About the productions
"The National Players troupe is a gem and the actors visiting KCC enriched my life!"
— Penelope Stickney, Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
"My audience LOVED it. I received emails and Facebook posts from teachers who brought their students to the matinee performance. I have never seen our high school students so focused and quiet during a performance. The evening performance was also a success.... Our president sent me an email that evening saying that he thought it was a wonderful production and that we needed to do more shows like it."
— Patty Colosimo, Pitt-Bradford Arts (Bradford, PA)
"...The Players did an incredible job and put on an amazing performance!! The workshops yesterday were magical - they had the kids totally into it -and these kids could not wait to see their new heroes on the stage today! The production could not be more cool and exciting and the cast is just perfect... these young actors are the nicest people and very gracious and wonderful to work with. Many, many thanks! We are thrilled!. NPA would be honored to recommend the National Players"
— Paula Albertsson, Northshire Performing Arts (Dorset, VT)
"The 8 actors in Romeo and Juliet by the National Players, under the direction of Jason King Jones, attack this play like it was written yesterday and no one in the world has seen it before. It is one of the best productions of this play I’ve ever seen."
— Jessica Vaughan, DC Metro Theater Arts
About the workshops
“…students and teachers consistently sing your praises.”
— Nancy Grasmick, Maryland State Superintendent of Schools
“Thank you and all of the Players AGAIN for an absolutely wonderful workshop. The teachers really enjoyed it and one even said it was the best professional workshop they had ever attended.”
— Brady Smith, Program Manager (Peace Center for Performing Arts, SC)
"Thank you for bringing us this amazing experience for our students."
— Jessica Speck (TS Wootton High School, MD)
"William Shakespeare will no longer be 'a guy that was a writer' in my home, but a remarkable poet and fantastic artist."
— Kimberly Longtin (Kankakee Community College student)
"You can write about anything! Just put the judgement behind you and write!"
— 8th grader, Herbert Hoover Middle School (Rockville, MD)