About Us

Spectrum Theatre on the Campus of GRCC

Actors’ Theatre is located at:
160 Fountain Street NE (Click for map)
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295

Business Office (616)234-3817
Box Office (616)234-3946
Fax (616)234-4092

Home Page: actorstheatregrandrapids.com
Facebook: Actors’ Theatre on Facebook
Twitter: @actorstheatregr

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Our Mission:

A New Brain

Cast of “A New Brain”, 2009 – (L-R) Michael James Brooks, Carrie McNulty, Mark Amenta

Actors’ Theatre is committed to bringing West Michigan the best in entertaining, innovative, challenging and thought-provoking theatre.

We believe in the inclusion of all.

Our History:

Founded in 1980, Actors’ Theatre, a tax exempt not-for-profit organization, was created through the efforts of Fred Sebulske, then a faculty member of the theater department at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC), and a group of local actors. Then and now Actors’ has been a showcase for the talents of local actors and a training resource for theater students in West Michigan. [Read more about our history on the Actors’ Theatre website.]

Actors’ Theatre Professional and Volunteer Staff

Chris Carnevale PhotoChris Carnevale
Director of Operations

Phone: (616)234-3968
Email: chris@atgr.org

Chris brings a diverse background and range of community theatre experience to his role as Director of Operations. In the past 20 years, Chris has been heavily involved with the Grand Rapids Theatre Community; he has worked and performed for all area theatre groups as well as Opera Grand Rapids.

Prior to beginning his responsibilities at Actors, Chris served as volunteer managing director for Heritage Theatre Group (HTG) where he took on the task of organizing and running that theatre company – with great success. Chris has also worked as the office manager for MP Talent Agency as well as the assistant to the Executive Director of Kids Food Basket.

Fred Sebulske PhotoFred Sebulske
Artistic Consultant

Email: fred@atgr.org

Fred Sebulske was a professor of Theatre, English and Film at Grand Rapids Community College for more than 34 years. He founded Actors’ Theatre in 1981 and was its managing director for 26 years. He directed over 50 plays for Actors’ and his work won him eight Grand Awards for directing. He also received the Arts Award (from the Grand Rapids Arts Council), the Pantlind Award (from East Grand Rapids High School) and the Norma Brink Award (from the Grand Awards Steering Committee) for lifetime achievement in theatre.

Taylor Nefcy PhotoTaylor Nefcy
Development and Marketing Intern

Email:   taylor@atgr.org

Taylor is a junior Business Administration student at Aquinas College, where she has performed in numerous productions, including XanaduIsle of MarvelsReckless and Chicago.  In addition to her work at Actors’, she also serves as AQ Theatre Department Office Assistant, Co-Marketing Manager for AQ’s BRAVO, and as a Student Ambassador for incoming and prospective students to the college.

Taylor hails from Ogden, UT, where she has performed in numerous community productions.  Taylor continues to demonstrate her ability to learn new skills in Development and Marketing, in addition to her ongoing excellence in creative hash-tagging.

Dawn Highhouse

Dawn Highhouse
Board Member, Newsletter Editor

Email: dawn@atgr.org

Dawn has been involved in Grand Rapids community theatre since 1989 and has served on the Board of Directors for Actors’ Theatre since 2005. She was President of the Board for the 2010 – 2011 and 2011 – 2012 seasons, and is currently President Emeritus. In addition to her Board work, she is a Properties Designer for several local community and college theaters, and is Vice President at MHVillage.com.

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