lv stage banner 2 copyMacbeth logo 2APT’s Theatre Cafe leads off on Oct. 20  with Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tale of kings, witches, and “murder most foul.” To spice things up, actors will play Macbeth Lottery and draw their roles out of a hat.

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This is a call for ADULT ACTORS, 18 years and older.

To be cast in any of APT’s monthly play readings – held the third Tuesday evening of each month at Hava Java Cafe – this is the time to audition.


Touchstone Theatre and Allentown Public Theatre proudly present year two of a powerful actor training program…

September 30-December 14 and January 13-May 13

The mission of Valley Actor’s Lab (VAL) is to provide systematic training to seriously inclined actors in the Lehigh Valley; join returning members of last year’s class in  [read more…]

New APT Artistic Director—Anna Russell

1726104286_workshoppedEarlier this year, APT’s founding Artistic Director, Joshua Neth, decided to take some time away from the company and recommended Anna Russell to fill his place.  After collaborating on projects at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, he knew her working style, her artistic vision, and her dedicated energy would be a great fit. Now Russell and APT have developed a season we are excited to present. Meanwhile we’re happy Neth has stayed on board as Assistant Artistic Director.

Russell shares her perspective: “There is a word,” she says, “for art that looks beyond itself toward a higher truth on behalf of the people: public. Since its conception, Allentown Public Theatre has been committed to creating high-quality art that not only pushes boundaries and ‘makes people talk,’ but is also accessible to all.

“As Artistic Director, I intend to continue to strengthen our commitment to this mission. We will stretch ourselves creatively, we will engage difficult issues, and most importantly, we will never lose touch with the public we intend to serve. As director Anne Bogart has said, theatre is a ‘gym for the soul;’ so let’s both, artist and audience alike, begin the work-out.”

What to watch for in 2016!