Creative Talent Strategies…it’s part of our name and an intricate part of our service. From the Artists on our roster to their routing and more. Creativity is key at ACTS, Inc.


We are so very proud of our Artist Roster. There is not a single artist on our roster that we do not hold in high regard as talented professional entertainers.


Our joy is finding those artists who can deliver those moments when time “stands still”… we’re in the business of creating goose bumps…

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We are in the business of creating magical moments…. We’re not just talking about selling out shows or playing the hits. We’re talking about those moments when the artistic brilliance feels so exquisite yet so unexpected that it appears to defy time….the performance experiences when artist and presenter become champions….when the synergy on stage and off is truly (yes) magical….! These are the moments when you look out from the wings and know that you have become part of a memory that audiences will talk about for a lifetime. These are the moments that remind us why we cherish our work in the arts.

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Meridith Hankenson

Meridith Hankenson is the owner and lead agent of ACTS, Inc. A graduate of Georgetown University, Meridith has been guiding talent buyers to compile their seasons with excellent entertainment for over 20 years. The talent booking business can be daunting, but you will find a smiling voice and rare edifying demeanor when speaking with Meridith. Her uncanny aptitude to find the perfect artist for the perfect venue without trying to oversell makes her casual yet professional approach to talent procurement a breath of fresh air. Call Meridith today at 813-924-0675

  • The Fusion of Art and Entertainment

    All of the performers that The ACTS agency represents are of the utmost artistic caliber and professionalism.

  • Personalized Service

    We are here to serve your needs and to make sure that your presentation of our Artists is spectacular.

  • Budget Friendly

    Our Artists are of the highest caliber, undeniably talented, and yet priced to meet the needs of Performing Arts Centers with varying capacities.

  • Years of Experience

    With over 2o years of experience in the business, The ACTS agency has seen it all, and knows how to make performances happen.

What others say about us

Nancy Denholm

I have worked with Meridith for over 25 years and have presented many of her artists. I have always found her to be completely honest and her performers of the highest caliber. When I need a show that will sell well and still challenge my audience I always go to Meridith

Nancy DenholmTheatre Director - Palm Beach State College, Eissey Campus Theatre
Victoria Kappel

Each year as I begin to book my upcoming season, I turn to the a-c-t-s-inc. roster first. Not only does Meridith have a continually fresh and expanding set of offerings, she, her staff, and artists are always professional, kind and a joy to work with.

Victoria KappelExecutive Director, Chenango Arts Council
Calley Duffey

I book the shows solely on Meredith’s recommendations and reputation. After six years I finally had the pleasure to meet her at Arts Midwest in Grand Rapids and I finally had the chance to match the cheery voice to the smiling face. I highly recommend using ACTS as your agency.

Calley DuffeyAssociate Director - River Raisin Centre for the ArtsMax Mobilcom
Numa Saisselin

Over the last 20 years it has been my pleasure to do business with Meridith Hankenson and her colleagues on many occasions. She is an effective salesperson for her artists, but more importantly to me as a talent buyer is that she takes the time to listen to and understand the needs of my venue and market, and make suggestions accordingly. She doesn’t waste my time trying to sell me acts I am never going to buy. If every act knew how good this strategy was, they would all sign her for representation right away.

Numa SaisselinPresident, Florida Theatre
Rob Ramsey

I cannot think of a time when I have done business with Meridith where my conversation with her has not cheered me up. Even if we are discussing problems, she has a way of making your day

Rob RamseyOwner/ArtistRamsey Design
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