About

Mission:

The Cape and Islands Theater Coalition works to strengthen the performing arts venues, organizations, audiences and individual artists of the region, and through the collaboration of our member theaters we endeavor to ensure the continued cultural richness of the area by providing opportunities for information and resource sharing, promotion of live performance, education and outreach, collegiality and cooperation for the benefit of the performing arts community, our audiences and supporters.

History:

Founded in 1995 by 5 theaters through the initiative and leadership of the Cape Cod 5 Bank and support from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, the Theater Coalition has flourished and now grown to 26 member theaters and producing organizations from Woods Hole to Provincetown, Nantucket and Marthas Vineyard.  With the Foundation’s continued financial assistance and the Bank’s support, the Theater Coalition is an outstanding example of the benefits all involved realize when organizations work together.

Thank You

Over 500,000 people attend our performances every year, with thousands more serving as volunteers and donors.  We gratefully acknowledge all those who support us and share our mission, and we particularly acknowledge the leadership of David Willard and the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, as well as the on-going support of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, which generously underwrote the development of this website.

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2015 GALA THEATER CELEBRATION!

Our 2015 Season Highlights Celebration was held on October 13, 2015 at Cotuit Center for the Arts. The event benefited the Theater Coalition and its 26 Cape & Islands nonprofit live performance member theaters and celebrate their 20 Years of Cultural Collaboration. The 4th Annual Season Highlights Celebration will be hosted by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition, with the evening featuring a reception and showcase performances from Cape and Islands theaters along with a tribute to the 20th Anniversary of the Coalition emceed by State Senator Dan Wolf, founder of Cape Air and longtime supporter of Cape theater.   Fun, food, drink, great entertainment and conversation will punctuate the celebration in support of our wonderful creative community.   The list of theaters tentatively scheduled to perform at the event include 4 of the 5 founding members of the Theater Coalition–

  • The Academy of Performing Arts (Orleans)
  • Cape Rep Theater (Brewster) 
  • Cape Cod Theatre Company (formerly Harwich Junior Theatre)
  • Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT)
  •  Along with host theater Cotuit Center for the Arts
  • And the newest member of the Coalition, the Barnstable Comedy Club.  

The casual evening will also include a drawing for theater tickets and other great prizes, a reception with sumptuous catered hors d’oeuvres, complimentary wine and soft drinks, and a cash bar.  Sponsored by Cape Air, proceeds from the evening go to support the Coalition and its 26 individual member theaters.   Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 -8:30 pm.  For Tickets Click Here or call 508-428-0669.   Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Rd (Rt. 28), Cotuit MA info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org   Tickets: $50.00 per person. $40 for Friends of Cape & Islands Theater. Available Through the Cotuit Box Office and Online. 508-428-0669, www.cotuitcenterforthearts.org, info@cotuitcenterforthearts.org Wine, hors d’oeuvres and theater performances.  Reserve Now!  logo-capeair

Additional Sponsors Include Cape Cod Five Bank,

Cape Cod Broadcasting and Yarmouth Wines & Spirits

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Watch a Video About Cape & Islands Theaters and the Theater Coalition

NEWS from the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition:

Barnstable Comedy Club Joins Coalition The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition is pleased to announce that the Barnstable Comedy Club has joined the Coalition, becoming its 26th member. Despite its name, the BCC is actually a community theater, with a big emphasis on the word ‘community.’  In general they perform four main productions per season, as well as other special events such as The Annual Barnstable Village Holiday Stroll, staged readings, and acting and directing workshops. The Barnstable Comedy Club (BCC), located on Route 6A in Barnstable Village, was established in 1922 and is the oldest community theater on Cape Cod. You can learn more about BCC by visiting their website at:  www.barnstablecomedyclub.org, and be sure to order your tickets for The King and I opening November 6.

Theater News & Interviews on TV

The Cape &  Islands Theater Coalition has launched a new television show.  StageStruck! will feature theater news, interviews, information on what’s playing at our 24 member theaters, and behind the scenes insights into our local and regional theaters and theater community.  Produced in association with the Cape Cod Media Center (Comcast Channel 99), serving Barnstable, Yarmouth, Dennis, Harwich and Chatham, the show can also be seen on YouTube on the  Cape & Islands Theater Coalition channel.  Click below to view programs.

