“Community Theatre is professional theatre rooted in a particular community. “There is a certain obligation that community theatre is held to because of the personal and physical connection to its own community and the people within that community. Community theatre is understood to contribute to the social capital of a community, insofar as it develops the skills, community spirit, and artistic sensibilities of those who participate, whether as producers or audience members.”

NEW FOR 2023!

We have created a new Community Theatre Network for community theatres in the Coastal Fairfield County region. The objective is to provide a space for community theatre professionals to collaborate and exchange experiences and ideas with each other. Quarterly gatherings will offer time to learn and grow from each other.

All community theatres in the Coastal Fairfield County region are welcome to join. Email info@culturalalliancefc.org


The first convening of the Community Theatre Network was at Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport on January 20th. Participants included:


Center Stage Shelton

Curtain Call

Downtown Cabaret Theatre

Fairfield Center Stage

Greenwich Theatre Company

League of Professional Women – CT Chapter

Ridgefield Theater Barn

Square One Theatre

Westport Community Theatre

Wilton Playshop


We had a lively discussion about:


Subscription and flex ticketing models

Demographic changes

Grant and data challenges

The social and economic value of the arts to the community

Ways that community theatres can lift each other up & More


The second convening was at Curtain Call in Stamford on April 18th. The discussion focused on equity. We welcomed new participants:


Crystal Theatre: Cheryl Kemeny

Ridgefield Theater Barn: Board member Lisa Hobbs

Town Players of New Canaan: Deborah Burke and Patricia Spugani

Wilton Playshop: Laura Ploss

More information in January Report


To become a member of the Community Theatre Network, and be part of our growing community, sign up as a member of the Cultural Alliance. Stay informed of all our news and resources with the Organization Newsletter.


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