The mission of The Longwood Players is to foster personal and artistic growth among its participants while simultaneously enriching the cultural community through the art form of musical and theatrical productions.
The Longwood Players enhances the Greater Boston community in two distinct ways:
1. Community Development. Our company builds a sense of community by providing a place where individuals from all walks of life can join together in creating art. Everyone is welcomed to participate in The Longwood Players, onstage or off, and we value diversity with regards to such factors as age, race/ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.
2. Cultural Enrichment. The entire community is enriched culturally by the opportunity to attend high quality, affordable theatrical productions. We strive to maintain reasonable ticket prices such that individuals of all income levels are able to enjoy our productions. In addition, individuals may attend free of charge by helping out with the production in some capacity, such as serving as an usher. In this way, income is not a barrier to enjoyment of our productions.
We strive to produce meaningful works of theatre. The Longwood Players is not wed to a specific genre of theatre, as there are many wonderful dramatic and musical works that span time, culture, and oeuvre. Rather, we strive to produce theatre that is artistically interesting, intellectually stimulating, and socially compelling, and these are our guiding principles when selecting each theatre season.