ACT! For Youth Series 2014-2015


Bye Bye Birdie

October 17 - 18, 7:30 p.m.
October 19, 3 p.m.
October 24 - 25, 7:30 p.m.
October 26, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $13 / $10

Audition Dates:
August 25 and 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Partner:



Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

February 6 - 7, 7:30 p.m.
February 8, 3 p.m.
February 13 - 14, 7:30 p.m.
February 15, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $13 / $10

Audition Dates:
November 17 and 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Partner:



Little Women

April 17 - 18, 7:30 p.m.
April 19, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $10 / $8

Audition Dates:
February 16 and 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Arts Partner:



The Arts Council Troupe for Youth or ACT! for Youth (AFY) is an entity of the Arts Council of Wilson whose purpose is to provide live theater opportunities for the youth of Wilson County and surrounding areas. Productions are open to children in kindergarten through high school age who live in Wilson County, or whose parent(s) live or work in Wilson County, or those who are contributors to the Arts Council. The performances are open to the public, and school day performances are also offered during the school year.



For more information about programs

Contact Martha Hale: 291-4329 x16,
or email

School groups and
homeschoolers welcome!

Would your school group like to attend an ACT! for Youth performance? Our Thursday school matinees are available at discounted ticket prices on a first come/first serve basis. Teachers should contact Martha Hale, Performing Arts Director, at 291-4329 x16. All school groups will be mailed a confirming letter once reservations are made.


Copyright of the Arts Council of Wilson

Wilson Arts Center
124 Nash Street SW | Wilson, NC 27893
252-291-4329 | fax 252-234-0049

ACT! For Youth

Arts Council

Youth Performing Arts Director, Arts Council of Wilson


• College degree in Theater, Directing, Education, or other relevant program

•Minimum of 3 professional directing credits

•Willing to work with large groups of children in variety of different styles (musicals, drama, comedy, etc.)

•Must be available weekends and evenings of performances

•Able to respond to community needs and actively search for ways to include the total community


•Responsible for Artistic Direction of the Act! for Youth program, a highly participatory educational youth theatre focusing on ages 5 to high school graduation

•Direct a minimum of three (3) shows per year

•Work with volunteer committees, Director of Public Relations, the Technical Director and the Core Committee to coordinate productions

•Develop outreach activities to recruit interested youth and adult volunteers

•Create summer educational program and contract for appropriate staff to conduct the program

•Responsible for developing and coordinating performing arts offerings for local schools using contracted performers

•Oversees cooperatively with the theater coordinator a 3 story building used for storage of costumes and calls for periodic work days

•Works with the Boykin Series Committee to provide good quality performances and experiences for the Wilson Community


•Contact The Arts Council of Wilson (252) 291-4329

•Or fax your resume/cover letter to (252) 234-0049 or email

Salary Scale: 25,000 to 29,000 with health insurance and simple 401K
Deadline: August 5, 2014



Donough McGuire of Purdue Pharmaceuticals presents a $2,500 Arts Partner contribution to Martha Hale, Performing Arts Director, and Barry Page, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Wilson. Perdue is the Arts Partner for our ACT! for Youth presentation, Cheaper by the Dozen, on January 10 ,11, and 12, 2014.

Thanks to the All-American Kiwanis Club of Wilson who contributed $2,500 to the Arts Council of Wilson, Inc for the ACT! for Youth program. The club will be the ARTS PARTNER for the musical Once Upon a Mattress in October. We appreciate ALL of the support we get!

Wes Berry, BB&T Marketing President for Wilson, is pictured contributing $2,500 to the Arts Council of Wilson for the ACT! for Youth production, The Secret Garden that will be performed April 4 -13, 2014. Executive Director Barry Page accepts the check on behalf of The Arts Council of Wilson and the ACT! for Youth program. Auditions will be held on January 27 and 28.