The Play Troupe of Port Washington
New York State's oldest chartered amateur theater company, dedicated to creating outstanding work in a positive, community-minded atmosphere for every generation in Port Washington.
Play Troupe's 2012 revival was strengthened immeasurably by support from the Peter & Jeri Dejana Family Foundation. In gratitude, and with first-hand appreciation for what this type of support makes possible, we began producing fundraising events to benefit other non-profits.
Play Troupe first "gave back" in 2013 with Songs for Cecilia, a series of informal cabaret performances to benefit St. Stephen's Church, helping replace the flooring in the church's well-used, well-loved St. Cecilia Room.
In 2014, Play Troupe began producing fundraisers in partnership with the foundation. 100% of proceeds from a performance of The 1940's Radio Hour benefited the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults.
Most recently, Play Troupe presented "Save the Music Long Island" featuring Rich Jacques and friends, benefiting the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and a music scholarship fund at LIU Post, on November 22, 2014.