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About Actors' Theatre: Our History


Founded in 1980, Actors' Theatre was created through the efforts of Fred Sebulske, then a faculty member of the theater department at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and a group of local actors. Then and now, Actors' has been a showcase for the talents of local actors and a training resource for theater students in West Michigan.

Fred Sebulske - Founder of Actors' Theatre
Fred Sebulske - 
Founding Director

From its inception, Actors' Theatre has been committed to productions which address issues that reflect the dilemmas, conflicts and joys of human existence. Often the plays stimulate dialogue for some and discomfort for others. 

Throughout its history, Actors' has been recognized for its work, including awards from the American Association of Community Theatres, Between the Lines newspaper, On The Town - Townie Awards and 65 Grand Awards for excellence in Grand Rapids theatre.

Actors' Theatre has successfully defined a niche in the local community theater scene as the off-Broadway of Grand Rapids. With the support of our community we continue to bring you the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging, and thought-provoking theatre.