Our Mission

The mission of the White River Valley Players is to strengthen our community by providing continuing opportunities for involvement with theater. We do this by providing experiences in these areas:

  • COMMUNITY THEATER

    People of all ages and experience are encouraged to be onstage as actors, as well as offstage in production roles. Our shows include full-scale musicals, dramas, comedies, one-act plays (including original material) and occasional street theater.

  • CHILDREN’S THEATER

    School-age children are given the opportunity to participate in plays geared specifically to child actors. We also support in-school productions in the local schools, giving technical guidance as well as material support.

  • THEATER WORKSHOPS

    Because we believe in ongoing education in theater crafts, we present workshops open to the community. Past workshops have been offered in directing, producing, playwriting, singing, lighting, costuming, set design and makeup. We offer new workshops as the need arises and presenters become available.

  • SPONSORSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRICAL EVENTS

    In order to delight, enlighten and educate local audiences, we periodically bring professional events to the valley in the form of music, dance and drama. We regularly sponsor a variety of entertainers at two of our popular events: Harvest Fair in September and Summernight in July.

  • FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE THEATER ARTS IN THE COMMUNITY

    We provide scholarships, grants or honoraria to individuals in our community for the purpose of increasing theater skills, recognizing theatrical contributions, encouraging the creation of new theater experiences and supporting the theater arts in our community’s schools.

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