A.C.T. Theatre seeks to build a program of excellence modeled on professional theatrical practice in order to build people of integrity and intelligence who are artists of courage and compassion.
A.C.T. Values Statement
Accelerate: Constant Pursuit of Excellence through Student Leadership
Collaborate: Learn to Harness the Power of Teamwork
Think: Propel Ourselves and Our Audience to Grow as a result of thoughtful, entertaining theatre
The center of theatre life at SRMHS is A.C.T. Theatre Company which mimics the practice of a professional theatre company by allowing students to take real life leadership roles including actor, assistant director, stage manager, technical director, PR director, etc.
We currently offer two major productions a year: a fall play and a spring musical. Within the coming year, we hope to expand our offerings to a four show season offering two studio productions and two mainstage productions as well as a variety of theatre class showings. Also within the coming year, we plan to offer a children’s theatre traveling troupe to foster quality theatre in schools and communities. Other long term plans include sponsoring a county wide student playwright one act festival.
Students interested in theatre begin with Theatre I or Technical Theatre I. They can then advance to higher level study through participation in Theatre II, III (Honors), and IV (Honors) or Technical Theater II. The classroom serves as the place to learn skills while productions offer students the chance to develop their skills in a real world setting. Participation in any production is by AUDITION ONLY.
Southeast will foster an active chapter of International Thespian Society in order to offer graduation honors to participating students. ITS will also encourage community in the theatre department by offering retreats, conference attendance (NCTC & ITS Conference), and theatre competition.
Mr. Zachary Roberts returns as the theatre teacher and Artistic Director of A.C.T. Theatre after leaving in 2008 to obtain his M.F.A. in Directing from Western Illinois University. He spent a year working professionally in stage management, directing, and casting in the exciting city of Chicago. He currently teaches all theatre classes and directs each of the SRMHS' productions. He is a Raleigh native and received his undergraduate education at Campbell University (B.A. in Theatre) and East Carolina University (B.F.A. in Theatre Education).