Westfield Community Players

Address: 1000 North Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Contact: Steve Lemenille, webmaster
Phone: 908-232-9568
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WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS (WCP), founded in 1934, has brought more than 200 comedies, dramas, musicals and mysteries to life on our stage. All productions are presented in our own 150 seat theater on the corner of Edgewood Avenue and North Avenue West in Westfield . With our productions, we continue to be part of the active cultural scene in Westfield and surrounding communities. WCP is committed to offering hands-on participation for those wishing to learn more about various aspects of live theatrical production and performance while providing a varied theater experience to a broad audience. We do that by actively seeking volunteers to keep our theater functioning, and by maintaining an open-casting policy where everyone can audition for all of our scheduled plays. The key to our success and longevity is the hard work and dedication of our numerous volunteer members. To join them and learn about theater arts and the business side of running a non-profit organization, please visit our web site and click on the Menu item: Volunteers.

With scheduled performances spanning three or four weekends, it's easy to enjoy a "local night out" of live theatre at our conveniently located theater. Join now, so you won't miss any of the laughs, pathos, drama and excitement of live theater planned for our this season at WESTFIELD COMMUNITY PLAYERS. Call the box office at (908) 232-1221 for membership and performance details.

2016-17 Officers and Committee Chairs: President: Steve Lemenille;  Vice President Business: Sally Lee; Treasurer: Bill McMeekan; Vice President of Productions: Barbara Ruban; Secretary: Russell Ortiz; Director of Technical: Bill McMeekan;  Director of Performance and Immediate Past President: JoAnne Lemenille; Director of Box Office: Renate Bieber; Director of Marketing: Katie Engel; Director of Grants: Don Mokrauer; Director of Facilities: George Hiltz;  Webmaster: Steven Lemenlle; Costumes Chair: Doris Dias;  Props Chair: JoAnne Lemenille;  Construction Chair: George Hiltz; Lighting Chair: James Dukelow, Ed Whitman;  Lighting Operator: James Dukelow; Sound Chair: Glen Crane; Sound Operator: Mike Bieber; Newsletter: Don Mokrauer; PlayReading Committee Member(s): Kay Macrae, Glen Crane, Bill McMeekan; Benefits Chair: Barbara Goldstein;   Construction crew member(s): Sal Villani,  Bob Smith,  Bill McMeekan, Paul Kirsh, Russell Ortiz.

2015-16 Officers and Committee Chairs: President: Steve Lemenille;  Vice President Business: Sally Lee; Treasurer: Bill McMeekan; Vice President of Productions: Barbara Ruban; Secretary: Russell Ortiz; Director of Technical: Bill McMeekan;  Director of Performance and Immediate Past President: JoAnne Lemenille; Director of Box Office: Renate Bieber; Director of Marketingl: Jessica Foerst; Director of Grants: Don Mokrauer; Director of Facilities: George Hiltz;  Webmaster Steven Lemenlle; Casting Chair Linda Giuditta; Costumes Chair Doris Dias;  Props Chair JoAnne Lemenille;  Construction Chair: George Hiltz; Lighting Chair: Bill McMeekan;  Lighting Operator: Jessica Foerst; Sound Chair: Glen Crane; Sound Operator: Mike Bieber; Newsletter: Don Mokrauer; PlayReading Committee Member(s): Drude Roessler Linda Giudita, Bobby Gleeman, Kay Macrae, Bill McMeekan, Drude Roessler, Brian Remo; Benefits Chair: Barbara Goldstein;   Construction crew member(s): Sal Villani,  Bob Smith,  Bill McMeekan,  Paul Kirsh.

