February 1, 2018

Community Outreach

In terms of community outreach, AACT has performed publically free of charge for a number of local organizations, a few of which will be listed below:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Auburn and Opelika
  • Auburn Public Library
  • Storybook Farm, a local nonprofit ministry that serves children with severe cognitive and developmental needs by offering them the exhilarating experience of horseback riding
  • Magnolia Place Retirement Home
  • Auburn Mall (the grand re-opening)
  • Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve & Nature Center
  • “The Polar Express” fundraiser for the Auburn Arts Association (on a yearly basis)

AACT is continually invested in the community and strives to give back in every way we can. We understand the impact members of the community have in our cultural and civic enterprise and work toward offering community members an accessible, affordable, and enjoyable theatre experience. Since 2015, AACT has provided a once-a-week specialized theater training session at the City of Auburn Therapeutics Camp, which normally benefits around 80 young adult individuals with disabilities over a seven-week period in the summer. The camp, which is a joint effort between Auburn Parks and Recreation and the Exceptional Outreach Organization, is designed for individuals with various disabilities, including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, and individuals with hearing and vision impairments.

As a thank you to the community, we encourage multiple local nonprofits and organizations to attend a free screening of our shows during dress rehearsals and on preview nights. These organizations include:

  • The BigHouse Foundation, a local nonprofit that advocates for foster children and their families
  • Uplift/Best Buddies, a movement geared toward creating opportunities and integrated employment and leadership development for people with disabilities
  • Auburn Housing Authority, a local outfit that provides housing for low-income families and individuals in affordable, safe, and sanitary conditions
  • Lee County Autism Resource & Advocacy Group, an Opelika-based nonprofit that supports individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders by linking them to resources and offering workshops throughout the community

< em>Auburn Area Community Theatre is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equal opportunity in casting, performance opportunities, volunteering, education, and employment. AACT does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarships, programs, and activities.