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2014 Matching Donation Reached

We are very pleased and excited to announce that we have reached our goal for our 2014 Matching Donation Campaign!! Not only did we raise the entire $15,000.00 original matching amount before the beginning of Chess, but we also raised the additional $5,000.00 raised during the run of Chess! $20,000.00 raised. $20,000.00 matched!

Thank you to all who contributed to the Matching Donation Campaign!!

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Actors' Theatre Announces Living On The Edge XII

2015 marks the twelfth installment of the Actors’ Theatre annual 10 minute play festival, Living on the Edge. We cordially extend an invitation to interested Michigan writers to submit a script for consideration.

The deadline for scripts will be March 13, 2015. Actors’ Living on the Edge committee will read all scripts. From the initial submission, ten semi-finalists will be selected for a public reading, to be held in April of 2015. All writers whose work is not selected for public reading will receive written feedback on their work by May 4th, 2015.

The reading of the ten scripts will be presented on a Saturday in April (Date/Time TBA) at Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain Street. At the public reading playwrights will receive verbal and written feedback on their piece. Based on audience response and feedback, the Living on the Edge committee will choose five finalists from the scripts read at the public reading. These finalists will receive a full production from June 4-6, 2015 in the “black box” performance space (Room 201 – Spectrum Theater Building).

The writers whose scripts are chosen for final production will receive $100. The theme this year that writers are asked to respond to is “Should Have Said”. We encourage playwrights to consider the following as they craft their submission:

·The five scripts chosen will be performed before an audience. We always encourage writers to create pieces that will be dynamic and engaging when presented by performers on stage.

·We're excited to read your submission so choose any direction that is exciting and productive for you as a writer. If you’re excited about the direction, it’s more likely that we will see that in your submission as well.

·Craft a 10 minute play highlighting an aspect of the chosen theme. It can tie in broadly or very specifically, but relevance to the theme is a key consideration in selection.

Submit your play, including a brief synopsis, by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include “LOTE XII” in the subject line. Submissions will also be accepted via U.S. mail to

Actors’ Theatre
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503

on or before March 13, 2015. To be considered, the playwright must currently reside in the state of Michigan, or have resided within the last twelve months. All submissions must include a cover page that lists your name, address, phone number, email, title of play, total number of actors, and a brief synopsis of the work. Please do not list your name on any page other than your cover page so that all plays may be read with anonymity by the committee. Final production decisions will be based on originality, ability to cast and produce, and the way the plays chosen fit together for an evening of theatre.


New Managing Director

Welcome Our New Managing Director, Kyle Los

We are very thrilled to announce Kyle Los as our new Managing Director. Many of you have seen Kyle on stage at Actors' Theatre in shows such as Venus in Fur, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening, Reefer Madness and Sweetest Swing in Baseball. For the last three years, Kyle has managed GRid70 – a collaborative design hub which hosts creators from Amway, Wolverine World Wide, Steelcase, Meijer, and Pennant Health Alliance. Recently named one of the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty”, Kyle is being recognized as an influential leader in Grand Rapids.

Kyle has been working in many capacities for the organization and currently serves on the Actors’ Theatre Board of Directors as Treasurer. Ben Boerkoel, Board President said, "We are excited to have his abilities and passion for Actors’ Theatre as Managing Director. We have witnessed his strategic vision and a hard working no-nonsense work ethic driven by his deep and passionate heart for the work of Actors' Theatre. We are confident that Kyle's energy and insightful leadership will successfully lead the Actors’ Theatre family to new and exciting places."

In speaking with Fred Sebulske, founder of Actors’ Theatre, he said, "I am delighted to hear of Kyle joining Actors' Theatre in an official capacity. His work with Actors' over several years as an actor, board member, sound designer, producer, and assistant director has shown him to be a well-rounded theatre practitioner with a real passion for Actors' and its mission. This is a great step in insuring a bright future for Actors'."

Kyle will assume his role as Managing Director starting November 3rd.

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