2016-2017 Season Gala!

Twinkly lights, delicious food and great company– what better way to spend a summer Saturday night in Gainesville? Enjoy scenes from the ART’s 2016-2017 season, great food and drink, a live auction featuring products and services from some of Gainesville’s most iconic shops and professionals, music by the lovely Mandy Fugate and so much more. Don’t … Read more

2016 | 07 Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or what you will

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce its production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or what you will directed by Carolyne Salt and opening Friday, July 15, at 8:00 PM and running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM through July 31. Welcome to one of Shakespeare’s silliest comedies, rife with mistaken identities, … Read more


In addition to “celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past” the Acrosstown is celebrating and revivifying its Youtube channel! Check out our first ODDCAST Podcast, in which Acrosstown veteran Bobby Jones interviews Jessica Arnold on what it’s like to direct The Underpants by Steve Martin. [su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2M6ZvEj0KA&feature=youtu.be”] Here’s the link to purchase tickets to … Read more

OPEN AUDITIONS: May 15 & 16– Twelfth Night

Welcome to one of the Bard’s silliest comedies– Twelfth Night, or What You Will— rife with mistaken identities, cross-dressing and romantic intentions gone terribly wrong. And YOU could have a starring role! Don’t be afraid, nobody is expected to be a Shakespearean scholar going in, but you’ll certainly be a force to reckon with by … Read more

The Pillowman IN THE NEWS – DowntownGainesville

GainesvilleDowntown has given The Pillowman a terrific writeup that gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the actors’ and director’s thoughts and motivations– don’t miss it! Here’s the story (link will open in new window): Twisted Storytelling Helps Drive The Pillowman. The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s new play is about a writer accused of horrific crimes against children. Did … Read more


Support the ART Today! The ART is a completely volunteer-run organization– theatre for the community by the community— and everything we do here (whether it’s a glamourous stage production or simply paying our rent and utilities) is achieved through ticket sales and generous donations from people just like you. Please consider supporting the Acrosstown with … Read more

Reading Plays

Friends of the ART are gathered at Bohemia to read plays out loud. Pillowman is getting ready for opening night; meanwhile, we’re also looking ahead to next season. Stay tuned!


Open Auditions: Sunday & Monday, February 7 & 8 at 7 pm. The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Heather Uuk Performance dates: April 22 – May 8, 2016 With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka & the Brothers Grimm, The Pillowman centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the … Read more

Hometown Knights in the NEWS

The world premiere of Chuck Lipsig’s Hometown Knights is already getting people talking– and we don’t even open until tomorrow! See what Gainesville Downtown has to say about it here… And pick up a hard copy of today’s Gainesville Sun for a preview in Scene Magazine! Edit: Here’s the preview article in Gainesville Sun’s Scene … Read more

Submit a Play

We are currently not accepting any play submissions at this time. Our next season will be announced as soon as we are able, and we will update this page with deadlines once submissions are open again. Would you like to direct at the Acrosstown? Or do you know of a show that fits our mission … Read more