Spring Classes & Workshop
Acting Up is excited to offer an 8-week spring session of classes for students in grades 2-7, and a 6-week workshop play for students in grades 8-12. Registration is now open. However, due to Covid-19, capacity is very limited. We had a waitlist of students for our fall classes, so early registration is highly recommended!
Please note, we will be offering two classes for students in grades 5-7: Acting 1 and Acting 2. All students who register for the grades 5-7 classes must email a theater resume, list of theater experience, or note that they are new to theater to ActingUp@ActingUp.com to complete their registration. No theater experience is necessary. However, this information will help us place your student in the most appropriate class. You will be notified about your child's placement prior to the start of classes.
A complete list of Acting Up's Covid-19 policies and protocols will be emailed to participants prior to the start of classes. But please note, masks worn over both the nose-and-mouth will be required for all students and Acting Up staff at all times while in our facility.
We are thrilled to be able to offer another session of classes and a new workshop for our young performers! Please see the below Eventbrite links for further details about each option, and to register your student!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email ActingUp@ActingUp.com
Share the Wealth [of Theatre Supplies] Day!
Following a devastating fire to our set shop & storage facility in June 2019, Acting Up has been blessed by the generosity of other community theaters and individuals in our community! In December 2020, an Ohio theater that is closing its doors after 20 years gifted us their entire collection of sets, props, and costumes!
We have sorted through this amazing gift, and have consolidated it with our own collection. We are fortunate to have more than we can use now, and and hope these items can benefit other theaters in our area. We will be hosting a "share the wealth" day on Saturday, February 27 to allow others to come and look through what we have set aside to share. We realize the last year has been very difficult for community theaters, and we are offering these items for free; however, we will have a donation jar available should you be able to contribute.
Due to COVID-19, only one theater will be permitted to look through the items at a time. Consequently, you must sign up for a time slot for your group, to have an opportunity to go through the collection. Slots are 30-min in length, however, if you think you will require more time, you may sign up for up to 2 consecutive slots.
–Masks, covering both the nose and mouth, must be worn in our building at all times.–
Photos of some of the items available can be found here. At the start, we will have the following available:
Set/Build Facility Fire Recovery - Update
Thank you for all of the support we received from the community during our rebuilding efforts after the fire. Rebuilding is a long and continuous process. We have since moved into a temporary facility on 108 E. Church Street, in downtown Mason, OH. However, as a non-profit, we are always happy to receive donations. We are currently looking for:
Alternate Facility Possibilities
We are still in search of alternate facility ideas. Our wonderful location in downtown Mason, OH is temporary. We are always looking for building and storage facilities.
If you have access, or connections, to a building that could be used by Acting Up for temporary or permanent storage or build space, please let us know by contacting us at:
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Help Support Acting Up
Acting Up is a volunteer young performers community theater group based in Mason, Ohio. We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our operational costs are supported only in part by ticket sales; the balance of our support comes from financial donations. In addition to (or in lieu of) volunteering your time to Acting Up, there are lots of ways, large and small, that you can make a financial donation:
So Many Lines, So Little Time
Just cast in a new production, and now trying to figure out how you'll possibly learn all those lines in time? Never fear, we have some tips to make this process just a bit easier, and your acting better for it. Click here for more info. And yes, there is an app for that!
Keep in Touch
We always like to know what other area productions our Acting Up alumni may be involved in. If you have been a member of any Acting Up production, and are currently in another production, drop us a note (with the subject "WATN? Update")with the details and we'll post it on our Where Are They Now? (WATN?) page. Who knows, you may see several familiar faces in the audience!
This is an excellent book for both those new to acting as well as advanced actors. It is a relatively short read, full of succinct and simply set forth principles and activities. Experimenting with these principles will enable you to give a better performance. An Actor's Companion, Tools for the Working Actor.