Our Story:

The first planning meeting of I-ACT was held September 21, 2013 at the Boise Public Library. Ten community theaters were represented along with AACT staff members Ron Ziegler, Field Services Director  and Jon Rake, Region IX Rep.  Co-Founders involved in establishing the organization were Debbie and Frank Hertzog (Eagle), George Green (Coeur d’Alene), Jonathan Perry (Nampa), Dena Ruffalo (Boise), Brad Ooley (Boise), and Anastasia Van Allen (Boise). I-ACT has hosted three State Festivals ( 2015, 2017, and 2019) and one Region IX Festival (2017)

Connecting America’s theatres, AACT provides expertise, assistance, networking & support to help create the best possible experience for participants & audiences alike.

I-ACT’s primary purpose is to foster and promote an interest in community theatre, and instill in individuals an appreciation of drama and the performing arts.

I-ACT fulfills its purpose by:

– Hosting the State-wide Biennial Theatre Festival: I-ACTFest

– Hosting the Region IX Biennial Theatre Festival: AACTFest (rotating with OR, WA & ID)

– Sponsoring our local Theatre Night Live

– Sponsoring workshops with visiting professionals

2020-2022 Board of Directors

President:  Patti Finley, Boise
VP Membership:  Nancy McIntosh, Lewiston
Secretary:  Joseph Wright, Boise
Treasurer:  Kathy Green,. Eagle
BLT Rep:  Brad Ooley, Boise
Past President :  Jonathan Perry, Nampa

Publicity:  Kim Sherman-Labrum, Boise
Web Design:  Bizzy Schorr, Eagle

AACT Region IX Rep: Jon Rake, Tacoma
AACT Idaho State Contact:  Debbie Shaw Hertzog, Eagle