We are saddened to hear of the passing of dear

Arthur French

the wonderful actor, director and teacher.


















Besides his lauded Broadway, film and TV career Arthur performed in many shows with The Morningside Players over the years, notably his leading role as Dr. Sloper in The Heiress.


His directing credits at TMP included our AUDELCO Award winning production of Fences and A Raisin in the Sun (AUDELCO nominated).

You can read his obituary in The New York Times here.


We will miss his kindness, wisdom and good humor very much and we honor his tremendous contribution to theater in all forms.

Arthur teaching at HB Studios
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TMP's A Raisin In The Sun, directed by Arthur. 
Left to right: Mervyn Morris, Georgia Southern.
Photo credit: Paul Lowry
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Arthur French in The Heiress, with Tess Frazer.
Photo credit: Patrick Mahaney
Fences (AUDELCO winner) directed by Arthur French.



"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.

August 2021

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


Neighborhood teens were instructed in various styles including monologue, playwriting, narrative, and poetry.


Thanks to Teaching Artist Taryn Matusik for leading the workshop.


Stayed tuned for reading information.


Projected funded by: Columbia Community Service

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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