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On July 11, 2022, we lost our Founder and President, Arlene Wendt.


In 1975, Arlene had a dream of bringing theater of the highest quality to the people of Westchester. With just $1,000, husband Ernie by her side, and good friends, Gail Gash and Carol Kerner, ACT was born.


Arlene dedicated her life to the arts - as a performer, writer, director and supporter.  She directed over 100 plays and received many arts achievement awards.  Her legacy will live on in ACT's mission:  to foster an innovative, creative, thriving theater community.

Have a memory of Arlene to share with ACT?  Please use the contact page.

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USO Show, 1945
Mame, St. Mary's, May 1970
West Side Story, St. Mary's, May 1969
The Boy Friend, St. Mary's, Nov 1969
Carousel, St. Mary's, May 1968
Mame, St. Mary's, 1970
Carousel, St. Mary's, 1968
Variety Show, St. Mary's, 1960's
The Boyfriend, St. Mary's, 1969
Fiddler on the Roof, 1974
West Side Story, 1975
Cycles, 1978
Painting Sets
Godspell, 1981
ACT in Concert, 1987
Laughter on the 23rd Floor, 1996
Breaking Legs, 1996
Performing Arts Trailblazer Award, 2011
With collaborator, Cary Bair, 2011
ACT Board
Monologue Moments, 2021
Monologue Moments, 2021
Monologue Moments, 2021
The Shawshank Redemption, 2021
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