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A Message from the TheatreWorks Board of Directors:
As the COVID-19 situation has progressed, more guidance has been mandated by public officials to maintain a healthy community including limiting gatherings to no more than 10 individuals. While TheatreWorks Community Players had hoped to still bring you a Facebook live performance of "Of Mice and Men", that is no longer possible. We are incredibly proud of the dedication this production's cast and crew have shown and photos of the production are available here. Our theatre is fortunate to have such talent, and the Board is saddened by this decision. We hope you will support future productions in the Black Box in the 2020-2021 season, to be announced soon.
"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. TheatreWorks has a strong commitment to integrity, inclusiveness, diversity, fairness, excellence, accessibility, accountability, and growth. TheatreWorks 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 TheatreWorks 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.