A Message from the Artistic Director
When I returned to community theatre in 2012 it was once again the PTPA that opened its doors and arms to me. The PTPA became a space for me to exercise artistic expression through performance and direction for which I am truly appreciative. Working with scores of talented people from northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond at the PTPA has been a continuous learning and teaching experience that I truly cherish.
As a member of the theatre’s board of directors since 2018, President of the board, and now Artistic Director, I hope to contribute to others finding the same supportive home at the PTPA as I have. In this most trying of times the theatre should continue to be a space that is both safe AND challenging. Safe for children and adults of all experience levels, races, ethnicities, and affinities to healthily express and be themselves through art and performance; but also challenging - continuing to grapple with big ideas, philosophical questions, and topical social issues so that we may grow as an inclusive, informed, and compassionate community.
Above all, it is my sincerest hope that this theatre continues to be a beacon for youth and young adults to develop their talents, skills, and personalities; and a place for the community to partake in quality entertainment that is both professional and homegrown. There is truly nothing else exactly like community theatre, in terms of what it offers to those both onstage and in the audience, and now more than ever we need its unique gifts in our lives.
- Adam Randis, PTPA Artistic Director