ACME COUNCIL OF EXECUTIVES (ACE)
The Role of Acme’s Council of Executives
Running a company is hard work, and
these are the folks who do it. ACE members are elected annually to
their positions by the general company. After being elected, a new
ACE member serves a 9-month apprenticeship, during which they are
trained by the current “master.”
Can I join ACE?
Yes! Any and all current company
members are encouraged to consider joining ACE. Talk to current
ACE members about their position and responsibilities and find out if it
sounds fun for you.
Below is the current council roster.
Andres De Loera Brust
Apprentice Sound Designer
Apprentice Costume Designer
Apprentice Light Designer
Apprentice Properties Master
Education Program Coordinator
Madison Migrant Center Coordinator
Apprentice Madison Migrant Center Coordinator
The Role of Acme’s Artistic Director
Acme’s Artistic Director is the central
adult mentor for the company. The Artistic Director works with
ACE, the Production Team, individual company members, and ICE to ensure
that the company runs smoothly. The Artistic Director is
responsible for selecting the plays for each season, directing a minimum
of one production each season, and recruiting production directors and
other adult mentors.
Acme’s Current Artistic Director
Acme Theatre Company’s current Artistic
Director, Emily Henderson, is an Acme alum who joined the company as a
sophomore and served as a member of Acme’s Council of Executives in the
role of Master Costumer for two years.
After graduating from Acme in 2001,
Emily attended Wellesley College where she received a BA in Theatre
Studies. Following college, Emily completed a one-year
Professional Training Arts Program at the Seattle Repertory Theatre
where she interned in the Education Department.
In 2008, Emily Henderson stepped into the role of Artistic Director. In this capacity, she has worked with the Invisible Council of Elders to ensure that the legacy of Acme’s commitment to youth leadership, dramatic excellence, and “serious theatre for the fun of it” continues.For the 2013-2014 season Acme Theatre Company also has a Company and Production Manager, Betsy Raymond, who will be performing many of the functions of the Artistic Director while Emily Henderson is on leave. Betsy is an alum who joined the company her freshman year of high school and served as Production Manager on Acme's Council of Executives for one-and-a-half years. After her graduation in 2005, Betsy attended Wellesley College where she became a member of the Shakespeare Society and maintained heavy theatrical involvement throughout her college tenure. In August 2012, Betsy stepped into the role of Alumni Liaison on the Invisible Council of Elders, which has resulted in the highest level of communication and involvement with Acme's alumni in the company's history. In September 2013, Betsy became the official Company and Production Manager. In this role, she is committed to working with Acme's Council of Executives and the Invisible Council of Elders to uphold Acme's principals of youth leadership and high-quality theatre.
THE INVISIBLE COUNCIL OF ELDERS
The Role of ICE
The Invisible Council of Elders (ICE)
is a group of Acme alumni, parents, and current company members who
serve as the non-profit board of directors, set policy, and assume legal
and financial responsibility for Acme Theatre Company.
ICE is responsible for most of the
company’s fund development and mentors the company in the area of
business management. ICE is committed to sustaining Acme’s unique
structure of youth leadership and remaining “invisible” in all areas of
Below is the current council roster.
Clarke Conant Susan Miller
Artistic Director Emeritus
Acting Secretary & ACE Liaison
Fund Team Captain