Academy Players was organized in 1955 by a group of enthusiasts in East Greenwich and has a substantial record of growth and achievement. Membership is open to any adult interested in helping to participate in Academy Players productions, special events, workshops and meetings of general interest. The intent of The Academy Players is to provide the community with theatre on a high level to create civic pride in our organization, while offering a satisfying medium for those who participate. We are staffed by a dedicated team of members who volunteer to do everything from building sets to directing productions. Actors, directors and technical crew are recruited from throughout Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts. Local high school and college students who are eager to put their course studies to task are also encouraged to participate.
Academy Players is a 501.c3 non-profit corporation. Our income to produce yearly productions, special events and programs to benefit the community is generated solely from business sponsorships, donations from benefactors, grants, the sale of season subscriptions and ticket sales. Therefore, to loosely quote a song from Chicago; “We can’t do it alone…”