The birth of the community organization now known as the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, Inc. goes back to before the start of World War II. The building that is the Guild’s current home at 724 Market Street dates to 1916. In the early 40’s, some area radio personalities and theatre buffs established a group known as “The Players.” About 1950, this group was joined by others who had moved into the Parkersburg area with the opening of the Dupont and Borg-Warner plants. Thus began the Actors Guild of Parkersburg.
Productions were presented in local school auditoriums and even in City Park. Then in 1955, a storefront on Dudley Avenue, directly across from Parkersburg High School, was donated to the struggling theatre group. The players grew in number and ability, amazing their 80-seat audiences with their technical and artistic achievements. Although the folding chairs were not too comfortable, patrons supported the group strongly. It was during this period that the governing body of the group voted to set aside a percentage of their income to begin a capital fund that one day would help finance their dream of a permanent theater home. Since 1943 we have been a non-profit community theater.
We have 1 full time employee with 50 volunteers. We need to schedule volunteer ushers and box office personnel on performance nights.
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