The ACT Academy is open to any young person who wants to grow as a performing artist. From September – December 2020, the Academy workshops will be offered, free of charge, as a combination of virtual and in-person workshops. The Academy is where young people discover their passion for excellence, a desire to succeed, a positive attitude and a willingness to overcome personal barriers. We are looking for young people between the ages 12 – 18 who want to better themselves at acting, singing, dance and storytelling.

NO AUDITION is necessary for admittance.  Class sizes are smaller to allow for a more intensive and productive atmosphere.  Academy members will work individually as well as in group. The motto of the Academy is, “Be your best self so you live your best life as a citizen of the world”.

NOW ENROLLING for “CONFIDENCE: The Superpower Workshop Series!

This series of workshops will focus on the importance of confidence as it applies to performance and everyday life.  Self-confidence helps guides our decisions, and our ability to interact with others. Self-confidence helps us achieve our personal goals and leads to success at school, in the workplace and in the world. Self-confidence inspires hope and dedication.  Academy members will meet twice per week on Wednesdays 6p – 8p and Saturdays 12p – 2p.  Each session will include research, discussion, creative writing, and video production.

Session 1: September 30th – November 21st  

“TRIM, SPLICE, CUT & ARRANGE” – Build your own video
The Academy is taking on video production that will be centered on the sci-fi novel “Kindred” by Octavia Butler. Each member will, under the guidance of program staff, produce their own video. A montage of the of all the videos will be created as a final product.

The Academy class will fill up quickly.  A maximum of 24 slots will be offered each session.

Contact: to reserve your place today!

“You’re always auditioning.”
Deborah Asante '12


Audition Process – Auditions are waived until 2021!

  • Prepare a 1-2 minute published Monologue
  • Prepare a 1-2 minute dance routine (bring music)
  • Prepare a song to be sung acapella (without music)

*Music should not have profane lyrics.

WE ARE NOW ENROLLING for the October 2020 Fall Session

Contact for details

Academy Schedule

  • Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Saturdays 12:00pm – 2:00pm



2018/2019 Season Calendar

What’s Going On?

March 2019


March 2019


April 2019

Tale Of Black Histories

April 2019

NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE – A tribute to The Jacksons

June 2019

2017/2018 Season Calendar

We Gonna Have a Funky Good Christmas

December 2017

SNATCHED – A Passage to Madness

February 2018

BLACK Hoosiers: Untold Stories

February 2018

RISE – Art & Soul 2018 Year Long Celebration

WORLD DANCE – The Family Writing Project

A Tribute To Ray Charles

Who’s Yo Daddy – A Hip Hopera

The 2018 Holiday Concert – A Tribute to the Blues

2016/2017 Season Calendar

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Christmas Like It’s 1999
December 2016

A Tribute To The 90’s


BLACK by Popular Demand
March 2017

2015/2016 Season Calendar


A Superfly Christmas
December 2015

A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield


GENIUS to the Beat of SOUL
June 2016

2014/2015 Season Calendar (Silver Anniversary)


Motown Christmas
December 2014

A celebration of Christmas from the heart of Motown


Star Midnight
March 2015

A brilliant mix of  bully spite, hip hop and Snow White.


June 2015

A Musical Tribute to Quincy Jones

2013/2014 Season Calendar


Holiday Concert Series
December 2013

The British Invasion


Blended Soul
March 2014

A Musical Salute to the Greatest Groups


Caught Up
June 2014

Substance Abuse Drama (Parental Discretion Advised)