Sumter Players Mission

To Entertain
To Provide An Outlet For Talent
To Make A Cultural Contribution

What Is Sumter Players?

Sumter Players, Inc. is a Georgia Non Profit Corporation, tax exempt as a public charity under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. See Forms 990 for 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004.

Membership is not required for participation in the events and projects of Sumter Players. Participation is open to everyone without regard to age, gender, color, national origin, race, disability or any other defining characteristic. Except for admission to most productions, there is never a fee to participate in Sumter Players.

The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors of between eleven (11) and eighteen (18) persons elected by the membership to serve staggered terms of three (3) years each. An annual membership meeting is held in May or June for the election of up to six (6) directors. Officers are elected annually by the Board of Directors at the first Board meeting after the annual membership meeting.

The membership is those persons who have purchased a season subscription to attend the performances of Sumter Players at prices and on conditions established from time to time by the Board of Directors. Memberships exist for a period of one (1) year and are infinitely renewable by purchasing a season subscription. Everyone residing on Earth is eligible to become a member of Sumter Players, Inc. and receive the benefits listed on the Subscription Page.

The Archives Page has a list of the plays produced by Sumter Players over the years.

Contact Sumter Players

Mailing Address
Sumter Players, Inc.
PO Box 154
Americus, GA 31709

229 924-2645


Performance Venue
Rylander Theatre
310 West Lamar Street
Americus, GA 31709

Everyone Volunteers

Everyone involved in Sumter Players, its events and projects is an unpaid volunteer. Casting auditions are publicly announced and roles are assigned by the volunteer production director subject only to artistic requirements.

Sumter Players welcomes not only performers and backstage talent, but almost any skill -- carpentry, journalism, photography, painting, etc, etc. All interested are invited to contact us or any Board member.

Board of Directors
(as of June 2012)
Until June 2015 Until June 2016 Until June 2014
Chris BarrBill KrensonElizabeth Gurnack
David FinleyVacantJohn Parks
Will DozierStephanie HarveyVacant
Ray MannilaDerrick BryantHarriett Peak
Stephanie SteinhorstTom McFarlandIrmgard Schopen
Donna MinichEllen CotterPat Spann
(as of July 2013)
Name Office
Derrick BryantPresident
David FinleyVice-president (Finance & Administration)
Ray MannilaVice-president (Production)
Will DozierSecretary
Bill KrensonTreasurer

Acting and Other Awards Are Presented At the Annual Meeting!