A Brief History Of Cochin Community Players
The first production, of Agatha Christie's "The Rats" in December 1996, was a modest affair. Betty Ternier Daniels directed a cast of four--Charlotte Lockwood Baker, Bill Baker, Doug Daniels and Jean Reader. They were joined by Roy Challis of Battlefords Community Players, who contributed a reading of Ken Mitchell's "The Great Electrical Revolution." With the assistance of Bill Reader, the director and cast did everything from build the set (with flats and a portable stage lent by Battlefords Community Players) to run sound and lights. Cheryl and Rick Rann catered the dinner theatre production, which ran for two nights.
During the following years, the club steadily continued to grow. People from surrounding communities joined local members, productions increased to two a year, audiences grew to keep pace with additional performances, and the club expanded its mandate. Initially an off-shoot of Cochin Community Club, Cochin Community Players (CCP) soon became an independent organization affiliated with Theatre Saskatchewan. Marilynne Earl became the first executive produce. The club hosted two Art in the Garden events and a Valentine Day dinner & dance, and organized entertainment for Cochin Days. Under the leadership of Doug Daniels and Bill Readers it embarked on a major renovation of its performance space, transforming a bingo hall into a charming theatre. The club premiered two plays by Betty Ternier Daniels, and toured with its locally-written variety shows, "The Dirt on Gardening" and "More Dirt on Gardening."
Cochin Community Players continues to grow and to change. New members join as old members die, retire or move away. People take on new responsibilities. Performance and storage facilities improve. And the club takes on new challenges as it continues to provide community theatre for Cochin and the surrounding area.
Cochin Community Players Board of Directors is comprised of a group of individuals with a passion for the performing arts, and strive to maintain the level of professionalism and quality that our audience members have come to love.
Over. the years Carol has been script assistant, stage manager, assistant producer, producer and box office manager.
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Lloyd has been involved in community theatre for more than 20 years as a writer, actor, director, set builder and patron. He has had one of his plays produced in the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre Spring Festival.
Linda has been active in the club as an actor, sound technician, stage manager, assistant producer and director.
This is the 31st production that Fraser has been involved over the last 18 years with community theatre (including acting, stage managing and directing).
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Charlotte has been involved in Cochin Community Players as an actor, assistant director, and stage manager, in a number of plays since her return.
Having first performed with Cochin Community Players in “Nana’s Naughty
Knickers”, “Jenny’s House of Joy” and “Subject to Change”. We are pleased to have Michelle share her talent with us
After getting settled in the community, she knew the next step was to find a way to perform again. She was delighted when she got in contact with the Cochin Community Players and was offered the opportunity to perform