American Conservatory Theater
American Conservatory Theater nurtures the art of live theater through dynamic productions, intensive actor training in its conservatory, and an ongoing engagement with its community. A.C.T. embraces its responsibility to conserve, renew, and reinvent the rich theatrical traditions that are our collective legacy, while exploring new artistic forms and new communities. A commitment to the highest standards informs every aspect of A.C.T.'s creative work.
A.C.T.'s fellowships provide advanced, hands-on training in theater production and administration. It is through this exposure to professionals at work—and to their audiences—that our fellows learn what drama means to the life of a community, and how the life of a community enriches its theater. A.C.T. fellowships provide a springboard to a professional life in the theater: our fellows have gone on to attend renowned graduate programs, to work in major regional theaters, and to freelance as directors, designers, and stage managers.
A.C.T. has an enormous collection of costumes, ranging from elegant period garments to outrageous conceptual getups. Some of the treasures you can find are Jean Stapleton's turn-of-the-20th-century costumes from The Matchmaker, as well as gowns and men's suits from the 18th century. Choose from a wealth of extraordinary costumes from throughout history. Great for fundraisers, corporate events, Halloween, and theme parties! The A.C.T. Costume Shop also rents to theater companies throughout the Bay Area. Whether you want one costume for a party or you're costuming a whole production, we're happy to help.
For more information about A.C.T fellowships or costume rentals, please go to www.act-sf.org