Staying connected and in community during this unprecedented time - 
The story of the ghost light: Created as a tool to keep folks safe - from falling off the stage, mainly - the ghost light has become a metaphor for theatre's ability to be light in the darkness, understanding in an incomprehensible world.

The ghost light on our Mainstage shines on!

Thank You for Sharing!

“ACT’s online programs are a lifeline for my child who was very fragile and feeling more alone than she has in a very long time. Every effort that is being made virtually is just as impactful for these kids as being in that theatre so thank you for continuing that commitment.” - Parent of a child in ACT’s Education Programs

Stories, songs, and more!

We have launched the first two days of our new online programming schedule that anyone can enjoy! And even better - it's all free!
Our first episode of ACT Reads - Storytime featured actor and educator Bradshaw Call reading "A Color of His Own." ACT Reads - Storytime will feature a different book and different reader each week!
We are so excited to feature so many of your wonderful faces, voices, and talents in this new programming that we're sharing!

Still to come this week:
  • Thursday at 11 - Backstage Pass: Amanda and Chanda clear up the mysteries about stage directions!
  • Thursday at 7:30 - Face with a NameGet to know Technical Director Jill Summers 
  • Friday at 11:00 - ACT Reads - A Chapter at a Time: Actor and educator John Hall reads the first chapter of Peter and the Starcatchers! 
And then we'll end the week with our popular ACT Happy Hour Watch Party on our Facebook page!
Find this content on our Facebook page, Instagram TV or our YouTube channel!

In Case You Missed It:

  • My ACT Memory: LaNita Cloninger shares her story of an actor's extremely memorable exit!
  • Living Room Cabaret: Jerry Crouch hosts a mini-concert of ACT alums. This week, we featured Ashleigh Phillips, Dan Baechtold, and Nana Hosmer Griffin singing from their homes to yours!
  • Kristen's Kitchen: Kristen Zonnevylle, our Operations Manager, shares a recipe for Chocolate Truffles!
Last week, we offered an online version of our Youth Improv class taught by Chris Martin! We had 27 students in two classes - and it was so much fun, we're doing it again!

Youth Improv - Online Version: Thursday, April 23
Session One: 3:30-4:15 pm
Session Two: 4:15-5:00 pm

If you have a child between 8 and 12 who'd like to give improv a whirl, you can try this class for free! Email Amanda Klinikowski, our Education Director, and she will send you all the details! 

Your Support is Needed! 

Our education programs for children have been so successful at keeping our kids connected through this unpredictable and isolating time. Now we are releasing programs for adults too, because we know the importance of having creative outlets during this shutdown. But we can only do this because of the support of our community.  

So many people have made donations to ACT in the past few weeks. We ask you, if you can, to consider joining them and making a gift online to help ACT keep connecting our community through the power of creativity and expression.
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