Classical, Contemporary Plays
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The Stagecrafters, a non-profit, semi-professional theater, has been creating theatrical productions of high literary and artistic standards for over 90 years. Through the decades the theater’s productions have demonstrated excellence in the art and craft of live theater, drawing large audiences as well as receiving critical praise and popular acclaim.
The Stagecrafters currently stages five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare – choosing plays that are theatrically exciting, artistically challenging, and ideologically relevant. Additional productions each season include several staged readings of plays and special shows such as “Halloween Scary Stories”.
The Stagecrafters was founded in 1929 by a group of some twenty friends who had been acting together under the sponsorship of the Germantown Women’s Club, and who shared a great love of theater. In its first year the group rented, on the present site, a small house and a smithy of Revolutionary vintage, where it presented one-act plays to an audience of about thirty. In the following years the smithy was enlarged to accommodate bigger audiences. In 1932 the group was incorporated. In 1936 the two buildings were altered and connected, and a two-hundred seat auditorium was created. In 1950 the theater buildings were purchased, together with the handsome historic house next to them situated on half-an-acre of land. Over the following few decades The Stagecrafters not only expanded and modernized its physical facilities, but it evolved into its present status of a full-fledged theatrical organization of high professional standards.