Georgetown Players to split next year

The¬†Georgetown Players, a club founding in the spring of 1995 “by a handful of visionaries, or, alternately, insurrectionists, who believed that there was something missing from the Georgetown arts scene,” are splitting next year. Splitting into two groups, that is.

For fifteen years, the troupe has consisted of two groups: Improv and Children’s Theater. Starting next fall, however, these groups will exist independently of one another. The newly christened Georgetown Improv Association will be headed by Jed Feiman (COL ’12).

“The mission statements of the two groups, performing improvised comedy and developing theater for young audiences, they’re just fundamentally different,” Feiman said. “After fifteen years, members of both groups have viewed the split as a natural decision.”

Feiman hopes to maintain a Improv’s presence within Georgetown community. He has plans to launch a website, continue the group’s monthly shows in Bulldog Alley, as well as expand performances out into the greater D.C. area. The Georgetown Improv Association is already in contact with the Washington Improv Theater, where they hope to perform next year.

Elizabeth Seaman (COL ’12), acting President for the Children’s Theater, said that the other half of the Georgetown Players will be called Georgetown University Children’s Theater next year. Next year, the group hopes to run planning fall and spring productions, reach out to nearby communities for support, and host acting and writing workshops both on-campus and off-campus.

“This is an exciting time for Children’s Theater. We are looking forward to expanding our programs for next year,” Seaman said.

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