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.
Register to receive information about our Monday night programs, field trips, the TNT conference, and more!
WHAT WE OFFER
MONDAY NIGHT IMPROV
DROP IN CLASS: $5 | 7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
TEACHER - REINA LYONS
This sociable, exciting, drop-in class meets throughout the year on various Mondays each month during the school year with the goal of improving acting skills through improv games, while enjoying fellowship with other ACT youth. No advance reservation is needed! Please enter through the front door and we will meet in the greenroom. Please bring exact cash or a check made payable to The ACT.
MARCH 23, BASS PERFORMANCE HALL
ACE plans at least one theatre-related field trip each semester. In the past, we have attended improv shows, Scarborough Renaissance Faire, Broadway tours of Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid at the Bass Performance Hall, and An American in Paris at Fair Park Music Hall.
TNT YOUTH CONFERENCE
JUNE 12-17, 2018 | IRVING, TEXAS
WHAT IS TNT? 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 (including The ACT), and nightly socials with other young people who share a mutual love of theatre.
WHO CAN ATTEND TNT? Conference attendance is open to any ACE member (ages 12-18). Please contact email@example.com if an adult is interested in chaperoning.
COST? The cost for the conference varies according to the location, but ranges from $300 - $350, which includes an $80 registration fee per attendee, hotels, gas for transportation to the conference and back, and most meals.
FUNDRAISING? 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. Fundraising opportunities for the TNT conference are year-round. Register for ACE and start receiving TNT Conference Fundraising emails!
TNT PERFORMANCE? Some of our TNT attendees perform a 40-minute play or musical at the conference. The ACT will be taking The Importance of Being Earnest (one-act based on the full-length play by Oscar Wilde) to TNT 2018. It will be directed by Alex Bigus and will also have performances at The ACT prior to the conference.