Maria C. Young Named Artistic Partner in New Fellowship 

  Asheville Community Theatre is thrilled to announce that Maria C. Young has been named Artistic Partner in a new fellowship that will run from September 2021 through August 2022. The Artistic Partner Fellowship will include a staged reading, workshop and production of new original work by Young, a full staged production of Transition directed […]

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Q & A: Double Casting

Guest post by Jill Summers We’ve gotten a lot of questions about our decision to double cast our 2021-2022 season. As Chanda, Amanda, and I brainstormed early this year about how we could bring live performance back into our building, we wanted to focus on two things–safety and how to best serve our recovering community. […]

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Show Us Your Design Skills!

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 […]

Announcing Our 76th Mainstage Season

Our Artistic Selection Committee, comprised of Board and staff members, wanted to make sure we were choosing a season of shows that would be fun (both to perform and to watch), would have lots of room for creativity, and would be infinitely cast-able. Speaking of casts, a BIG change for next season: each Mainstage Season […]

Moving Forward: DEI Update April 2021

We are grateful to have had several months working with Aisha Adams, who recently shared the results of Equity Audits of our policies, procedures, programs, digital footprint, and physical space. One note to share – we found that many of our policies and procedures contained vague expectations rather than understandable and transparent specifics. There are […]

Update on ACT’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  In June 2020, we shared a statement in response to the continued violence perpetrated against members of the Black community. Our statement ended with: As a theatre, we are in process of reflecting on the ways in which we contribute to the injustices in our community and society, and we are identifying the actions […]

The Autumn Players present “Presidential Voices”

As we approach Election Day, 2020, it is interesting and instructive to consider the thoughts of previous presidents on government, politics, and on being the Chief of State. The Autumn Players, the senior wing of Asheville Community Theatre, will present a reading of “Presidential Voices” Thursday, October 29, at 9:00 am on WSFM, Asheville FM […]

ACT’s Response to Racial Injustice

Dear Friends, I wanted to write to you today to share ACT’s statement on racial injustice. We will be posting this statement across our social media platforms today: # # # Black lives matter, Black stories matter, Black art matters. We stand together with the Black artists, volunteers, collaborators and creators with whom we work, […]

ACT’s Response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Updated: March 17, 2020 Asheville Community Theatre will be closed for the foreseeable future. We are unable to know when we will be able to reopen. It is our intention to reschedule any upcoming event; we also understand that this may not be possible. Here’s what we do know: All performances, rehearsals, classes, auditions, volunteer […]

Cast List: Little Women

Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who auditioned! We had 133 people at auditions, and could have cast this show many times over. We’re so excited that so many people are eager to tell this story! Here is the cast list for Little Women: Meg … Casey Clennon Jo … Virginia Riggsbee Beth […]