Media and Honors

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  • We began to focus on original scripts by local artists in 2008 when we established the Monroe Street Project for young authors and performers ages 9 to 15. These talented young people wrote and produced their own productions each summer.
  • During Season 2011-2012, Players formed a Play Writing Workshop for Adults. Several of our members have been active in playwriting for a number of years.
  • One of our members, Nancy Williams, wrote vaudeville revues for dinner theaters that were performed at the Holiday Inn in Monroe, as well as five vignettes for “A Clash of Powers” in 2012.
  • The same event also included two scenes by John Coker and one by Judy Lowell.
  • Long-time member, Dave Wahr, wrote the play entitled “Reunion” that focused on the stories of veterans from the War of 1812 during a reunion that took place on Guyor Island in Monroe. It was performed at the Meyer Theater in November, 2012. He also wrote an original piece for the 2009 American Association of Community Theater’s AACT Fest.  Our group won the state competition that year with his script “Upon the Heath”.  Players has also produced Dave’s adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”.
  • We are continuing our partnership with the River Raisin National Battlefield Park. “Spirits of the River Raisin” written by Players members and performed as a fundraiser for the battlefield foundation.  We will also be performing scenarios we have written for the Liberation of Michigan Festival – Multicultural Heritage Celebration at the battlefield, to celebrate the region’s liberation from British occupation and control in September of 1813.