What We Stand For
Tree County Players (TCP) is an all-volunteer group. It was originally established to provide an organization in which people with theatrical interests can develop their skills, understanding, and appreciation of drama and to offer theatrical performances for the enjoyment and educational enrichment of the community. This continues to be our main mission.
Our group presents several shows each year, some dramas, some comedies, and usually a summer musical. Thousands of Decatur County and surrounding area residents have participated in TCP productions, and even more, have benefited as audience members. Many people involved with this group have learned skills that have enabled them to move on to bigger and better things.
It has always been important to us to budget our shows so that ticket sales cover show production costs (royalties, script rentals, sets, costumes, performance space rental, make-up, props, advertising, etc). However, fixed costs such as building maintenance, insurance, website hosting, etc., are supported by the generous donations from our benefactors’ donations and membership fees. TCP is a 501(c)(3) organization (not-for-profit) making all donations to this group tax-deductible.
We pride ourselves on keeping our membership fees reasonable, with dues starting at $10 for an individual and $20 for a family.
Opening Doors to Opening Acts
In 2016 Tree County Players embarked on our biggest production, the purchase of a new building and playhouse. For years the group has had dreams of having both a practice and performance venue in one. With the help and support of this fantastic community (and a well-timed real estate opportunity), we were able to run a successful capital campaign and procure our current playhouse.
Through the generous donations of our supporters, we have been able to make substantial renovations on the building. Several more updates are in the works for this upcoming year. Check out the pictures below for some before and after photos.
President – Karen Matthews
Vice President – Amy Borns
Secretary – Amanda Gault
Treasurer – Cathy Lincourt
Administrator – Wendy Blake
Bookkeeper – Nancy Worland
More Than Just Entertainment
Prop & Costume Loans
We are always excited and willing to share our props and costumes with those in the community. We understand budgets are tight, especially for schools, when it comes to putting on your own productions. We’re happy to help out! Contact Wendy for more information on our loan policy.
With a group as large as ours, we have experts in all fields of theater. From theater make-up to scenic design to audition tips and all things in between, there is someone (or multiple someones) willing to speak to your group. Contact Wendy for more information.