Executive Director

Judy Mouradian, Co-President

Jack Santos, Co-President

Leigh Ardrey, Treasurer

Richard Booth, Secretary

Maggie Budzyna

Camille Garro

Kimberly Holliday

Julie McConchie

Bruce Menin

North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative

Writers & Actors Ink

Firehouse Center for the Arts

Theater in the Open

Exit Dance Theatre

Acting Out Productions

The Musical Suite

The Greater Newburyport Chamber

North of Boston Convention + Visitors Bureau

The Tannery Marketplace



The Boston Phoenix


Equity Actors of America

Newburyport Daily News

Founded in 1991, the Actors Studio of Newburyport serves as a vital cultural resource for the community: to inspire, enrich and engage audiences and to develop both the art form and the individual by encouraging full creative expression. The fifty-seat black box theater has offered both aspiring and established actors and writers, and their audiences, an intimate, creative experience we call “interactive theater”.

Marc Clopton has taught locally for more than twenty years. His drama teaching credentials also include: The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Performance Group at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA; Gene Bua's Acting for Life in Burbank, CA; the UCLA Adult Education Program; and his own studio classes in Los Angeles.

Marc's directional credits include: Harold Pinter's "Betrayal," Bernard Pomerance's "The Elephant Man," Tennesee William's "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," Steve Faria's comedy "Sense" and musical "Things That Matter," Linda Goodman's "Daughter's of the Appalachians," de Ghelderode's "The Women at the Tomb," and Deborah Vine's "Love, That Four-letter Word."

Marc performed at the Player's Club in Manhattan in Bud Schulberg's rewrite of "The Disenchanted," the glamorous script about the life of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald.

“When I see a student come through the door, I don’t see a beginner or an expert, but a full person full of mystery and inspiration, an actor with a life’s worth of experiences which will inform his/her work.