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      415 Geary Street
      San Francisco, CA 94102

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      Neighborhood: Northeast San Francisco
      Description: American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, a... read more
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      Description: American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing dialogue with its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Managing Director Heather Kitchen, A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent its relationship to the rich theatrical traditions and literatures that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and new communities. A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.'s creative work. Founded in 1965 by William Ball, A.C.T. opened its first San Francisco season at the Geary Theater in 1967. In the 1970s, A.C.T. solidified its national and international reputation, winning a Tony Award for outstanding theater performance and training in 1979. During the past three decades, more than 300 A.C.T. productions have been performed to a combined audience of seven million people; today, A.C.T.'s performance, education, and outreach programs annually reach more than 250,000 people in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 1996, A.C.T.'s efforts to develop creative talent for the theater were recognized with the prestigious Jujamcyn Theaters Award. Today A.C.T. is nationally recognized for its groundbreaking productions of classical works and bold explorations of contemporary playwriting. Since the reopening of the Geary Theater in 1996, A.C.T. has enjoyed a remarkable period of audience expansion and renewed financial stability. The company continues to produce challenging theater in the rich context of symposia, audience discussions, and community interaction. The conservatory, led by Melissa Smith now serving 1,900 students every year, was the first training program in the United States not affiliated with a college or university accredited to award a master of fine arts degree. Danny Glover, Annette Bening, Denzel Washington, Benjamin Bratt and Winona Ryder are among the conservatory's distinguished former students. With its commitment to excellence in actor training and to the relationship between training, performance, and audience, the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program has moved to the forefront of America's actor training programs, while serving as the creative engine of the company at large. ---------------------------------------------------- 2006 - 2007 Season Announced - Tickets Now Available ---------------------------------------------------- December 5 - 24 A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Carey Perloff and Paul Walsh January 4 - February 4 The Circle by W. Somerset Maugham February 9 - March 11 Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen March 22 - April 22 After the War by Philip Kan Gotanda April 27 - May 27 Blackbird by David Harrower June 7 - July 8 The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere, adapted by Contance Condgdon -------------------- First Look New Plays -------------------- September 7 - 24 Death in Venice by Thomas Mann November 30 - December 23 Luminescence Dating by Carey Perloff

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