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

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

Vice President
Fernando Dutra
Intellectual Property Attorney, Wilson Dutra

Allison Cook

Marketing/Communications Chair
Alysa Carmichael
Director of Finance, Best Lawyers

Events Chair
Mary Beth Waddill
Public Relations Specialist, Adecco Group North America

Membership Chair
Niesha Hinton
Civil Servant and Entrepreneur

Brandon Paulsen
Assistant Branch Manager, Community First Credit Union

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

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