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 82nd season in 2017.
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 82-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 extremely thrilled that this grant will assist Peninsula Players to continue to create high-caliber theater for the people of Door County and its visitors,” said Brian Kelsey, the Peninsula Players managing director. “It is especially rewarding to see board members from across the state acknowledge the significance of this Door County theatrical gem.”
“Communities which draw cultural tourists experience an additional boost to economic activity and grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the state of Wisconsin signifies support and growth of the creative industry around the state,” Kelsey said.
Funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board, a state agency, will augment the strong support Peninsula Players receives from the community and visitors through ticket sales, individual contributions and corporate and foundation support. Learn more about Peninsula Players at peninsulaplayers.com.