About Us

ACT IS A CALGARY BASED THEATRE COMPANY FOUNDED BY AMANDA LIZ CUTTING AND ERIC PETTIFOR IN 2012.

Mandate

  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

Amanda (Liz) Cutting is an actor and director and coach. She is a graduate of the Mount Royal University Theatre Arts Program, Trinity College, and has attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, UK. Select Theatre credits as a director include: The Thin Man (Asst. Director, Vertigo Theatre) Romeo & Juliet (Pendley Shakespeare Festival), Diary of Anne Frank (2018 Canmore Tour, ACT 2016 season, Morpheus Theatre), GENESIS: The Mary Shelley Play, Alice's Wonderland, The Goat (or) Who is Sylvia, Almost Maine, Spring Awakening, Boiler Room Suite (ACT), Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Ella (or) La Cenerentola, Love Potion No. 9 - Asst. Director (Cowtown Opera), Peter Pan - Asst. Director (Storybook Theatre).

Artistic Associate

 Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs

Ben Jacobs is a graduate of the master class program at the Company of Rogues Actors Studio and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Select theatre credits include: All in Good Time (Workshop Theatre), The Rimers of Eldritch, The Bar off Melrose (Company of Rogues), Almost Maine, The Goat (or) Who is Sylvia?, The Vibrator Play, Not Sondheim, Diary of Anne Frank, Alice's Wonderland, GENESIS: The Mary Shelley Play, Haunted House Hamlet (Artists Collective Theatre), Measure for Measure (RADA), Romeo & Juliet, Taming of the Shrew (Pendley Shakespeare Festival), Romeo & Juliet (Canmore Summer Theatre Festival, PTP & ACT). 

Artistic Associate

 Kaleigh Richards

Kaleigh Richards

Kaleigh Richards is a born and raised Calgarian and a graduate of the Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts. Select theatre credits include Diary of Anne Frank, Haunted House Hamlet (ACT), The Who`s Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar (FRC), Not a Shot Fired (Heritage Park Players), Five by Eleven (Sage Theatre IGNITE Festival), Pirates of Penzance, Cocktails at Pams (Morpheus Theatre) The House of Bernarda Alba (Toronto Fringe).



Founding Member

 Eric Pettifor

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. His 2014 Fringe production Not Sondheim left audiences delighted, baffled, or in a couple of cases, enraged. He has also appeared as an actor in a number of ACT productions.

Board of Directors

Erik Hope - Chairman

Nigel Francis - Secretary

Brenda Spenard - Treasurer

Charlotte Loeppky - Member at large

Jan Francis - Member at large

Jane Tetley - Member at Large