Our mission is to nurture creativity, confidence, compassion and community through the performing arts.
Each young person who takes part in our programs is seen as an individual with his or her own strengths, talents and goals. No matter what role he or she plays in a particular production, our professional educators make sure that each young performer is challenged to grow to his or her potential. Our classes and summer camps culminate in full-scale productions taught by professional artists and educators. Our performances are of the highest quality, and our classes allow our young performers to hone important skills in acting, voice, diction, dance, in addition to understanding the importance of cooperation. Each year, Gas Lamp Players stages a Main Stage Production with a cast of adults, teens and children from Glen Ridge and the surrounding communities. We are proud to have so many families that audition, rehearse and perform together on the Ridgewood Avenue School Stage. Fathers and daughters, mothers and sons, cousins and uncles… The spirit of community is alive and well in our non-profit organization.
We are extremely grateful for the continued support of the Glen Ridge school district and community.
Gas Lamp Inc. is a U.S. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, independent arts organization. We are funded by revenues generated through participation fees, ticket sales & program ads, and are run by a group of dedicated professionals and volunteers. We welcome anyone with an interest in the performing arts to become involved with our programs. The Glen Ridge Board of Education provides valuable space for classes, rehearsals and performances at the Glen Ridge High School and the Ridgewood Avenue School Auditorium. Gas Lamp Players is proud to donate revenue from each project back to the school system and to various organizations in Glen Ridge.
Gas Lamp Players is run by a dedicated team of Executive Officers, who meet each week and is in charge of the day-to-day business of Gas Lamp Players. The members of the Executive Committee are Meredith Eaton, Kristy Graves, Teressa Kallay, Eileen Kelly, Cyndi Owgang and Rennae Pelayo.
The Board of Directors of Gas Lamp Inc. includes Don Flynn, Lisa McElwee, Jeff Prior, Elizabeth Chang, Maria Marchione-Novoa, Shannin Van Wayenberge and Michael Potters. The Board helps with the overall direction of Gas Lamp Inc.