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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: RETURNING EARLY 2021
    (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 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: January 12 - February 16, 2021
    (Tuesdays Only)
  • 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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Designer's Studio: Costume Design

Learn the art of theatrical costume design and develop skills that can be applied to work on the stage, in film, and even in cosplay under the instruction of industry professionals Christin Boyd and Mary Delaplane. This six week costume design course will guide you through the design process with 4 weeks of online instruction and 2 weeks in-person practical instruction.

  • Ages: 13+
  • Program Date: February 3 - March 10, 2021 (Wednesdays Only)
  • Time: 4:30-5:30pm
  • Fee: TBA
  • LocationOnline/In-Person Hybrid
  • Registration: Register Online for this course
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: 2021 Session TBA
  • 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: 2021 Session TBA
  • 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: 2021 Session TBA
  • Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Fee: $173 ACC resident; $260 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall, 706-613-3628
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