2014-15 Officers and Committee Chairs: President: Steve Lemenille;  Vice President Business: Sally Lee; Treasurer: Bill McMeekan; Vice President of Productions: Barbara Ruban; Secretary: Brian Remo; Director of Technical: Bill McMeekan;  Director of Performance and Immediate Past President: JoAnne Lemenille; Director of Box Office: Renate Bieber; Director of Playbill: Jessica Foerst; Director of Public Relations: Barbara Goldstein; Director of Grants: Don Mokrauer; Director of Facilities: Gail Smith; Director of Audience Services: Lucille Bills; Webmaster Steven Lemenlle; Casting Chair Linda Giuditta; Costumes Chair Doris Dias;  Props Chair JoAnne Lemenille;  Construction Chair: George Hiltz; Lighting Chair: Bill McMeekan;  Lighting Operator: Jessica Foerst; Sound Chair: Glen Crane; Sound Operator: Mike Bieber; Newsletter: Don Mokrauer;  Play Reading Chair: Drude Roessler, Member(s) Linda Giudita, Bobby Gleeman, Kay Macrae, Bill McMeekan, Drude Roessler, Gail Smith, Lucille Bills; Benefits Chair: Barbara Goldstein;   Construction crew member(s): Sal Villani,  Bob Smith,  Bill McMeekan,  Paul Kirsh.

Board Meetings 2014-15: Second Wednesday of each month. Call to Order at 7:30 PM.

2013-14 Officers and Committee Chairs: President: Steve Lemenille;  Vice President Business: Sally Lee; Treasurer: Bill McMeekan; Vice President of Productions: Barbara Ruban; Secretary: Brian Remo; Director of Technical: Bill McMeekan;  Director of Performance and Immediate Past President: JoAnne Lemenille; Director of Box Office: Renate Bieber; Director of Playbill: Jessica Foerst; Director of Public Relations: Barbara Goldstein; Director of Grants: Don Mokrauer; Director of Membership: Joyce Nowlin; Director of Facilities: Gail Smith; Director of Audience Services: Lucille Bills; Webmaster Steven Lemenlle; Casting Chair Linda Giuditta; Costumes Chair Doris Dias;  Props Chair JoAnne Lemenille;  Construction Chair: George Hiltz; Lighting Chair: Bill McMeekan;  Lighting Operator: Jessica Foerst; Sound Chair: Glen Crane; Sound Operator: Mike Bieber; Newsletter: Don Mokrauer;  Play Reading Chair: Drude Roessler, Member(s) Linda Giudita, Bobby Gleeman, Kay Macrae, Bill McMeekan, Drude Roessler, Gail Smith, Lucille Bills; Benefits Chair: Barbara Goldstein;   Construction crew member(s): Sal Villani,  Bob Smith,  Bill McMeekan,  Paul Kirsh.

Board Meetings 2013-2014: Third Wednesday of each month. Call to Order at 7:30 PM.

2012-13 Officers and Committee Chairs Director of Performance and Immediate Past President JoAnne Lemenille,  Director of Facilities Gail Smith,  Vice President Business Sally Lee,   Director of Membership Letty Hudak,  Director of Playbill Jessica Foerst,  Director of Public Relations Barbara Goldstein, Webmaster Steven Lemenlle,  Director of Tickets Renate Bieber,   Director of Audience Services Lucille Bills,  Director of Grants Don Mokrauer,  Vice President of Productions Barbara Ruban,  Casting Chair Linda Giuditta,  Costumes Chair Doris Dias,  Props Chair JoAnne Lemenille,  Director of Technical Bill McMeekan,  Construction Chair George Hiltz,  Lighting Bill McMeekan,  Sound Glen Crane,  Secretary Joyce Nowlin,  Newsletter Don Mokrauer,  Treasurer Bill McMeekan, Play Reading Chair Drude Roessler, Member(s) Linda Giudita, Bobby Gleeman, Kay Macrae, Bill McMeekan, Drude Roessler,  Benefits Chair Barbara Goldstein,  Costumes Doris Dias,   Construction Chair George Hiltz, Member(s) Sal Villani,  Bob Smith,  Bill McMeekan,  Paul Kirsh, Jessica Foerst (Lighting),  Mike Bieber (Sound) Board Meetings 2012-2013: Third Wednesday of each month. Call to Order at 7:30 PM. 

