"There are very few life-changing organizations, but Traveling Players is one of them. The artistic growth I experienced at Traveling Players was tremendous, but the personal growth was even more valuable. Traveling Players pushed me to work harder than I ever have and my instructors supported me every step of the way. I truly would not be the person I am today without Traveling Players." -- Alum
When Traveling Players was founded, we could never have imagined what it would grow into 20 years later. We never could have predicted that friendships made over those summers would remain some of our students’ strongest connections, through college and beyond, and that we would gleefully retell camp stories a decade later. Together we’ve created memories that will last a lifetime.
We hoped to create a place to challenge young performers, nurture their talent, surround them with a supportive community, and infuse them with the wonder of our natural environment. And a place where theatre kids knew the real meaning of the word “star.” On a Traveling Players’ stage is an ensemble of actors – each a shining star in their own way – working hard, playing together, building trust, and telling powerful stories.
The twin challenge of forming an ensemble and creating excellent theatre brings out the best in our students and staff. It creates transformational “aha” moments that are inevitably the topics of their college essays and become a core part of their identity.
Traveling Players alumni will thrive in this new world of ours. Their path may not be linear, but they have the skills, sense of humor, and resourcefulness to make their own way, whatever that may be. But most of all, they know how to find friendship, adventure, and joy.
NONE OF THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU - OUR LOYAL COMMUNITY AND DONORS!
Now you can help Traveling Players to thrive in this new world of ours – to work with more students and help them find their voice.
We have plans! Over this next year, our 21st anniversary, we will continue to roll out new programs that nurture our current student population. And we are excited to introduce new opportunities and events that will support our alumni community (networking events, coffeehouses, and maybe even that alumni production?).
DONATE TODAY TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!!!
An anonymous donor will match donations up to $20,000 in honor of Traveling Players' 20th anniversary!
HONOR THE PAST AND NOURISH OUR FUTURE -
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
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|Jeanne E Harrison|
Founder & Producing Artistic Director
|9701 Darlene Ln|
Great Falls, VA 22066-3802
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