From left to right:
Board Member Merrick Leler
Board Chairperson Linda Dobbs
Board Member Tricia Weinand
The Lakeway Players began in the fall of 2001, when a group of drama enthusiasts decided to perform a play written by local Lakeway resident, Sue Wright. The play was titled THE BEST LITTLE COURTHOUSE IN TEXAS and was performed at the newly opened Lakeway Activity Center. Since then, the Players have continued to produce two shows a year, usually a non-musical in the spring and a musical in the fall.
The purpose of the Lakeway Players is to perform regularly scheduled dramatic and musical presentations for public enjoyment through the involvement of volunteer performers and backstage workers.
The mission of the Lakeway Players is to foster and promote public interest in the performing arts by participating in all aspects of theatre, including writing, acting, singing, dancing, directing, sound, lighting, costuming, and backstage work.
In 2012, the Lakeway Players Community Theatre Group established the Ralph and Shirley Cox Memorial Scholarship to be awarded annually (subject to yearly Board approval) to a graduating Lake Travis High School senior pursuing advanced studies in some aspect of the performing arts. Each spring the Lakeway Players Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications submitted by local students, selecting those that are oriented towards the performing arts. The Committee interviews the candidates and makes its selection based on the perceived seriousness of the student and his/her need. The award certificate is officially presented each Spring by the Lakeway Players Chairperson and Board members. The monetary award is sent directly to the institution the student will attend, for credit to that student's account.
The $1,000 Scholarship award recipient for 2023 is Will Iannitelli