The Off-Broadway Players are a community theatre company based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada, and a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Society. Our mandate is to foster and produce Community Theatre in Corner Brook and surrounding areas.
Formed in November 2002, The Off-Broadway Players was the brainchild of a small group of friends looking to further explore the boundaries of community theatre in Corner Brook.
Troy Turner first prodded local theatre circles on the idea of resurrecting community theatre in the fall of 2001. He and a handful of friends then sought advice from the Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Society's Una Joseph, who suggested making contact with former Corner Brook Playmakers executive members to invite the idea of resurrecting the once successful community group.
Although many of the former Playmakers were not interested in taking an active role, the new group was given morale support from several former members.
From there, the group contacted Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL), which threw its support behind the new initiative.
The first meeting was held in November 2002 and the first executive was elected in January 2003. It included Troy Turner, Elizabeth Snow, Elizabeth Randell, Susan MacDonald, Mark Bradbury, Pamela Gill, Jim King, Steve Perchard, Ben Pittman and Paul Seaward.
Following the strong show of community support at both meetings, the executive immediately incorporated the group as a non-profit, charitable entity.
Off-Broadway Players produce a number of shows during the year including a Fall Production centering around a Halloween theme, a Christmas Reading, a spring production that competes in the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Drama Festival, and a summer variey show called Gatchers and Scallywags.
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