Providence Players of Fairfax is celebrating its 25th season! In residence at the James Lee Community Center Theater in Falls Church, it is one of the most successful and vibrant community theater troupes in the Washington DC Region. Over the past 25 years, Providence Players has produced mainstage and PopUp productions, and has entertained tens of thousands of theater-goers. Established by a committed group of parents involved in a local elementary school drama club in 1998, Providence Players remains an all-volunteer, non-profit community theater company with hundreds of members and volunteers, and over 200 individual and corporate donors. And, since the move to James Lee, PPF has entertained over 50,000 theater patrons!
An award-winning company, Providence Players is proud to be a member of the Washington Area Theater Community Honors (WATCH) organization that presents annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in Community Theater. Since becoming a member in 2004, PPF has been recognized with over 100 WATCH nominations for thirty different productions, including many Outstanding Play nominations (Moon Over Buffalo, To Kill a Mockingbird, Amadeus, Of Mice and Men, Rumors, Side Man, Auntie Mame, The Glass Mendacity and The Shadow Box), and has been honored with numerous WATCH awards for quality theatrical performance and technical design achievement. PPF has also been honored many times by the British Players’ Ruby Griffith Awards program, including the award for All Round Production Excellence (the organization’s top honor) for All My Sons, and awards for Outstanding Achievement in a Play, most recently for Amadeus, and previously for Of Mice and Men and The Shadow Box. PPF is a member and grant recipient of ArtsFairfax of Fairfax County, and has been honored by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors for artistic excellence and community involvement.
Providence Players is also committed to the diverse community it serves. PPF’s Theater Community Inclusion Project is a community outreach initiative that strives to increase participation among new audiences, particularly youth and underserved populations, by providing free tickets to those who cannot afford the price of admission, a special free student/senior preview performance for each production and scholarships to college-bound students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to theater arts.
Providence Players is a group of committed, member artists and for 25 years, we have taken pride in maintaining a “big tent” – big enough to include first timers to theatrical endeavors and those with significant theater experience. This includes you! Please join us on-stage, backstage, behind the scenes, or as an ongoing member of our audience. We sincerely welcome you to celebrate this remarkable accomplishment!