SINCE 1979

Artistic Director Louis Lopardi

Our Mission . . .

Founding Director Ken Bachtold "Art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer to shape it."     --- Vladimir Mayakovsky
A Company Of Players is dedicated to developing the skills of actors and others in the performing arts community, and to presenting plays that reflect the social, political, and human issues of our time.
Ours is a two-fold endeavor: a membership acting company encompassing a full intern program - so that our fully trained young actors can get the real-world experience they need to be true and effective on the stage. And soon, a playwright's lab - to show our new authors with a message the very real path from the page to the stage.
Robert Boardman as Oppenheimer in Louis Lopardi's Purgatory Project The great George Bernard Shaw once said: "Life is no ‘brief candle' to me. It's a splendid torch, which I've got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."


I fully believe that theatre can and should be a galvanizing instrument, an instrument to inspire audience members to question the purpose and actions of their lives and to encourage them to examine how they can contribute to the betterment of the world in which they live. I can think of no better calling for an artist.

Robert Boardman as Oppenheimer in Louis Lopardi's Purgatory Project

-- Louis Lopardi

Artistic Director

(c) 2007