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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

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,

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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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March 18, 2021 | By Jenny

Seeking Designers for Costume Drama: A Fashion Show 2021

Calling all designers! Apply to be a part of Costume Drama 2021! Costume Drama: A Fashion Show is an eclectic evening of inventive fashion that is one of the highlights of the Asheville summer! It is a fundraiser that supports

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February 17, 2021 | By Jenny

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

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October 28, 2020 | By Jenny

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

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June 3, 2020 | By Jenny

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.

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March 11, 2020 | By Jenny

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

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February 14, 2020 | By Jenny

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

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February 11, 2020 | By Jenny

Announcing our 75th Mainstage Season!

We are SO excited to announce our 75th Mainstage season! Tickets and subscriptions will go on sale later in the spring, but we wanted you to have the first look at what’s coming up next! We’ll also be announcing Mainstage

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January 22, 2020 | By Jenny

Remembering Susan Dillard

We are so sorry to share that our friend Susan Dillard passed away on Saturday, January 4. A memorial service is planned for the spring, and a date will be announced once it is known. Thank you to Deborah Austin,

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December 3, 2019 | By Jenny

Miracle on 34th Street: Study Guide

You don’t have to be a teacher or student to enjoy the study guide that accompanies our production of Miracle on 34th Street! Read the history of the show, enjoy an exclusive interview with Director Candice Burchill, and find out

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October 13, 2019 | By Jenny

Cast List: Miracle on 34th Street

We’re so excited to share the cast list for our next Mainstage show! Congratulations to all who were cast, and a big thank you to everyone who auditioned. We wish we had enough roles for everyone who came out! Paige

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