ACT Excerpt Information

It's the most magical time of year- the 2022 Southwest Regional OCTAFest Excerpts

Interested in seeing a variety of wonderful show excerpts all under one roof and reconnecting with old friends? Then join us on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 for a return to the live, in-person performance excerpts that you know and love! The schedule of events for the weekend is below as well as a full call sheet here

Friday, June 17th:

  • 5:00pm Registration begins

  • 5:30pm- 6:30pm Load in for Beechmont, Village, and Queen City Productions

  • 7:30pm Beechmont Players Wrong Window

  • 8:30pm Village Players of Ft. Thomas Sylvia

  • 9:30pm Queen City Productions The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Saturday, June 18th: 

  • 7:00am Registration begins

  • 7:00am- 8:00am Load in for CenterStage, TDW, and Mariemont

  • 9:00am CenterStage Players Incorrigible 

  • 10:00am The Drama Workshop Bright Star

  • 11:00am Mariemont Players The Outsider

  • 12:00pm Lunch Break

  • 12:00pm- 1:00pm Load in for Tri-County and CMT

  • 1:30pm Tri-County Players The Women of Lockerbie

  • 2:30pm Cincinnati Music Theatre Falsettos

  • 7:00pm Banquet dinner served*

  • 7:50pm Doors open for Award attendees

  • 8:00pm Awards begin

  • Immediately 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 octa1953.org

If you haven't gotten an ACT 2022 Convention Registration Form either by mail or online, they are available here.

We can't wait to see everyone in person again!