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
JUNE - AUGUST 2019
Calling all teen volunteers! Summer is just around the corner and campers ages 5-14 will be putting on productions of Alice in Wonderland Jr. and Aladdin Jr.! Volunteers can also earn 2020 TNT Conference fundraising credits. Join our staff or crew and help make the magic happen!
FriDAY, March 22
We will host a talent show featuring ACE teen performers, as well as selections from our ACT Academy of the Performing Arts Show Choir! The show is open to the public. Tickets will not be sold, but patrons will have the opportunity to donate toward our 2019 TNT Conference trip.
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!
Star Decorating - Monday, April 1
End of Season Party - Friday, May 3
TNT ACT Performances - Sunday, June 2
TNT Conference - June 11-16
tnt youth conference participation
JUNE 11-16, 2019 | 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 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!