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Show Us Your Design Skills

Deadline to apply ends Wednesday, June 16 at 11:59 pm!

We are seeking 4 local graphic designers to help create the look of our Mainstage season marketing assets. This is a paid, collaborative project and rising, emerging, and/or student designers are encouraged to apply!

ACT's 2021-22 Mainstage season consists of 4 productions. Guided by Dena Rutter of Dena Rutter Designs, each designer will create one typographical logo for the title of a Mainstage production. Logos will be highly public facing and used across all digital (website, social media banners, billboards) and print (large scale posters, sandwich board, lobby posters, postcards) applications.
Find Out More/Apply Here!

Events Around Town:

This Weekend: GRINDfest

June 18-20, 2021
346 Depot St. in the River Arts District
Presented by Black Wall Street AVL

GRINDfest is Asheville’s newest festival! It is a celebration of Black Business and Entrepreneurship that highlights the business acumen and contributions of Black people. Everyone is invited to celebrate with a weekend of fun, food, learning, and connection.

This is the inaugural year for GRINDfest. It will happen during the weekend of Juneteenth, the time where we celebrate the timeframe where slavery was abolished. It took time for the word to spread so it is recognized as Juneteenth. 

Check it out: Black Wall Street AVL and founder J. Hackett were just featured in Forbes
Get More Info About GRINDfest!

This Summer: LIVE!

All Summer Long!
Performances at various venues around town

The Asheville Area Arts Council has put together an awesome line-up of local arts events happening all summer long! In fact. the first event is tonight at 7:30 pm - A Midsummer Night's Dream presented by The Montford Park Players.

Drama, dance, music and more - all summer long! 
Get More Info About LIVE!

Later in June: Listen to This

June 24, 2021 * 7:30 pm
Presented live on Zoom

Listen to This returns Thursday, June 24 with A Touch of the Vapors: An evening of fainting stories. Hosted by Tom Chalmers live via Zoom.
Buy Tickets Now!

In July: Auditions!

Thursday, July 15 * 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Auditions held at Attic Salt Theatre Company
2002 Riverside Dr. Suite 42-O; ​Asheville, NC 28804

The Autumn Players will be performing a readers theater program of two delightful one-act comedies this summer at Attic Salt Theatre (while ACT is closed). The program is called Love, Marriage and the Irish!: Two Comic One-Acts by JM Barrie and George Bernard Shaw.

Fireworks fly in the drawing room as an unexpected visitor sends Harry Sims Into a tailspin on the day before he is to be knighted in JM Barrie’s delightful play The Twelve Pound Look. And George Bernard Shaw infuses comedy into the terrible experience of war in O’Flaherty, V.C. as he depicts an Irish soldier trying to come to terms with what it means to be a hero. The Twelve Pound Look will be directed by Jim Reid and O’Flaherty, V.C. will be directed by Ellen Pappas.

The plays will be performed as reader's theatre. All are welcome to audition!
Find Out More!

In Case You Missed It

Bon Voyage to Chanda and Jerry!
See photos from the event here!

Got questions about our double casting experiment next season? Jill Summers answers them!

What's onstage next season! We've announced our 2021-22 Mainstage season!

Last minute summer camp? Yes, we DO have a few spaces in upcoming weeks of Tanglewood Summer Camp!

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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