Dr. Goodrum provided our very shy 11 year old an opportunity to perform at a pace that worked for him. He’s been involved in many productions and at 15 years old is downright gregarious. His experience with ACT has given him confidence that has been generalized to all aspects of his life. We love Dr. Goodrum and others involved with ACT. Your child’s experience may also be life changing. CHECK IT OUT!! (From a father)
My daughter is learning so much from you and looks forward to attending every class. We think you are amazing! We are so grateful for your energy and effort. Please know that your workshop has been such a wonderful impact on our daughter. We have experimented with tons of activities over the years and this is the first that has really "stuck."
Thank you for always encouraging, supporting and believing in my daughter. She absolutely adores you and feels under your guidance she can do anything! You do so much to empower her and for that we are both so grateful! Again, many thanks and congratulations on a very successful show! BRAVO!
I can’t think of anyone who has given more love, warmth, and confidence to more children than Dr. Wrenn. If your child has a chance to work with her, be it in one of her classes or plays, don’t pass it up. If you have not seen an Activate Community through Theatre show (ACT), please put it on your bucket list. I was so blessed to have met the wonderful woman behind it all, Wrenn. She has mentored me for years and continues to amaze me. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ was done so brilliantly. Brava, Wrenn! Thank you for spreading a light into my life!
I took my almost 4 year old to see ‘The Wizard of Oz’. The director asked if we wanted to meet the actress who played The Wicked Witch before the show to help with any negative reaction my daughter might have. The actress did a great job helping my daughter see her as a character and not someone scary. I really appreciate ACT’s passion for theatre and community. We thoroughly enjoyed the show and my daughter loved participating!
My children started coming to see ACT Participation Plays when they were three and four years old. They loved participating and now, four years later, they are the actors asking for children to participate. It's such a wonderful experience for children.
My daughter and son loved your production of 'Charlotte's Web'. Those kids are very talented. My daughter loved the spider's dance and my son loved Templeton the Rat. A very professional production! Thank you.
SKILLS YOUR CHILD WILL LEARN THROUGH PARTICIPATION
IN AN ACT PRODUCTION OR CLASS
Students learn how to think creatively through role-playing.
Having to listen and contribute during classes or rehearsals helps to develop concentration and focus skills.
Students learn the importance of working together as an ensemble or team of kind mindful students.
SELF CONFIDENCE IMPROVEMENT
Students gain self-confidence as they succeed in the hands- on-learning of theatre arts skills.
Students are taught how to move onstage as well as how to create a specific movement for their characters.
With consistent practice and determination, students get a feeling of accomplishment after a performance. Developing determination at a young age helps them reach their goals in the future.
RECEIVING CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
Through the theater, students learn that feedback is just another part of the learning process, not something that should be taken personally. We always ask ‘What went well with the scene or improvisation’ and ‘What could have been better’.
Students learn problem-solving skills in the theatre arts.
LISTENING AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Acting involves listening as well as speaking. Students learn how to listen to one another on and off stage, increasing their communication skills
ACT offers acting workshops for youth and senior communities year round. ACT offers programs to schools through the Arts & Science Council.
ACT produces two to four productions a year. Artistic Director, Dr. Wrenn Goodrum is available to direct for schools, community theatres and community centers.
Dr. Wrenn Goodrum is the Artistic/Executive Director of ACT.