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Playmakers launches ‘Readers Theatre’ with staged reading.

First event took place at Madisonville’s historic Bayou Cottage

This January, Playmakers, Inc. Community Theater in Covington introduces an exciting addition to the Northshore theatre scene: Playmakers’ Readers Theatre. With a mission to bring live theatre to the community in places it may not have reached before, Readers Theatre will perform one act plays, staged readings and other theatrical endeavors throughout the community in a variety of venues.

The Readers Theatre will publish its official season in February, but launched its inaugural reading on January 21, 2018 with a staged reading of Ladies in Waiting: The Judgement of Henry VIII by James Cougar Canfield. Click here for more information on "Ladies in Waiting".

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 7 for a minimum donation of $25, available at www.playmakersinc.com or by clicking the "buy tickets now" link below.This is not part of Playmakers’ regular season and is not included with season ticket passes. Due to the nature of the historic venue, children under the age of sixteen are not admitted.

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Congratulations to all involved in August: Osage County. It was a pulitzer prize winning story performed by an incredibaly talented cast and crew. Check out the review for “August: Osage County” on Nola.com.

Take a look at this list of Top 10 Plays by NOLA.com and don’t stop until you get to NUMBER FOUR!

I think we just put “the little theatre in the woods” in the big time!



Auditions for All the Kings Men are over. Rehearsal begin in January. We are proud to announce the following cast and crew!

Character                            Actor 
Jack Burden -  Gordon Carmandelle
Willie Stark Robert Simpson
Tiny Duffy Cary Martin
Professor Kenneth Faherty 
William Larsen Tom Sisney
Tom Stark Allen Bryant
Anne Stanton Debbie Carambat
Lucy Stark Sara-Victoria Place
Dr. Adam Stanton Matthew Eli Judd
Judge Irwin John Carambat
Sugar Boy O’Sheehan Sam Lee
Sadie Burk Arianne Poole
Jack’s Mother  Joan Soboloff
Frey/2nd Man/3rd Man  Christopher Aberle
Slade/Radio Announcer/Man Mack Maginnis
Crowd Members, Reporters and Photographers; Kaytlynn Eddleman. John Roheim

Director Ken Richard
Stage Manager Joe Lagman


Auditions for the Graduate will be February 24 and 25 at 6 pm at Playmakers Theater

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Get Involved!

Playmakers Theater is always looking for anyone desiring to participate in the theater in any capacity such as: directing, asst. directing, stage management, costumes, light and sound, set building and design, etc. Send interest to playmakerstheater@gmail.com.


Dance Classes

Posted Jan. 31, 2016 - Take dance classes right there at Playmakers with Playmakers' own Summer Children's Theater choreographer, Carée's Dance Academy. No expensive costumes. Flexible schedule.

Hour-long classes Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays, Noon-2 p.m.

Boys and girls ages 5-adult
Technique and fundamentals
Modern and hip-hop with ballet/jazz combo for 9 and under.
Non-competitive, but dancer-challenge environment.

Contact Carée at caree.angelle@gmail.com or (985) 981-6526.


In Memoriam

Playmakers mourns the passing on January 27 of Kay Files, longtime board member, past president, prolific director, former head of the Theater Department at Southeastern Louisiana University, and an inspiration to us all. She is survived by her husband of fifty years (that anniversary celebrated just this past October), Mark, and daughter, Jenn. Services will be held at EJ Fielding Funeral Home in Covington. Obiituary.




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.

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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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