About Us

X*ACT Mission: To encourage community cultural and artistic endeavors and to promote, educate and develop community interest in the arts.

The Xenia Area Community Theater Board of Directors is comprised of local citizens that truly want to make a difference in the cultural enrichment of our area.

They volunteer many hours to ensure an enriching experience for the participants and the audiences for the programs that are selected. They take great pride in the quality that local residents have come to expect from our young theater.

If you are interested in being a part of the process of keeping live theater available to our community, please consider supporting X*ACT with either funding or time.

We cannot do this alone.

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Our History

The Legacy & Growth

Orion Monroe X*ACT Founder

2005

Xenia Area Community Theater is founded by Orion Monroe.

X*ACT Establishing Photo

2007

Xenia Area Community Theater building is acquired on E 2nd St. in Xenia, Ohio.

2008

X*ACT becomes an official nonprofit organization and establishes itself as a corporation.

Second Act Thrift Store

2009

Second Act Thrift Store opens in the front portion of The Theater and becomes a popular shopping destination.

X*ACT Mural

2012

X*ACT, through generous support from the City of Xenia planning, commissions a mural on the building highlighting both Art and Theatre.

Shirley R Ellis /X*ACT Memorial Golf Classic

2013

The Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Golf Classic for the Xenia Area Community Theatre is established to provide for the Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Theater Scholarship given to Xenia High School graduates.

X*ACT Gallery Opening

2014

X*ACT closes the thrift store and transforms the space into an art gallery and establishes the artist cooperative.

2017

In 2017 we added the Whistle Stop music. Concerts are on most Saturdays.

X*ACT Youth Theatre

2017

X*ACT Youth Theatre program is launched.

2018

Today, we are functioning as a full service, volunteer driven, Art Center offering a gallery with several hundred art pieces for sale, theatrical plays, live music and a youth theatre. Our season produces six plays, dozens of concerts, workshops and classes including music lessons, special events including cultural events.

Theater Rental

ROOM FOR YOUR CREATIVITY

The X*ACT Gallery operates Thursday and Saturday from noon to 4PM and Friday’s noon to 6PM. X*ACT encourages local artists to become a co-op partner to place your art in the space offered in one of the various galleries throughout the lobby of The Theater. The Cotteral Gallery offers artists in the community a space to provide their works with artists onsite to meet with patrons. X*ACT offers The Theater, the Gallery and the adjoining spaces for rehearsal studios, meeting rooms, a coffee bar, kitchenette and lounge.

 

PHONE / (937) 372 0516 
EMAIL / info@xeniaact.org

Staff & Board

Xenia Area Community, X*ACT, is led by Executive Director, Tom Blessing IV and Producer Cheryl Dern, Vice President Alan King and the Board of Directors. The Executives are supported by the core artistic team: Tony Copper (Director), Conne Strait (Director), Deb Zweber (Associate Producer) and Ron Ackerman (Technical Director)

BOARD MEMBERS / Llyn McCoy (President), Alan King (Vice President), Debra Zweber (Secretary), Mike Taint (Treasurer), Debbie Christianson,  Joyce Barnes, Rachel Roebuck-Howard and Ron Ackerman.

ARTISTIC & PROGRAMMING

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR / Tom Blessing IV
ARTISTIC DIRECTORS / Alan King & Karen King
MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY / Ron Ackerman
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS / Cheryl & Russ Dern
DIRECTORS IN RESIDENCE / Tony Copper / Connie Strait / Patrick Taylor
GALLERY MANAGER / Mike Pershing
RESIDENT TECH / Tanya Kimmet, Shannon Michalak, Eric Klinc
RESIDENT SET DESIGNER / Steve Edwards
RESIDENT STAGE MANAGER / Debra Zweber
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER / Deb Zweber

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

TREASURER / Mike Taint
HR/ACCOUNTING / Rachael Urschel

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

MARKETING MANAGER & PUBLICIST / Alan King
GRAPHIC DESIGN / Alan King

TICKETING & BOX OFFICE

CRM & TICKETING MANAGER / Travis Michalak
BOX OFFICE / 937-372-0516

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION MANAGER / Cheryl Dern
WORKSHOP MANAGER / Rachel Roebock-Howard
TECHNICAL MANAGER / Ron Ackerman
OPERATIONS MANAGER / Tom Blessing IV
HEAD CARPENTER / Steve Edwards

EDUCATION

YOUTH & EDUCATION MANAGER / Rachel Roebuck-Howard

VENUE MANAGEMENT

VENUE MANAGER / Tom Blessing IV
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGERS / Key Volunteers

DEVELOPMENT

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER / Rachel Roebuck-Howard
PHILANTHROPY COORDINATOR / Alan King & Tom Blessing IV
SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR / Al Yarcho, Alan King, Debbie Christianson and Tom Blessing IV

Tom Blessing IV
Tom Blessing, Executive Director
Llyn-McCoy
Alan King
Deb Zweber
Mike Taint
Rachel Roebuck-Howard
Ron Ackerman
Joyce Barnes