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“ALL of the shows I have seen have been excellent. Value is tops! For a little more than the cost of a MOVIE, one can experience LIVE theater.”

            ~ Long-time audience member


Actors Conservatory Theatre is a Westchester based non-profit organization which was founded in 1975. ACT has staged over 130 mainstage productions including comedies, dramas, and 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 Murder 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.


Our ACT Presents.....Original Works series was created to explore new works by local authors.  Original works are reviewed by a creative panel and works are selected for a staged reading performance.  Our 4th ACT Presents....Original Works is under development.  Keep an eye out for what's next!

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 cast experiences fun through hard work and in many cases lifetime friendships are formed. We welcome all children to audition.


“It is always a joy to see an ACT play; they offer top-notch theater to the community.”

                                    ~ Audience member


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ACT's volunteer base is extensive and growing each year. Volunteers assist with ushering, concessions, set construction, marketing, lighting, backstage duties, and more. 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.

“I became a volunteer at the suggestion of a friend who has appeared in several productions. I was immediately welcomed as part of the ‘family.’"

                                    ~ ACT Volunteer

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