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Wisconsin AACTFest 2017 took place February 16 - 19, 2017.  The Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre hosted the festival at the Sentry Theatre @1800 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

 

The festival began for some on Thursday evening with the beginning of registration and the first load-ins and rehearsals.

Friday saw the continuance of tje Thursday night activities continued with the remaining companies loading in and rehearsing their productions.  The evening saw the first of the performance sessions  at Sentry Insurance's Theatre @1800.  After Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre's production of The Diary of Adam and Eve, participants retired to the first official "networking" event of the festival.

Saturday saw a full day of performances beginning in the morning with Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre's production of The Gin Game, followed by Do Not Go Gentle from Sun Prairie Civic Theatre.  After a break for lunch,  Redbud Players took the stage with their production of Three Viewings.  The afternoon session closed with The Dixie Swim Club presented by the Kettle Moraine Players,  Last but not least, the evening performance session saw a production of  Annie's Arrival from the La Crosse Community Theatre and the evening ended with the Village Playhouse's performance of Facing the Finding, a Mirror in Three Acts.   With the performances at an end, the adjudicators retired to make their decisions and everyone else retired to Saturday's "networking" session.

The festival activities concluded on Sunday beginning with brunch.  Following brunch was the always captivating WACT annual meeting.  Concluding the day's and the festival's events was the presentation of awards.  As the weary travelers headed for home, their thoughts undoubtedly  wandered to the next festival.

See You There!

 

Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater

The Diary of Adam & Eve

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre

The Gin Game

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre

Do Not Go Gentle

Redbud Players

Three Viewings

Kettle Moraine Players

The Dixie Swim Club

La Crosse Community Theatre

Annie's Arrival
Village Playhouse

Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts


 

 

 

Wisconsin AACTFest 2017 Companies Proceeding to the Regional Festival

 

The Diary of Adam & Eve

Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater
 

The Gin Game
Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre
 

Alternate Selection

Do Not Go Gentle
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre

 

 

Wisconsin AACTFest 2017 Awards

 

Excellence in Direction
Alexis Fielek -

Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts

Village Playhouse

Excellence in Acting
Josh Panter (Adam)

The Diary of Adam & Eve

Central Wisconsin Area Community Theatre
 

Excellence in Acting
Bev Ross (Fonsia Dorsey)

The Gin Game

Wisconsin Rapids Community Theatre
 

Excellence in Supporting Acting

Dominique Sicard  (Annie)

Annie's Arrival

La Crosse Community Theatre

 

Excellence in Supporting Acting

Scott Sorenson (Joseph R. Welch)

Facing the Finding: A Mirror in Three Acts

The Village Playhouse

 

Excellence in Set Design

Russell Wolff

Do Not Go Gentle

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre

 

Excellence in Lighting Design

Autumn Leonard

Do Not Go Gentle

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre

 

Excellence in Costume Design

Cathy Berk

Do Not Go Gentle

Sun Prairie Civic Theatre


 

2017 Festival Hotel

 

 

 

Festival Room Rate

$74.00

 

2017 Wisconsin AACTFest Adjudicators

 

Peter Moore

 

Jack Phillips

 

Lisa Rowe

Peter Moore has been acting and directing professionally for nearly forty years. He has performed Off-Broadway as well as with the Guthrie Theatre, Detroit's Meadow Brook Theatre, Florida Stage, and the Utah Shakespeare Festival. His feature films include Wilson, Thin Ice, Factotum, Trauma and television shows In an Instant, The ABC After School Special, Rose Red and numerous television commercials. Peterís directing credits include the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami, the Wintergarden Theater in Toronto, the York Theatre in NYC, and the San Diego Rep. He was the stunt coordinator for the films Wilson, Thin Ice, Old Explorers, Factotum and the fight director for the Broadway production of Disney's The Lion King. He is also the author of Gone Writing, a book of light verse published by the University of Minnesota Press.

Jack Phillips received his MFA from the Acting/Directing division of the Yale Drama School where he was the John Schubert Memorial Scholar in Directing. Jack spent 13 years as the Executive Director of the Civic Theatre in Spokane, Washington, and 5 years as the Artistic Director of Theatre of Western Springs. He has directed nearly 300 plays in professional and community theatres from Edinburgh to Los Angeles, acting in over 250 stage roles and more than 75 roles in film, TV and commercials. Jack is nationally known as a theatre adjudicator, having taught at Harvard, Gonzaga and the graduate school of Leslie University. Jack is Past President of the American Association of Community Theatre, is included in both Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World and was recently awarded the Art Cole Award for "a lifetime of contributions to community theatre."

Lisa Rowe teaches Communication and Theatre Arts at the University of Wisconsin, and serves as Vice President of the Historic West Bend Theatre Board of Directors. She was a residential Scenic Artist Intern at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre for the 2010-2011 season, and her first play, Psych, was published by Dramatic Publishing in 2013 opening Off-Broadway in the 2017-2018 season. Occasionally trodding the boards, her favorite roles include Blitzen in The Eight; Reindeer Monologues and Melissa in Love Letters. Lisa is a member of the Dramatists Guild, AACT, and the League of Historic American Theatres.

 

Till Next Time!