It is with great sadness that we announce that our Artistic Director, Petra Karr, passed away on April 7, 2020. She was the heart and soul of ACT 1 Theatre, and will be greatly missed. Our love and support is focused on her family as our season continues.

Read her obituary, or a touching remembrance of her from the Tacoma News Tribune.

2019-2020 SEASON

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Thanks for watching Miss Holmes!

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In Regards to COVID-19

ACT 1 Theatre’s highest commitment is to the health and safety of our patrons and community. Although we cannot gather together in person, ACT 1 Theatre will continue to bring you quality theater though the magic of the internet.

Our final shows of the 2019-2020 season, Miss Holmes and Stranded, will be virtual shows that you can enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.

We hope to see you in the (virtual) theater!


ACT 1, Scene 2!


ACT 1, Scene 2 is a ZERO TUITION theater program in downtown Tacoma, especially designed for young artists ages 12 to 19.

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Every year, our youth come together to bring what we simply call "The Scarecrows" to the unsuspecting masses; a dancing mob of silliness designed to draw a crowd wherever they are.

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We rely on your kind donations to sustain our programs.

ACT 1 is an IRS recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.

© 2019 by ACT 1 THEATRE

Timothy Duval

Timothy Duval is the swing for all male parts.