The Neighborhood Acting Company (NAC) began in the late 1970’s with a few teachers from Wayne Central. NAC started as a way for teachers to get together and perform skits for each other, their students and their neighbors. The Wayne Central PTA was also involved in the productions.
Marian Wulfert, Nancy Jordan, and James DeMarte organized and incorporated the Neighborhood Acting Company in 1978. Shows were performed from the early 1970’s through 1983, when the group phased out for a few years. In 1991, the group reformed with Marian Wulfert at the helm. NAC drew up a charter, wrote by-laws and applied for non-profit status. It gained 501C-3 status in 2014 with the sole purpose of providing scholarships* for graduating seniors who participated in the shows in a variety of capacities: both onstage and behind the scenes.
Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors from Wayne Central High School who have participated in NAC Shows who plan on attending college. The students can participate as either actors, pit musicians or as tech crew/behind-the-scenes workers. Scholarships are awarded to graduating Wayne Central High School students based on the following criteria: >Total number of years the student has participated with NAC >Cooperation >Growth >Citizenship Anyone who applies receives a scholarship, based on the above criteria. There is no set number of scholarships per year. In addition, graduating seniors who participate from surrounding school districts and who apply receive a monetary gift.
** NAC has awarded over $120,000 in Scholarships **
Musicals that have been performed are:
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