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Greetings fellow thespians!

Due to the continuing public health concerns, the traditional ACTFest is once again postponed. In it’s place ACT Manitoba is hosting a Spring Gathering - "Spring Into Action".  The purpose of this gathering is to bring together member companies from across the Province to liaise, learn and laugh.  There will be workshops, games, and time for conversations about the state of community theatre in Manitoba.

We have been working at putting together a fantastic program and now it’s time to get your registrations in.  

Important information to consider:


•  Saturday, June 4th 9:30am – 6:00pm


•  St. Pauls’ United Church in Beausejour – map to come upon registration


•  Participants are asked to choose three out of four workshops to attend


•  Workshops will include:


Makeup Techniques – working in small groups, participants will experiment with and perfect make-up techniques.  These could include basic foundation to old age make-up.  This session will be led by Rhonda Kennedy Rogers, who is trained and experienced in stage make-up


Script Analysis and Character Development – working with William Morrison, an experienced theatre educator, participants will explore scripts and learn how to develop characters


Directing – Ray Cloutier, a community theatre director and educator, will share with participants techniques and methods for directing and working with character development in community theatre   


Vocal Techniques – participants will work on vocal warmups and games that concentrate on projection, enunciation, expression and vocal improvs with Alice Young, Artistic Director of Haystack Productions and theatre educator.


•  Awesome Afternoon of Theatre Improv Games    


•  A time for mingling and fellowship and enjoying a yummy BBQ supper prepared by

    Roger Wilton former executive chef for the Winnipeg Jets


•  ACT will reimburse mileage for two vehicles from each theatre company  


•  There is a $10.00 registration fee, per person to help cover food costs   


•  This event will be in compliance with Health restrictions of the day


•  The schedule will include:




Registration, Coffee and Muffins


Greetings, Introductions and Overview of the day

ACT ONE – 10:00-11:00

Breakout Session One – participants to

pre-register for one of the four sessions



ACT TWO – 11:15-12:15

Breakout Session Two – participants to

pre-register for one of the four sessions


Lunch – Bring your own bag lunch

ACT THREE – 1:00-2:00

Breakout Session Three – participants to

pre-register for one of the four sessions



JUST ACT - 2:30-4:00

Theatre Olympics – come prepared to have fun,

laugh, play games, get silly and maybe win a prize


(and maybe beyond)

BBQ  - a yummy treat of hickory pulled pork and

fabulous salads – a time to mix and mingle, catch

up with old friends and make new ones.

  The Member Group application form is available by clicking here for either MS Word or Adobe PDF format or under the SERVICES / FORMS & DOCUMENTS tab on the menu above.  Both forms are designed to be filled out and emailed in.

Members from NON-MEMBER groups may also apply on a case-by-case basis.
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