AACTFest 2025: Workshop RFP | AACT

AACTFest 2025: Workshop RFP

Call for Workshops

Group of photos showing workshops in progressAACTFest 2025 will be in Des Moines, Iowa, June 25-29, 2025, and the AACT Education & Workshops Committees want your help making it the best festival ever. We are currently accepting proposals and requests for in-person workshops that will inspire and engage all who attend. 

Send your proposal for a workshop via the form at the bottom of this page. The deadline to submit is October 21, 2024.

Possible Topics

Workshops can explore any aspect of theatre, including:

  • Acting
  • Administration
  • Board Development
  • DEI
  • Design/Tech
  • Directing
  • Education
  • Fight / Intimacy Choreography
  • Licensing
  • Marketing & Outreach
  • Musical Theatre
  • Youth Programming
  • …and other topics you believe will benefit or inspire theatre people.
Helpful Tips

Here are some top tips to consider when submitting a proposal:

  • Think Outside the Box! Unique and specific topics are encouraged, no matter how “out-there” they sound.
  • Active & Hands On! The most well-received workshops allow attendees to learn by doing. Take advantage of being in-person!
  • Titillating Titles! A clever and creative name plays a significant role in capturing attendees’ attention. Make it sparkle!
  • Think About Time: Most workshops will be 75-minute sessions, but we are open to ideas for longer or shorter presentations.

Is there a subject you want to learn more about? We’d love to hear your suggestions! Email your ideas to AACT Education Director David A. VanCleave at [email protected].

Please note: AACT does not provide honorariums for general session workshop presenters. 

Proposal Form

(to be used for committee review) 100 Words Maximum
(To be used in festival app, schedule, and marketing) 25 Words Maximum
50 Words Maximum
Below, please provide two references from people familiar with this presentation or your workshop presentation skills.
Name, Email, Phone
Name, Email, Phone

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