AACT National Theatre Festival at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
June 23-27 | 2015

Performances, Workshops, Networking, Design Exhibit and Co

AACT Theatre Festivals are part of a multi-year process that culminates in a national festival, held in odd numbered years. Community theatre’s from AACT’s 10 regions enter productions for adjudication and advancement from state to regional to national level. ACCTFest is thus a celebration of theatre and a learning experience for those who take part.


There will be 12 award winning productions from across the country here at the Civic Theatre!

  1. Spokane Civic TheatreOrphans
  2. Elkhart Civic TheatreThe 39 Steps
  3. Lantern Theatre/Conway Community Arts AssociationGod of Carnage
  4. Dassel-Vokato Community Theatre/FungusAmongus Players
    The Romancers
  5. Rochester's Black Sheep TheatreFeeding the Moonfish
  6. Kokomo Civic TheatreFreud’s Last Session
  7. Platte Valley PlayersThe Nine Variations
  8. Warner Theatre/Warner Stage CompanyWinter Flowers
  9. Shape Performing Arts Center/Shape PlayersDetachments
  10. Theatre AlbanyThe Lady of Larkspur Lotion
  11. Tupelo Civic TheatreLonestar
  12. The New Group WestI Am My Own Wife

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Profiles of Companies and Shows

Schedule of Events

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The Civic School of Theatre Arts offers a complete range of acting, dance, and technical theatre classes for everyone from age 4 through adults. No matter what your skill level, there's a class that is just right for you, from novice classes that introduce theatre basics to advanced acting classes that offer college-level training. There are even summer camps and traveling theatre troupes that give young people a chance to develop their knowledge and skills in all aspects of theatre arts.

We are very proud to have enriched the talents, skills, and lives of over 1,600 students each year through the award-winning programs offered through the Civic School of Theatre Arts!


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