About Us

The Austin Creative Alliance is a nonprofit organization providing critical support services to creative individuals and organizations across all disciplines and sectors in Austin and Central Texas. We were formerly known as the Austin Circle of Theaters.


For the last 35 years, Austin Circle of Theaters (ACoT) has provided visionary leadership, critical resources, vital services and great opportunities for growth to the artists, managers and patrons of the performing arts community of Central Texas. With the launch of this site, ACoT found itself increasingly serving the wider creative community. When forming a Creative Alliance emerged as the top recommendation of the CreateAustin Cultural plan, ACoT was the logical organization to lead that change. It changed its name in October 2009. Now, for the first time, Central Texas will have a support service and advocacy organization for our entire creative community. Building on ACoT’s 35 years of work to create greater public awareness, appreciation, and support for Austin’s performing arts community, the Austin Creative Alliance has expanded its services to embrace the full spectrum of our region’s expressive and creative activities across all disciplines and sectors—especially as it relates to strategy, action and engagement at all levels of civic life.  For more information, please visit us online at: www.austincreativealliance.org.

Staff Includes:

CEO/Executive Director: Marcy Hoen


Chief Financial Officer/Business Director: Heather Barfield


Chief Program Officer/Membership & Program Director: Anne-Marie McKaskle


Chief Operations Officer/Operations Director: Alissa McCain


Contact us:

6001 Airport BlvdSuite 2280-A

Austin, TX 78752

Office Phone: 512-247-2531

Fax: 512-257-2531

1 thought on “About Us

  1. Any chance of getting a reviewer to check out the current production of the OTHER Williamson County theater company – The Way Off Broadway Community Players in Leander? The Palace in Georgetown and the Sam Bass in Round Rock get a lot of attention, but the Leander group doesn’t seem to register on anybody’s cultural radar screen. It’s too bad, because the current production of The Fantasticks is well worth the 15 minute drive up 183 and the $20 price of admission. See http://tinyurl.com/yjygrat for details.

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