Acme's Accomplishments

in the Quaran-times!

Spring 2020

  • Organized weekly Quarantine Cabarets in which company members shared original art pieces

  • Led assorted play readings & Zoom social hang-outs

  • Created a 24-hour BDOG community play reading marathon with over 60 readers & almost 40 scripts

  • Produced a Zoom performance of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Summer 2020

  • Five Zoom plays — Dear Harvey, The Boy Who Cried Dragon, This Girl Cries, This Girl Laughs, This Girl Does Nothing, The K of D and Metamorphoses

  • Organized and led multiple online theatre workshops for elementary & junior high youth

  • Recruited and integrated new company members

  • Held weekly social Zoom events

  • Drafted and issued a statement of support for the Black Lives Matter uprising. Sent funds to Black-led organizations who are active in this movement. Emailed Acme’s supporters and encouraged them to send funds and get involved.

  • Created an interview committee to interview and hire guest director Ed Gonzalez Moreno

  • Organized an online By the Seat of Our Pants (BTSOOP) - 36-hours in which company members wrote, rehearsed and performed short plays

  • Held a 9-hour Banquet celebration honoring the seniors and passing Acme’s leadership to the next generation

Fall 2020

  • Collaborated with the League of Women Voters to create Vote Your Face Off — a video encouraging those who can to register and vote in the 2020 election

  • Led an acting workshop for junior high youth culminating in a performance of excerpts from begin anywhere, little one; spin the lonely world, and where you land is where you start by Briandaniel Oglesby, Acme ‘02.

  • Organized an online play-reading half-marathon with over 30 readers & 11.5 scripts!

  • Zoom performancess of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz and The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse

  • Hosted a post-show discussion with local Native advocates Ashley Matlock (Hoopa/Yurok), Prof. Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie (Seminole/Muscogee/Dine’), Jennifer Robin (Mississsippi Band Choctaw & Miwuk), moderated by Dr. Melissa Moreno, Chair of Ethnic Studies, Woodland Community College

  • Shared resources with our Acme fans to further educate ourselves on Native history, contemporary experiences and Ethnic Studies advocacy efforts

Spring 2021

  • Zoom performances of The Sharazad Society by Ramón Esquivel and As You Are by Rachell Lynett

  • Organized a socially-distant, one-person-working-at-a-time-in-shift cleaning of Acme's storage units and installed new shelving

  • Held elections for Acme's youth leadership team - the Acme Council of Executives (ACE)

  • Filmed a dance for Pamela Trokanski’s Davis Dance Project

  • Co-sponsored the Davis Phoenix Coalition vigil following the shooting in Atlanta of Asian American women, organized company members and other youth to chalk messages of solidarity around Central Park in advance of the vigil

  • ·Joined Healthy Davis Together

  • Created a Covid Safety & Regathering Team to begin planning Acme's summer regathering!