Artists' Collective Theatre
About Us

About Us

ACT is a Calgary based theatre company founded by Amanda Liz Cutting and Eric Pettifor in 2012.


  1. To do new works, or new takes on old ones.
  2. To showcase and develop Artists in an ensemble context.
  3. Mentoring of emerging artists.

Artistic Director

Amanda Liz Cutting
Amanda (Liz) Cutting is an actor and director and coach. She is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Theatre Arts Program. She played the Lizard in ACT's production of The Apple Kingdom this March, and directed ACT's productions of The Shape of a Girl and Boiler Room Suite. She recently performed the role of Helen in our production of Fat Pig and directed our production of Spring Awakening.

Artistic Dramaturg

Eric Pettifor
Eric Pettifor is a graduate of the Vancouver Playhouse Acting School, and has directed such plays as Shakespeare's Cymbeline, Noel Coward's The Vortex, and Edward Albee's Seascape. He also has a BA in Archaeology and Psychology from Simon Fraser University. He directed our inaugral production of The Lonely Soldier Monologues in October of 2012, as well as our production of The Apple Kingdom which played at a number of festivals in Alberta in 2013. He recently assistant directed on StoryBook Theatre's Flat Stanley, and assistant directed ACT's blockbuster production of Spring Awakening. He is also a playwright and dramaturg.

Company Manager

Kat Fullerton
Kat Fullerton Kat has a diploma in Theatre Arts from Mount Royal University and another in Television Production from SAIT. After graduating from MRU she toured around Western Canada for three years with Jubilations Dinner Theatre before settling in Calgary and going back to school. She majored as a writer/producer at SAIT and this is thrilled and so thankful to be joining Artists' Collective Theatre as a producer. She was producer of Fat Pig and Spring Awakening.