When it comes to theatre what do you think of? Music? Entertainment? Relaxation? Escape from everyday life, even if just for a little while? Artist Connection Theatre desires to create a place where you can explore your creativity as an actor/performer and, for our audience,  we desire to entertain you through family friendly productions.

Our Approach

The first step in accomplishing our vision will be to perform six productions a year.  To do this, for each production we will:

  • Hold auditions
  • Schedule rehearsals
  • Promote performance dates and times

Our vision also includes developing over time:

  • After school activities
  • Workshops led by people experienced in theatre
  • Education classes for beginner to seasoned actors (all ages)
  • Instructional classes in different arts areas


My name is Lori Newton. I am the founder of  Artist Connection Theatre in Jacksonville, Florida. I have five children, and four of them are heavily involved in the arts. Through the years, I have found that developing their talents is an investment that can be costly, piano lessons, vocal lessons, dance classes, etc.

In 2012 the dream to establish a community theatre began. This dream includes a place that gives anyone an opportunity to inexpensively develop talents and gifts.  As the years past, the dream grew stronger and stronger. Finally, in January of 2017, I began the process of incorporation and became a non-profit organization (501c3). I envision that one day, as the theatre grows, there will be after school programs for children and summer camps for all ages to enjoy the arts.

This is a journey I will never forget and I thank my God for it every day.

We would love for YOU to get involved! You can get involved by donating funds, sponsoring children, teens, or even adults. You can also get involved by volunteering your own talents to make each production a great success. The most important thing you can do is pray for us as we strive to reach people and glorify the living God.