Staying connected and in community during this unprecedented time - 
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These days are filled with plans for what comes next! We're planning a season of live performances, performed live on our Mainstage, with in-person audiences. But this will, of course, look different. We're looking at shows with smaller casts, we're putting musicals on the back burner, and we're looking for shows that can do double duty scenically to work for our youth programming. We don't have those shows nailed down just yet - but you'll be the first to know!

DEI Update: Our Board and Staff are beginning a months-long journey with alexandria ravenel and david greenson with Collaborative Organizing. We are working together to understand and address the racial inequity - and other forms of inequity - embedded in our organization. Community is literally our middle name, and we are dedicating time and resources to live up to that. 

Some of the immediate changes we are making as a result of our Equity Audits: 
  • Reworking our hiring practices, starting with our summer camp positions, to include transparency in salary and open application process. We will also be reworking hiring practices for our artistic teams for our upcoming season.
  • Reworking our website to be ADA compliant.
With much, much more to come - 

In This Newsletter:

Tanglewood Summer Camp

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It's happening! Register for all Summer Camp 2021 sessions today! 
Join us for 1 week or several for a fun and creative summer experience!

Youth Summer Camp - Ages 8-13

Youth Campers will connect and create through various performance and stage craft classes throughout the day. Core classes will include Acting, Dance/Movement, and Scenic Design and instructors and daily activities will vary each week. In addition to all other CDC guidelines masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced during camp. Campers should plan to bring lunch and any snacks needed.

Session 1: May 31-June 4
Session 2: June 14-June 18
Session 3: June 28-July 2
Session 4: July 12-July 16
Session 5: July 26-July 30

Advanced Camp - Ages 13-18

Advanced Campers will connect by learning and performing a published play by the end of the week. Campers will work with Directors on every part of creating a production. In addition to all other CDC guidelines masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced during camp. Campers should plan to bring lunch and any snacks needed.

Advanced Camp Session 1: June 7-11
Advanced Camp Session 2: July 19-23

Scholarship Information

ACT offers financial assistance for our Summer Camp sessions, and we work hard with each family to make sure that cost is not an obstacle to participation. Please fill out the Scholarship Application INSTEAD of filling out a camp registration. Once your application is processed, we will be in touch with you to register.
Get More Info/Register Now!

Work at Tanglewood!

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Want to work at Tanglewood this summer? We're looking for Instructors, Teacher Assistants, Junior Teacher Assistants, and Stage Managers! More information can be found in each application link, and those can all be found HERE!
See Positions/Apply Now!

April's Listen to This

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April 29, 2021 * 7:30 pm
Presented live on Zoom

Listen to This returns Thursday, April 29 with “Not My Brother’s Keeper: True Tales of Taking Care of Someone in Need Who’s Not Your Responsibility” featuring stories by Maryedith Burrell, Bryan Morrisey, Joe Shelton, and Jennifer Worthen, plus songs by Spiro Nicolopoulos. Hosted by Tom Chalmers live via Zoom.
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Tanglewood Alums Onstage!

Some of our students are performing in their high school musicals this spring! Break legs, y'all!

If you'd like to support local theatre in our schools, get a ticket for one of these streaming shows this weekend!

In Case You Missed It

Support Local Theatre - all over town! Check out what's happening with our friends at:

Thank You!

If a highlight of your week has ever been attending an ACT show, taking part in an ACT class, or volunteering at the theatre, please consider helping us now. If you are able to make a donation, no matter the amount, you will be helping ACT keep our programs going strong for the children, teens, and adults who need them more than ever. Thank you, and keep being creative together, however you can.

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