In the summer of 2016, Albany Civic Theater was proud to host the African American Cultural Center’s Summer Theater Arts Program. The theater program consists of a presentation of original material written by the students, approximately 25 elementary/middle school age kids. The students had the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the production, acting as well as props, costumes, music and dance, and creating artwork for the show’s promotion. ACT is pleased to be hosting this fine group of young people once again this summer. To learn more, please visit the website at: http://www.aacccr.org/.
During the summer of 2016, ACT participated in an exciting project with the St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, entitled ‘Graveside Chats Volume I’. ACT is thrilled to announce that we will be working with St. Agnes again this summer on Volume II of the chats. With the knowledgeable guidance and inspiration of Kelly Grimaldi, the cemetery’s historian, members of the ACT family assisted in writing and performing filmed short scenes featuring prominent members of the Capital District area who are buried in the cemetery. The chats were filmed on the lovely grounds of the cemetery in June by Jacob Siciliano of By The River Studios. DVDs are now available from the St. Agnes Cemetery for only $20, please contact Kelly at 518-463-0134.
Albany Civic Theater regularly participates in events at the Irish American Heritage Museum in downtown Albany, NY. Our partnership includes readings and events celebrating Irish contributions to literature and the arts. Visit them at: http://irish-us.org/.
Albany Civic Theater is a proud member of the Albany County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
We are also a member of the Theatre Association of New York State.
Our Education Committee, chaired by Juliet King, provides opportunities for young people to try out their talent. We are excited to give budding playwrights, actors and designers a safe and supportive environment to explore their interest in the theater arts.
Under the auspices of our Education Committee, we recently launched our ‘New Directions’ series, which features works and events our audiences may not see on our, or any, community theater mainstage. We kicked off this new initiative with George C. Wolfe’s ‘A Colored Museum’ in the spring of 2016.
ACT is always interested in sponsoring internships for students who wish to volunteer their time and effort to community theater. Please call 518-462-1297 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.