Actor Spotlight: Courtney DeGennaro Robinson

Courtney DeGennaro Robinson makes her first appearance at ACT in Rabbit Hole. She has most recently appeared on stage as Grace in the off-Broadway production of Starbright, Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Sam Fried in Coyote on a Fence, and Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest. When not onstage, she is an […]

Actor Spotlight: Joann Johnson

For Joann Johnson, the theater was a big part of her life in middle school and high school. Her roles as a fairy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a Lady in Waiting in the Princess and the Pea, and the Goblin Queen in the Princess and the Goblin Queen, helped influence her love for the […]

Actor Spotlight: Jon Morrison

Jon Morrison is 23 years old and new to the Asheville area. This is his first play at ACT and he’s really grateful to be a part of it. He likes to watch movies and write. Earlier this year he performed in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at Raleigh Little Theatre in Raleigh, NC. Name: Jon Morrison […]

Actor Spotlight: Kelsey Simmons

Kelsey Simmons is not only making her ACT debut, she’s making her theatrical debut! She’s a rising senior at UNCC, an accomplished model, and an incredibly hard worker. She plays Ally, a student who’s hoping to transfer to Hofstra, but is spending the last days of summer tackling 5 different parts in Bob’s play. Ally […]

Actor Spotlight: Haven Volpe

Another actor making his ACT Mainstage debut is Haven Volpe.  He just finished starring in Robin Hood at Montford Park Players, where more than 6,000 people enjoyed him in the role of Will Scarlett, one of Robin’s Merry Men. In The Groundling, Haven plays Pete, a neighbor who’s been hired by Bob to answer phones […]

Actor Spotlight: Mandy Bean

The fierce, funny, and fabulous Mandy Bean is back onstage at ACT! You’ve seen her as Jeannie in The Great American Trailer Park Musical or perhaps in Snowbound or Nuncrackers. Or, if you’re a Montford Park Players aficionado (and if you’re not, you should be!), you’ve seen her in Othello, Julius Caesar, or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. […]

Actor Spotlight: Daniel Sandoval

This August on the Mainstage, Asheville Community Theatre will present the NC premiere of The Groundling by Marc Palmieri, a play about the ups and downs of marriage and relationships. About the show: After stumbling upon an outdoor production of a Shakespeare play in Manhattan, Long Island landscaper Bob Malone returns home inspired to write a […]

Places, Please: Scenic Design – Creating the Annex

As the Scenic Designer for The Diary of Anne Frank, Jack Lindsay decided how to tranform the ACT stage into the Secret Annex. From the placement of the walls and the doors, to the look of all the furniture and even the floor, Jack has a lot of decisions to make. He talks with the […]

Places Please: Prop Design – Creating the Diary

Ezra Campbell is the Prop Designer for The Diary of Anne Frank. Props are the items held or used by actors during a production. One of the most important props in the show is Anne’s diary, and we asked Ezra how he created this piece. ACT: How did you begin your research on the look […]

Places Please: Mermaids & Theatre Magic

The end of act two, scene eight of Peter and the Starcatcher could be the most spectacular moment in the show–a massive crack of thunder, flashes of lightning, cast members scattering in all directions off stage and a giant mermaid tail swimming rapidly (yet effortlessly) into the vom (i.e. an exit/entrance passageway). Pure theatre magic. […]