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This is ACT 1

ACT 1 is community theater at its best. Actors, writers, producers, editors, directors, stagehands, musicians, artists, and many others from Sumner and surrounding communities who come together to create the extraordinary – and we have fun doing it!

Our Mission Statement declares our desire to keep theater performance and education accessible to all and we aim to do that through every program we produce. Our ticket prices are kept at a modest level so everyone can be enriched by the opportunity to attend excellent theater locally. We produce entertainment for street events in Pierce and King Counties – providing smiles and toe-tapping for all! We strive to win grants that cover the cost of our classes and workshops so that all may attend without concern about cost. As programs are cut from more schools we are filling the gap in the arts – allowing youth to discover their voice through song, word, dance, writing, construction, and design. We also provide numerous opportunities for volunteers on the creative and administrative side.

 

Contact us to volunteer.

Mother Goose Tells All

Mother Goose Tells All

Student actors from the recent production of Mother Goose Tells All, a children’s bilingual play written and produced by 3 Sumner High School students

A Letter from the Artistic Director


I can’t believe June is almost over. Things have been moving fast and furious at ACT 1. I am blessed with amazing leadership on our board and from all our committees. It’s just astounding what can get done when people take a designated assignment and run with it!

We are busy moving all of our costumes, props and office up to Lea Hill in Auburn. As I have been sorting through and re-organizing at the new office I am journeying back in time with shows, actors, musicians, crew and faces that I have not seen for awhile. Our legacy is strong and it will grow as we move forward into the next season.

I recently sat down and made some notes. We have 13 former actors who worked with us as youth who went on to major in the arts in college who are all now working for non-profits around the country and, in some cases, even running their own. I think that’s amazing!

We have MANY from our acting company who are now in college studying various areas of the performing arts. It’s not an easy time to consider majoring in the arts. It’s not an easy time to be trying to run a non-profit community theatre. But it’s what we love. And we know it makes a difference in our communities.

Through an amazing partnership with Sumner United Methodist we will be holding rehearsals and teaching classes in their lovely building next season.

Through another amazing partnership our 2016-2017 season will be presented at The Liberty Theater in Puyallup. 

We are still looking for somewhere to house our scenery and props and provide critical construction space. Fingers crossed!

All of these transitions are going to require strategic funding plans.  WE ARE A 100 PERCENT VOLUNTEER STAFF AND BOARD. Even my husband and I (directors / co-founders) do not draw a salary.

As we start this next act, we want to thank you in advance for those who have joined our Giving Circle. Your monthly gifts allow us to provide scholarships for classes and keep our ticket prices low – keeping live theater accessible to everyone! If you haven’t joined our Giving Circle, I want to personally invite you to learn more on our website and join us.

Act now – so we can ACT later!

Have a wonderful, safe, arts-filled summer.

Petra
Artistic Director
act1theatre.org

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for ACT 1’s
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This is ACT 1

ACT 1 is community theater at its best. Actors, writers, producers, editors, directors, stagehands, musicians, artists, and many others from Sumner and surrounding communities who come together to create the extraordinary – and we have fun doing it!

Our Mission Statement declares our desire to keep theater performance and education accessible to all and we aim to do that through every program we produce. Our ticket prices are kept at a modest level so everyone can be enriched by the opportunity to attend excellent theater locally. We produce entertainment for street events in Pierce and King Counties – providing smiles and toe-tapping for all! We strive to win grants that cover the cost of our classes and workshops so that all may attend without concern about cost. As programs are cut from more schools we are filling the gap in the arts – allowing youth to discover their voice through song, word, dance, writing, construction, and design. We also provide numerous opportunities for volunteers on the creative and administrative side.

Mother Goose Tells All

Mother Goose Tells All

Student actors from the recent production of Mother Goose Tells All, a children’s bilingual play written and produced by 3 Sumner High School students

Contact us to volunteer.

A Letter from the Artistic Director


I can’t believe June is almost over. Things have been moving fast and furious at ACT 1. I am blessed with amazing leadership on our board and from all our committees. It’s just astounding what can get done when people take a designated assignment and run with it!

We are busy moving all of our costumes, props and office up to Lea Hill in Auburn. As I have been sorting through and re-organizing at the new office I am journeying back in time with shows, actors, musicians, crew and faces that I have not seen for awhile. Our legacy is strong and it will grow as we move forward into the next season.

I recently sat down and made some notes. We have 13 former actors who worked with us as youth who went on to major in the arts in college who are all now working for non-profits around the country and, in some cases, even running their own. I think that’s amazing!

We have MANY from our acting company who are now in college studying various areas of the performing arts. It’s not an easy time to consider majoring in the arts. It’s not an easy time to be trying to run a non-profit community theatre. But it’s what we love. And we know it makes a difference in our communities.

Through an amazing partnership with Sumner United Methodist we will be holding rehearsals and teaching classes in their lovely building next season.

Through another amazing partnership our 2016-2017 season will be presented at The Liberty Theater in Puyallup. 

We are still looking for somewhere to house our scenery and props and provide critical construction space. Fingers crossed!

All of these transitions are going to require strategic funding plans.  WE ARE A 100 PERCENT VOLUNTEER STAFF AND BOARD. Even my husband and I (directors / co-founders) do not draw a salary.

As we start this next act, we want to thank you in advance for those who have joined our Giving Circle. Your monthly gifts allow us to provide scholarships for classes and keep our ticket prices low – keeping live theater accessible to everyone! If you haven’t joined our Giving Circle, I want to personally invite you to learn more on our website and join us.

Act now – so we can ACT later!

Have a wonderful, safe, arts-filled summer.

Petra
Artistic Director
act1theatre.org

Submit your video
for ACT 1’s
YouTube video contest

AdLib:

The ACT1 Theatre Newsletter

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