ASPEN COMMUNITY THEATRE
A.C.T. offers an opportunity to participate in, learn from and experience live theatre
Aspen Community Theatre was founded in 1975 and is one of the longest-running companies still doing live theatre in Aspen, Colorado. A.C.T. seeks to enrich the lives of Roaring Fork valley residents, as both audience members and participants on both sides of the proscenium arch. We are also proud to participate in the vibrant local theater community alongside other arts organizations such as Theatre Aspen, Theater Masters, the Aspen Fringe Festival, Hudson Reed Ensemble, Thunder River Theater Company, the Glenwood Vaudeville Review, Defiance Community Players, and SOL Theatre among many others.
A.C.T. is governed by a volunteer board of directors (see below) that oversees all aspects of our nonprofit’s business and productions. We have no paid officers nor staff. Each year we offer a variety of classes and workshops ranging from acting, voice, dance, and technical arts to audition skills. We produce an annual musical in the fall.
Valley schools benefit from our programs through guest artists, instructors and reduced ticket prices as well as student participation in our productions. And each year our Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students who plan to continue with involvement in the performing arts.
Although small honorariums are paid to a few of our professionals and orchestra members, the cast and crew are all volunteer. We believe that participation by thousands of locals over the years has met our goal of continued growth in providing educational enrichment of theatre arts and cultural awareness.
As a service to other local area theaters, A.C.T. also loans costumes, props and set pieces. In the past, we have participated in the annual Colorado Community Theatre Coalition, an annual statewide theatre competition and festival for community theater companies from all over Colorado.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Aspen Community Theatre is governed by a volunteer board of directors that oversee all aspects of the business and production of live, nonprofit theater. A.C.T. has zero paid staff. We are an eclectic mix of locals from all corners of life in the Roaring Fork Valley who endeavor to further the mission of A.C.T. We’re always looking to grow our ranks. If joining our board is something that may interest you, please reach out to any of us!