The Actors Conservatory Element (ACE) is a group of teens who are passionate about the performing arts and who wish to grow as actors and technical crew members. Youth ages 12 - 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.
What We Offer
START EARNING CREDITS
Teens are given many opportunities to fundraise at The ACT throughout the entire year in order to offset their costs for the June conference. To receive a full portion of the fundraising proceeds for the year, each teen must earn a minimum of 14 fundraising credits during the season (7 for a half portion. Check your email for opportunities!
FROZEN YOGURT NIGHT
FRIDAY, oCTOBER 18
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Meet new friends and catch up with old friends at Frozen Yogurt Night! Teens in ACE are invited to spend the evening together socializing and having fun, all while enjoying a sweet treat. More information coming your way soon via email. To register for ACE and be added to the ACE mailing list, contact Ms. Christine at the link below.
SAVE THE DATE
Once a month, ACE will host events to spend time together as a group, as well as serve the community in different capacities. Mark your calendars now for our next events and opportunities!
September 13, 5:30 PM - 7 PM – Orientation and Kick-Off
October 18, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Frozen Yogurt Night
November 8, time TBA – Campfire and S’mores at Ms. Amy’s house
December 20, time TBA – Community Service Project and Christmas Party
January 31, time TBA – ACE/ACT Academy Talent Show
March 15, 7:30 PM performance time – Come from Away at Fair Park in Dallas
April 9, time TBA – End-of-Season Event
June 10 – June 13: TNT Youth Conference 2020
upcoming TNT FUNDRAISING CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
Star decorating: Monday, September 16
Bake sale: Tuesday, October 15 – Saturday, October 19
Dinner for cast/crew: Saturday, October 19 (if the cast is large enough to order dinner)
Star table sales: October 26-27
Star decorating: Monday, November 18
Bake sale: Saturday, November 16 – Saturday, November 23
Dinner for cast/crew: Saturday, November 23
Star table sales: December 6-8 & December 13-15
Star decorating: Monday, January 27
Bake sale: Saturday, February 8 – Saturday, February 15
Dinner for cast/crew: Saturday, February 15
Star table sales: February 21-23 & February 28 - March 1
The Rainbow Fish Musical
Star decorating: Monday, March 2 (combined with Magic Treehouse: The Knight at Dawn)
Bake sale: Monday, March 23 – Saturday, March 28
Dinner for cast/crew: Saturday, March 28 (if the cast is large enough to order dinner)
Star table sales: April 3-5
Magic Tree HOuse: The Knight at Dawn
Star decorating: Monday, March 2 (combined with Shrek Jr.)
Bake sale: Saturday, April 18 – Saturday, April 25
Dinner for cast/crew: Saturday, April 25
Star table sales: May 1-3
tnt youth conference participation
2020 conference dates: June 10 - June 13 | BASTROP, 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 participate in nightly socials with other young people who share a mutual love of theatre.
WHO CAN REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE IN TNT? Registered conference attendance is open to any ACE member (ages 12-18) who attends at least one ACE event per semester. Chaperones are also needed. 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 $90 registration fee per attendee, hotels, gas for transportation to the conference and back, and most meals.
TNT PERFORMANCES? Some of our TNT attendees perform a 40-minute play or musical at the conference.
TNT PERFORMANCE 2019
by Don Zolidis
Directed by Rosalinda Olivares
Performances (2): JUNE 2, 2019 | The ACT
Conference: JUNE 11-16, 2019 | IRVING, TEXAS
FUNDRAISING? Interested teens are given many opportunities to fundraise at The ACT throughout the entire year in order to offset their costs for the conference. To receive a full portion of the fundraising proceeds for the year, each teen who wishes to reduce his or her cost for the trip must earn a minimum of 14 fundraising credits during the season, or at least 7 fundraising credits during the season to receive a half portion. Fundraising opportunities for the TNT conference are year-round. To register for ACE and start receiving fundraising emails, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAN PARENTS AND FRIENDS ATTEND THE ACE TEENS PERFORMANCE AT THE TNT CONFERENCE? The most up to date information about TNT Conference policies can be found online at the TNT website.
HOW CAN I HELP A TEEN ATTEND THE CONFERENCE? Hardworking ACE Teens engage in fundraising year-round to help offset the cost of their trip and conference fees! Buy from our bake sales, buy specially- decorated stars at shows, attend or even host a TNT garage sale, buy tickets to the TNT show, or make a donation. Every little bit helps send a deserving teen to the conference!