Actors' Conservatory Theatre
at Gaston Day School
Gaston Day School's theatre program called A.C.T. (Actors' Conservatory Theatre) was founded in 2007 by Holly Mason and Christopher Lawing to provide opportunities for young people (5th grade-college) to hone their craft of the theatre arts in a professional setting.
Theatre Arts engages students in the process of drama, enabling them to develop more dynamic communication skills, expand their critical and creative thinking abilities, and work with their peers toward a common purpose. All students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of dramatic productions, whether on stage, as a stage manager or crew, or in set design, sound or lighting design.
Drama classes begin as early as the second grade and culminate in two major productions, including our heralded spring musical. Our students perform in the Pamela Kimbrell Warlick Center, a state-of-the-art performance hall featuring 540-seats, modern lighting and sound systems as well as a professional dance studio.