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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 PROGRAMS


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Backstage Pass (Web Series)


ACT's Backstage Pass is a web series dedicated to exploring the various locations and spaces utilized by the ACT Theatre Program. These brief 2-3 minute mini-tours give a glimpse behind the scenes to areas that many patrons and even performers do not often get to see. Episodes are released bi-weekly and can be viewed on the official Athens Creative Theatre Facebook page.

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: RETURNING FALL OF 2020
    (Thursdays Only)  
  • 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 program.
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628
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Monologues & More


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.

  • Ages: Teens and Adults
  • Program Date: RETURNING FALL OF 2020
    (Tuesdays Only)
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
  • Fee: FREE 
  • Registration:  Begins Saturday, August 3rd at 9:00 a.m. for ACC residents.  Non-residents may register beginning Monday, August 5th at noon.  Register online for this program.
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

Live Action Role Play for Youth

Athens Creative Theatre will be hosting a half-day LARPing (Live Action Role Play) event for ages 10-15 at Quinn Hall / Memorial Park. This event will focus on character development, team building, guided imaginative play, and improvisation skills. Participants will create fantasy characters, learn the rules of LARP combat (foam weaponry) and set of on a mission with their team to solve puzzles, battle foes, and engage in improvisational scenarios with the characters they encounter on their quest.

  • Ages:10-15
  • Program Dates: COMING FALL OF 2020
  • Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday Only)
  • Fee: $30 ACC resident; $45 Non-resident
  • Registration:  Register online for this program.
  • Location: TBA, 706-613-3628
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ASL Theatre Workshop 

Athens Creative Theatre in partnership with Hands In Presents will be offering a 6 week online ASL (American Sign Languate) theatre course teaching members of the Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing communities the fundamentals of performing theatre in ASL. The course is instructed by Haley Beech and Amara Ede who are the founders of Hands in Presents. 

  • Ages: 5 and up
  • Program Date: NEXT SESSION TBA
  • Time: 4pm-5pm (Mondays Only)
  • Fee: FREE
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628
  • Registration: Register online for this program.

Teen Monologue Challenge

A four week coaching program for teens with instructor T.A Powell taking a detailed look at how to improve their monologue skills to be applied to both auditions and performances.

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SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMS

Teen Encore Camps


A one week day camp for teens ages 13-18 centered around learning the basics of technical theatre. participants will learn theatre etiquette, basic sound/light board operation, prop shop safety and set building techniques. Students will work as a team to execute a number of technical theatre tasks, develop communication skills and technical disciplines. 

  • Ages:  13-18
  • Program Dates: 2020 SESSIONS CANCELLED
  • Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fees (per one week session): $83 ACC resident; $124.50
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628 

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Musical Theatre Performance Program



A one week day camp taking students through the musical theater process from audition to performance. Campers will learn theater basics, how to work from a script, how to take stage directions, memorization skills, and characterization with our skilled instructors. Students will go through the entire theatrical performance process culminating in a live production the final day of camp.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: 2020 SESSIONS CANCELLED
  • Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $86.50 ACC resident; $129.75 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall, 706-613-3628

Theatre Performance Program



A two week day camp taking students through the theater process from audition to performance. Campers will learn theater basics, how to work from a script, how to take stage directions, memorization skills, and characterization with our skilled instructors. Students will go through the entire theatrical performance process culminating in a live production the final day of camp for a live audience.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: 2020 SESSIONS CANCELLED
  • Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $173 ACC resident; $260 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall, 706-613-3628
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