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The St. James Players is a community theatre troupe founded in 2011 by members of St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, as part of the church's community outreach mission.  Each summer, the troupe brings to life a classical play (William Shakespeare was where we started!) for contemporary audiences, and has expanded to include community theatre performers from throughout Northern New Jersey with a wide range of acting experience and professional backgrounds.  The troupe welcomes new members and anyone interested in theatre craft.  We embrace a collaborative artistic approach, where new ideas, character exploration, and modern interpretations of classic texts are considered part of the creative process.


Past Productions:

2011 - A Midsummer Night's Dream

2012 - The Tempest

2013 - Twelfth Night

2014 - The Merry Wives of Windsor

2015 - The Taming of the Shrew

2016 - Macbeth

2017 - As You Like It

2018 - Measure for Measure

2019 - Julius Caesar

2020 - "Bard in the Yard" (Online)

2021 - Break due to COVID

2022 - Romeo and Juliet

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