ACTivate Community Through Theatre was incorporated in 2010 by Dr. Wrenn Goodrum.  Previously she  founded All Children's Theatre (ACT) in Providence, Rhode Island in 1987.  She was the Artistic/Executive Director until 2009 when she re-located to North Carolina.

                                        HONORS AND AWARDS

Received the Moss Hart Winged Trophy Award from Kitty Carlisle for Best           Received as the Artistic Director of
New England production, Mill Girls, from the New England Theatre Conference.   All Children's Theatre the Jabez Gorham Award
                                                                                                                                            for Theatre Excellance from the Arts & Business
                                                                                                                                            Council of Rhode Island

Received the Key to the City of Providence      Received Honorary Doctor                          Roasted by ACT Alum
from Mayor David N. Cicilline                                of Pedagogy from Rhode Island College    and Filmmaker, Nathan Scoggins

                             Received the Citizens Bank and Providence College 'VERITAS GOOD CITIZEN' medal for being
                             an unsung hero and citizen in the Rhode Island Community.

Dr. Goodrum was awarded a Professional Development Fellowship from the Rhode Island Foundation.

The Providence Performing Arts Center chose Dr. Goodrums productions of Mill Girls, We are the Dream and
Anne Frank and Me to be performed for 2500 middle school students as part of the Bank of America Arts Series.

Wrenn Goodrum is a talented and dedicated artist and educator with a passion for her work and
 her community.Under her leadership, she impacted thousands of lives in our city, helping many
 overcome incredible obstacles in their lives by learning how to express themselves through theatre. 
Her efforts have enriched our community.
                 Wrenn has an extraordinary gift for teaching, directing and inspiring people of all ages.

           Mayor David N. Cicilline
           Providence, Rhode Island

                The children who participate in the programs at ACT (All Children's Theatre) are encouraged to find their own
                creative voices, no matter how large or small those voices might be.  It is not the extent of the talent that is most 
                important to Wrenn.  What is primary is the collegiality and collaboration between children of different backgrounds
                and demographics.  By giving students ownership and authority she urges them to be strong, proud individuals.
                In her own  inimitable way she has inspired the new generation and challenged them to make the world a
                better place.

                Stephen Berenson
                Chair of MFA Programs Brown University/Trinity Rep Consortium
                Resident Actor, Trinity Rep Company

                Dr. Goodrum's energy and enthusiasm is contagious as exemplified in both her work with youth and seniors.  She
                has taught and directed for our summer programs, directed our first 'Acting Company for Youth' as
                well as starting and directing our Senior Theatre program.

                June Bayless
                Artistic Director, Matthews Playhouse


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