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