Act Up’s 2021 summer show “UNSUNG” featured beautiful performances of musical theater songs created by People of Color, LGBTQAI+ and Women. The show recognized the value and importance of visibility and inclusivity of all people on and off the stage.
Act Up Theatre is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, started in 2010 to provide musical performing opportunities to high school and college students in the Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo region with a focus on productions that “save and change lives by positively instigating social change”.
MISSION: To inspire, amaze, challenge, educate and empower young artists and audiences through exceptional performing art.
VISION: It is Act Up’s vision to nurture and inspire future leaders to use their voices and their art to spur social change, thus instigating a more conscious community and a more compassionate world. Through the production of contemporary, issues-based musical theater, we will train and support the next generation of theatre artists and celebrate the essential power of musical theatre to illuminate our common humanity.
Act Up Theatre is supported by grants from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation; The Arts Partnership, with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo and from Sanford Health; and The FM Area Foundation – the community foundation created by and for the people of Cass County, North Dakota, and Clay County, Minnesota. The FM Area Foundation helps people give back to the community and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. Working in partnership with individuals, families, businesses and professional advisors, the FM Area Foundation manages charitable funds and provides grants to qualified nonprofit organizations and scholarships to students. The FM Area Foundation has been serving the community through philanthropy since 1960.
Learn more about Act Up in this video (Created by Act Up Alum/filmmaker Devon Solwold)
Previous Act Up shows in Fargo-Moorhead:
“The Theory of Relativity”
|“Next to Normal”|
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