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"Community Theatre occupies a peculiarly important position in the American theater picture . . . It engages more people in theatrical activity, albeit part-time, than all the rest of the American theatre put together, including schools and colleges."
— Theatre in America: Appraisal and Challenge
In 2004, a group of interested members of the community with backgrounds in theater and dance established TheatreWorks Community Players of Martinsville and Henry County. They recognized the possibilities and potential of Community Theater and what it can mean to the area including economic development, partnerships, and a showcase for local talent. The mission of TheatreWorks Community Players (TWCP) is to enrich and change lives by engaging the people of our community in high-quality theatrical productions and life-long educational opportunities. TWCP has a strong commitment to integrity, inclusiveness, diversity, fairness, excellence, accessibility, accountability, and growth. TWCP exists to celebrate and nurture creative expression, to foster human communication and understanding, and to delight and challenge our audiences through theatre arts.
All members of the community are invited to be a part of TWCP on stage or behind the scenes, we want you to be a part of the team! Come to the Black Box Theatre and define the role that is right for you.
"I encourage anyone to come be a part of TheatreWorks Community Players. Our aim is to produce the best possible theatrical work in our community theatre through community members."
- Corbin Campbell, Artistic Director
Auditions will be held for a Reader's Theatre December 14 performance of It's a Wonderful Life and a Piano Bar to be held on January 11. These one night productions are the perfect way to become involved in your community theatre.
First up, It's a Wonderful Life auditions will be held on November 25 from 11 AM to 1 PM. This classic Christmas story, originally an RKO radio broadcast, will be told in a style of theater in which the actors do not memorize their lines. Actors use only vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, intricate blocking, and movement. This style of performance of literature was initially lauded because it emphasized hearing a written text as a new way to understand literature.
The Piano Bar will be an evening of fun piano music - sung by TheatreWorks performers welcoming audience participation. A collection of musical choices from songwriter-performers. You'll hear favorites of the Beatles, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Nora Jones, Elton John and more!! Auditions will be held on December 2 from 10 AM to 1 PM.