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    A Brief History of National Players:

    Celebrating its 70th season, National Players is a unique ensemble bringing innovative theatre to communities large and small across the United States. Founded in 1949, National Players is the hallmark outreach program of Olney Theatre Center in Olney, Maryland. A model for artistic collaboration and national education outreach, National Players embodies the Olney Theatre Center educational pedagogy: to unleash the creative potential in our audiences and artists, and to stimulate individual empowerment. National Players exemplifies these goals by presenting self-sustained productions of Shakespeare and other classics to learners of all ages and in all environments. Through performances and integrated educational programs, National Players empowers these learners to build stronger communities through artistic collaboration. National Players has performed in 42 states; in the White House; and for American military in Europe, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. Committed to artistic excellence and community engagement, National Players has brought literature to life for more than 3 million people.

    Check out the videos below for more information about the National Players. If you have further questions or would like to submit a video audition, please email [email protected]

    Tour 72 Information: Introductions

    What life is like as a National Player

    Technical Skills

    Being a Teaching Artist

    What Tour 72 will be like

    Being a National Player

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