Peninsula Players Awarded WAB Grant

Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through the WAB’s Creation & Presentation program. Funds of the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of outstanding theatrical productions and community programs as the theater prepares for its 81st season in 2016.

Peninsula Players again ranked among the highest-scoring applicants for these state grants, which are awarded on a competitive basis through a rigorous evaluation process. Panelists cited the 80-year-old theater’s long-term financial health, increasing attendance, range of programming and creative efforts to stimulate community interest. The awarding of this grant indicates the Players programming and community engagement provides the highest level of excellence.

“I am very pleased this grant helps Peninsula Players continue to produce high-quality theater for Door County residents and visitors,” said Brian Kelsey, the Players managing director. “It is very rewarding to see panelists from across the state recognize the value of this Door County theatrical gem.”

Funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board will augment the strong support Peninsula Players receives from the community and visitors through ticket sales, individual contributions as well as corporate and foundation support. Organizations that receive Arts Board funding are required to match state tax dollars with such additional public and private funds. For more information visit

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