Anthony Bean Community Theater

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Outside look
Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School
Outside of the theater
Address 3738 Paris Ave 70122
New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
Type Community Theater and Acting School
Current use Performing arts center

Anthony Bean Community Theater & Acting School (ABCT) was established in the spring of 2000. As of 2016, the company was New Orleans' only African-American community theater.[1] Founder Anthony Bean established the theater and drama school with the goal of representing those who "have no voice".[2]


The Anthony Bean Community Theater (ABCT) was established in Spring 2000.

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Acting school[edit]

ABCT offers day and evening classes in dramatic arts, including acting, stage design, and theater management. During the summer, ABCT, in conjunction with the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission, has provided a nine-week summer youth workshop for young actors in the New Orleans area. The ages for the summer program range from 7–17 years old.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Winkler-Schmit, David (8 March 2010). "The Anthony Bean Theater- 10th Anniversary". Gambit. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Anthony Bean Theater Celebrates 13th Anniversary!". 3 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Montoya, Maria C. (13 November 2009). "'Crowns' the newest musical offering from the Anthony Bean Community Theater". Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Coviello, Will (2 March 2009). "Dramatic Results". Gambit. Archived from the original on 22 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Summer camps calendar". 14 March 2005. Retrieved 11 April 2013.