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Annual Convention Registration 

Get geared up for the 2022 Southwest Regional OCTAFest Convention!


It's been a long two years, but we're back for an in-person convention once again! Mark your calendars for June 17-18, 2022! 

Excited? You should be~ we are, too! Plans have been well underway by 1st VP Amanda Emmons Shumate. She has meticulously put together this ACT/OCTAFest Reference Sheet for all ACT Cincinnati groups to use and reference in case of any questions.

Online registration and 50/50 ticket sales have officially closed! If you want to come to the Excerpts or Awards/Party, you will have to buy tickets at the door from the ACT registration chair Joy Sharp, assuming she is feeling generous and will let you in! 

You can also buy 50/50 tickets in person at the Excerpts Friday and all day Saturday, cash only. Tickets are $10 for 1, $25 for 3- a great way to help ACT Cincinnati and get a little spending money for yourself! 

You can still make hotel reservations at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Blue Ash, just not with the ACT Cincinnati group rate. 

Booking Link:
Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati Northeast Blue Ash

Get excited to be back watching live theater in person again! 


General Information

The OCTA Southwest Regional Conference is held in June each year. This conference, hosted by ACT Cincinnati, brings together all community theaters in the southwest region for a celebration of theater featuring excerpts from one show from each group’s past season.

Depending upon the number of excerpts being presented that year, the conference can begin on a Thursday or Friday evening and continues all day Saturday.

Though an official OCTA event, ACT Cincinnati acts as host and member groups all take on a job in support of the conference.