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Jan and Garth's So Scottsdale magazine coverAlmost Famous Theatre Company was founded by casting directors and acting coaches Jan and Garth Williams in 2012. Together they have more than 40 years of experience in the arts across television, film and theater. Recognizing there was a need in the Metropolitan Phoenix market to develop youth and adult actors who could perform for stage, film and television projects on a national level, Jan and Garth brought their unique brand of casting, coaching and caring to the Valley. They believed creating a local pool of talented actors would attract new cultural and business opportunities to the Phoenix area while developing artists and serving the community. The Williams began by coaching actors to perform in studio showcases and quickly determined that the rigor of theatrical rehearsals and performances was the best training to develop artist and enrich the community.

Jan and Garth always dreamed of opening their own theater company where they could share their insights and coach actors to develop their craft.  They are certain that one day in the future, you will see these actors on television and in films and say, “I saw them when they were Almost Famous.”