TROIKA Entertainment

TROIKA Entertainment has been the innovator in touring musical theater productions for over two decades, producing shows throughout North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia. Additionally, the company is experienced in casino and leisure markets. Recent and upcoming productions include CATS, The Phantom of the Opera, Escape to Margaritaville, Kinky Boots, Tootsie, The Color Purple, and Lincoln Center Theater’s My Fair Lady. With strong ties to the Broadway community, TROIKA prides itself on delivering top quality productions to audiences worldwide.

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New London Barn Playhouse

To enrich and entertain our community with the highest quality theater created by talented emerging artists in collaboration with accomplished professionals; provide outstanding educational opportunities to all ages that promote an understanding and love of theater; and to preserve our theater district, encompassing one of the most cherished and historic summer stock playhouses.

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Highlands Playhouse

Showing three professional theater productions during the summer season and first-run movies year around. See our website for more information.

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Gulfshore Playhouse

A 200 seat regional theatre in Naples Florida. Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to enriching the cultural landscape of our region by producing professional theatre to the highest artistic standards and providing unique educational opportunities to diverse groups of people in a spirit of service, adventure, and excitement. Our work is inspired by a belief in the magic of theatre to expand the imagination, challenge the senses, provoke discussion, and revitalize in our audience an understanding of our common humanity. This belief drives the care with which we treat our artists, audiences, students, staff, and members of the greater community.

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Yale School of Drama

The Design department seeks to develop exciting, thoughtful designers of scenery, costume, lighting, projection, and sound for the theater. What makes the Yale program unique is the integration of all areas of design. This approach provides students with the common ground of core knowledge of the field; and it emphasizes that in telling the human story for theater, all elements of design are an integral part of the whole and cannot be conceived independently. Through classes and production, the department encourages the discovery of process in formulating the design idea, development of personal critical standards for students’ own work, and preparation for a creative and meaningful professional life in the theater.

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Williamstown Theatre Festival

OUR MISSION
To produce classic and new plays with distinction and verve, and to present artists with production opportunities and challenges seldom available elsewhere.

To provide a training program in which emerging theater talents collaborate with accomplished mentors in a vital, professional, and educational atmosphere.

To create and present programs that serve and engage a diverse community.

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Timber Lake Playhouse

In 1961, Timber Lake Playhouse was established as a professional, non-profit summer theatre company. The mission of Timber Lake Playhouse is to provide the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire. In 2018, TLP entered into an agreement with Actors Equity Association, designating TLP a Tier 8 Small Professional Theatre.

The Campus
The current theatre building (erected after a fire destroyed the original wooden-frame structure in 1974) houses a forty-five foot wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 fixed seats (view a seating chart). The property is also home to fourteen other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the company. The unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies. In 2017, TLP purchased an additional five acres of wooded land surrounding the property including the barn structure to the south of the theatre. This gives TLP just under ten acres that make up the TLP Campus. In 2018, TLP purchased the guest house on the corner of Timber Lake Road and Black Oak Road, which gives the Playhouse a total of fifteen acres.

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented nearly 400 plays and musicals and over 4,500 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. TLP’s concert series brings bands from around the Midwest to entertain area music lovers.

The Resident Company
The Resident Company consists of thirty-five to forty performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.

Reputation for Excellence
Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launchpad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film and television, as well as on Broadway and stages all over the world.

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TheatreSquared

A professional company, TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 320 annual performances at the theatre, in schools, and online. The theatre is also one of mid-America’s leading homes for professional playwrights, developing scripts through the Arkansas New Play Festival and producing new works and world premieres each year.

Since its founding in 2005, TheatreSquared’s work has remained rooted in its founding vision, that “theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities.”

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The Lost Colony

The Lost Colony is a historic outdoor production in its 84th year located on the Outer Banks of NC.

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Porthouse Theatre

Porthouse Theatre is a professional summer theatre affiliated with Kent State University. Porthouse Theatre is located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, an outdoor music arena that draws in national music tours, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Cuyahoga Falls is 25 miles south of Cleveland, and 10 miles north of Akron. The Theatre operates on a U/RTA Tier 2 contract with Actors’ Equity Association. All non-union actors are eligible to enroll in the Equity Membership Candidate Program, (EMC). Those already enrolled in the EMC program will receive points toward their Equity card. Actors, designers, technicians, and management staff are recruited on a national level. All positions for the summer are paid. We build the productions in the shops at Kent State University. We rehearse the productions in the theatres at the university. We truck out the Set, Props, Costumes for each production. We hang a lighting and sound repertory plot at the beginning of the summer. Students can apply online to Accept’d on our website www.porthousetheatre.com

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