Play Readings / Events
Cone join us at the Charlottetown Library for an ACT improv jam! We'll be playing 100-sided improv, where we roll a 100-sided die and see what improv game comes up. Drop in for a casual, low-pressure improv experience with newbies and veterans alike! Free event.
When: Feb 28 (Wednesday), 7-8:30pm
Where: Auditorium B, Charlottetown Library (Dominion Building)
Workshops and Other Events
29 Years of ACT:
A celebration of Community Theatre
March 19-28, 2024
A celebration of 29 years of community theatre will be on display at the Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild from March 19th to the 28th in a new exhibition by ACT (A Community Theatre). ACT will be hosting a visual display of mounted posters, costumes and props from the many dozens of shows we have produced since ACT was founded in 1995. It’s sure to be a walk down memory lane for the hundreds of actors, directors, production teams, backstage crews and audience members who have been part of ACT’s productions over the last 29 years.
The 10-day exhibition is also a fundraiser for ACT, which is currently undergoing a significant transition. Since the early 2000s, ACT has rented a storage and set building facility known as the ‘Beach House’, by generous accommodation of the owner. Now the Beach House has been sold and ACT will need to find new space if possible.
ACT has been going through the process of downsizing our inventory and we realized there was an important story of the P.E.I. arts community to be told. The walls of the Beach House are covered in mounted posters from the last three decades, and next month's exhibition of those posters and other key memorabilia will be a visual testament of ACT’s contributions to P.E.I.’s community arts scene.
Seeing all of these pieces showcased in one place will allow visitors to get a taste of the ambitious efforts of the many people who have shaped the organization and who have shared their talents with Island audiences. We want to share the creativity, vitality, talent and heart of ACT’s many shows - and we want to capture the spirit of community theatre that is the very essence of ACT .... an organization dedicated to fostering and encouraging amateur theatre in Prince Edward Island.
An opening night fundraising reception will be held on March 19th at the Hilda Woolnough Gallery at The Guild from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to launch the 10-day event. The full exhibit will run March 19 - 28, 2024.