Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Fall After School THEATRE CLASSES & MORE @ The Chatham Community Players


Chatham Players Education
Fall After-School Theatre Classes



8 Weeks for Only $120

Chatham Players is offering an eight-week session of after school theater classes on Monday Afternoons from October 2nd to November 20th.

All classes will be held at Chatham Community Players, located at 23 Passaic Avenue, Chatham, NJ, and will be taught by Dr. Susan Speidel, theatre arts educator and Education Coordinator for Chatham Players.

Classes are open to students with all levels of experience, regardless of whether or not they have had previous theater or acting training.

For enrollment, CLASS REGISTRATION and CLASS PAYMENT are required prior to the start of classes. For any questions, please email Dr. Susan Speidel at



Sundays @ 7 Series Presents Lonergan’s
ONLY $5 at the Door



Sunday, September 17, 2023, @ 7:00 pm

The Chatham Community Players is excited to present Kenneth Lonergan’s THE WAVERLY GALLERY as a part of “Sundays @ 7,” their successful Play Reading Series. One Night ONLY at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Lynn Polan directs.

Gladys, the elderly matriarch of the Green family, has run an art gallery in a small Greenwich Village hotel for many years. The management wants to replace her less-than-thriving gallery with a coffee shop. Always irascible but now increasingly erratic, Gladys is a cause of concern to her daughter, her son-in-law, and her grandson, from whose point of view this poignant memory play is told. A wacky and heartrending look at the effect of senility on a family the play was a success both on and off-Broadway.

The Cast:

Producers - Leslie Williams Ellis and Gus Ibranyi

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Patrons are encouraged to BYOB & Snacks!




Senior Center of the Chathams Launch Free Performing Arts Program


Free performing arts program


The Senior Center of the Chathams is excited to share the news about a free performing arts program for adults 60+, called PADD. The program teaches participants about theater artistry and provides a comprehensive and fun learning opportunity.

The Playwriting, Acting, Directing & Designing (PADD) program is split into two parts. Led by the talented and award-winning actor, playwright, and director, Anthony Caruso, the first course provides an immersive experience in crafting, writing, and performing monologues. The second course focuses on developing and performing dialogue for short scenes. Both courses must be taken.

  • Part I: Monologue for the Stage runs on Tuesdays, July 18 through August 15, from 10AM-Noon at the Senior Center. 
  • Part II: The Dialogue for the Stage runs on Tuesdays, starting September 12 and ending with a live performance on October 10, from 10AM-Noon at the Senior Center.

The program is free. No experience is necessary and Chatham residency is not a requirement. If you, or someone you know, would like to sign up, please call the Senior Center at 973-635-4565.






The Chatham Community Players have been bringing theater to Chatham and surrounding towns for 100 YEARS! Tickets are now on sale for select shows.



The Beauty Queen of Leenane




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The Chatham Players is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organization. Our trustees, council, actors, designers, technicians, and others all contribute their time and energy to help produce valuable and exceptional theater for the community. The Chatham Players offers a great environment to meet artistic people, practice your craft, and help create some of the most exceptional community theater in New Jersey!

For contact information, visit our Volunteer page!