History & Future
Our journey began in New York City as Mercia Entertainment in 2011. We achieved our nonprofit status in 2013. Over the last 5 years, we’ve produced several fundraisers, three readings, six outdoor Shakespeare shows, and now our first musical here in Orange County. In addition we were asked by chashama NYC to perform Hamlet at their 2015 gala and in one of their outdoor spaces. In that process, we’ve worked with hundreds of actors, designers, multiple vendors, and Actor’s Equity. Once the company shifted to Greenwood Lake, NY we’ve expanded our personnel, produced a musical locally and are renaming ourselves as Greenwood Lake Theater to better reflect the community we serve. The ultimate goal of Greenwood Lake Theater is to provide Orange County with a resident professional theater company, as well as greater access to theater education to enhance an already wonderful community. Our first offering in Orange County began during the summer of 2016 where we presented a professional production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" in Greenwood Lake, NY on September 9th & 10th 2016. It was our first time performing under our new mission and the final result was a wonderful, well-received show. In the next year, we are going to file the necessary paperwork to change Mercia Entertainment to Greenwood Lake Theater, and to expand our board to include local voices from our community.