ACT (All Church Theater), is a community program of Simi Valley UMC. It fosters positive, imagination-inspired actions while building self-esteem through the arts for our children, youth and adults. ACT was created with a three-fold vision and purpose.
Individual growth. It is our hope and goal that each person involved in ACT experiences personal growth during their involvement in our productions. We want you to grow in your skills and talents, in your confidence and sense of self-worth, and in your God-given talents and creativity.
Community formation. Ultimately theater is about creating community. The relationship between the cast and tech support and even the relationship with the audience is a vital part of creating theater. ACT was created to serve as an outreach to our local community, filling the need for creative expression that allows room for everyone.
Excellence in performance. We want the children, youth, and adults in ACT to learn to value the art of theater production. The performance skills learned while being part of ACT are in fact life skills that will shape individuals and benefit throughout their lives: leadership, communication, confidence, compassion, and empathy.
Our program is open to the children (ages 4 and older), youth and adults in our church and in our wider community. The whole family can join us on stage! Individuals of all talent levels, experiences, and abilities are encouraged to join us on the stage.
ACT rehearsals are primarily on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. With the exception of “tech week” when there will be evening rehearsals from 6:00-8:00 pm.
ACT performances are built around the school semesters following the Simi Valley Unified School District calendar.
Aesop, Come Back
A Christmas Carol
The Lion, the Witch, and The Wardrobe
The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever
Alice in Wonderland Jr
Willy Wonka Jr
Peter Pan Jr
ACT is on haitus until we are allowed to return to rehearsal and performances. Music Man Jr will be back! We will let you know as soon as we know when!