"Righteousness exalts a nation. Hate just makes people miserable.”

--- Fannie Lou Hamer, 1917-1977, Civil Rights Icon

Theater plays a vital role in society, it affirms universal truths, it provides a mirror to see the truth about ourselves, 

and it inspires us to do better.

Since its founding in 1974, The Morningside Players has been recognized for artistic excellence and acknowledged

 for promoting community and engaging the richly diverse Morningside Heights neighborhood.

December 2021

The Morningside Players and The Morningside Gardens Family Activities Committee presented a summer

youth writing project, Page to Stage. The project 

culminated with a friends and family reading of works 

on December 11, 2021. 

Writing Theme: The Pandemic and Me: Teens Write and Explain it All


Neighborhood teens explored various writing styles, including monologue, playwriting, narrative, and poetry.


Our intrepid young writers demonstrated

enhanced storytelling and writing/playwriting skills. The reading provided an outlet to process COVID-19 pandemic stresses and a platform for participants

to be “heard” by the community.


The Morningside Players gratefully acknowledges support 

from Columbia Community Service

Taryn Matusik | Teaching Artist

Morningside Retirement & Health Services | Meeting Space

Please consider donating to The Morningside Players. 
will go toward future productions, Zoom readings, and community outreach.

Morningside Gardens - Home to The Morningside Players