Mission Statement

Stow Players strives to inspire and enrich

the lives of the people in the community.

Our mission is to provide a creative outlet

through a live theater experience that is artistic

and entertaining in a unique, intimate setting.

Our vision is a community,

now and over the next generations, 

that supports and celebrates

live theatrical productions.

 

Core Values

 

The Core Values that are embedded into Stow Players include:

 

A strong relationship with the community of Stow and the larger community,

through a close relationship with the Department of Parks and Recreation.

A commitment to provide entertainment to current patrons

while providing innovative productions to stimulate interest in the northeast Ohio community.

Stow Players strives to include productions geared

to children as participants as well as attendees.

Stow Players will maintain an ethical and fiscally responsible

volunteer organization that is open, accepting, and diverse.

 

History

 

Stow Players is a non-profit community theater organization that has been in existence for over 70 years. Its very first performance space was in the basement of the old town hall. In 1980, in conjunction with the Stow Historical Society, Stow Players helped to fund the construction of the Heritage Barn for both organizations to share. The very first event held at the Heritage Barn was the 1981 Harvest Festival hosted by the Stow Historical Society. Stow Players debuted with a production of “Mame” a year later.

The Heritage Barn has undergone many renovations over the years and is currently used for many different private and public events throughout the year. Stow Players has use of the Heritage Barn for five months of the year, and the season runs November through March. 
Stow Players provides unique theatrical experiences in our intimate setting. Many of our performances are done “in the round”. We strive to include a wide variety of shows in our season that appeal to different audiences. Recently, Stow Players has produced original plays by local playwright Brandi Eaton and is pleased to host the Emerging Playwright Series. Stow Players is also proud of its youth theater offerings, including workshops and performances.
Stow Players current board of trustees and members work hard and put in many volunteer hours to keep the organization running. They appreciate your support!  Stow Players is always looking for additional volunteers that are interested in any aspects of the theater. All are welcome.

Board of Directors 

 

President:  LeAnn Covey

Vice-President and IT director:  Dave Sherman

Treasurer:  Valerie Sherman

Brandi Eaton

Adrienne Wise

Head of Production:  Justin Selden

Secretary and Digital Marketing Specialist:  Kristin Casale

Tom Stephan

Bill Morgan

Stow Players is always looking for volunteers!

 

Here is just a sampling of what our volunteers do:

Greet and take tickets at SP performances

Serve concessions

Build sets

Lights and sound

Costumes and props

Plan and host members’ and fundraising events

Marketing and promotion

Give feedback on potential scripts

 

Stow Players Board of Directors is known as a “working board”, which means that all members perform staff, management and technical duties (in other words, the same tasks as SP’s other volunteers) in addition to the fiduciary (financial) and strategic responsibilities of governance.  It is not necessary to have prior knowledge and experience about community theater to be a Board member. Currently, we are looking for people who can help us reach a larger audience, increase revenue and formulate a strategic plan for Stow Player’s growth and future.

 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or Board member, please let us know.

Mission Statement

Stow Players strives to inspire

and enrich the lives of the

people in the community.

Our mission is to provide a creative

outlet through a live theater

experience that is artistic and

entertaining in a unique, intimate setting.

Our vision is a community, now and over

the next generations, that supports and

celebrates live theatrical productions.

 

Core Values

 

The Core Values that are embedded into Stow Players include:

 

A strong relationship with the community of Stow

and the larger community, through a close relationship

with the Department of Parks and Recreation.

A commitment to provide entertainment to current patrons

while providing innovative productions to stimulate

interest in the northeast Ohio community.

Stow Players strives to include productions geared

to children as participants as well as attendees.

Stow Players will maintain an ethical and fiscally responsible

volunteer organization that is open, accepting, and diverse.

 

History

 

Stow Players is a non-profit community theater organization that has been in existence for over 70 years. Its very first performance space was in the basement of the old town hall. In 1980, in conjunction with the Stow Historical Society, Stow Players helped to fund the construction of the Heritage Barn for both organizations to share. The very first event held at the Heritage Barn was the 1981 Harvest Festival hosted by the Stow Historical Society. Stow Players debuted with a production of “Mame” a year later.

The Heritage Barn has undergone many renovations over the years and is currently used for many different private and public events throughout the year. Stow Players has use of the Heritage Barn for five months of the year, and the season runs November through March. 
Stow Players provides unique theatrical experiences in our intimate setting. Many of our performances are done “in the round”. We strive to include a wide variety of shows in our season that appeal to different audiences. Recently, Stow Players has produced original plays by local playwright Brandi Eaton and is pleased to host the Emerging Playwright Series. Stow Players is also proud of its youth theater offerings, including workshops and performances.
Stow Players current board of trustees and members work hard and put in many volunteer hours to keep the organization running. They appreciate your support!  Stow Players is always looking for additional volunteers that are interested in any aspects of the theater. All are welcome.

Board of Directors 

 

President:  LeAnn Covey

Vice-President:  Dave Sherman

Treasurer:  Valerie Sherman

Producer:  Justin Selden

Digital Marketing Specialist:  Kristin Casale

Tom Stephan

Bill Morgan

Stow Players is always looking for volunteers!

 

Here is just a sampling of what our volunteers do:

Greet and take tickets at SP performances

Serve concessions

Build sets

Lights and sound

Costumes and props

Plan and host members’ and fundraising events

Marketing and promotion

Give feedback on potential scripts

 

Stow Players Board of Directors is known as a “working board”, which means that all members perform staff, management and technical duties (in other words, the same tasks as SP’s other volunteers) in addition to the fiduciary (financial) and strategic responsibilities of governance.  It is not necessary to have prior knowledge and experience about community theater to be a Board member. Currently, we are looking for people who can help us reach a larger audience, increase revenue and formulate a strategic plan for Stow Player’s growth and future.

 

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer

or board member,  please let us know.