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The Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group is the dream of former school teacher, Mrs. Nikki Andrews.  Mrs. Andrews found that the standard school curriculum left little or no time in the classroom for the performing arts.  In addition, the younger students received very little exposure since most drama clubs were only available to the upper grades.  Mrs. Andrews wrote a request for a grant, which was later approved and awarded by the Maryville City School Foundation.  The group held its first performance in 2005 and has thrived ever since.

Mission Statement: The Primary Players Children’s Theatre group is a drama troupe consisting of students ages 8 through 18.

Main Objective: Provide opportunity and instruction in the Dramatic Arts while providing a fun and positive experience.

Goal: To develop and practice a variety of theatrical skills including but not limited to dramatic expression, artistic interpretation, technical presentation, makeup, sets, and costume design.

Students participating in Primary Players will developed a heightened appreciation of the theatrical arts and will recognize the important role of the Arts in their community.

The Primary Players Children’s Theatre Group is honored to be the Resident Children’s Theatre Group of the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee.

Our 2018 Board of Directors:

Nikki Andrews, FounderNeil Stiles, President
Robyn Blair, Vice PresidentJohn Cherry, Artistic Director
Denise Weston, TreasurerMissy Ament, Secretary
Sherry Ogle, DirectorBeth Ballard, Director
Dustin Rader, DirectorSusie Smith, Director