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ACT Excerpt Information

Fan yourselves, y'all- the 2023 Southwest Regional OCTAFest excerpts are almost here! 

Join all your friends at Parrish Auditorium, 1601 University Boulevard Hamilton, OH 45011 in the heart of Miami University Hamilton's campus, to watch Greater Cincinnati's amazing community theater community strut their stuff at the annual excerpts! This year's excerpt schedule is below as well as a full call sheet here:

Friday, June 16:

5:00pm Registration begins

5:15pm- 6:15pm Load in

7:15pm Tri-County Players A View From the Bridge

8:15pm Mariemont Players Ken Ludwig's The Gods of Comedy

9:15pm CenterStage Players The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

10:15pm Cincinnati Music Theatre Kinky Boots

Saturday, June 17:

6:30am- 7:15am Load in

7:00am Registration begins

8:15am Fairfield Footlighters Love/Sick

9:15am Sunset Players Be My Baby

10:15am Village Players of Fort Thomas Holidazed

11:15am The Footlighters, Inc. A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

12:15pm Lunch Break

1:15pm The Drama Workshop Radium Girls

2:15pm Loveland Stage Company Twelfth Night

3:15pm Beechmont Players The Matchmaker

4:15pm Mason Community Players Nunsense 

7:00pm Banquet* (at Blue Ash Embassy Suites 4554 Lake Forest Drive Cincinnati, OH 45242)

7:50pm Doors open for all attendees

8:00pm Awards*

After Awards Party in the Hospitality Room

* Due to space limitations, group seating is only available for those attending the banquet dinner. Attendees only attending the awards will not be able to sit with their groups at the banquet tables. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Technical details of the playing space at Miami University Hamilton's Parrish Auditorium: 


  • The playing area is six (6) zones. Each zone is individually controllable with its own fader.

  • Zone 1= DSR, Zone 2=DSC, Zone 3= DSL, Zone 4= USR, Zone 5= USC, and Zone 6= USL

  • A seventh "all zones" fader will be available.

  • There will also be a full stage blue wash fader available for scene change lighting. 

  • Lights in downstage zones will be focused with enough overshoot to ensure that a six foot(ish) tall person standing anywhere in a zone will be lit. Upstage zones will allow for a six foot tall person on a three foot platform.


  • The Parrish Auditorium sound system will be running with three PCC160 boundary mics in front of the DSR, DSC, and DSL Zones.

  • For music and sound effects, there will be: 

    • A CD player in the booth.​

    • A 3.5mm cable in the booth for laptops, iPads, etc...

    • A 20 foot XLR cable coiled at the stage right proscenium arch for groups that bring their own sound equipment.

More information about OCTA and other regions in the state can be found at

The 2022 Southwest Regional OCTAFest Excerpts are officially in the books!



















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