Traveling Players Ensemble
Traveling Players Ensemble is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theatre company. Our mission is to bring great theatre into the great outdoors. In achieving this mission, TPE is guided by several beliefs:
- an appreciation of nature. TPE strives to link theatrical work to nature by rehearsing and performing outdoors and by producing plays in which nature is a dominant theme;
- an ensemble is an ideal structure in which to foster creativity and a sense of community. TPE's educational programs work intensively with small ensembles, thereby ensuring personalized attention and significant growth as an artist;
- artistic creation is fundamental to forming one's identity, especially for teens in their unique and complex transition between childhood and adulthood.
Traveling Players Ensemble (TPE) was founded in 2003 by Producing Artistic Director Jeanne E. Harrison as a 501(c)(3) professional theatre company based in Great Falls, VA. Since then, the company has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Colonial Williamsburg, Shenandoah National Park, Lime Kiln Theater, Reston's Multicultural Festival, and the International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap, as well as numerous parks and summer camps throughout Fairfax County.