Festival Information

Festival 56 – 2024 Information

February 18-23, 2024

Details of how it all happens will be posted as soon as we have them for you.  

Festival Hotel Information

Festival Hotel – The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Spokane City Center

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Spokane City Center is the host hotel for this year’s festival. They have provided special discount pricing for festival attendees, and we highly encourage you to stay with them. Book your room before January 20.

    • Reservations
    • Rooms with two queen beds can be booked for $145 per night.
    • Staying at the host hotel allows the region to receive use of banquet facilities for free.
    • Please Note – Meals are not included with the room fees.  The hotel has restaurants available and there are many food options within walking distance.

If we do not fill the rooms we have on hold, we will have to pay significantly more for the festival and will ultimately need to raise the registration price. SO, please help us keep registration costs as low as possible by staying at the host hotel.

Festival Travel Information


Airlines Serving Spokane (GEG) International Airport

Airlines – Destinations

Alaska Airlines – Boise, Everett, Los Angeles, Portland (OR), San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose (CA), Seattle/Tacoma
Allegiant Air – Las Vegas, Orange County
American Airlines – Dallas/Fort Worth, Phoenix–Sky Harbor
Delta Air Lines – Atlanta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Delta Connection – Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Seattle/Tacoma
Frontier Airlines – Las Vegas
Southwest Airlines – Denver, Las Vegas, Oakland, Phoenix–Sky Harbor, Sacramento, San Jose (CA)
United Airlines – Denver
United Express – Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, San Francisco

Festival Program Information

The anticipated schedule for Festival 56 is below.  Please refer to the Whova App for updated scheduling information.

KCACTF REGION 7 - Festival 56 Schedule

All times PSTSunday Feb 18Monday Feb 19Tuesday Feb 20Wednesday Feb 21Thursday Feb 22Friday Feb 23
8:00 AMNO EVENTSNext Step Auditions (CCT)One Act PlaysInvited Play ResponseInvited Play ResponseNational Award Discussion (7:30)
RYAN/MTI - Debrief (BR)NAPAT ReadingNAPAT (Reading)
10 Minute play auditions
9:00 AMNext Step Auditions (CCT)Irene Ryan Semi-Finals (BR)MTI Finals (BR)Irene Ryan Finals (BR)Awards Ceremony
DTM Expo Load-inDTM ResponseDTM ResponseDTM ResponseAwards Ceremony
10 Minute play auditionsOne Act PlaysNAPAT ReadingNAPAT (Reading)Awards Ceremony
10:00 AM10 Minute play auditionsIrene Ryan Semi-Finals (BR)MTI Finals (BR)Irene Ryan Finals (BR)
Next Step Auditions (CCT)One Act Plays
MTI Round 1 (BR)DTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDTM Responses
11:00 AM10 Minute play auditionsIrene Ryan Semi-Finals (BR)MTI Finals (BR)Irene Ryan Finals (BR)
Next Step Auditions (CCT)One Act Plays
MTI Round 1 (BR)DTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDTM Responses
MTI Round 1 (BR)Irene Ryan Semi-Finals (BR)MTI Finals (BR)Irene Ryan Finals (BR)
DTM STUDENT CHECK IN AND SET UP (until 5)DTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDramaturgy
1:00 PMMTI Round 1 (BR)Irene Ryan Semi-Finals (BR)MTI Finals (BR)DTM KEYNOTE -Jay Duckworth
2:00 PMMTI Round 1 (BR)DTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDramaturgy
Transfer Fair (Magnuson)DTM ResponsesDramaturgy ResponseDramaturgy
3:00 PMRegsitration and Check-inMTI Round 1 (BR)DTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDramaturgy
Transfer Fair (Magnuson)
4:00 PMRegsitration and Check-inDTM ResponsesCursedLife X 3
5:00 PMRegsitration and Check-inDTM Meet and GreetDTM ResponsesDTM ResponsesDTM Responses
6:00 PMNext Step Audition RegistrationVIP Dinner Chili's (Food @ 6:15 )DevisingFaculty Awards - Gonzaga (6:30)DTM Responses
7:00 PMRYAN/MTI - DebriefFaculty Open Bar (BR)10-minute Plays (BR)
8:00 PMOpening CeremonyKeynote Speaker - Jordan SavusaWhat the Constitution Means to Me (CCT)Pass Over (CCT)10 Minute Play response (8:30)
9:00 PMFestival ExpectationsPass Over Talkback
10:00 PMImprov OlympicsMurdervilleTech OlympicsCabaret Olympics
10:30 PMFaculty LoungeFaculty LoungeFaculty LoungeFaculty Lounge

Individual and School Registration Information

The registration information below is for Festival 56 in Spokane, Washington February 18-23, 2024.

Individual and School Registration here

    • Festival Registration – Registration is available starting October 5th.  There will be an Early Bird discount of $25 off the regular price that will end Dec 25th. Each registration includes a processing fee that ranges from $5.78-$6.89.
      • Student – Early Bird $80 / Reg $105
      • Adjunct Faculty/Staff – Early Bird $90 / Reg $115
      • Faculty – Early Bird $100 / Reg $125

Register Now on Whova

Making the most of the Event App

  • Event App links will be here for Festival 56 – 2024 when available.