About Us / MISSION & HISTORY


Mission

The ActorsNET of Bucks County strives to attract the Delaware Valley's best theatrical talent to work and grow together to meet the challenges of a diverse repertoire. Productions range from the classics to new works that appeal to and expand the theatrical tastes of audiences from all ages, incomes, and cultural backgrounds. Through staging quality shows and providing training and support to actors of all ages, we are committed to keeping the best traditions of the American theatre alive. We welcome our audience as neighbors and invite them into the world that is being created on stage.

History

Since its founding in 1996 by Cheryl and Joe Doyle, a married couple whose acting credits nationwide span stage, radio, television and film, The NET has produced approximately a show a month-- from musical revues to Broadway musicals to classic American comedies to new dramas to Shakespeare and Ibsen.

Cheryl serves as the company's artistic director, Joe as general manager and playwright-in-residence. An active Board of Directors and numerous volunteers work hard to keep things running smoothly.

As resident theater company at the intimate 85-seat Heritage Center (which The NET's corps of volunteers converted from municipal garage into performance space), Actors' NET enjoys a unique partnership with the Borough of Morrisville. The theater attracts countless visitors to the borough throughout the year -- many of whom frequent local restaurants and other business establishments.

The NET also provides training for actors of all ages -- and since 1999 has been running a popular four-week musical theatre program for students ages 7 - 12 and 13 - 17. Called "Summer Stars," upon completion of the instruction in acting, singing and dance the students perform full length shows custom-written to ensure there are no bit roles and everyone has his and her opportunity to shine. Over the years, a number of these students have gone on to careers in the performing arts, including regional theatre, Broadway and into the music industry.