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ACT 

(a community theatre)

Evita, 2009

Welcome To ACT

 OUR STORY 

ACT was created in 1995 by a group of dedicated, theatre-loving individuals on Prince Edward Island. Since then it has presented top-quality productions, including blockbuster musicals (Jesus Christ Superstar, HMS Pinafore, The Rocky Horror Show, Sweeney Todd); strong dramas (The Crucible, Julius Caesar, Waiting for Godot, Macbeth); classics (The Mousetrap, The School for Scandal); delightful comedies (Noises Off, Lend Me a Tenor, Midsummer Night's Dream); and much more. In 2020, ACT celebrated its 25th anniversary. To read more about the history of ACT and it's beginnings : 'What's in a name?'

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MacBeth, 2012

News and Events

WORKSHOP! Production: How to make a show come to life...

Want to find out about what a Producer is and does? Here’s a workshop that takes the mystery and maybe the intimidation out of that role.

• What does it take to make a show?

• How does the production team work? Who does what?

• Budgeting and the money, Rights & Scripts, Venue, Auditions, Rehearsals, Costuming, Ticketing, Publicity, Set and Props, Lighting & Sound, Music, Front of House, Programme, Make-up & Hair

• How do you do it … and keep sane?

• Why do it? What are the rewards?

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The workshop: Sunday afternoon, 15 January, 1:30 - 5:00pm … Interactive participation, covering every aspect of a production, with concrete ‘how-to’ techniques and tips. The presenter: Rob Thomson - Founding member of ACT, Producer or Associate Producer of a dozen major shows, organizer of ten community theatre festivals, author of ACT’s Producer’s Manual.

To register: contact ACT’s Workshop Coordinator, Brian Collins - briancollinsphotography@gmail.com

The Fee for the workshop is $10.00 payable by etransfer to actproductionspei@gmail.com to the above address (include 'workshop' in the message) or in cash in the day of the workshop.

Upcoming shows

After being postponed for more than two years due to COVID-19, ACT is planning on bringing 'Noises Off' to the stage in May of 2023. For a farce about how things can go awry in theatre, what better example of life imitating art! Written by Michael Frayn, this show presents the madcap misadventures of a touring troupe of actors, their bitingly sarcastic director, and their overworked crew as they attempt to rehearse and perform a flop of a farce entitled Nothing On. Tickets will available in the spring at www.ticketpro.ca and at the Florence Simmons box office. 

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WANTED : SUBMISSIONS FOR

COMMUNITY THEATRE FESTIVAL 2023

 Amateur theatre groups or individuals are invited to consider entering a short play or excerpt (max 40 minutes) for the  2022 Community Theatre Festival which will take place in Charlottetown in March or April 2023.  One act plays, scenes, musicals, dramas or improv groups- almost anything goes!  A very casual atmosphere and a chance to showcase your talents! Contact Mike Mallaley, Director of Theatre to express interest, by January 15, 2023, with confirmation of plans by late February. actproductionspei@gmail.com

Past Shows

Rainbow Valley by Hank Stinson, adapted from the novel by

LM Montgomery. Music by Dean Burry, with orchestral arrangements by Natalie Williams Calhoun. Played at the Guild, November 2018

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We are seeking proposals for our 2022/23 season. Do you have a show in mind, or would you like help getting involved as a producer, director, stage manager or member of a crew? CONTACT US! We would love to get you on a list of people willing to help out with putting on our next season! Click here for info. 

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