Behind The Scenes
Jake Kooiker moved with his family to Washington Island approximately eight years ago. As he describes, his start on stage was acting in the play “Shadowlands” at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center. Now completing his senior year of high school, you’ll find Jake in the Control Booth managing the lighting for TPAC performances.
Like many people who become involved with Island Payers, Carol Amadio and her husband Anselm retired to the Island without any stage experience. Her previous professional vocations as a lawyer, a social worker, and an Episcopal priest left no time for stage drama. Previous IP managing director, Joyce Morehouse, unlocked her talents and got her on stage!
Island Players is community theater. Many, many people from the Washington Island community have contributed to enabling live theater on the island, over many years.