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Who We Are

About Alexandria Children's Theatre 

A.C.T. founder and Program Director Roberta Masters-Cullen has been teaching children’s acting classes in the Alexandria area since 2004, starting with the after school program at Mount Vernon Community School. At the Little Theatre of Alexandria she helped launch the summer camp program eleven years ago, and more than a thousand children have made their first appearance onstage with her support. For the past seven years Roberta has been teaching drama at Burgundy Farm Country Day School. Her work at Burgundy includes assisting with middle school productions, seventeen shows to date. Roberta is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, is a former TV news anchor, and does some work as a voiceover artist for radio and television projects.

Burgundy Farm Country Day School’s new fine arts building presents a wonderful opportunity for young actors to explore theatre in a setting where children are valued and encouraged to express themselves freely. ACT programs allow students to spend time onstage at every class, facilitating a comfort level with performing from a young age. Older students who develop an interest in “tech” behind the scenes can eventually help with sound and lighting design using Burgundy’s state-of-the-art equipment.

Alexandria Children's Theatre is a welcoming haven where everyone is embraced without bias, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender nonconforming status.

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Meet the Instructors

Every A.C.T. class, workshop, and camp is led by one of our top-notch instructors. Each instructor has a passion for arts education and brings a unique, child-focused approach to their time with the students.

 

Click on an instructor to learn more about them!

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Roberta Masters-Cullen

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Nikki Amico

Avé Clyburn

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Ronald Benson-El Jr

Debora Crabe

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Emily Carbone

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Ronica Crevecoeur

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Imani Curtis

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Stephen Emery

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Brandon Johnson

Libby Pope

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Kendall Grady

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Imani Thaniel

Carly Walbert

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Will Anderson

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Work With Us

Alexandria Children's Theatre welcomes enthusiastic instructors to share their joy of creative movement and acting classes with young people. Opportunities are Saturdays at the Burgundy Farm location, and in our after school program in Alexandria public schools. Commitments range from one hour on Saturdays, or ninety minutes one afternoon a week for a 6 - 8 week period for our after school classes. Lead Teacher applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in theatre and/or education plus experience working with children. 

 

Interested in being a Lead Teacher? Please email your resume to Roberta here.

Interested in starting a program at your school or community center? 

Alexandria Children's Theatre runs a variety of programs - including after school classes, summer camps, and workshop programs.  

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