About


OUR BEGINNINGS

In the spring of 1964, a group of neighbors met at the new NCCA building and decided they wanted to form a community theatre group. They had no idea that they were planting the seeds for what is now a well regarded professional theatre that has endured for over 50 years.
 

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Chamberlayne Actors Theatre is to present quality productions to metro Richmond, while fostering an appreciation for the theatre arts in the larger community. We strive to be a theatre that educates and nurtures the next generation of theatre artists, while amplifying the talents of our theatre veterans.
 

OUR VISION

At CAT, we welcome those new, recently returned, or well established in theatre. We believe that offering an educational and positive environment for community members will foster opportunities where people can learn new skills or hone their craft.

At CAT, we strive to maintain professional standards of performance and production.

At CAT, we believe that anyone can create theatre, no matter their experience, their creed, or their age. We welcome those with a willingness to learn and a desire to teach others.
 

OUR PERFORMANCES

CAT Theatre continues to stage professional stage productions at its original home, utilizing regional talent, artistic directors and designers from the community. We also have a dedicated group of volunteers who help build sets, usher at performances, and create costumes and props.
 

OUR DIRECTION

We are guided by a Board of Directors who volunteer their time to help to take CAT Theatre into its next half century, heading committees who read and choose the plays CAT performs, managing marketing campaigns, and looking to the future of the non-profit theatre group.
 

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Charles Wax - President
Mike Fletcher - Vice-President
Ann Davis - Secretary
Kim Barnes - Treasurer
Kelly St. Clair - Immediate Past President
Shari Adams
Barry Green
Rob Hoffmann
Tiffany Jenkins - ex-officio
Hunter Mass
Cynthia Mitchell
Crystal Oakley
Lisa Piper