ACTORS THEATRE OF PHOENIX

Rating: 4.96 stars   28 reviews

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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
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been an active board member, audience member and donor for 26 years. Actors Theatre has provided a powerful avenue through which I can see the world around us in an artistic manner. Over the years, in addition to being well entertained, I have left many performances with a need to discuss the issues presented by their "talk provoking" productions. I believe Actors Theatre fills a need in our community by this type of representation. Where else can one escape, yet not lose sight of the problems, issues, joys and sorrow around us.

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

have Actors Theatre realize their vision of being in their own space which would also provide a vibrant destination for community activities on a daily basis. This would enable Actors Theatre to reach their potential as a cornerstone of cultural arts for all to share.

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: 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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1 previous review
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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

I "discovered" Actors Theatre 23 years ago. Then, it was an entertaining Black Box theatre company. It has been incredible to have been experienced the productions year after year. While, even I do not love every play, I do love seeing the performers who have done multiple productions for us grow, yet maintain their own identity despite the varying roles.

I also have been challenged many times thru the years by the social messages delivered by some of our performances. It is difficult to be bothered by a particular social commentary, yet still be entertained. Actors Theatre has provided this for me and the many guests I have brought thru the years.

It has been quite a journey from the perspective of a long time board member. I have learned much about the Performing Arts world. I have met some wonderfully talented performers and committed staff, and I have been troubled by the effects of our economic times. However, here we are, in our 25th year, striving to improve the stability of our company without sacrificing the quality we have been identified with by our growing audience.

Lastly, I must admit to being as smitten by live theatre as I was as a child and as a new subscriber to Actors Theatre. The work that the performers and techies create is still as magical as ever.

Please join me in celebrating our 25th year and become part of our Actors Theatre family

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

my own maturity as a theatre goer.

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

See Actors Theatre build a bigger and influential board, and grow into its own space, with two stages, room for admin offices, prop/costume and set shops and an expanded program.

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