About

Mission

ACT’s mission is to promote quality theatrical and film experiences for and by the greater Aberdeen region in order to reach as many people as possible by introducing everyone, youth to senior citizen, to all aspects of quality theater and film arts onstage, on screen, backstage, behind-the-scenes or as audience members to enhance their lives and as economic development for the region.

 ACT meets this mission by locally producing and presenting live theatrical productions, sponsoring touring productions and special events, holding theater classes and workshops for adults and children through its adult and Young People’s Theatre programming.

 It also meets this mission by presenting films, producing film festivals and holding film classes and workshops through its Capitol Cinema programming.

 Programming is presented as:

Aberdeen Community Theatre (ACT)

Young People’s Theatre (YPT)

Capitol Cinema

If you have any questions about getting involved with ACT or would like more information about our programming, please stop in at our office, 417 S. Main St. (look for the CAPITOL marquee in downtown Aberdeen), or call our office at (605) 225-2228.

Honk!” (2007) American Association of Community Theatre’s South Dakota and Region V Festival winner, National Festival 3rd place winner and representative of the United States at the World Festival of Children’s Performing Arts in Toyama, Japan in August 2008 (middle, from left) Brian T. Schultz and Trent Deyo (clockwise, from top) Kellyanne Kirkland, Curt Campbell, Joey Wagner, Kirstyn Polasky, Kandi Sampson, Mark Anderson, Emily Magera, Isaac Seaton, Susie Ewinger