Monthly Archives: May 2010

2010-2011 Season Tickets Available Now!

To purchase your Season Ticket, please call the Actors’ Theatre office at 616.234.3817

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Season Announcement in The Grand Rapids Press

The Grand Rapids Press published a recent article about next season at Actors’ Theatre.  Be sure and read the complete article on

Actors’ Theatre announces lineup for 30th season in Grand Rapids
By Sue Merrell | The Grand Rapids Press
May 17, 2010, 6:48AM

Actors’ Theatre will enter its 30th season in September without a managing director.

Kyle Dutkiewicz, who has been managing director since founder Fred Sebulske stepped down three years ago, announced earlier this year that she was resigning at the end of the season. Her last day was Friday.

The board has decided to hire two part-time, interim employees to handle marketing and operations for the next six months while deciding what direction the organization should take.

“It’s time to step back and regroup,” said immediate past board president Maureen Kirkwood. “Before we just rehire the same position, we need to decide where we are going. Because of the economy and the changing face of Grand Rapids, we need to decide where we fit.”

Nevertheless, Kirkwood said she is excited about the upcoming season, which was announced last week before performances of “The Drawer Boy.” She calls it the “triple x” season covering “sex, drugs and chamber music.”

Read the rest of the article with the season announcement on The Grand Rapids Press at

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ArtPrize Registration Extended

Are you an artist that has thought about entering this year’s ArtPrize?  Good news – you still have time to get involved!  Registration has been extended; you can read all about it on the ArtPrize website.  Don’t forget that Spectrum Theatre on the Grand Rapids Community College Campus (where Actors’ Theatre performs) is one of the ArtPrize venues this year.

With More Competition, Venues Ask for More Time to Build Exhibitions

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – May 18, 2010 – While more than 1,000 artists have already begun their registration process to enroll in ArtPrize 2010, several of the more than 220 venues have reported that increased competition for artists has already begun for the 2010 event, and asked ArtPrize organizers to extend the artist registration deadline. ArtPrize officially announced that the artist registration date will be extended from May 27 to the new deadline of June 17, 2010. The matching period between the artist and venue will remain the same as published between June 1 and July 1, 2010.

“There is a huge demand for art this year,” said Bill Holsinger-Robinson, ArtPrize, Executive Director. “We’ve heard that many artists have informal agreements with venues already in place.” ArtPrize has gone from 159 to more than 220 venues. Many of the venues from 2009 have plans to increase the artists they’ll show

Read the complete Press Release and get more information at, including all the details about registering.

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Interview with Michael Healy, playwright of “The Drawer Boy”

There are just two more chances to see The Drawer Boy at Actors’ Theatre of Grand Rapids!

Want a little inside information on the play?  Be sure and check out this interview with Michael Healy, done when The Drawer Boy premiered at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland in May 2008.

Two Remaining Performances of The Drawer Boy:
May 21 – May 22, 8PM

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Or, call the box office number reserve tickets at (616) 234-3946.

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GVSU Interview with Fred and Bud of “The Drawer Boy”

In case you missed it, here’s the archived interview from The WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin featuring director Fred Sebulske and actor Bud Thompson.  Fred and Bud discuss the play as well as Bud and Dawn’s trip to Clinton, Ontario.  (Click here to read the article Together on the Same Road, on the Actors’ Theatre eNewsletter about that journey.)

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