Mission Statement

Acme Theatre Company is an independent, self-sustaining community theatre group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present plays of high literary quality while providing opportunities for young people to learn various acting and technical skills in an organization run entirely by young people themselves under the direction of a small cadre of adult mentors.


- The company provides an educational opportunity for young people to learn various acting and technical skills.


- The theatrical operations of the company are accomplished entirely by the young people themselves under the direction of a small cadre of adult mentors.


- Acme Theatre Company presents a minimum of three major productions each year.


- The company will present plays of high literary quality worthy of any community theatre group, youth or adult.


- Acme Theatre Company is committed to include in its repertoire theatre which promotes universal understanding and basic human rights.


- The Company is completely self-sustaining.


- Membership in the Company is absolutely free. No membership fees, activity fees, or materials fees are ever assessed.


- The company maintains rigorous independence from any other organization or institution while maintaining a positive relationship with the City of Davis, the Davis Joint Unified School District, and local theatrical companies and arts organizations.


- Though the Company's summer educational program, Acme actors and technicians instruct elementary and middle school youth to present their own theatrical productions.