“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.  A dream you dream together is reality”
~ John Lennon

Our Story
The Asante Children’s Theatre (ACT) has created extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young artists.  In 1990, it was created by Deborah Asante to provide a safe place of self-discovery and empowerment.  We celebrate the unique traditions of African and African American performing arts.  In 2003, a volunteer Board of Directors was established and a 501(c)3 status was granted.

ACT is now a place where youth and adults work side by side learning and building confidence in acting, singing, dancing, storytelling, writing, teamwork, obedience, respect of authority and how to quickly resolve conflict.  Our artists perform at various community events and theatres around the State of Indiana.

We offer 4 programs:

  •  Prep4Life (ages 6 – 14)
  •  ACT Academy (ages 12 – 18)
  •  ACT4Adults (ages 18 and above)
  •  Intergenerational Kwanzaa Choir