About Us

For 70 years, Actors Community Theatre has provided a nurturing environment for area talent, produced quality productions at reasonable prices, and instilled in area youth skills that have real world application. ACT has continued this tradition in recent years with successful productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Christmas Belles, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee as well as backstage performances of Deathtrap and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: abridged. A volunteer Board of Directors and generous community donations have played an integral part in the success of these and other ACT endeavors.

 

Over the last several years ACT has experienced incredible growth. Our latest project, a theatre workshop for area youth, has seen a dramatic increase in attendance. Other programs such as our annual scholarship continue to empower the community. Recently, two individuals who have worked with ACT were hired for teaching positions in part because of their participation in community theatre. Such growth and involvement would not be possible without the hard work of our volunteers and generous past donations.

Board of Directors

Molly Rupert

 

President

Board Member Since 2010

Molly Rupert has been involved with the group since 1995 when she performed in the Kids’ Chorus of The Music Man. She enjoys all aspects of the performing arts, and when she is not onstage her favorite duties include operating the light board and using power tools (which she is still not very good at). The friends Molly has made through ACT have become her second family, and she credits ACT with playing a leading role in shaping the person she is today. In serving on the Board, Molly hopes to help create the sense of belonging and passion for performance that ACT has given her.

 

Adrienne Collignon

 Vice President

 

Patti O'Brien

Treasurer

Board Member Since 1987

Patti has been an ACT board member since 1987 and currently serves as Treasurer. Before becoming an active ACT member, she played flute in the orchestra for 10 summer musicals starting in 1977. Patti caught the acting bug in the summer of 1987 when she was cast in the summer musical, Anything Goes. She has helped produce, assisted directed and acted in over 60 shows. Patti encourages those who think about becoming active in ACT to just do it! The experience is so rewarding. She resides in Huntingburg, IN and is employed at OFS Brands as a Staff Accountant.

 

Beth Seidl

Board Member Since... well... a while!

Beth served on the Board of Directors for Jasper Community Players, which was the predecessor to Actors Community Theatre. She is pleased to be a part of ACT's Board of Directors, a second time around. As a long time veteran of the theatre, she has produced, directed, stage managed and acted in over 50 shows.Beth has a degree in Theatre and Broadcast Communications and possesses enthusiam, desire and passion for good theatre and the arts.

Beth also serves on the Board for Jasper Arts Commission. She is owner of Wilson Flowers,Inc. and resides in Jasper.


Shane Denu

Board Member Since 2010


Andy Hoffman

Board Member Since 2011

Andy began with ACT by designing the flyer for Annie in 2011. He read for absentee cast members for the show and eventually played Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He has always enjoyed being on the stage, but would rather be watching the show from the follow spot in the tech booth.

Andy is the Team Leader for Website and Social Media as well as Sponsorships and Advertising. He is excited to belong to such a great organization in Jasper and is happy to welcome one and all to join in the fun both on and off stage.


Steffi Schmuecker

Board Member Since 2013

Steffi Schmuecker started on the stage with ACT in the 2001 production of Annie Get Your Gun as part of the chorus. She enjoyed being involved with several performances until the time she left for college (Go Boilers!). Loving the energy that the being around the theatre brings, Steffi decided to get involved with ACT once again when she returned to Dubois County. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, especially her husband and 2 kids. She is involved with the Jasper Kiwanis Club and sits on the Jasper Partnership Commission. Steffi is a Credit Analyst at German American.


Doreen Lechner

Board Member Since 2014

 

Jason Keiman

Board Member Since 2017

 

Heath Kluemper

Board Member Since 2017

Heath got his start on stage with ACT in 2003, and has since gone on to act, direct, stage manage, and perform in the orchestra in dozens of ACT productions. He's forged some of the greatest friendships of his life during these productions, all while helping to present some truly top-notch entertainment to our incredibly fortunate friends, family, and neighbors. It's always a pleasure to witness newcomers young and old discovering a passion for the performing arts for the first time, and he hopes to continue nurturing that passion in our ever-expanding community. Heath also serves on the Jasper Strassenfest committee, and works as a Marketing Professional with SERVUS! He resides in Jasper with his best pal, Melville.

 

Joshua Murrell

Board Member Since 2017

 

Morgan Decker - Student Representative

Board Member Since 2015