Join us on July 26th for
by Michael Hollinger
On the Fence Players is a young adult run and young adult driven theatre company built on the want to create more low cost opportunities to experience theatre through process and performance. We believe that theatre is something everyone should be able to experience regardless of their financial situation. No one will ever be denied the opportunity to participate based on lack of funds. We do not charge admission fees to our shows, though we do welcome donations at the door.
For a majority of my senior year I struggled to find nearby, low cost theatres to audition for. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the arts, the lack of opportunities in the area combined with the long car rides to auditions and far off rehearsals gave me the idea to create a theatre company locally. I bounced the idea off of some friends, some of whom also wanted to pursue the arts and others whom did not want to give them up as they moved forward.
Rehearsals for On the Fence Players' first production, Lady Windermere's Fan, started in the backyard and basement of the Tetreault residence working up to its one night performance in Nazareth Academy. It is with the support of friends, our families, and our teachers that On the Fence Players was finally able to go from just a small idea to reality. My love and appreciation for all of those who have supported us and continue to do so today is never ending.