APT MISSION STATEMENT
Arkansas Public Theatre provides live theater experiences for audiences, performers and students, enhancing the Rogers Historic District and creating a regional destination.
Approved by Board in 2010; updated on 4.16.2014
The Victory Theater
The Victory Theater was designed by noted Rogers architect A.O. Clarke and opened in December 1927. The theater served as a community gathering place and was renovated several times as a movie and vaudeville theater before closing its doors in the early 1970s. In 2008, with generous help from the Wal-Mart Foundation, contributions from civic-minded donors and the effort of tireless volunteers, the City of Rogers purchased the Victory Theater with an agreement that it would serve as the long-term home of the Arkansas Public Theatre.
For the past thirty years we have been a community-based organization that believes in the performing arts as an essential part of a healthy community and economy. We began as a small theatre group putting on plays wherever our productions were welcome. Now, as our name proudly states, we are Arkansas Public Theatre at The Victory in historic downtown Rogers. Each of the 32 previous seasons shaped the organization into one that presents Broadway-caliber productions with volunteer actors, directors, designers and technicians from our vibrant region. We’re thankful to our season members, donors and partners, and ticket holders. Your continual support is vital to the existence of APT. Our future promises greater community development and initiatives, while maintaining our productions’ relevancy in keeping our community alive and inspired. APT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Board of Directors
Jeff Dunn, Chair, Evolution Outdoor Design
Ron Hayes, Previous Chair, Minister, First United Methodist Church
Shey Bland, Secretary, Downtown Rogers Inc.
Joe March, Treasurer, Vendor Consulting Group, Inc.
Jim LeFevre, Facilities Chair, Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc.
Ed McClure, Productions Chair, Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure & Thompson, P.A.
Mille Davis Alderman, Marketing, The Clorox Company
Debbie Alsup, Paris Presents
David Gay, University of Arkansas
Samantha Herrera, Sport&Story
Connie Jones, Community Development of Bentonville/Bella Vista
Alix Keil, Mojo Marketing
Ron Sasine, Hudson Windsor
Katie Schifano, Sam’s Club
Brock Showalter, Attorney at Law
Jenella Young, Retail Marketing, NBCUniversal
Board of Producers
Ed McClure, Productions Chair