Community Foundation Awards Sustainability Grant to Peninsula Players Theatre

The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Peninsula Players a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund to support the program, The Play’s the Thing.  Components of the program involve offering free, off-season play readings to the public and also provides opportunities for students to receive playwriting instruction that culminates in a playwriting contest.

The free public play readings, held at various sites throughout Door County, offer the community the chance to hear plays read aloud that would not typically be produced at Peninsula Players.  In addition, students have the unique experience to learn about different ways of writing and then practice applying that learning with the help of professional guidance.

“These readings provided the community with the enriching opportunity to hear plays read aloud that would not normally be produced at the Players due to their size, nature or complexity,” said Grace Rossman, Board Member of the Door County Community Foundation.

2017 -03-21. PlayersPictured from left to right is Grace Rossman of the Door County Community Foundation and Danielle Szmanda, Development & Events Manager.  (A full-sized image file is attached to the original email used to send you this press release)

Peninsula Players Theatre is America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre and Wisconsin’s oldest professional theater company.  The Players have produced more than 500 plays at the “Theatre in a Garden” and is one of only two remaining resident stock theaters producing beyond the east coast.

For more information regarding Peninsula Players, please call (920) 868-3287 or visit

The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women’s Fund.


For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit


The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County.  The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $17 million in charitable assets.


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