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Commonwealth Theatre Center

1123 Payne Street
Louisville KY 40204
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Who We Are

STAFF: Walden Theatre / Blue Apple Players staff are performing arts professionals possessing a wide range of expertise in various theatrical disciplines plus skilled administrators with considerable experience and a record of growth and excellence. Most importantly, all are committed to the development of young people.

STUDENTS: The organization serves more than 47,000 youth from a wide array of backgrounds and experiences plus 5,000 adults. Students hail from 54 zip codes, including 250 schools and community centers throughout the Kentuckiana region. In addition to in-school educational experiences, extracurricular classes, and a full season of fully-produced plays, students engage with the community in many significant ways–including closing at Fund for the Arts events, community partner performances in association with Kentucky Shakesepaere, and as performers with Actors Theatre of Louisville, StageOne Family Theatre, plus commercial and film projects.

ALUMNI: Walden Theatre alumni are sought after by the nation's top BFA theatre programs, and 100% of recent graduates advanced to post-secondary programs in an array of disciplines. Recent graduates have matriculated at Carnegie Mellon, Brown University, Princeton University, DePaul University, Indiana University, Centre College, and many more top schools nationwide. The skills and capacities students acquire at Walden Theatre – creative problem solving, tolerance, confidence, maturity, teamwork, commitment, and communication – translate well into any career, whether on stage or in the classroom or in the boardroom.

SUPPORTERS: Our newly-merged organization thrives thanks to a wide range of supporters.