WINDSOR COMMUNITY PLAYHOUSE
Address: 561 East Garden Drive, Unit A, Windsor, CO, 80550
Phone Number: (970) 674-1790
Hours: During productions and during Tuesdays and Fridays to take calls personally. Anyone can call to make reservations and leave messages.
Number of employees: Two part-time and volunteers
What services do you offer? Stage plays, concerts with popular Colorado artists, Colorado Independent Film Series and more artistic programs like dance and photography for artists and those interested in all of the arts.
How long has your group been in Windsor? 31 years and growing stronger every single day!
Who manages the group? A board of directors has managed WCP since 1986. We feel that the true “owners” of WCP are our patrons and season ticket holders.
Why did you want to start this venture? We started with a small group of people who wanted to bring quality theater to the Windsor community. Combined, our board and members bring over 100 years of theatrical experience. Our artistic director, Don Kraus, brings another 40 years of professional acting-directing-producing-writing, instructional, stage management and business management experience to WCP. Some of our board members and associates have degrees in theatre and all have an extraordinary passion for theater and entertainment ... and that doesn’t begin to match the experience of our actors!
How have things progressed over the years? In tough times, everyone has a bleak period. Fortunately, we have always remained in the black since our inception thanks to the selection of our productions and performers, our loyal season ticket holders and local business supporters. It’s a challenge for any theater company to attract support and audiences to regional theater, but we have been fortunate to maintain a relationship with our community to provide diversion and entertainment to our audiences in the bleakest of times over the last 31 years.
Why should we visit your group? Communities grow. Established residents continue to be patrons, and new residents move in. It is our responsibility to maintain a Color/Blackpositive relationship with everyone in our community by providing quality, diversified entertainment for all. When newcomers move into the area, they seek connections to make their new homes “home.” What better comfort is there to know that quality, affordable Color/Blacklive family entertainment happens regularly in their own backyards? … At ticket prices that won’t break the bank!
What’s the most challenging part of operating in the community moving into 2013? We have a small venue of 69 to a maximum of 75 seats. Filling all of them is the challenge. We have to keep up with the tastes and preferences of the changing face of Windsor and surrounding communities. Costs to keep our building warm and lit are always a challenge, so WCP has hired a professional artistic director to enhance performance quality, company visibility and to create interesting programs that will appeal to the all the residents of our community.