Valley Players

Nimble, meaningful, and accesible theater for the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts

413-252-2979 |

P.O. Box 79, Shutesbury, MA 01072

Theater Made to Move.

Theater made to Matter.

The Valley Players is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Connecticut River Valley region of Massachusetts by producing high-quality community theater and related arts education and cultural programming. The productions staged by the Valley Players are nimble, meaningful, and driven by the performing artists of the Valley community.

The Valley Players has no set season; rather, we consider proposals for productions as they arise, factoring in the matter of the budget and potential venues, suitability of the play and creative vision for it, and both artist availability and audience demand.

The Valley Players has no set home; rather, we work to identify suitable potential venues in the Valley that align with the needs of the production, its budget, and its schedule and that provide access to the target audience the production aims to reach.

The Valley Players has no set artistic vision; rather, the board encourages production proposals that embrace and support a diverse and inclusive range of theatrical styles, genres, forms, periods, and modes.


Watch this space for upcoming productions, auditions, and special events, and to book tickets.

Theater Made together.

Theater is collaborative. It is made by community, for community.

We invite you to join the Valley Players community.


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The Valley Players exists thanks to the generous contributions of the following individual donors and business sponsors.

Individual Donors

Business Sponsors

Betel Arnold

Jim Butterfield

McKey Carpenter

Vivienne Carey

Katherine Cell

Nicholas Cichanowski

Jill Franks

Miles Herter

Ellen Mosen James

Allison Macomber

Sandra Macomber

Rebecca Macomber-Dubs

Cynthia Naughton

David Needle

David Neelon

Dominick & Kristin Pangallo

Karen & Sal Pangallo

Matteo Pangallo & Nettie Harrington Pangallo

Jonathan Pineo

Michael Pisani

Chris Rohmann

Kathleen Salvador

Nancy Stewart

Patrick White

Adam Zucker


Production Team for

All positions are on a volunteer basis. To be considered for a position, email before Friday, June 28.

Rehearsals run Aug. 26–Oct. 3. Load-in is Oct. 6. Tech & dress is Oct. 7–10.

Performances are Oct. 11–13 and 18–20. Strike is Oct. 20.

Technical Director/Stage Manager

Responsible for overseeing lighting, sound, staging, and space conversion.

Responsible for attending rehearsals to keep rehearsal notes.

Responsible for managing load-in and technical rehearsal.

Responsible for running the show during performances and operating lights.

Must attend rehearsals, load-in, tech & dress rehearsals, performances, and strike.

Assistant Director

Responsible for advising director on casting and production vision.

Responsible for running rehearsals in absence of director.

Responsible for assisting the director as needed at rehearsals.

Must attend rehearsals, load-in, tech rehearsal, and dress rehearsals.

Assistant Technical Director/Assistant Stage Manager

Responsible for assisting TD/SM as needed, including as TD/SM in their absence.

Responsible for overseeing props.

Responsible for operating sound during performances.

Must attend rehearsals as needed, load-in, tech & dress rehearsals, performances, and strike.

House Manager

Responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling, and overseeing house volunteers, including ushers, box office, and concessions.

Responsible for management of box office, including checking in ticket reservations and day-of ticket purchases.

Responsible for printing and distribution of production programs and ensuring placement of other front-of-house materials (email sign-up list, signage, etc.)

Responsible for arranging for and sale of concessions.

Must attend performances.

Costume Designer

Responsible for developing costume design in consultation with the director. Responsible for obtaining and/or making costuming.

Must attend dress rehearsals.

Lighting Designer

Responsible for developing lighting design in consultation with the director. Responsible for advising Valley Players on purchase of lighting equipment. Responsible for training TD/SM to run lighting cues.

Must attend load-in, tech rehearsal, dress rehearsals, and strike.

Bard in the Bar: Much Ado About Nothing

Thursday, May 23 at White Lion Brewing in Amherst, MA

Some Scenes from Sceneathon 2024

Sunday, April 28 at Bistro 63 in Amherst, MA