Past Presidents of Westfield Community Players 2009 - 2012 JoAnne Lemenille,  2007 - 2009 Letty Hudak 2004 - 07, Naomi Yablonsky, 1999 - 04 Donald F. Mokrauer, 1995 - 99 Cynthia Smyth, 1994 - 95 Carole McGee, 1993 - 94 Majorie F. VanAnda, 1990 - 93 Carole McGee, 1989 - 90 Michelle Brown, 1986 - 89 Nancy Connolly, 1984 - 86 Ed Lewis, 1980 - 84 Gerry Purdy, 1978 - 80 Gil Lane, 1977 - 78 Hank Glass, 1975 - 77 Arthur Wastie, 1973 - 75 Jack Wallace, 1972 - 73 Gerard M. Weiss, 1971 - 72 John E.Petersen, 1969 - 71 John Sosnowski, 1967 - 69 Arnold Claman, 1965 - 67 James R. Crawford, 1963 - 65 Robert C. Force, 1962 - 63 Howard C. Bredlau, 1961 - 62 George E. Johnston, 1959 - 61 Frederick G. Porter, 1957 - 59 Emil Singdahnsen, 1955 - 57 William G. Dudek, 1953 - 55 Vene Rinehart, 1952 - 53 Paul Houck, 1950 - 52 Lawrence J. Peterson, 1948 - 50 Louis V. Wilcox, 1947 - 48 Leslie H. Thomas, 1946 - 47 Sidney W. Coe, 1942 - 46 Victor McClain, 1941 - 42 Alan Thompson, 1939 - 41 Harold King, 1938 - 39 D. Oliphant Haynes, 1936 - 38 Sidney W. Coe, 1934 - 36 Lucy Buck Ellsberg.

WCP is a member of The American Association of Community Theatre (AACT), and New Jersey Association of Community Theaters (NJACT).

Recent News

  • The Man Who Came to Dinner at WCP

    (Westfield, NJ) Westfield Community Players (WCP) opens its 2017-2018 season with the classic comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner, by Moss Hart and George S.Kaufman on Oct. 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  It is being directed by Linda Viel, produced by Jean Lioy and stage managed by ...

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  • Susan Roberts to appear in "And Then There None" at WCP

    (Westfield, NJ) Susan Roberts of Edison will appear as Ethek Rogers in Agatha Christie's murder-mystery And Then There Were None opening October 15, 2016 at Westfield Community Players. It is being directed by Steve Lemenille, produced by Kay Macrae and stage managed by Ka...

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  • Shiva Kiani to star in "Proof" at WCP

    (Westfield, NJ – Feb. 18, 2013 ) Shiva Kiani of Newark, NJ will be starring in Westfield Community Players' (WCP) production of David Auburn's 2001 Pulitzer Prize and 2001 Drama Critic's Award winning play, Proof. Show dates are March 2, 9, 16, 22 & 23 at 8:00pm;...

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  • John Correll to star in "Proof" at WCP

    (Westfield, NJ – Feb. 18, 2013 ) Veteran NJ actor and director, John Correll, of Winfield Park, NJ will be starring in Westfield Community Players (WCP) production of David Auburn's 2001 Pulitzer Prize and 2001 Drama Critic's Award winning play, Proof. Show dates are...

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  • WCP receives grant from Investors Foundation
    WCP receives grant from Investors Foundation

    Westfield Community Players

    (Westfield, NJ) --- Westfield Community Players has been the recipient of a grant from Investors Bank Community Development Foundation. Established in 2005, the Investors Foundation enriches the lives of New Jersey and New York citizens by supporting initiatives in the art...

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    WCP and WWP

    Westfield Community Players

    Westfield Community Players presents WWP with donation (Westfield, NJ) --- Westfield Community Players (WCP) recently presented the Wounded Warrior Project with a check representing proceeds it raised during a special performance of Almost, Maine. [picture...

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    WCP and WWP

    Westfield Community Players

    For Information Contact: Steve Lemenille 908.232.9568 info@westfieldcommunityplayers.org For Immediate Release Westfield Community Players presents WWP with donation (Westfield, NJ) --- Westfield Community Players (WCP) recently presented the Wounded War...

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  • Cast of A Thousand Clowns
    Cast of A Thousand Clowns

    Westfield Community Players

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