American Players Theatre 2020 Press Kit

Photo: The 2019 production of The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson. Photo by Liz Lauren.

Welcome to American Players Theatre

American Players Theatre is located on 110 wooded acres near the village of Spring Green, Wisconsin. From June through November, the theater produces nine plays in rotating repertory – five in the flagship Hill Theatre, our 1089-seat outdoor theater, which was completely remodeled in 2017 – and four in the intimate 201-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre.

For more information about APT, photos or interviews, contact:

Jess Amend, Marketing Content Manager | 608.588.9240 | jamend@americanplayers.org

Sara Young, Director of Communications | 608.588.9238 | syoung@americanplayers.org

The Core Acting Company

APT's Core Acting Company. Front row: Tracy Michelle Arnold, Gavin Lawrence, Melisa Pereyra, Marcus Truschinski, Artistic Director, Brenda DeVita. Middle: David Daniel, Nate Burger, Colleen Madden, Sarah Day, Kelsey Brennan, Brian Mani. Back: James Ridge, Jim DeVita, Tim Gittings. Photo by Hannah Jo Anderson.

Now, a forest 40 miles from the nearest city is a surprising venue for world-class theater. But these sylvan stages draw talent from around the country, both on stage and behind the scenes. Including a core company of actors at the heart of our company – artists who have decided to make APT their artistic home. Having worked together for years on our stage and others, they have a chemistry that’s hard to match, and the put every ounce of it into these stories.

Full bios for the 2020 Acting Company, including the Core Company can be found here.

Spring Green, Wisconsin

There’s something just a little otherworldly about APT’s hometown. In part, it’s the land - known as the Driftless Area, it's replete with rolling hills and stony bluffs, artfully divided by the Wisconsin River. We can thank the glaciers for all of this. Or rather, we can thank them for gliding strategically around our little slice of the heartland, leaving Spring Green and the surrounding area completely unique in the region.

But it’s not just the earth beneath our feet that makes this place what it is. It’s the atmosphere; the subtle thrill of being part of a perfect summer day. It’s the people; the eclectic mix of arty and earthy that runs through the folks that call this place home. Creative people like Frank Lloyd Wright, who chose to make Spring Green not just his home, but the home of his architecture school, Taliesin, located just up the road from APT.

Sure, it’s a bit off the beaten path. A tad shy of the typical mint-on-the-pillow amenities you might find in more cosmopolitan areas. But what Spring Green has to offer is something a little harder to come by, and a lot harder to recreate.


We hope the following information will acquaint you with this surprising theater in the woods. Please contact Jess Amend at jamend@americanplayers.org, 608.588.9240 for additional information, electronic images or to schedule artist interviews.

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