Fee for February 14 - May 13 at MYAC: $65 per child.
Find a registration form here.
You may pay online using this Donate button.
AACT follows the same schedule as MPS. Call for more information, 414-324-9821.
Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
325 W. Walnut Street
For information, contact us directly thru email, by adding your questions to the form above, or by calling 414-324-9821.
Snow/Weather Emergencies: AACT follows the same policy as Milwaukee Public Schools: When MPS is closed, AACT is also closed.
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Be Art Smart - After School Classes
The fun, interactive after-school theatre arts classes at African American Children's Theatre (AACT) provide children with opportunities to learn life skills along with singing, dancing and acting.
Parents should call Artistic Director Constance Clark at 414-324-9821 to set up a time to register in person. AACT's classes are held from 4 to 6:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.
“Our after school program teaches students important communication skills,” said Constance Clark, AACT's Artistic/Executive Director. “Through acting and theatre games, children learn to imagine, solve problems together, and adapt to change. We encourage you to sign up siblings, cousins or friends who can enjoy the experience together.”
Teen mentors from the theatre program at Milwaukee High School of the Arts will again assist the adult teachers and take lead roles in the touring Choir, being developed this year. AACT also presents in-school sessions to 3rd – 5th graders at O.W. Holmes, Lloyd Barbee Montessori and Elm Creative Arts Schools.
Every student is included in the studio shows and a major musical production in May, 2016. Instructors include Milwaukee area professional theatre artists Dr. Wallace Cheatham, G. Dwight Hamilton and Jason Drake Hames. The program runs throughout the school year on the same schedule as MPS.
“All children from the Milwaukee area are welcome,” Clark emphasized. “No experience is necessary – we’re just looking for enthusiasm and the willingness to learn.”
Parents are required to accompany their child and register in person. AACT's home is in the Sondheim Room at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St.
Visit African American Children’s Theatre on Facebook, or call 414-324-9821 for more information on the company.
Funding sponsors include MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Greater Milwaukee Foundation-High Point Fund, CAMPAC Milwaukee County, Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund-A Bader Philanthropy, the Herzfeld Foundation, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, and in collaboration with Black Arts Think Tank.