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ACT offers a variety of classes and programs for the aspiring performer. Theatre education courses are aimed at providing valuable skills for both the stage and for everyday life, We offer programming for youth as young as age 8 through senior adults in addition to a number of summer camp performances. Registration for a class or camp can be completed online at https://accgovga.myrec.com

2023-24 EDUCATIONAL COURSES

ACTing 101 for Youth

An introduction to theatre workshop especially for children ages 8-12 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. Each course is thematically connected to our main-stage and second stage performance calendar and provides the foundational skills for budding performers.

WINTER SESSION (4 week course): Time Machine

Its a blast from the past in beginning acting class. Students will learn the basics of theatrical performance and theatre history through short scenes, games, improvisation and scene work.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: January 19-February 23, 2024 (Friday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm)
  • Fee: $82.50 ACC resident; $123.75 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park

SPRING SESSION (4 week course): Ghost Stories

Our spring session will be centered around theatre that explores the supernatural. Students will learn the fundamentals of theatre performance through improvisation, games, short skits, and scene work with their peers.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Date: April 11-May 2, 2024 (Thursday afternoons from 4:30-5:30pm)
  • Fee: $82.50 ACC resident; $123.75 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park, 706-613-3628

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Monologues & More 

Classes for the cognitively disabled 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. 

Fall Session 2024

  • Ages: Teens and Adults
  • Program Date: TBA
  • Fee: FREE
  • Location: Online (WebEx Video Call)


Broadway Outings for Teens

Spend a night out on the town with ACT with Broadway Outings for Teens. Broadway outings is a one night field trip especially for teens ages 13-17 to see a live Broadway touring production at the Classic Center. Participants will be treated to to a themed activity and a pizza party before departing for the show. Additionally each Broadway Outing Participant gets a take-home study guide to learn more about the production they go to see.

Come From Away

Come from Away is based on the true story of the time when the isolated community of Gander, Newfoundland, played host to the world. What started as an average day in a small town turned into an international sleepover, when 38 planes, carrying thousands of people from around the globe, were diverted to Gander's airstrip on September 11, 2001. Undaunted by culture clashes and language barriers, the people of Gander cheered the stranded travelers with music, an open bar and the recognition that we're all part of a global family. Participants will begin their evening with a behind the scenes tour of the Ben Epps Airport's operation followed by a pizza party in the airport before departing for the performance.

  • Ages: 13-17
  • Program Date: February 27, 2024. 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Fee: $10 for ACC residents, $15 for non-residents
  • Location: Ben Epps Airport | Classic Center

The Book of Mormon

Elder Price and Elder Cunningham, evangelists of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are assigned to spread Mormonism in Uganda. Though they struggle with cultural differences, their own social oddities, and their inadequate knowledge of actual Mormonism, they commit to helping the Ugandans find the road to salvation - whatever that means.

  • Ages: 15-17
  • Program Date: May 7, 2024. 5:00pm-10:30pm
  • Fee: $10 for ACC residents, $15 for non-residents
  • Location: TBA | Classic Center

    NOTE: Parental guidance is advised for The Book of Mormon Broadway Outing due to strong sexual themes, violence, and profanity

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2023 SUMMER THEATRE PROGRAMS

Teen Encore Camp

A technical theatre camp focused on scenic design and construction. Campers will team up to help construct set pieces for the youth performance camp that will appear on stage at the Morton Theatre at the end of the summer. Teen Encore campers earn a program credit as a scenic artist for the youth summer performance and get to see their work on stage in a live performance at the end of the summer camp season.


  • Ages:  13-17
  • Program Dates: July 8th - July 12th, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fees (per one week session): $83 ACC resident; $124.50
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park


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Teen Drama Camp

A one week intensive camp focused on adding valuable skills to the developing actor's "tool-kit". Campers will explore the range of human emotion through theatre games and activities, develop their script reading and comprehension skills through monologue and scene work, and develop improvisational skills. Teen Drama Camp is a place to grow as a young actor and to build skills amongst peers. 

  • Ages:  13-17
  • Program Dates: June 17th - June 21st (No camp on Juneteenth)
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fees: $67 ACC resident; $100.50
  • Location: Quinn Hall at Memorial Park

Historical Performance Theatre Camp

Athens Creative Theatre presentingr a one week camp focused on researching important historic figures and preparing a dramatic presentation in the character of camper's chosen historic figure. The camp will center around exploring history and learning the principles of dramatization equipping children with the tools they need to present aural history in a creative and fun way.

  • Ages: 10-16
  • Program Dates: June 10th - June 14th, 2024 
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)
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Youth Drama Camp

Youth Drama Camp is a one week introduction to theatre for children. The camp explores the basic principles of theatrical performance, characterization, and improvisation. Camers will learn how to navigate the stage, find their way around a script, and learn tools to help them to continue growing as young actors. 

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Dates: June 24th - June 28th, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fee: $83 ACC resident; $124.50 Non-resident
  • Location: Quinn Hall (Memorial Park)

Theatre Performance Camp

A two week performance intensive for youth going through the theatrical process from audition to performance. Campers will be cast in a production, learn their parts and prepare for an end of camp performance for a live audience.

  • Ages: 8-12
  • Program Dates: July 15th - July 26th, 2024 (Weekdays Only) 
  • Performance Date: July 26th, 2024 at 7:00pm
  • Camp Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
  • Fee: $184 ACC resident; $276 Non-resident
  • Location: Morton Theater

NOTE: There is an end of camp performance for this program the evening of July 26th which is required for all campers in this program.

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