The Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc. has been bringing theater to the Merrimack Valley for the past 15 years. As a non-profit organization, our mission is to provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to become involved in theatrical stage productions (as performer, crew, publicity, administrative assistance, or as a member of the audience) in a fun and supportive environment.
If you or your family and friends have participated in an ACTING OUT production, you know firsthand how positive an ACTING OUT experience can be!
Acting Out's goal is to expand the Merrimack Valley's cultural scene while rewarding local talent, young and old, with the opportunity to be part of the theater experience.
We thank you for your support as we continue to grow and expand. We hope you share our belief that theater not only entertains, but encourages creativity and personal growth and makes our lives richer.
Remember... ACTING OUT is what it's all about!
Linda Schoonmaker (President) majored in Liberal Arts at the Bradford College and University of Wisconsin. She has performed, directed and designed for the past 30 years in venues in Chicago, Denver and the Boston areas and has expansive knowledge of costume and set design. Linda’s background also includes extensive improvisation training and has performed alongside Chicago’s Second City Alumni. Along with her position at Acting Out! she is also currently the Drama Director at the North Andover high school.
Dave Cook (Vice-President) majored in Russian Studies (and performing at coffee houses :-) at Connecticut College and worked as a street juggler in California. He has been with Acting Out for the past 7 years and has performed in many roles including Willy Wonka, Captain Hook, The King (The King and I), Dr. Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror, and many others. He has also directed seven plays including Leading Ladies, Boeing Boeing, Plaza Suite and Steel Magnolias, for which he was nominated for an EMACT award for Set Design.
Laura Green (vocal instructor)has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell in Music Education where she served as an adjunct professor in the choral area. She was music assistant and soloist at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Lowell, where she sang in their professional choir for ten years. Laura worked with Lowell Opera Company for 3 years where she served on the artistic direction committee as choral consultant and on their board of directors; she was also involved in music direction, production of smaller events and was cast in opera roles.
Acting Out! Theater Company, Inc.
56 Island Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Tel: (978) 794-0001