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ACT offers a variety of classes and programs for the aspiring performer. We have two annual classes, Beginning ACTing Workshop and Monologues & More which teaches theater performance basics. 

Athens Creative Theatre also offers two week summer performance camps for campers ages 8-12 who are are interested in being a part of a live stage production. Campers learn the basics of stage direction, characterization, and theater etiquette. During their two weeks at ACT they will go through the entire process of performing from audition to opening night. Each two week performance camp wraps up with a live performance of the campers' play. 

​EDUCATIONAL COURSES


Beginning ACTing Workshop


This six-week workshop uses simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisation to explore the benefits of drama. Discover different emotional responses to everyday and extraordinary circumstances, build self-esteem, and utilize role playing as a way of understanding another point of view.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: Next Session Fall of 2021
  • Time: 4:30 p.m .- 5:30 p.m.
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Registration:  Begins Saturday, November 9th at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents.  Non-residents may register beginning Monday, November 12th at noon.  Register online for this course
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628
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Monologues & More (Online)


Classes for the cognitively challenged will use simple monologues, readers’ theater skits, and improvisational scenarios to explore the benefits of drama, discover different emotional responses, and build self-esteem and confidence. Courses have been modified for online instruction so that participants can enjoy the benefits of theatre from the safety and comfort of their home.

  • Ages: Teens and Adults
  • Program Date: Next Session Fall of 2021
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
  • Fee: FREE 
  • Registration: Registration is required to participate in this free program  Register online for this course
  • Location: Online

Teen Drama Club (Online)

An virtual theatre hang-out for teens ages 13-17 to explore theatre with their peers in a safe online environment. The club will be led by ACT staff members T.A. Powell and Daniel Self and will focus on a artistic growth and development through a variety of activities and assignments. The club is free to join at anytime but registration is required to get on the club roster.

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SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMS

Teen Encore Camp


Explore the world of technical theatre in this one week intensive focused on scenic artistry, props, costuming, and all things behind the scenes. Campers will be introduced to the broad range of technical theatre skills and will get hands-on experience through projects and activities as we explore the various skills necessary to produce live theatre from a technician's perspective.

  • Ages:  13-18
  • Program Dates: June 7-11, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fees (per one week session): $83 ACC resident; $124.50
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628 

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Teen Drama Camp



A one week intensive camp focused on adding valuable skills to the developing actor's "tool-kit". Campers will explore the range of human emotion through theatre games and activities, develop their script reading and comprehension skills through monologue and scene work, and develop improvisational skills. Teen Drama Camp is a place to grow as a young actor and to build skills amongst peers.

  • Ages: 13-17
  • Program Date: July 12-16, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $86.50 ACC resident; $129.75 Non-resident
  • Location: Morton Theatre, 706-613-3628

Youth Theatre Camps

Join Athens Creative Theatre for a summer of growth, exploration, and fun in our Youth Theatre Camps for ages 8-12.

These one week theatre camps focus on introducing young aspiring actors the basics of theatrical performance including the basics of stage directions, how to navigate a script, ways to develop a character and more.

Campers will enjoy theatre games and activities focused on building valuable theatre skills that build emotional awareness, reading comprehension, and improvisational skills.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Dates:
    June 21-25, 2021
    June 28-July 2, 2021
    July 19-23, 2021
    July 26-30, 2021

  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Morton Theatre, 706-613-3628
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