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ACU Lights Up 2023

ACU theatre alumna Alisha Taylor (’17)

2023 “Lights Up!”

Performed on September 9, 2023

National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature (downtown Abilene)
Recommended for ages 16 and older.

ACU Theatre alumna Alisha Taylor (’17) reflects on the journey of filming her first documentary focusing on the black history narrative in Abilene. Taylor’s film has been accepted into the Queens Underground International Black History Film Festival in New York City.

The money raised for “Lights Up!” has allowed the ACU Theatre to dramatically increase opportunities for the department by helping fund:

  • Agents and casting directors from New York City and other regional areas invited to attend our Senior Showcase. This is an effort to gain our graduates representation in the professional world of performing.
    Workshops throughout the year provided by theatre in dance, design, vocal and acting techniques, etc.
  • Assistance for our students to attend unified auditions and conferences.
    Guest designers and artists, accompanists, support staff in costume and scenic shops, etc.
  • Various equipment needs that face the department from year to year.

In short, the department has come to depend on “Lights Up!” to enable the continued commitment to excellence.

Give to Lights Up!

Ways to Give

Give Online

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Give in Person

Stop by the Box Office in the Williams Performing Arts Center to drop off a check.

Give by Mail

Send your check payable to:
ACU Theatre
Lights Up!
ACU Box 27843
Abilene, TX  79699
Please also include a short note (or memo on your check) stating the purpose or designation of your gift.

Matching Gifts

Take your giving to the next level with a matching gift. Let us know if your or your spouse’s employer has a matching gift program. Your company may match, double, or even triple your initial gift and significantly increase the impact for our students.

Electronic Transfer

You can set up an Electronic Fund Transfer to make your gift automatically from your bank account on a monthly or quarterly basis. Fill out the EFT Authorization Form, indicate Lights Up! and mail it to:
ACU Gift Records
ACU Box 29132
Abilene, TX 79699

EFT Authorization Form

ACU Faculty and Staff Giving

Faculty and staff inspire our students’ minds every day. Their hard work is critical to students’ success. The faculty and staff at the ACU Theatre have chosen to go above and beyond by making a financial contribution. If you are an ACU faculty or staff member, you can choose payroll deduction and have your donation automatically deducted from your paycheck. This is an easy way to spread your gift over a period of time. Fill out the Payroll Deduction Authorization Form, indicate Lights Up! and mail it to:
Human Resources Department
ACU Box 29106
Abilene, TX 79699

Payroll Deduction