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Monday, March 09, 2015

It's a Monster!

   Congratulations to Actors for Children Theatre's (ACT) production Monsters Under the Bed! 

   Sarah Diamond Burroway directed the show, which enjoyed a sold-out tour last fall.

   In November, ACT won Outstanding Production, Best Ensemble and Outstanding Costumes and Make-Up at the Kentucky Theatre Association Community Theatre Festival, which advanced the show to Regionals. 

   ACT performed at the Southeastern Theatre Conference last Friday with Gay Hammond, the talented playwright from Georgia, in the audience. 

   The cast walked away with honors, as ACT was selected as one of 13 Outstanding Productions in the southeast and one of only 42 Outstanding Productions in the nation. 

   At SETC, theatre companies performed in adjudicated competition with community theatre troupes from 10 state including Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Monsters Under the Bed provides a great story for children,” Burroway said.  “It’s fun and quirky and shares an imaginative anthology of scenes, stories and poems with the underlying message for children that sometimes the things we fear really aren’t what they seem to be.”

Cast members include: ACT co-founder Bill Burroway, Emma Grace Imes and Miranda Hutchinson, all of Flatwoods; Ethan Darby and Kristina Richins, both of Ashland; and Matthew Johnson of Wheelersburg, Ohio.

ACT is a troupe of adult actors who perform theatre for youth in settings like schools, arts centers, libraries and other venues. For more information about booking a performances by Actors for Children Theatre, contact director Sarah Diamond Burroway at 606-922-2903.  Or, look for Actors for Children Theatre on Facebook.

Photo by Brad Bear

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