Founded in 2021, the Act One Project is a student run and led theatre company in Orange County, California. That means everything - direction, music, lights, sound, etc... are all run by middle and high school students. We strive to produce works of contemporary theater to better prepare ourselves for the theatre industry when we're older. By tackling new materials we find opportunities to explore theatrical forms that may not be present for teenagers in OC.
We have 3 methods to creating this type of space:
1) Establishing the rehearsal room as a location of exploration and "play."
2) Taking recommendations for performance opportunities and creating unique theatrical experiences not found elsewhere.
3) Keeping students across Orange County involved in theatre by providing discounts, free tickets, and creating a student rush to ensure everyone can see our productions.
Interested in working with us behind-the-scenes? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Hey all! My name is Kyle Stafford and I'm the Founder and Artistic Director of the Act One Project. I've always had a passion for creating theatre, so I created this company.
Background wise, I've been attending the Orange County School of the Arts since seventh grade. I've studied within the Acting conservatory until my this year, where I'm transferring to Musical Theatre for senior year!
My previous theatrical credits include: Dave in GHOST QUARTET, Chip Tolentino and Mitch Mahoney in 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Man 2 in EDGES: A SONG CYCLE, George in GODSPELL, Ernst in SPRING AWAKENING, and Paul in DEATH AND OTHER GIRLY THINGS. I was also in PERFORMING WITH THE PROS with David Burnham, where I got to perform "Willkommen" from CABARET with him! When not found onstage or in the wings, you can find me frolicking the streets of Disneyland, or making drinks at Starbucks (woooo survial job!)
I can't wait to close out my high school years with you all! Let's make some cool a** theatre!