Calling All Playwrights
Come join us for the second in a series of Playwright Workshops designed to learn, share ideas and network with people who have a like interest. Never written a play but would like to know how? Written a play but want some input and suggestions? Just want to hang out with talented people? This is your chance! ACT Theatre Company will hold a workshop at Classic Bean 2125 SW Fairlawn 6 pm November 13. Stop by and see what is going on
Calling All Actors
Want to hone your acting skills? Want to meet and learn from other actors? Ever wondered if you would be any good at acting? Well, we have the perfect workshop for you. Dust off one of your monologues or bring a friend and perform a scene from a play of your choice. This workshop will give you some feed back and some pointers on how to be a better actor. Not an actor but want to see what is going on? Come join us and see what the possibilities are.
ACT has finalized the shows for our 2024 season.
"Above the Fold" written by Julie Zafarano
"The Back Porch Gang" written by Ben Scranton
"Hard Boiled Eggnog" written by Zack Peercy
Season Tickets may be purchased by clicking on the following url:
"The mission of ACT is to provide the community with live theater produced to serve the cultural, educational and entertainment needs of the community. Additional activities may be conducted to support the organization both financially and to provide awareness
of the organization to the community at large.
"Petticoat Government", a historical drama, tells the story of Edith Wilson, the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. During his time in office, Wilson shocked America by courting and marrying Edith soon after his first wife's death, consulting her on political matters from appointments to foreign policy. When Wilson suffered a ser
"Petticoat Government", a historical drama, tells the story of Edith Wilson, the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson. During his time in office, Wilson shocked America by courting and marrying Edith soon after his first wife's death, consulting her on political matters from appointments to foreign policy. When Wilson suffered a serious stroke in 1919, leaving him paralyzed on his left side, he was confined to bed for weeks and sequestered from everyone except his wife and his physician. The First Lady determined what documents the president read and who was allowed to communicate with him.
ACT Theatre Company is proud to be a 501c3, not for profit, community theater. For us this means that anyone can audition for a roll, even if the only place you have performed is in your home or car. We have all sorts of volunteer and sponsorship opportunities as well for those who have the theater bug, but don’t want to be on stage.
ACT began in the spring of 2007 as a group of friends who came together to do a children's show at the Auburn Community Center. The show was so successful that we decided to do another show in the summer of 2008, this time as an adult comedy. In 2009, ACT offered its first actual "season" of live theater. Seven shows were scheduled throughout the year. Season tickets were advertised and sold.
After the 2016 season the Theatre moved from Auburn, Kansas to Topeka, Kansas and legally changed its name to ACT Theatre Company. In 2016 ACT Theatre Company performed as the Kansas entry to the AACT Region V festival in Minnesota.
In 2017 under the new name ACT Theatre, the season opened at the prestigious Topeka Performing Arts Center. In 2018 ACT Theatre performed several productions on the stage at The Break Room in downtown Topeka, Kansas and on stage at Grace Episcopal Cathedral.
In 2019 The Forest Park retreat center was in the process of adding new events to their schedule. ACT Theatre agreed to partner with them to produce some shows in their facilities and to help with maintenance and income. The facilities at this location were not the most convenient so in 2020 ACT Theatre Company entered into a contract to use the Elmont UMC Fellowship Hall which has a stage and a kitchen area. It was anticipated that dinner theatre performances could be held there. We are proud to call this the Permanent Home of ACT Theatre Company. It is the intent of ACT to promote local playwrights work whenever possible and give them a platform for their plays.
ACT Theatre Company
Performance Venue at:
6635 NW Church Lane
Topeka, Ks 66618
or Call 785-249-0908