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December 2, 2021 | By Jenny

Enter the Theatre-VERSE

Prepare for an intergalatic adventure! Enter the Theatre-VERSE is a comic chronicling the journey of production – from initial design meetings to auditions to performances and beyond! Enter the Theatre-VERSE is created and written by Nicki LaRue, who is designing

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November 12, 2021 | By Jenny

We’re Hiring an Artistic Director

Asheville Community Theatre seeks a full-time Artistic Director (AD). Come work with us! The Artistic Director (AD) is responsible for developing and implementing the artistic direction of the Asheville Community Theatre (ACT). The AD works together with the Managing Director

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October 27, 2021 | By Jenny

ASL-Interpreted Performances

Since March of 2020, the Mainstage at Asheville Community Theatre has been dark for live, in-person performances. But the lights are coming back up after this long intermission. This month, we will open its 76th season with Clue, a comedy

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October 13, 2021 | By Jenny

Guest Post from Elizabeth Huddleston, ACT Board President

  Dear ACT Friends: As you heard last week, ACT Executive Director Susan Harper retired as of October 8th.  There are no words to fully express our deep appreciation for Susan and her endless hours of leadership at ACT for

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October 6, 2021 | By Jenny

A note from Susan Harper

If there was one lesson hammered home over the last 18 months, it is that life is unpredictable. Who could have imagined this last year? In keeping with all the changes that last year brought, my life has taken a

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September 10, 2021 | By Jenny

Responding to Cultural Appropriation

  ACT recognizes that we have been uneducated about the cultural appropriation present in our productions. This issue has been perpetuated through harmful costumes, characterizations, and stylings within a number of productions, including Costume Drama. We commit to educating ourselves

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September 10, 2021 | By Jenny

Costume Drama 2021: Digital Playbill

Our playbill for this year’s Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is digital!

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August 25, 2021 | By Jenny

We’re Hiring!

We’re looking for several people to join our team! The Assistant Box Office Manager is a 20-30-hour position with hours that shift depending on our performance schedule. The Event Management positions are primarily nights and weekends – these could be

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August 11, 2021 | By Jenny

2020-21 Annual Meeting

We had planned to hold an in-person Annual Meeting at the theatre this year, but have decided to meet virtually instead. Join us Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm on ZOOM. We will share a link closer to the

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August 7, 2021 | By Jenny

Cast List: Clue

Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned! We were thrilled to meet so many new people as well as reconnect with folks who’ve been on our Mainstage before. Our plan earlier this year was to double cast each

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July 29, 2021 | By Jenny

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

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June 16, 2021 | By Jenny

Q & A: Double Casting

Amended August 6, 2021 Our plan earlier this year was to double cast each of our Mainstage shows, but if there’s one thing spending the past 16 months with COVID have taught us, it’s that change is a constant. And

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June 8, 2021 | By Jenny

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

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June 2, 2021 | By Jenny

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

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April 25, 2021 | By Jenny

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

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