Old Academy Players is a non-profit community theater established in 1923 located in the East Falls section of Philadelphia in the charming, historic Old Academy building, where Grace Kelly & Robert Prosky began their acting careers!
OAP, with an annual season of 6 main stage productions & 3 special productions, has presented classic works by Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, & Tennessee Williams, contemporary plays by Michael Hollinger, Bruce Graham, & Yasmina Reza, & new works by Nancy Frick & Barbara Pease Weber, both OAP members.
OAP Children's Arts Program introduces kids to the joys of theater with hands-on exploration & learning about acting, musical theater & dance with 3 days of discovery & rehearsal transformed into a "Showcase Performance" presented on OAP main stage for thrilled parents, family & friends.
Summer Act-One Bonanza, founded in 2009 by Chris Schenk, features new playwrights & directors. Chris lost his fight with cancer March 25, 2012. His legacy lives on at OAP.