Young Professionals




First A.C.T. is the Florida Theatre’s young professional group, an organization of young professionals between the ages of 21-39 who share a common interest in the arts and philanthropy.

First A.C.T assists the Florida Theatre in furthering its mission of enhancing the North Florida community’s quality of life by providing diverse and memorable arts and entertainment experiences, and by preserving a unique historic Jacksonville landmark.

A.C.T. stand for Active. Creative. Talented. Help the Florida Theatre foster creativity, innovation, and philanthropy, and join our active, creative, and talented group today!


For $75, you’ll get all the great benefits of our Friends of the Florida Theatre’s Ensemble membership:

  • Florida Theatre First A.C.T. membership card.
  • Advance email notice of concerts and events.
  • Access to the exclusive Donor Lounge during select performances.
  • Opportunity to buy two tickets for preferred seats four days before the public for most shows (deadlines apply).

To purchase your membership, click the Donate button below.


First A.C.T. Executive Council

Ivan Porter
Consultant, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine Mayo Clinic Florida

Vice President
Diana Johnson
Shareholder/Owner, Johnson and Lufrano, P.A.

Fernando Dutra
Intellectual Property Attorney, Wilson Dutra

Events Chair
Roger Mitchell
Managing Partner, Centerstage Entertainment & Events

Volunteer Chair
Jason Caldow
Trail Attorney, Ames Law Group

Membership Chair
Mary Beth Waddill
Public Relations Speciliast, Adecco Group North America

Member At Large
Neil Brown
Service Delivery Manager, SecureSI


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For questions about First A.C.T. email or call 904.355.5661 ext 247.