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About Acting Up

Acting UP, a non-profit organization in Wilmington NC, fosters creativity and personal growth through performances and educational programs. 


We believe that all people are creative and the arts provide unique

opportunities to grow in a positive way!

Established in 2005 in Arizona and eventually made it's way to North Carolina in the spring of 2014, Acting Up has curated an extensive portfolio of over 20 shows and accrued five years of experience in providing theater education classes. 

Our Creative Team

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We are a comprised collective of local parents with a profound passion for the theatrical arts. 

Our diverse expertise spans childhood development, dance, choreography, graphic design, costume design, prop design, set design, stage acting, writing, and directing.

We are so grateful to the families who entrust us with their children and to the broader community for their unwavering support.  Our team is continually amazed by those who encourage us, support us, and volunteer with their unique talents. Thank you for being a part of our journey. 


Dori Nason

Costume Designer

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Leigh Williams


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Michelle Galyean



Rachel Hemingway



Becky Lewis

Set & Prop Manager


Tannis Boswell

Media  & Admin

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