The AC was one of the first local casting hotlines connecting local actors with performing opportunities. Now, it has grown to equip actors at every stage of their careers. For more than four decades, The AC has focused solely on supporting its tight-knit community of 800+ local performing artists, both seasoned performers and actors who have just discovered the craft. Members receive training to further develop their skills and gain access to industry networking events. At its annual open call audition, 200+ actors perform for over 50 casting professionals; at least a quarter of participants get a callback for future auditions and many book gigs after the event. The pandemic has challenged performing artists in ways that continue to be felt. Your support ensures The AC remains a go-to resource for actors — and a pillar of our performing arts industry.
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