Valley Community Players is a Volunteer based,
Community, non-profit Organization
For any of the following opportunities, contact the VCP office at 425-226-5190.
PRESIDENT: JUDY JOHNSON
SECRETARY: LEE PAASCH
TREASURER & BUSINESS MANAGER: MILES PEMBER
TRUSTEE: AMY BENTZ
TRUSTEE: AL BENTZ
TRUSTEE: ELLIE SIMPSON
TRUSTEE: JERRI EVERETT
TRUSTEE: CRAIG MUTH
Memberships are available. $10/year from May 1 to April 30
Your membership gives you:
– An invitation to special “members only” preview of each production
– An invitation to End of Season Celebration and Awards banquet
– A subscription to “The Prompter”, VCP’s quarterly newsletter
– A voice in the operation of VCP by your vote for Board of Directors
– A good feeling knowing you are supporting quality theatre for and by the community
Get into the Act…. Be a Volunteer.
Here are some ways to get involve and have fun plus help VCP to grow:
Production Crews: Like to build? Sew? Paint? We need you! A great place to use your skills or learn new ones.
Backstage Crews: Exciting things happen backstage too! Set and Costume changes, Props, Lights and Sound all provide other aspects to the magic of theatrical productions.
Front of House: In providing for our patrons we assist with seating them, taking tickets, distributing programs and selling concessions.
Publicity, Membership and Fund-raising: Get the word out! Whether it is distributing posters, getting advertising, helping with fund-raisers, planning year-end celebrations and many other activities – it is all important and needs volunteers.
Community Theatre came to Renton in the spring of 1965, when several people approached the local Allied Arts Organization for financial assistance in forming a theatre group. The result of this collaboration was “Send Me No Flowers”, which was presented at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church Parish Hall for three nights in August. Each night two more rows of seats were added to accommodate all who wanted to attend.
After this success, the group voted to continue and they formally organized, elected officers and became Renton Little Theatre (RLT).
The next few years, plays were generally performed in various elementary schools. One exception was the Los Maestros Art Gallery and it eventually became RLT’s first headquarters, remodeled gradually to become more like a theatre.
In 1971, having outgrown the rather inadequate facility, RLT contracted to perform their plays at the newly constructed CARCO Theatre, which was, and still is, under the management of the Renton Parks Department. The next change was in the 1972-73 season, when the group decided to change the name to Valley Community Players.
We are still Valley Community Players and we still perform four plays each season at CARCO Theatre. We celebrate each closing season with a banquet where awards, determined by a panel of judges, are presented. Our awards are named “The Vannie”, in honor of Vanecia Adderson, one of the original founders. Vanecia is still a member of Valley Community Players.
Our mission is still the same: To increase understanding and appreciation of community theatre and to bring quality theatre, at affordable prices, to Renton and the surrounding areas.
“To Provide Quality, Affordable Entertainment for Our Community Through the Performing Arts”