The Heritage Players
The Heritage Players’ purpose is to educate, foster and promote interest in the amateur stage, and enhance the cultural life of the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania community. To this end, The Heritage Players will organize, produce, and perform theatrical stage productions for interested persons of all ages. Participation will be open to anyone interested in theater, including but not limited to: acting, light/sound/set/costume design, stage management, front-of-house, directing, and music. Theatrical stage productions will be held throughout the year, with each production involving approximately 10 weeks. One hundred percent of The Heritage Players time and resources will be spent on theatrical stage productions in the furtherance of our purpose. The Heritage Players will be funded through various means, including: membership dues, program ad sales, performance ticket sales, concession sales, raffles, individual donations, corporate donations/sponsorship, and community and government grants.
Programs and Services
- The Heritage Players is a community theater group based in the South Hills, just outside of Pittsburgh. In the mid-1990's, the Bethel Park Historical Society began considering resurrecting live theater. A board of directors was formed, and the performance group was dubbed "The Heritage Players" to reflect its connection to and endorsement by the Historical Society. Performances would be held in the Schoolhouse Arts Center. In October, 1997, The Heritage Players performed for the first time.
- In 1998 the Heritage Players began contributing to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
- The Heritage Players are run completely by volunteers, and are always looking for ways to enhance the cultural enrichment of the local community. Starting in 2013, The Heritage Players moved their performance venue to the Seton Center in Brookline. They also began expanding their educational programs by offering acting classes for adults and dance classes for all ages with a goal to bridge the gap between generations.
- 2017 saw the institution of their first "apprentice program", designed to instill a working knowledge of theatre in youth aged 12-18 from Allegheny and Washington counties. The Heritage Players' focus has been on producing the works of the great playwrights, novelists, and composers in our culture and cultivating the themes and messages expressed therein through performance at an affordable rate in an artistically underserved area.
Primary Revenue Sources
Primary Fundraising Event
Broadway Teen Revue
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