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Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte scrambles to find new home – again

After being located at 650 E. Stonewall St. for 12 years, the Actor’s Theatre, seen in a 2009 photo, is looking for a new home.
After being located at 650 E. Stonewall St. for 12 years, the Actor’s Theatre, seen in a 2009 photo, is looking for a new home. Actors Theatre of Charlotte

The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is once again searching for a new home as it begins moving out of its offices on Stonewall Street.

The professional theater company had been in talks to move to the former Kellogg Snack Factory at 933 Louise Ave. in Plaza Midwood, but a contract never materialized with developer Mill Valley Partners.

“We certainly wish ATC (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte) a successful future and prosperous future and we regret that we couldn’t reach an agreement with them,” said Peter Thompson, a partner with Mill Valley Partners.

Chip Decker the artistic director of the Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte said the theatrical company is looking for a permanent home or at least a temporary home that can accommodate a few hundred people for performances.

“We’re looking everywhere – east, west, north, south,” said Decker. “We’re exploring long-term as well.”

After being located at 650 E. Stonewall St. for 12 years, the Actor’s Theatre’s lease is ending in two weeks and the company has begun moving equipment and props to a storage facility offered by the city of Charlotte. Developer Proffitt Dixon is considering a new apartment building at the Actor's Theatre site.

Decker says that the dates for the company’s fall shows remain tentative until they find a new place. The goal is to produce two shows before 2017.

“We are in desperate need of major financial support to find a new location,” said Decker. “We’re scrambling right now; we’re up against the wall.”

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