Established in 1965, Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization that encourages community participation in live theatre that engages, entertains, enriches and educates.
Davidson Community Players’ vision is to be the region’s premiere community theatre; expanding its performance season to include both year-round adult theatre productions and on-going children's programming, including workshops and performances, as part of our youth division, the Connie Company.
Our Main Stage series currently includes five productions annually. Our Connie Company Youth Series includes a children’s production in collaboration with the Davidson College Department of Theatre each January, as well as two Connie Company productions for young people. Productions appeal to a diverse age range. Actors in both main stage and youth productions are community of all ages who work under the direction of professional directors and staff. Backstage and production crews are also comprised of community volunteers working under professional designers and staff.
OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Davidson Community Players’ primary outreach and education programming is through the Connie Company under the artistic direction of Melissa Ohlman-Roberge. Summer workshops and year-round classes are held for children ages 4 - 18 years and culminate in a variety of sharings or performances. Additionally the Connie Company performs annually at Christmas in Davidson and Cornelius Family Arts Day. In 2009, two additional Connie Company performances were added: The Bully Show touring to 2,100 students in Lake Norman schools and House at Pooh Corner, an all youth production cast from ages 8 - 18.