"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.

Calling All Teens!

The Morningside Players and The Morningside Gardens Family Activities Committee



A Neighborhood Youth Writing Project

 -  Page to Stage  -


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

Open to Morningside Heights teens ages 12-18


In-Person and Zoom Sessions in August

Cost: Free

Participants, led by Teaching Artist Taryn Matusik, will explore playwriting/dramatic writing of a short piece, monologue, story, scene, poem, rap, or song.


Our young writers can perform it - or have one of our actors read it -

at a special informal September performance.

Please alert all Morningside Heights families who may have interested teens!


For more information: morningsideplayers@gmail.com or call 646-200-5089

Funded By: Columbia Community Service

TMP is delighted to present
an Ode to New York

A musical and literary tribute to our fabulous, multicultural and resilient city!

Delicious quotes from Dorothy Parker, Langston Hughes, Truman Capote, Nora Ephron, Alicia Keys, John Updike, James Baldwin and many others.

Musical Supervisor: Jim Fredericks

Director and Editor: Luke Hofmaier

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Women's History Month 2021 

For Women's History Month, TMP honor the women health care workers fighting the COVID pandemic.

         The Morningside Players present Women's History Month: The Healers

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

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