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SEACT hosts on-site classes and new virtual sessions

(Source: Southeast Alabama Community Theatre)
(Source: Southeast Alabama Community Theatre)(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 28, 2020 at 10:15 AM CDT
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Southeast Alabama Community Theatre is offering something new to replace its traditional June summer theatre camps. Last year, in addition to its Dothan camps, SEACT travelled to Headland, Abbeville, and Enterprise to offer theatre enrichment in the summer, but the pandemic forced several of the hosting facilities to remain closed. This summer, several June classes are available through the Zoom platform. SEACT General Manager Jennifer Doherty said, “These sessions are available to anyone, regardless of location. Our instructor got really passionate about not being able to bring theatre to places that for some are a little too far to drive into Dothan from twice daily.” All you need is a smartphone, tablet, or computer with camera and microphone and a stable internet connection. The sessions are broken down by age group ranging from 3-17, and there are some supplies for parents to pick up in advance.

SEACT’s traditional on-site youth theatre camps in Dothan commonly offer youth their first taste of a theatre experience. After months of contemplation on the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEACT Board of Directors recently agreed to cancel June camps, but move forward with sessions scheduled in July.

“SEACT is adding a week, so there are three weeks available for our families who have come to view our theatre camps as a tradition, spanning two and sometimes three generations,” said Doherty. “We are making specific preparations to keep our campers and volunteers safe. Classes will be smaller, and we are investing in the proper sanitation supplies and protocols to protect everyone.” The regular camps are for ages 6-16, and take place at the Cultural Arts Center the weeks of July 6-10, July 13-17, and July 20-21.

Registration and information for all SEACT summer theatre camps is available at

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Southeast Alabama Community Theatre (SEACT) has a mission to provide a continuing source of quality live entertainment and theatrical experiences on stage and behind the scenes for the Wiregrass area. The SEACT season is made possible by generous support from subscribers, and personal and corporate contributions. To learn more about SEACT, call 334-794-0400, email

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