OUR VISION

OUR MISSION

ACT of Connecticut brings Broadway caliber theatre to Fairfield County by producing and presenting limited engagement runs of well-known Broadway musicals and plays, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers.

ACT OF CONNECTICUT

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional Equity theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded in 2018 by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine, and Bryan Perri, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. In addition to fully produced mainstage productions, ACT of CT’s programing also includes a New Works Series, a Broadway Unplugged Series, and an extensive theater education program.   With its 180 seats and turntable stage, the theater offers an intimate, unique, and immersive theatrical experience for its patrons. Given the proximity to New York City, ACT of CT has access to top theatre talent and professionals and, in just three seasons, has become one of the most well-known and highly respected regional theatres in our area. ACT of CT is dedicated to inspiring, creating and nurturing a culturally diverse and equitable environment for its staff, creative teams, cast, musicians, crew members and audiences, and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintain an inclusive and discrimination-free environment. 

THE PROPERTY AND VENUE

Ridgefield once housed an internationally renowned research center where scientists from around the world studied the geology and chemistry of petroleum. The 30-acre center became known as The Schlumberger Property. The center’s main building was designed by Philip Johnson, one of the most acclaimed American architects of the 20th century. In 2005, Schlumberger – Doll Research Center moved its facility to Cambridge, MA leaving behind a campus of eclectic buildings. One of those was an auditorium known as The Schlumberger Theatre.


Today the former property is the new home of ACT of Connecticut.  Although the theatre was in need of repair, the renovations stayed within the original design aesthetic of the architect and ACT of Connecticut celebrated their grand opening of its $1.8M-renovated theatre and inaugural production season with a ribbon cutting on June 7, 2018.

​The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium is housed in the Diamond Properties Performing Arts Center. The theatre itself provides an intimate viewing environment, with 182 seats and a turntable (rotating) stage – an innovative feature in today’s arts and entertainment arena. ACT of CT’s permanent turntable is the only stage of this type in the region, with the exception of some of NYC’s theatres.

  • A mainstage season of three to four productions a year

  • Presenting well-known shows as well as world premieres

  • Featuring New York professionals and local talent

  • Featuring one show in the "Presenting Stephen Schwartz!" Series to honor Artistic Advisory Board member Stephen Schwartz

  • Classes in acting, voice, and dance with visiting actors, directors, choreographers and music directors (both in-person and virtual lessons) for ages 8 and older

  • Fully staged conservatory youth productions

  • Summer performance camps

  • Opportunities to intern on mainstage productions

  • Internship opportunities for general/administrative, marketing, 

NEW WORKS SERIES

  • Workshops and labs of new plays and musicals in development.

  • Staged readings of new shows with opportunities for community feedback and involvement.

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ACT of Connecticut

36 Old Quarry Road

Ridgefield, CT 06877

Main Number: (475) 215 5433

Box Office: (475) 215 5497

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