Actors Conservatory Element - Teen Theatre
The Actors Conservatory Element (ACE) is a group of teens who are passionate about the performing arts and who wish to grow as both actors and as technical crew members. Youth ages 12 to 18 who are interested in learning more about theatre are invited to join ACE by participating in any or all of our teen programs during the school year.
As a young and growing group, our activities and events for ACE continue to expand every season. Here are some of our favorites so far:
Monday Night Improv
This sociable, exciting, drop-in class meets a couple of Mondays each month during the school year from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, with the goal of improving acting skills through improv games, while enjoying fellowship with other ACT youth. The cost is $5/session, and participants pay as they arrive. No advance reservation is needed!
Monday Night Improv Schedule 2016-2017:
All sessions are 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM unless otherwise marked:
- September 12
- September 19
- October 10
- October 24
- November 14
- December 12
- December 19*
- January 9
- January 23
- February 6
- February 27
- March 6
- March 20
- April 3
- April 10*
*7:00-9:00 PM for our End-of-Season Party and Improv!
ACE plans at least one theatre-related field trip each semester. In the past, we have attended improv shows, Scarborough Renaissance Faire, and Broadway tours of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid at the Bass Performance Hall.
This year, we will attend An American in Paris!
- Open to: Registered ACE teens and their eligible family members (ages 12 and older by June 6, 2017)
- Performance: February 3, 2017
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Venue: Fair Park Music Hall (click for map)
- Cost: $25.00 per ticket
Payment in full or a deposit of $15.00 for each ticket must be made online (see below) or by personal check (make checks payable to The ACT and put "American in Paris" in the memo line) by Monday, September 19 in order to reserve tickets. Cash or money orders are also fine.
Completed permission forms for all participants must also be turned in by September 19. You may turn permission forms to the blue drop-box located in the ACT lobby on the far side of the merchandise display. Click here to print the permission form.
By completing a permission slip and paying a deposit, you are purchasing the ticket(s) to the performance and are responsible for complete payment for the ticket(s) on or before Monday, December 19, 2016. If you are unable to attend, we cannot reimburse the ticket(s).
Texas Non-Profit Theatres Youth Conference
This year's conference will be in Baytown, Texas!
Approximate dates: Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Each June, ACE sends a group of teens to the Texas Non-Profit Theatres Youth Conference to learn more about all aspects of theatre. A four-day event organized exclusively for youth, participants attend improv classes, 6 theatre classes for their age group, shows performed by participating theatres across Texas, and nightly socials with other young people who share a mutual love of theatre.
The cost for the conference varies according to the location, but ranges from $285 - $385, which includes a $75 registration fee per attendee, hotels, gas for transportation to the conference and back, and most meals. Interested teens are given many opportunities to do fundraising at the ACT throughout the entire year in order to lessen their costs. Each teen who wishes to reduce their cost for the trip must earn 12 fundraising credits during the season to receive a full portion of fundraising, or at least 6 fundraising credits during the season to receive a half-portion.
Some of our TNT attendees may also perform a 40-minute play at the conference. If this is part of the conference experience for our ACT participants, auditions for acting and crew positions will be announced to all registered ACE members. However, conference attendance is open to any ACE member, regardless of involvement in the show.
We hope to see you at one of our ACE teen events!
Questions? Please contact us at info@getintotheact for more information.