“ACT brings Broadway to Yonkers.”
~ Audience member
In 2003 we created ACT's JR. TROUPE, bringing students grades 5 to 12 into the theater world, tuition free. Our professional creative team, Janice Paganelli and George Croom, are still at the helm each spring to direct new and returning children through the challenges of staging a full musical. ACT dedicates its full attention to these shows with professional musicians, designers and technicians. Each year the casts experience fun through hard work and in many cases lifetime friendships are formed. We welcome all children at no cost.
“It is always a joy to see an ACT play; they offer top-notch theater to the community.”
~ Audience member
The Actors Conservatory Theatre is a Westchester based non-profit organization which was founded in 1975. ACT has staged over 130 mainstage productions since then including comedies and dramas as well as musicals. We have conducted numerous acting workshops since 1977 for children, beginner actors and scene study workshops for experienced performers. Many, in part thanks to ACT, have gone on to successful careers in TV, film and theater.
Our improv mystery troupe raised thousands of dollars in the 1990s for other non-profits, staging original theme dinner dances as well as entertaining at corporate events and private celebrations. Falling Rock Zone, our comedy improv troupe, was created in 1985 and went on to entertain at clubs, colleges, theaters, First Nights, corporate events and fundraisers.
ACT's volunteer base is extensive and growing each year. Volunteers assist with ushering, concessions, set constructions, lighting and backstage duties. Our primary goal is to provide quality theater to Westchester audiences at a reasonable cost, to assist young actors and technicians in the world of theater and to encourage volunteerism within the community.