I: To present theatrical entertainment of the highest possible caliber, theatrical education and development for the membership and the public.
II: To own and operate a theatrical group in the widest sense, which shall include but shall not be limited to the ownership and/or leasehold and operation of appropriate facilities in order to accomplish the above-stated purpose.
Accomplishments: 1) PROGRAM DELIVERY: "A viable, balanced business plan that enabled the delivery of quality community theatre on a consistent basis to the Northern Neck."
2) HUMAN CAPITAL: "A broadened base of volunteers who support community theatre with financial capital and human capital, which enabled us to serve more patrons."
3) RECORD ACHIEVEMENT: "A record number of seats filled for productions during the calendar year."
Goals for Current Year: 1) PROGRAM GOAL: "Increase stage presence with each production: to include quality of set design, seamless delivery of in-house product, and "the recognizable brand of entertainment" in the Northern Neck."
2) STRATEGIC GOAL: "Begin the process of developing/mentoring the next tier of volunteer leadership and production volunteers for the playhouse."
3) MANAGEMENT GOAL: "Draw into coalition and communition five key service-stakeholders in the community for a combined effort at developing a nonprofit servicable campus."
1) Create 2nd and 3rd tier line of succession for leaders volunteers for the six key front-of-house and back-of-house committees.
2) Permanent facility, complete with dressing rooms, storage and a stage sufficiently-sized for productions with 12-16 viable on-stage persona.
3) Reserve/endowment account with $300,000 allowing interest-only for annual program development and/or facility upgrades/repairs.
The Lancaster Players is a volunteer-run nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Community Theater with local talent.
The organization’s origin dates back to the 1970, when a group of mothers sought to create something to fill their children’s time outside of school. Though successful, children’s plays and puppet shows quickly gave way to plays and musicals for the entire family. As a community theatre, the small and enthusiast band of thespians began staging productions in various facilities in the area. In the mid 80s, The Lancaster Players found its very own home, a former fire station in White Stone that was transformed into a small and intimate playhouse.
Now, in its fifth decade, the community enjoys a robust program of live theater that typically includes:
· 3 adult productions – ten performances each – over three weekends each
· Youth Theater Workshop – two weeks of classes – two performances – 30-50 children
· Northern Neck Home Schooler Association production – 3 performances - 25-35 children
The Lancaster Playhouse has 86 seats set cabaret-style for adult productions and converts to 125 seats theater-style for children’s productions. The facility is fully handicapped-accessible and the cabaret seating is especially beneficial for the unusually large senior citizen population in the area.
During the two weeks of fun and preparation, the students (ages 8-18) will learn about lighting, costuming, set construction, backstage management and special effects in addition to performance skills. The workshop will conclude with two evening performances open to the public. These young actors will perform scenes from Greek tragedy and comedy, Shakespeare, contemporary theatre, avant-garde theatre, theatre of the absurd, existentialistic theatre and Broadway musicals.
Rebecca Tebbs Nunn will direct the 7th annual Youth Theater Workshop offered by The Lancaster Players. Nunn acted professionally for twenty years including the Helen Hayes Repertory Theatre on Broadway and has directed over 50 major productions from New York to Florida. The faculty, Nunn and three others, are all unpaid volunteers.
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