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The Players Project

The Players Project is a small company (6-10) of Five College actors working on modern texts that are influenced by the Renaissance. This includes modern plays set in the Renaissance, modern interpretations of Renaissance texts, and contemporary plays that deal with major themes from the Renaissance.


AyreCraft, the Center’s Musicians in Residence, perform English lute songs, Child ballads, and folk tunes on the lute and viol. As regular performers in our concert series and holiday gatherings, their concerts often creatively feature pairings of 16th and 17th-century English music with today’s popular and folk music hits.