Spokane Civic Theatre to appear at National AACT Festival

March 30, 2015



Spokane Civic Theatre of Spokane, Washington is proud to announce that its production of Orphans has won the honor of performing at AACTFest 2015, the National Community Theatre Festival, in Grand Rapids, Michigan June 23-28, 2015.

The journey to the National Festival began when Spokane Civic Theatre won the Washington state Kaleidoscope AACT festival. Orphans then moved on to the AACTFest Region IX Festival presented at the Gallery Theatre in McMinnville, Oregon in March. In addition to winning the AACT Region IX Festival, the production was honored with Festival Adjudicator Awards for Best Set and Best Director.

AACTFest 2015, the national community theatre festival, will be held this summer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. AACTFest 2015 will take place June 23-28 and will showcase twelve community theatre productions from across the United States and the U.S. Military Overseas. These winners of state and regional festivals represent the best community theatre in America.  There will be six performance sessions, starting on Wednesday, June 24, and will take place at the beautifully restored Grand Rapids Civic Theatre.

AACTFest 2015 details are available at aactfest.org/15. The public is invited to attend the national festival.

Artistic Director Keith Dixon says “Civic is proud to represent the state of Washington and Region IX at Nationals, and I’m grateful to our volunteers and artistic leadership for their work in making this possible.”

Spokane Civic Theatre has appeared at AACTFest previously, most recently with: 2010-11's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Awards at National Festival in Rochester, New York for Best Supporting Actress – Lacey Bohnet, Best Musical Accompaniment – Nancy Vancil); and 2006-07's Assassins (Awards at National Festival in Charlotte, North Carolina for 2nd Place in Festival Productions, Best Actor: Patrick McHenry-Kroetch, Best Supporting Actress: Marianne McLaughlin, Best Supporting Actor: George Green, Best Hair and Makeup, Most Professional Theatre as recognized by Backstage Crew).

Spokane Civic Theatre is accepting donations at the box office in person or over the phone at 509-325-2507, with additional fundraising opportunities in the works. Look for more information at spokanecivictheatre.com in the coming weeks.

AACTFest is a program of the American Association of Community Theatre. It is a biennial event that has been held since 1969.

The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) is the resource connection for America’s theatres. AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the armed services overseas.