Act3 Productions back on stage with a new artistic director
Act3 Productions presents a new season and a new art director as Zach Stutts has a homecoming of sorts upon his return to Sandy Springs.
Act3 Productions has announced its tenth anniversary season, which revolves around family themes. The season opens Sept. 23 with Neil Simon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Lost In Yonkers.” The program includes a favorite holiday comedy, a classic novel turned musical, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning tragicomedy.
The schedule for the Act3 2022-23 season is:
- Sept. 23-Oct. 9: Lost in Yonkers
- December 2-18: A Christmas story
- February 10-26, 2023: Little woman
- April 14-30: August: Osage County
Stutts is an award-winning actor, designer, and director with over a hundred production credits since entering the theater business in 2011. He has spent the past six years performing and producing theater in the Rio Grande Valley. , in South Texas. He served as operations manager and production designer at the Camille Playhouse in Brownsville, Texas, as well as co-founder and general manager of the new Brownsville Repertory Theater.
Stutts said he was originally from metro Atlanta. Act3 was one of the last theaters where he worked as both an actor and a theater technician.
“I just spent the last six years in Texas, so when this opportunity presented itself, not only to come home but also to reinvest in the community, especially in this theater, I jumped at it,” did he declare.
He was a longtime patron of Act3 and said he was a huge fan of the work and its quality.
“So when I first performed as an actor, it was just an exciting opportunity at the time to collaborate with the most talented cross section of talent in Atlanta,” he said.
He worked under Michelle Davis, who was the art director at the time. He also had his first job as a professional theater technician under Davis at Act3.
“I think what we have in Sandy Springs is a real asset to the community, not just for the youth and young artist population, but also for the working adult population,” Stutts said. “What I’m looking to offer this season is a reminder that theater is for everyone.”
He said he was excited to collaborate and work alongside as many artists as possible.
“We have exciting plans beyond what has already been announced with our season,” he said. “So I hope everyone stays tuned and looks to similarly reinvest in what we do precisely.”
Season ticket packages range from $65 to $82 and are available at act3productions.org. Tickets for groups of 10 or more are available by calling the box office at 770-241-1905. Single tickets range from $21-$34 for musicals and $18-$27 for plays and are available through the website.