ACT is the resident theatre company of The Arts Center. Established in 1980, it is the oldest community theatre operating in the tri-county area. ACT generally produces at least 2 plays and 1 musical each year in the Sue E. Trotter Theater at The Arts Center. Other programs include play reading gatherings and staged readings. Participants are all volunteer.

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2019-2020 Athens Community Theatre Season

Purpose: Resident amateur theatre group of Athens Area Council for the Arts that supports AACA’s mission by producing at least three productions annually

Mission: Athens Community Theatre uses the transformative, inspiring, collaborative elements of theatre to create a dynamic artistic space for our community – a place where audience members from diverse backgrounds see their stories depicted onstage and a place where theatre artists feel safe acting as storytellers.

2018 – 2019 ACT Season

To Kill a Mockingbird August 17 – 26, 2018

Mary Poppins September 21 – 30, 2018

Sincerely, Ours October 18 – 20, 2018

Legally Blonde, The Musical February 15 – 24, 2019

Alice in Wonderland April 5 – 14, 2019

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Guiding Principles
Athens Community Theatre is committed to…

  • Ensuring access to participation regardless of race, gender, experience or any other barrier
  • Fostering personal growth, learning, and artistic expression opportunities for participants
  • Presenting a season of diverse stories for a broad range of writers – including classic and new works as well as work by emerging and local writers
  • Challenging our audience by offering productions that provoke critical conversations
  • Delighting our audience through captivating, engaging stories produced at the highest quality
  • Promote theatrical arts education by cultivating professional quality learning opportunities for children and youth
  • Offering an artistic, expressive outlet and safe space for children and adults to question, explore, and critically think about our complex world
  • Giving fair consideration to ideas brought forth by membership
  • Providing directors, leaders detailed support offered to produce a show including budgets, marketing assistance, communication, etc

Want to get involved? Email our administrative coordinator and ask to be put on our audition notification list.