Who We Are
THE GOLDEN HEART PLAYERS (GHP), was established in 2005. It grew out of workshops offered to the seniors as part of their Uptown Shepherd's Center (now the Kinship Center) experience. None of the participants had theatre backgrounds. Most were reticent participants simply looking for a distraction. It has since transformed into a bona fide community theatre performing at professional venues and scores of senior centers, churches, neighborhood associations, and civic clubs. Currently, half the performers are not connected with the Center and several have theatre backgrounds. Those who had no acting background have developed skills in improvisation and script development. New members are always welcome.
The success of the "Oldest Theatre Company in New Orleans" (based on age) is a testament to the value of theatre as a lifelong pursuit that benefits any age participant. Therein lies its value to the community.