ACTORS THEATRE OF PHOENIX

Rating: 4.96 stars   28 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 1924 Phoenix AZ 85001 USA

Mission: Actors Theatre of Phoenix presents contemporary professional theatre that amplifies the cultural conversation of our communities with powerful and innovative programming. Our vision is to be known as the most significant progressive voice in art and culture in Metro Phoenix. Our company will be a model of sustainability that supports a healthy and vibrant community through our artistic productions. We will be leaders in creating dialogue about contemporary issues.
Geographic areas served: Greater Metro Phoenix
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with Actors Theatre of Phoenix is nothing short of incredible. They are an amazing group of people that are 100% dedicated to offering the best theatre to the valley community. Everyone knows exactly what to expect from them: complete professionalism. From the first day I walked through the door they treated me with respect, dignity, and insured that my experience there was enjoyable. I would highly recommend any collegue of mine to work with them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Actors Theatre is a top rate theatre company, producing first class theatre!
Like all arts non-profits it has had a rough few years.
However, the Board decided to take a bold move by leaving the Herberger Theatre, where the rent was outrageous, and "PAUSE" for a few months to reinvent itself.
Eight months later, with new Strategic, Business, Marketing and Development Plans, it will open A Steady Rain at The Theatre In The Park.
The Company will produce 4 plays this season, all in different theatres, giving our audiences a taste of many brand new venues in Phoenix.
Actors Theatre is hot on the trail of a suitable building in a redevelopment district in Phoenix, with the hope of having their own place, but it has reenergized the Board and the supporters are right behind them.
What a GREAT Company.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

1) Grow its Board. 2) Move it in to its own facility

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

Yesterday I saw "THIS" at Actors Theatre in Phoenix. WOW!
30 somethings facing that HUGE milestone in their lives the 40's.
Middle age seems so much more threatening than old age. One is examining where you have been, what you have ,or haven't achieved, and what is next.
"THIS" is a clever, witty, annoying, and outstanding probe into the lives of very diverse people.
Will it change your life? No, but it will give you insights into mature adults behavior.
An entertaining afternoon with great dialogue on the way home!
A MUST SEE

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being on the Board

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find it a lot more money!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

In Phoenix Arizona Actors Theater is a solid professional theater company in a soup of mediocure performing arts. They always produce solid, outstanding, challenging plays. From safe to new, from old to novel, they try to reach an audience, and do so with style.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

nonprofit theater at Phoenix AZ

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do more new world premires, encourage new playwrights, work with more emerging playwrights, reach the local colleges.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Actors Theatre of Phoenix presents wonderful, diverse stage programs that we have enjoyed for many years.The actors.the setting ,the lighting.
and the themes awaken and stimulate the audiences.The variety of plays
from ANGELS IN AMERICA[part 1&2] to A CHRISTMAS CAROL have been
highlghts of our theatre going.The efforts of the directors have brought
to Phoenix the hightest quality of artistic experience.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being a part of the audience.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not at this time.

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Rating: 5 stars  

a truly vital part of our artistic community, and one that we should not be willing to witness falter.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

every show they perform

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them all the money they needed

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Rating: 5 stars  

To me, theater is essential culture. No where else, save life itself, do we have the chance to watch a story become a living, breathing creature. No where else is the opportunity given to lean forward and add your own energy to the story being told. I introduced my son to theater at an early age and it is one of the things we really enjoy doing as a family.

I see amazing theater at Actors Theatre. Theater that makes me laugh. Theater that moves me. Theater that inspires me to do my very best work.

I admire Actors Theatre's audience. Smart, interesting people who demand smart and interesting plays.

I have such respect for the artists that work there, both on the front and behind the scenes. The support given there is astounding and their commitment to what they do makes me proud to have Actors Theatre on my resume.

I think of the people at Actors Theatre as my people and some of my dearest friends.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I play at Actors Theatre and I get to play with some of the best in the biz. I have been blessed with several opportunities to tell great stories. I have played a cop with an over sized sense of justice and a chip on her shoulder. I have played a nun struggling to find her path in life. And most recently, I got to travel way back in time, don a corset and tell a wonderful story about a little known historical fact. I have done work I am very proud of on the Actors Theatre stage.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love it if the shows ran longer than just three weeks. It seems like just as word is getting out a show has already closed.

Was your donation impactful?

Unlikely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

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Rating: 5 stars  

Actors Theatre always continues to impress me with the quality of their productions and the value of entertainment they provide the audience. In the theatre world where musical classics tend to reign supreme, Actors Theatre brings fresh and innovative theatre to the Phoenix area which is captivating, insightful, and satisfying. For example their recent production of THIS gives the audience serious themes and ideals to think about even after the proverbial curtain has descended. Yet the show is able to make you roar with laughter while the characters meander through difficult themes. The only thing I would change about Actors Theatre would be to have them perform year round to give their audiences more plays to adore and take pleasure in! Keep up all the AMAZING work guys! !

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to attend such events as the First Rehearsal Parties and the Post Show Discussions to learn more about the process of creating great theatre. Learning about what happens behind the scenes helps my experience as an audience member become more enriched and invested in the production.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask for more more more!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been privileged to be in two Actors Theatre productions as an actor. They treat the artists who work there with true professionalism and respect for their craft. Everyone in the artistic and production staff has the highest of production values which results in a product that is pleasing to the eyes, ears and mind. The organization selects scripts that are timely and thought provoking, not just entertaining. Our community is much better for the ideas shared on the Actors Theatre stage.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've attended many ATP shows and have been in two as an actor.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase audiences so shows could be in production longer than one month... it is too bad all the beautiful work disappears after only three weekends of performance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For me, the quicker a cast can involve me in the story - the sooner I forget that I am in the audience - the better the show. It was only seconds into last nights performance of THIS by Actors Theatre at Herberger Theatre Center that I magically left my seat and became consumed by the story.

The cast took an incredible script and presented it with brilliance, on a well designed set with the guidance of an amazing director (Ron May).

This show, THIS, embodies all that Actors Theatre provides to the Phoenix community. As far as I am concerned, THIS is IT!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... witnessing the results of professional, thought provoking theater.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... find new ways for them to raise funds to continue their incredible work.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Actors Theatre isn't afraid to bring productions to Phoenix that would be seen off Broadway. Always entertaining, frequently provocative, memorable and lingers with you. Leaves you something to talk about with friends who have seen the same program. It's unfortunate that more live theatre fans in Arizona don't know about them - the only criticism is that each of their shows should be sold out.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

attending the shows and taking friends.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a large grant, help expand their audience, provide the resources to them to bring more great productions to Arizona.

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