About ACT

Located at 405 Main Street, in the heart of North Little Rock’s Argenta Arts District, the Argenta Community Theater serves as a centerpiece of a vibrant artistic community. From crowd-pleasing musicals to vibrant new works to theatrical classics, there is truly something for everyone to love on the ACT stage. But, there is so much more to this state of the art facility than just our top-notch plays and musicals! Argenta also coordinates educational programs for all ages, hosts community and cultural events, and is available as a flexible venue for weddings, events, performances and more. Founded in 2010 by Vincent Insalaco and Judy Tenenbaum, The Argenta Community Theater strives to bring performance and participation in the arts to Central Arkansas now, and for generations to come.

Our Mission

The Argenta Community Theater (ACT) is a non-profit organization committed to serving the community through education and advancement of the performing arts. Through its facilities, ACT also seeks to strengthen cooperation among non-profits within the community.

History

Founded in 2010 by Vincent Insalaco and Judy Tenenbaum, The Argenta Community Theater has made a name for itself as a destination for local theater at a very high quality. Thousands of audience members have been treated to professional quality performances produced by friends and neighbors from right here in Central Arkansas.

ACT’s inaugural production, Cabaret, was produced in 2012, with direction by Bob Hupp, then the producing artistic director of the Arkansas Repertory Theater. ACT has gone on to produce well received and critically acclaimed musicals and plays, including the world premier stage adaptation of the academy award winning film Mrs. Miniver in 2015, the original musical During Wind and Rain in 2017 and a yearly production of an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Argenta has made a name for itself as a destination for outstanding theater, but that is just one facet of our varied mission.

ACT also conducts a robust education outreach program, with our ACTing Up summer camp being the flagship. Beginning in 2014, students from across Central Arkansas have gathered for a two-week summer intensive in acting, music, dance and film at our signature educational program. Over the years our educational program has expanded to include the PACT scholarship program in conjunction with University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College, the Second ACT program for adult theatrical education, and our daytime student Lunch & Learn performances for area students.

The Argenta Community Theater also seeks to collaborate with area non profit organizations, artistic institutions and charitable endeavors to further enrich the community we inhabit and serve. Over the years, we have partnered with organizations like Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled, SeisPuentes, The Arkansas Repertory Theater, Thea Foundation, ACANSA Arts Festival of the South, Opera in the Rock, Laman Library and many, many more. Here at Argenta, we believe that our collaboration with these and many other organizations doing great work in Central Arkansas allows all of us to expand our reach to serve those who need it most.

Leadership

Vincent Insalaco
Co-Founder, Producing Artistic Director

Judy Tenenbaum
Co-Founder, Board Chair

Laura Grimes
Executive Director
lgrimes@argentacommunitytheater.org

Sydney Wolfe
Sales Coordinator
swolfe@argentacommunitytheater.org

Valerie Linker
Event Coordinator
vlinker@argentacommunitytheater.org

Board of Directors

Jeremy Ables, CPA – Treasurer
Bliss Dean
Price Feland – Co-Legal Counsel
Fletcher Hanson
Sharon Heflin
Vincent Insalaco – Co-Founder
Producing Artistic Director
Judge Paula Juels Jones – Co-Legal Counsel
Michael Marion
Bobbi McDaniel
Greg Nabholz
Christen Pitts – Secretary
Dr. Chad Rogers
Judy Tenenbaum – Co-Founder, Board President

Honorary Board Member: Mary Steenburgen