Acting Out! brings excitement of the stage to Jackson | Arts & Culture
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - A theatre company has set up shop in Jackson with the goal "to provide Southeast Missouri with professional level theatre and expose the residents to opportunities to participate at various levels from box office to lighting board to acting".
Acting Out! received non-profit status from the state in 2010.
Since then the group has been working to build a support base for the project and casting the vision to potential donors.
Acting Out! is directed by Kasey Cox, a 26-year-old graduate from Missouri Baptist University. Cox is the artistic director and manager of the company.
Cox is also currently attending Fontbonne University for a Master of Arts in Theatre and is an adjunct instructor of Theatre Arts at Missouri Baptist University.
The groups' first production was Romeo and Juliet in the Jackson City Park in June.
Cox just finished prodcuing and directing the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The musical was hosted by Creative Edge in Jackson and consisted of six shows, from Friday, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 22.
Currently the company is working on a production of Night of the Living Dead, scheduled for October.
Cox encourages anyone interested in being a part of theatre to look into getting involved. "The best way to get information about getting involved is through our facebook page. We are constantly looking for volunteers for box office, concessions, and stage crew."
For tickets to the show send a private message to the Acting Out! Facebook page or call 573-382-0630.
Night of the Living Dead will run October 24-26 at the Jackson Band Shell at 7 p.m.
The company is looking for people to be zombie extras.
Cox said "If anyone is interested in participating in Night of the Living Dead as a zombie, they just need to email me at email@example.com and I will send them more information. We are accepting all types 15 and older."
Night of the Living Dead will be the last show of the 2013 season.
Acting Out! will begin the 2014 season with another Shakespeare at the Jackson Park in June, 2014.
Auditions for the Shakespeare production will be in April, 2014 .
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