NATIONAL PLAYERS STYLE!
National Players has performed for the public in
35 states and 10 foreign countries, reaching audiences
in areas that are isolated geographically or economically;
audiences that would otherwise never see quality live
performances of classic plays.
TELLING THE STORY
National Players productions start with a simple guiding principle, “tell the
story.” You’ll find this principle guides everything we do, from our
performance style, to the way our technical elements support the play.
National Player Companies are made up of young
professionals from the best college drama
programs in the country. National Players
performers are acclaimed for their talent,
enthusiasm and dedication.
SETS, LIGHTS, COSTUMES AND SOUND.
To tell the great stories that National Players produce,
we always bring a full production with sets, lights,
costumes and sound. We supply it all! Our venues
supply the space and electricity, and the show goes
The designs for our shows vary from year to
year depending on what is necessary to tell the
story. In the past we have set Taming of the
Shrew in the wild-wild west, Twelfth Night in
cavalier France, and Julius Caesar in 1930s American labor movement.
Continuing in the tradition of traveling players, the troupe is totally involved in every
aspect of the plays they perform. They arrive a few hours before their scheduled
performance to prepare each stage: raise the set, hang and focus the lights, check
sound equipment and props, arrange dressing rooms, and perhaps run a brush-up
rehearsal before donning costumes and make-up. When the final curtain falls, they do
everything in reverse. Like the Abbey Theatre in Dublin and the Old Vic in London,
National Players companies function
smoothly as a team!
National Players is an educational outreach program of
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