KidsACT was founded in 1998 at the Valley Players Theater in Waitsfield, Vermont. Director Ruth Ann Pattee was looking for theater programs for her kids, who were 7 and 10 years old at the time, but she found no extra curricular programs available locally. Using her college theater education and experience, she decided to start her own company for children’s theater, KidsACT.
The KidsACT Mission
Our mission is to offer students an all-around theater education, based on their age and experience. We keep it affordable to families of all income levels. And we have fun…lots and lots of fun!
The KidsACT Experience
KidsACT camps and classes offer students the opportunity to experience being in a play from beginning to end, including making sets, props, and costumes; acting, singing and dancing; even creating posters and flyers for publicity. Technical skills such as lighting and set design may be taught to older students with an interest. All classes and camps result in a free performance, open to the community. Partial scholarships are available, thanks to the generous support of the Valley Players Community Theater group.