Athens Creative Theatre

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Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) presents several productions each year, including comedies, dramas, and musicals. Performances are presented at the Morton Theatre and Quinn Hall at Memorial Park. Formed in 1966, ACT continues to provide outstanding community theater. In addition to theatrical performances ACT offers a range of theater classes for youth and adults. During the summer ACT has two theater performance camps out of their locations at Quinn Hall (Memorial Park) and the Morton Theatre in downtown Athens


Terry Powell
Program Specialist 

terry-headshotT.A. Powell is the Program Specialist for Athens Creative Theatre and has been at the helm of this ACC government sponsored theatrical program for over a decade. Her background — as a published playwright, professional stage manager and director — speaks to her participation in the Athens theatre community for 20 years. This kind of valued tenure and leadership skills enables her to bring an excellence to even the children’s programs ACT presents each summer. As executive managing and artistic director, she has produced countless productions from main stage musicals to summer theatre performance camps. She achieved major state award status for innovative programming through the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) in several categories, including therapeutic for her Monologues and More for the Cognitively Challenged, TEEN ENCORE Theatre Practicum programs, as well as the Senior Reader’s Theatre Program for our older citizenry.

Daniel Self
Program Leader

HeadshotBWDaniel Self serves as the program Leader for Athens Creative Theatre providing resources, information, and assisting in the facilitation of ACT production, classes, and programs offered by ACT. Daniel’s background is in music education and performance having managed a private music studio, founded a number of community music ensembles, and performed extensively on keyboard and flute throughout the southeast help to drive his pursuit of musical excellence in the community theatre program and his passion for music education in theatre.

Daniel currently maintains an active music performance schedule and is a published music arranger. His passion for participating and facilitating community arts and music projects keeps him active in the creative community of Athens.

Jeremy Miller
Scenic Artistry 

20891373_10154634412846577_1855809824_nJeremy Miller has been acting in Athens since 2009. Before that, he worked all around Habersham County, Atlanta, Georgia and at the Highlands Playhouse in North Carolina. He works and designs with the Morton Theatre and Athens Creative Theatre, but has been seen on stage with a few Town and Gown, ACT and many of Rose of Athens Theatre productions. He is also the Shop Supervisor for the UGA theatre department. Jeremy has self-published two children's books and is working on a third. He hopes to release an audio book of his first book, Firefly Night.

Rachel Whitsel
Technical Assistant

Rachel WhitselRachel is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelors of Arts in theatre. She is a native to Athens and has worked as a stage manager for Athens Creative Theatre for more than half a decade. She has stage managed for UGA BCM and the UGA department of theatre.