Community Players of Winnipeg

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Community Players of Winnipeg

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Two lawyers, H.A.V. Green and C. Alan Crowley, established The Community of Players of Winnipeg as an amateur theatre group in 1921. Their mandate included providing facilities for the production of plays written by Canadian authors as well as providing Canadian playwrights and Canadian players the opportunity to practice their art and obtain national recognition. The general committee acted as management and was originally composed of seven men including a doctor, a professor and two lawyers. Support for the theatre group came in the form of memberships and subscriptions. Three types of memberships were available to the community: the players membership, which was available to those who demonstrated ability to the committee, the service membership, which was available to any member of the community interested in working on plays, and finally, the guarantors' membership. The Community Players offered four major productions every season and often mounted additional productions. The change of name from the Community Players to Winnipeg Little Theatre must have occurred after 1932 although the date is not clearly defined.


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