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  • Shelby County Players: Shelby County Players Launch Capital Campaign

    Shelby County Players Launch Capital campaign 

    Shelbyville, IN, October 8, 2021- The Shelby County Players announced their Capital Campaign to build out and repurpose their Offstage facility located at 1416 S. Miller Avenue.
    Since 1988, Shelby County Players has provided our community with live performances conducted by Shelby County residents who want an outlet for their creativity. Others have become involved with building sets, operating the light and sound systems or managing the costumes and makeup.
    SCP provides workshops for those who may be interested in learning about lighting and sound systems. Shelby County Players also offers opportunities for teens through their Youth Theater Arts Program. Teens write, direct and perform their own work.
    We are Raising the Curtain on the public launch of a Capital campaign that will support the complete renovation and repurposing of this former bowling alley into a Community Theater that will serve the Shelby County residents for years to come.
    With the new theater, Shelby County Players will enrich the culture and promote the quality of life in Shelby County.
    People of all ages will be encouraged to become involved, and youth can explore new career paths in acting, directing, producing, light or sound operation, set design, costume and lighting design, graphic arts and web and computer assistance.
    The new space, after renovations, will provide the Shelby County community with a venue that will promote: live performances by adults and youth; expanded opportunities for youth programming and; workshops and volunteer opportunities.
    The Arts help inspire the mind and soothe the soul. They have the ability to encourage us to examine our lives, provoke thought, and even help promote literacy, all the while providing us with a wonderful entertainment experience.
    A group of volunteers has worked tirelessly over the past months and have raised over $1.5 million dollars toward our goal of $2.5 million for the repurposing of the building and to support our programs and future capital needs that arise.
    We now need the community to play their part to get us to this next act for the Shelby County Players-a new community theater.

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