Festival brings theatres from across state to Tacoma

The Washington State Community Theater Association (WSCTA) will present Kaleidoscope 2023, a festival of theater from across Washington State that is open to the public, Feb. 10-12.

Hosted by Tacoma Little Theater and sponsored by the WSCTA and the American Association of Community Theater (AACT) as part of their biennial theater competition, the festival will bring performing companies from Ocean Shores, Bellingham, Poulsbo, Spokane, and Bellevue together for a weekend of theatre.

Three national adjudicators will judge each company’s performance, with the top two companies advancing to the Regional Festival (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Idaho) held in McMinnville, Oregon on March 17. One company from the Regional Festival will advance to Louisville, Kentucky , this coming June for the national AACTFest.

The eclectic slate of productions includes: When Jack Met Jill, from Bellingham Theater Guild (Bellingham); skin deep, from Jewel Box Theater (Poulsbo); passover, from Stage Left Theater (Spokane); 12 incompetent jurors, from Stage West Community Theater (Ocean Shores); other mind games, from Theater33 (Bellevue).

AACT policy permits the widest possible range of dramatic material to be performed in its festivals and does not permit censorship of any company’s production: Performances may include adult content.

Performance blocks take place Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 pm; Saturday, Feb 11 at 2 pm; and Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 pm Passes are available for one block of performances or for the entire festival starting at $8. Additional details and passes are available online at www.tacomalittletheatre.com/kaleidoscopein person at the door, or over the phone at (253) 272-2281.

An awards banquet to announce the winners will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10 am in the Cedar Room at the Tacoma LaQuinta (1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma). Tickets for the brunch are $20.

For more details visit www.tacomalittletheatre.com/kaleidoscopeor email [email protected].