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History of Playmakers

Playmakers, Inc., was organized in 1955 as a non-profit, voluntary amateur theater and has functioned as an organization for the promotion of dramatic interests in the Covington area. Playmakers gives an opportunity to all interested persons to participate in live theater. Playmakers has continued to produce four or more plays each year since its beginnings despite many setback including the loss of the old theater by fire in 1976.

Oldest Continuously Running All Amateur Theaters

Indianapolis Civic Theater *

The Bay City Players, Michigan 81 Years

Shreveport Little Theater

Reading Civic Opera Society (Reading, PA. Began 1922)

 Schenectady Civic Players, 68 Years

 Community Theater of Terre Haute, Indiana 66 years

 Palo Alto Players in San Francisco, CA 65 years

 Pit and Balcony Community Theater, Saginaw, Michigan, 60 something years

 HillBarn in San Francisco, CA 60 years

 Menlo Players Guild San Francisco, CA 58 years

 Augusta Players, Inc., Augusta, CA 51 years

 Clarksville Little Theater, Clarksville Indiana, 50 years

Playmakers, Inc. Theater is supported in party by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by St. Tammany Parish. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works.

The Information represented here in no way influences or represents decisions by the Board of Playmakers. If the information is incorrect, please notify Playmakers.
All changes must be approved by the Board of Playmakers. Contents of this site Playmakers, Inc. 2002-present, PO Box 724, Covington, LA. 70434 or phone (985) 893-1671 for reservations.
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This is a list we compiled in 2004 for Oldest Amateur Continuously Running Community Type Theaters. Thanks for the help from everyone at rec.arts.theatre.plays.

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