The A.C.T. Conservatory

A.C.T. seeks to develop the artist in every actor. We cultivate educated men and women of the theater with a critical sense who will energize and advance performance in America. Our training prepares actors to succeed in all aspects of the profession, but our primary goal is to prepare artists for a lifelong investment in the theater.

Our curriculum combines rigorous training in the practical disciplines of acting with the study, rehearsal, and performance of classical and contemporary works drawn from the world repertoire. We believe that actors who have an intellectual and visceral grasp of dramatic literature, who recognize a relationship between new and classical work, are uniquely prepared to collaborate in the development of new dramatic forms...

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Annual Fund
Help A.C.T. continue to nurture the art of live theater by making a contribution today!

Acting Classes at A.C.T.
Check out upcoming acting class schedules for the Young Conservatory and Studio A.C.T. and learn more about A.C.T.'s acclaimed Master of Fine Arts Program.

Women’s Leadership in Residential Theaters
Women have never held more than 27% of leadership positions in major nonprofit theaters. Help A.C.T. and the Wellesley Centers for Women find out why!
 




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Upcoming InterACT events for The Suit

Prologue


April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Before the curtain goes up, get behind the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff. Can't make it to the event? We'll be streaming it live online!


Theater on the Couch


May 2, 8:00 p.m.
Following the show, discuss the minds, motives, and behaviors of the characters with Dr. Mason Turner, chief of psychiatry at San Francisco’s Kaiser Permanente Medical Center.


Audience Exchanges


May 6, 7 p.m.
May 11, 2 p.m.
May 14, 2 p.m.

Learn firsthand what goes into the making of great theater. After the show, join us for a lively onstage chat with the actors, designers, and artists who develop the work onstage.