We Welcome Stephen Carver, ACT's New Managing Artistic Director!
We're excited to announce the appointment of Stephen Carver to the Amelia Community Theatre staff.
ACT Board President Jayne Jeney said, “Our search committee and the ACT Board feel fortunate to have found someone with Stephen’s experience and expertise in leading community theatres. We are excited to begin working with him as we prepare for ACT’s 42nd season.”
Stephen is the fourth generation of his family to work as a community theatre professional. He knows first-hand the positive impact theatre can have on its community, having led community theatres for more than 20 years. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in theatre performance from Denison University.
“It’s the family business, but it’s also my life’s passion because it’s all about building and celebrating community,” Stephen said.
Stephen was the executive director of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre, managing a 15-show production season and multiple venues. He was also the executive director/artistic director of the Longmont Theatre Company in Colorado, which was housed in an historic 1930’s movie theatre. He is a member of SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and has been a working professional actor with credits in film, television, and theatre in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, including recurring TV roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Golden Palace, and General Hospital.
Stephen especially enjoys the educational aspect of theatre, with an emphasis on coaching and training directors and actors, both youth and adult. He is a certified festival adjudicator for AACT, the American Association of Community Theatre, of which ACT is a longtime member.
He and his wife Krista, a dance and yoga instructor, relocated from Melbourne, Florida.
“Stephen is looking forward to meeting ACT volunteers and audience members and getting to know our community,” added Jayne. “We can’t wait for you to meet him!”