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About Us

Acadia Community Theater, or ACT, seeks to enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community by encouraging growth and expression in theater arts and by providing live performances on and around Mount Desert Island.


In 1994 a group of teachers formed the “After School Players” to stage shows for and including children in the Mount Desert Island, Maine area. This group was subsequently renamed the Union 98 Teachers’ Theater. According to an e-mail from Debbie Mountford, that first group included Mark Puglisi, Maryann Van Dorn, Debbie Mountford (nee Hacket), Paul Winkler, Paula Richardson-Gannon “and whoever else we could nab!”


In 2000, the group formed the non-profit corporation Acadia Community Theater and shortly thereafter was recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. The activities of Acadia Community Theater are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Our Board of Directors​

Jonathan Bender

Heather Dillon

Mia Thompson

Angel Hochman

Kristin Holley

President:  Keri Hayes

Vice President: Matt Hochman

Secretary:  Judith Cullen
Treasurer: Joanna Robinson-Clarke

Seth Clarke

Sydney Roberts Rockefeller

Patti Savoie

Matt Cornish

Doug Van Gorder

Mark Carignan

ACT Scholarships

Acadia Community Theater is proud to offer two scholarships, one for a graduating senior and one for a younger person, interested in pursuing further education in performing arts. Download the application forms here to learn more or read more about it on our blog page. 

Contact Us

P.O. Box 301 - Mount Desert, Maine 04660




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