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Friday, March 1 • 10:15am - 3:00pm
Community Theatre Festival Performances: Block 2

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Join us at Austin-East Magnet High School to enjoy award-winning performances by community theatre groups from across the Southeast. Two groups will advance to represent our region at AACTFest 2019.

A free SETC shuttle is available to take convention attendees to and from the Knoxville Convention Center and Austin-East Magnet High School. See the attached file for the full shuttle schedule.

10:15–11:50AM
Of Mice and Men
Alabama – The Actor’s Charitable Theatre
Written by John Steinbeck
Directed by Benji Stockton

Two drifters, George and his friend Lennie, with delusions of living off the “fat of the land,” have just arrived at a ranch to work for enough money to buy their own place. Lennie is a man-child, a little boy in the body of a dangerously powerful man. It’s Lennie’s obsessions with things soft and cuddly that have made George cautious about with whom the gentle giant, with his brute strength, associates. His promise to allow Lennie to “tend to the rabbits” on their future land keeps Lennie calm, amidst distractions, as the overgrown child needs constant reassurance.

11:50AM – 1:25PM
Forever Plaid
Kentucky – Paramount Players

Written by Stuart Ross
Directed by Melanie Cornelison-Jannotta

The Plaids, a singing group, were killed on their way to their first big concert. They get the chance to come back to Earth to present the perfect concert.

1:25–3:00PM
I and You
Mississippi – Fondren Theatre Workshop

Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Juniper Wallace

Anthony arrives unexpectedly at homebound classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” and an assignment from their English teacher. This seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks something much deeper. I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Presiders
Adjudicators/Respondents
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Amy Wratchford

Managing Director, American Shakespeare Center
Amy Wratchford is the Managing Director of the American Shakespeare Center. As the company’s chief administrative and financial officer, Amy oversees finance, marketing, development, and other business management functions for the ASC. During her tenure the ASC’s budget has grown... Read More →
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T.K. Lee

T.K. Lee’s award-winning work crosses multiple genres: both on stage and off. At times a playwright, and other times a poet, he is at all times firmly planted in the southern tradition of gothic storytelling. His work has appeared in national publications including The Louisville... Read More →

Sponsors
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Austin-East Magnet High School

All Community Theatre Festival performances held at Austin-East Magnet High School are free and open to the public. Please consider making a donation at the door. Donations will go directly to Austin-East Magnet High School to help support updates/renovations to their performing arts... Read More →
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Dramatists Play Service

Booth 314
For over seventy-five years Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has provided the finest plays by both established writers and new playwrights of exceptional promise.Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking... Read More →


Friday March 1, 2019 10:15am - 3:00pm EST
Austin-East Magnet High School