2014 Theater Guide and Calendar Available

The 2014 Theater Guide is now available at our member theaters box offices and lobbies, other local attractions, Chamber of Commerce offices and area visitor centers, hotels and restaurants.  If you’d like to receive a copy by mail, send your name and mailing address to info@capecodlive.org.  For an electronic copy, click the links below: 2014 Performance Calendar, 2014 Theater Profiles

Harbor Stage Company Joins Theater Coalition

We’re delighted to announce that Harbor Stage Company in Wellfleet, MA has joined the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition.  Harbor Stage Company is an ensemble of professional theater artists who operate out of the Harbor Stage.  The co-founders met while performing for the space’s former tenant (WHAT) and have collaborated in various capacities on more than a dozen plays over the past decade.  In 2012, the collective banded together to re-invigorate the Harbor’s legacy of challenging live performance and return an artist-run operation to the iconic theater.  Their first two seasons garnered overwhelming critical praise and successfully rejuvenated the Harbor’s artists, core audience, and artistic reputation. The Harbor Stage Company is a 501(c)(3) incorporated non-profit. Harbor Stage Company’s mission is to preserve and promote the legacy of challenging live performance on the Outer Cape.  Their ensemble of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers doubles as the company’s administrators, ensuring an operation that prioritizes the artistic process.  They prize innovation and are committed to making their work accessible to the broadest possible community.  They do great shows at affordable prices for the right reason.

Theater Coalition Announces Appointment of its First Executive Director

The Cape & Islands Theater Coalition announced today that it has created the new position of Executive Director and has appointed David B. Kaplan to fill the post.  The members of the Coalition took this step in recognition of the expansion of the Coalition and its activities on behalf of the Cape and Islands live performance theaters, and in anticipation of greater collaboration and outreach by the organization.  The Coalition is composed of 24 member theaters and a Friends organization which helps raise support and promote theatergoing.  Best known for its annual printed and online Theater Guide and Calendar, the Coalition is primary funded through member dues and sustaining grants from the Cape Cod 5 Bank Foundation, along with assistance from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and other corporate and individual supporters.

David Kaplan had held the volunteer position of Co-Chair at the Coalition prior to becoming Executive Director.  He is a member of the board of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Dennis Village Improvement Society, President of the Jeremiah Kaplan Foundation, and serves on numerous Chamber of Commerce, civic and Town committees.  He has also served on the boards of Eventide Arts Theater, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Harwich-Dennis Rotary Club.

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We’re delighted to announce the latest theaters to have joined the Theater Coalition!

Harbor Stage Company
White Heron Theatre
Peregrine Theatre Ensemble 
The Falmouth Theatre Guild
Theater Workshop of Nantucket
Vineyard Playhouse
Buzzards Play Productions

Please support them, see their shows, volunteer, visit their websites and “Like” them on Facebook.  Scroll down for more information about each theater. With our new members from Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard comes a new name for the Theater Coalition. We’re now: The Cape and Islands Theater Coalition (CITC)

Mission:

The Cape and Islands Theater Coalition works to strengthen the performing arts venues, organizations, audiences and individual artists of the region, and through the collaboration of our member theaters we endeavor to ensure the continued cultural richness of the area by providing opportunities for information and resource sharing, promotion of live performance, education and outreach, collegiality and cooperation for the benefit of the performing arts community, our audiences and supporters.

History:

Founded in 1995 by 5 theaters through the initiative and leadership of the Cape Cod 5 Bank and support from the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, the Theater Coalition has flourished and now grown to 24 member theaters and producing organizations from Woods Hole to Provincetown.  With the Foundation’s continued financial assistance and the Bank’s support, the Theater Coalition is an outstanding example of the benefits all involved realize when organizations work together.

Thank You

Over 400,000 people attend our performances every year, with thousands more serving as volunteers and donors.  We gratefully acknowledge all those who support us and share our mission, and we particularly acknowledge the leadership of David Willard and the Cape Cod 5 Foundation, as well as the on-going support of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, which generously underwrote the development of this website.

Who We Are:

We’re Cape & Islands Live! …24 theaters and producing organizations working together to ensure a bright future for theater and all of the performing arts on the Cape and Islands.  The Cape and Islands Theater Coalition is an all volunteer group, with no paid staff.  Our officers are: David Willard, Chair; David B. Kaplan, Executive Director.  Our member theater organizations are:

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