schwan Community Center for the Performing Arts in Marshall,
hosted by Marshall Area Stage Company
Best of Fest #: “On the Road to Verona” – MN SkyVault Theatre Company, Rochester
Best of Fest #: “The Voice of the Prairie” – FungusAmongus Players, Dassel-Cokato

Fast*Fest 2016

August 19 & 20 at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center in Pipestone,
hosted by The Calumet Players

MACT*Fest 2015

March 18 – 22 at the Dassel-Cokato Performing Arts Center in Dassel/Cokato,
hosted by FungusAmongus Players
Best of Fest : “Old Jake’s Skirts” – County Seat Theater Company, Cloquet
Best of Fest #: “The Romancers” – FungusAmongus Players, Dassel-Cokato

Fast*Fest 2014

August 15 & 16 at the Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet,
hosted by County Seat Theater

MACT*Fest 2013

March 15 – 17 at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park,
hosted by North Hennepin Community College
Best of Fest #: “”Leading Ladies” – Dakota Fine Arts Consortium, Lakeville
Best of Fest : “The Diviners” – FungusAmongus Players, Dassel-Cokato