About ACT

The Vision of Ashland Contemporary Theatre

Welcome to ACT’s Twenty-Sixth Season. Since 2010 we have refined our mission to fulfill a unique niche in the entertainment offerings of the Rogue Valley.  We’re all about local talent and thought-provoking writing that stirs the imagination; we strive to be a source of inspiration for audience and artists alike.

ACT produces both short and full length plays in readings and full productions of local writers and national talent, utilizing the skills of retired professionals, college theatre students and avocational actors.  The best writing from recent decades couples with the new work of local playwrights, taking the audience on a voyage of discovery that is the juiciness of drama.  After all, the theatrical arts are the only way we see how humanity lives beyond the face someone chooses to show us.

As Ashland’s home of “your community at play,” we emphasize creative inclusion and high artistic standards, while cultivating enthusiasm among participants by offering a great place for personal expression and evolution.  Through the expertise of our artistic staff, ACT creates a fun and challenging environment, where everyone can hone his or her skills.  Our selections are guided by the search for fresh ideas, resulting in an evening of thought-provoking entertainment for the audience.

Come play with us!