Jul 162017

The Board of Directors of Essex Community Players is proud to announce our 2017-2018 season!


October 13 – 28, 2017

It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

December 1 – 10, 2017


February 22 – March 4, 2018

The Man Who Came to Dinner

May 5 – 13, 2018

Keep an eye on the Essex Community Players Facebook page and/or essexplayers.com for announcements about audition and performance dates.

Jun 062017

“The Artistic Direction Committee” for Essex Community Players is now accepting proposals for shows for the 2018-2019 season. Submit your show proposal before Oct 31 using our Show Proposal Form, so that all the committee members have time to read all the plays. Please click on the header of this post to activate the link to the form. For additional information please contact adc@essexplayers.com.
If you would like to be considered as a costumer, sound/lighting technician or set designer, Please submit your contact information and preferred role to the same email address.

May 302016

annual meetingAll active members & friends of Essex Community Players (ECP) are hereby invited (official warning) to meet on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 6:00PM-8:30PM at Essex Memorial Hall, Essex Center, Vermont to transact the following business:

EAT!!!Please bring a dish to share. Beverages, Burgers, Veggie Burgers, and Hotdogs are provided.

Review the Past Season

Elect Members to the Board of Directors

Preview of our upcoming 2016/2017 Season:

Eugene O’Neill’s

A Moon For The Misbegotten

Charles M. Schultz’s

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sarah Ruhl’s

Stage Kiss 

George Bernard Shaw’s




Please visit our Facebook page and click on the Annual Meeting Event to indicate your attendance (and so that we have enough food to go around).

Feb 072015

Shakespeare workshopACTING SHAKESPEARE

Having fun with the “BARD”

Sponsored by Essex Community Players

(Grades 5 – adult)

“Thou art like a toad; ugly and venomous.”

Shakespeare Workshops
Directed by Cherie Gagnon

Join us to learn creative and enjoyable tools for acting in Shakespeare’s plays. Workshops offered in preparation for auditions for ECP’s May production of “The Tempest”. Cherie Gagnon studied Theatre Acting and Directing at the University of Alaska Anchorage and UVM, with special coursework in Shakespeare studies.


  • February 28, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grades 5-7) and
  • March 1, 2015 1-5:30pm (Grade 8-adult)


  • Location: Essex Center United Methodist Church, 119 Center Road, Essex,VT


  • $5 suggested donation appreciated at time of workshop

More Information / Registration:

  • For more information and to register, please contact Director Cheri Gagnon.
  • To register please use this Acting Shakespeare Registration Form (word doc)(Due to limited seating, registration deadline: February 18)




E-mail address:




Workshop:   February 28                                                  March 1

Feb 062015

On Friday, January 30, 2015, Essex Community Players of Essex, presented a donation to the organization Women Helping Battered Women of Burlington. The check for over $800 represented the donations collected by Essex Community Players during the two-week run of our fall musical, The Spitfire Grill. Through its “Essex Gives Back” program, ECP gives its patrons the opportunity to make donations to a local charitable organization to support their activities.

Thank you to all who made this possible!


Feb 182014

Here is the cast list for Our Town as it stands as of 02/16/2014. We’re still looking for three teenage boys (about 17) and three boys who look 11-12. If you know of anyone who fits the descriptions and wants to get involved, please let us know.

And now, without further ado . . .

Stage Manager J. Louis Reid
Mr. Webb Robert Ready
Mrs. Webb Lori Jean
Dr. Gibbs Frank Kehoe
Mrs. Gibbs Liz Heun
Emily Webb Claire Demarais
Wally Webb Samuel Armstrong
George Gibbs Gabriel Grant
Rebecca Gibbs Nathalie Stapleton
Howie Newsome John Murray
Sam Craig Drew Briggs
Mrs. Soames Louise Mueller
Joe Stoddard Ted Posner
Simon Stimson David Tilley
Professor Willard Ethan Alsruhe
Woman in the Balcony Louise Richmond
Man in the Auditorium John Maurger
Woman in the Box Mary Scripps
Constable Warren Bob Carmody
Joe Crowell, Jr. Isaak Olsen
Si Crowell TBD
Basbeball Players TBD
Farmer McCarty John Mauger
Townsperson Sharon Panitch