ECTC stages inaugural theatre festival

Special to The Log
Nathanael Fisher

Emerald Coast Theatre Company is launching the first ever Northwest Florida Theatre Festival May 12-21.

ECTC producing artistic director Nathanael Fisher designed the Northwest Florida Theatre Festival as an inclusive and creative celebration of a community of artists. The festival will be produced in concert with the Cultural Arts Alliance’s Art Week South Walton.

“I believe that art breeds art," Fisher said. "Our mission is to unify the theater and performing arts groups of Northwest Florida and showcase the talent, work, and productions of numerous organizations and people.”

The unjuried theater festival will be staged over two weekends and feature 20 unique pieces of theater including one act plays, cabaret, magic, dance, comedy and storytelling. Producing groups come from Pensacola to Panama City. Most pieces will be staged twice for a total of 35 performances.

The Northwest Florida Theatre Festival is open to the public and will be held at ECTC’s performance space, 560 Grand Boulevard, Upstairs, in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin in Miramar Beach.

Festival buttons are $5 and are required for entry to all sessions (free button with child ticket purchase for 12 and under). Tickets are $15 per show for adults and $10 per show for children 5-12. All access passes will be available for purchase for $100. Fifty percent of the ticket price will go to the performing organization and fifty percent will go to ECTC.

For more details on each performance and to purchase tickets and passes to Northwest Florida Theatre Festival visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org/nwf-theatre-festival.