Acting for Young People (AFYP) has been part of the Northern Virginia community for 20 years. Beginning with an on-camera workshop at the fire station in Old Town Fairfax in 1997, AFYP has grown to include after-school programs at 35 locations and growing, five weeks of Summer Acting Camp, and seasonal showcase programs in conjunction with George Mason University's Mason Community Arts Academy, formerly known as Potomac Arts Academy. 

Founding Artistic Director Mary Lechter is proud to recall the twenty-year journey leading up to this point and is excited for the years to come.  Our 20th Anniversary season included student performances in Mason's Harris Theatre, a world premiere professional touring show, and community events.

20th anniversary Celebration Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Fady Afif               Kathy Beyer            Ian Dickinson          Joanne & Michael DeMarco
Meghan & Ed Erlich          Linda Ferri          The Lassiter Family          Mojo Factory Productions
Sarah Munroe & Ed Seydel            Joanna Ormesher            Lauren Yuzon

 Gold Sponsors

Ellen Acconcia       Kevin & Lara Murray
Lisa Nanni-Messegee & Todd & Evey Messegee