Peninsula Players Theater opens new corporate accommodation

The Peninsula Players Theater has inaugurated two new dormitories that will house its interns and staff members. The company announced the Act II fundraising campaign Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future on the opening night of its 87th season on Tuesday, June 14.

“We are delighted to inaugurate this essential project,” said general manager Brian Kelsey. “New intern and staff housing is a long overdue goal. It is remarkable to finally witness this historic moment.”

The Boldt Society has begun clearing the area to make way for two new sleeping quarters that will replace the aging and inadequate structures in which members of the Society currently reside. It will also replace the mobile outdoor shower trailer that currently serves as the main bathroom for those living in these structures. Modern amenities, such as indoor plumbing and air conditioning, will help attract the next generation of theater makers to the Peninsula Players Theater and Door County.

“The new accommodations will help us retain and attract the skilled interns and staff members needed to produce a full season of live theater and deliver the unique Peninsula Players Theater experience you know and love,” Kelsey said. “We look forward to meeting the current critical need for new housing, which will also enable future growth.”

“We are grateful to our extended theater family and the Door County community for helping us get this far!” said Board Chair Jill Herlache. “We are proud of our progress and hope our friends and community will continue to support us and ensure the future of our beloved theater.”

The expected completion date for the new dorms is May 1, 2023, just in time for the residence of the new interns and staff. “Next spring will be a very special time. It will be a privilege to welcome Enterprise 2023 to campus and watch them rejoice in the hard work and generosity of our community as they move into their new home,” said Kelsey.

To learn more about the theater’s Act II housing campaign and contribute to this vital project, please visit or contact Director of Development Danielle Szmanda at (920) 868-3287 or [email protected]

The Peninsula Players Theater is America’s oldest resident professional summer theater. It is unique in the country for its diverse productions, continued loyalty to a resident company, and its beautiful setting of 16 wooded acres along the cedar-lined shores of Green Bay. Over the past 87 years, the theater has become a Door County landmark and its foundational arts institution, attracting audiences from across Wisconsin and across the country. To learn more about the Peninsula Players Theatre, visit