about us

Five talented women, who share a passion for the performing arts and young people, joined together over 15 years ago and worked with middle and high school students in local schools to produce top quality musical theatre. The “Drama Mamas,” as they are affectionately known, dreamed of a permanent theatre space.

In 2009, the founders, Board of Directors and a legion of volunteers transformed a vacant warehouse into what is now an intimate, state-of-the-art, black box theatre offering a full season of Broadway musicals and dramas, with casts or professional and amateur actors ranging in age from three to 78. The youth division, Act3 Arts Academy, offers classes, workshops and performance opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through college. The company has assembled a team of directors and instructors with expertise and experience in every genre of theater. Act3 has been the recipient of numerous awards, including 39 Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards and three acting awards at the Junior Theater Festival (one for each year of participation).

Act3’s mission is to “inspire performers, support positive values and enrich the arts community by producing professional-level performances” with an emphasis on the creation of new works; supporting emerging artists and directors; and creating exceptional performing opportunities for all who grace our stage – youth and adults, alike.

We believe

  • There are no limits to what can be accomplished through creativity, hard work and talent.
  • Our commitment to artistic excellence and individual expression will allow all performers, young and old, to grow in the art of theatre and as people.
  • Our stories told through music or dialogue, fanciful or true, funny or solemn, speak to all and teach life lessons while entertaining.
  • Everyone on our Act3 stage has a moment to shine!

Come to the Plaza and follow the Act3 signs to the “stars!”

staff   |   board

Founder and Executive/Executive Director
Patti Mactas

Founder and Managing Director
Susan Anderson

Artistic Director/Director of Education and Programming
Michelle Davis

Box Office Manager
Amy Cain Lucas

Ed Mactas, President
Towers Watson

Lynn Monsalvatge, Immediate Past President
The Home Depot

Alex Paulson, Vice President
Randall-Paulson Architects, Inc.

Douglas Berlon, Treasurer
MetCin Consulting

Jan Collins
Community Volunteer

Chris Davis
The Morrison Agency

Rolston Dyer
Coca Cola

Lucy Hall-Gainer
Mary Hall Freedom House

Susan Langlais
The Langlais Law Group

Patti Mactas, Founding Artistic Director
Act3 Productions

Cheri Morris
Morris and Fellows

Justine Peddle

Bernadine Richard
Winfield Design, Inc. and Community Volunteer