Center Players

Center Players is a community theater program of the Center for the Arts in Homer, New York. Center Players produces quality, live theater productions at affordable prices, by and for the greater community and provides a venue and an experience for community artists to practice and display their craft.


msnd-headerA Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Louise Felker

August 9 – Homer Village Green – 6:00pm
August 10 – Courthouse Park, Downtown Cortland – 6:00pm
August 11 – 1890 House Back Yard – 2:00pm & 6:00pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.



Chiller Haunted House
October 25, 26, 27

The Chiller Haunted House (formerly located at Suggett Park in Cortland has now moved to the haunted halls of the Center for the Arts in Homer !

Seeking Actors to play the roles of “tour guides” through the haunt as well as participate in the other activities we plan.

We also need volunteers to help with set up and tear down!

Anyone interested can contact Jim Coon at 756-1734 or e-mail





The Wizard of Oz
December 12 – 15

September 17 + 18
All ages are encouraged to audition for the following roles:

Available parts are:
Dorothy (shared role between two actors, 2 performances each)
Aunt Em
Uncle Henry
Flying Monkeys
Emerald City Citizens

Directed by Jim Coon
e-mail with questions

Limited rehearsals will take place starting in November

Formerly known as “C4Act,” Center Players is committed to building community by creating opportunities for learning through acting, directing, writing and technical aspects of live theater. An annual season featuring a diverse offering of community theater productions will involve participants, and welcomes new “players” of all skill levels.

The term “community theatre” was coined by Louise Burleigh in 1917. The movement has been called “art theatre,” “little theatre,” “amateur theatre,” even “tributary theatre,” and it engages people in theatrical activity, albeit part-time, than all the rest of the American theatre put together.

For more information email: or call (607) 749-4900.