About The Marco Players

Marco Players TheaterThe Marco Players is the oldest not-for-profit, 501(c)3, community theater on Marco Island.  As a small organization supported by volunteers, The Marco Players operates year-round to deliver live community theater, music, and display the works of local artists to residents and visitors of SW Florida.

Started in the 1970’s (est. 1974) as a children’s play reading group, it was eventually re-created as an adult community theater known as The Marco Island Players. In the late 1970’s, the Players incorporated as a non-profit corporation, now known as The Marco Players.

In the early 1990’s, with the cooperation of Marco Town Center Mall, The Marco Players settled into its current leased spaces which serve as the rehearsal space, box office, tech booth and 83-seat theater space.

The Marco Players mission is to:

  • Create and perform affordable, high quality, amateur theater,
  • Encourage participation in and appreciation of theater, and
  • Provide educational and enrichment opportunities and outreach programs for all residents and visitors.

The Marco Players Theater is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization, EIN 65-0320504, under Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the IRS Code. As a result, your contribution is tax deductible to the extent of the law, provided no goods are exchanged.

The Advisory Board offers input and support to The Marco Players on decisions related to outreach, programming, and fundraising.

Karen Swanker, Artist-in-Residence

Heidi Berge

Patti Caroli

Robin Bache Gray

Brett Marston

Annie Rosemond

Jay Terzis

Gayle Thawley

Jessica Clark Wallett

Honorary Members

Senator Kathleen Passidomo

Commissioner Donna Fiala