Forum Players is an award-winning theatre club, comprised primarily of program majors but open to students of all majors, at Genesee. The club produces shows in a variety of genres every year, and also tours regionally with its annual Children’s Theatre production. Students run the entire show in every hands-on aspect, including acting, tech, and organization.
Forum Players take annual trips to important professional theatrical venues, such as the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada, attending a variety of shows and “talk backs” with professional actors. GCC’s theatre program also brings professional acts to the College, where students can participate in workshops with guest artists, developing and honing creative and marketable skills.
Some of our outstanding recent productions include The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the original musical, A Tinker’s Tale. Students get a wide variety of opportunities in all types of productions: musicals, comedies, dramas, children’s theatre, and plays focusing on important social and ethnic issues. Recently, the Children’s Theatre produced Strong Kids, which addressed such important topics as bullying and peer pressure. Last year’s production, Three Wise Monkeys, traveled to sell-out crowds around the GLOW region.