SCERA Center for the Arts to Receive Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre
SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem, UT is being honored with the Distinguished Merit Award from the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT). The award will be presented at an awards ceremony during the AACT International Theatre Festival (aactWorldFest 2014) in Venice, FL June 16 - 21, 2014.
The AACT Distinguished Merit Award is presented to individuals and organizations in recognition of contributions made to promote and develop the highest standards for community theatre.
SCERA Center for the Arts is celebrating its 80th Anniversary. Since 1933, SCERA has produced wholesome and affordable arts and entertainment for patrons young and old and, and as they like to say, "Every time a curtain rises, so does the quality of our lives." Over the past eight decades, SCERA has grown to include the historic SCERA Center for the Arts; SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre; Orem Heritage Museum; SCERA Art Studios; a full scale costume, scenic and prop building; and dozens of arts education programs serving more than 18,000 youth and adults. Thousands have performed and fallen in love with theatre through their involvement at SCERA. While State Street is no longer a dirt road and the farms that once dotted the Orem landscape are few and far between, SCERA remains front and center - raising the curtain and the quality of life in Utah.
The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT) provides networking, resources, and support to suit the needs of those involved in community theatre. AACT represents the interests of more than 7,000 theatres across the United States and its territories, as well as theatre companies with the armed services overseas.