Troy Civic theatre
Live Theatre, Entertainment, Rubber Chickens.
Troy Civic Theatre began providing quality entertainment and live theatre experiences to the Troy community in 1965. We pride ourselves on performing high quality shows, blending cast members that are both veterans and newcomers. Geri Nichols – our costumer – was a charter member in 1965, and is still consistently active within the theatre to this day.
Each individual season we provide four unique shows. The shows are selected by a play-reading committee, and are voted on by the board of directors.
We also work with local playwrights to workshop original productions as season extras. Most recently the theatre presented a staged reading of Troy businessman Todd Bryant’s play Haveberger’s Disease.
Our theatre mascot is a rubber chicken called “Chickie”. Chickie is hidden somewhere onstage in (almost) every show – Theatre members who know the tradition spend time before the shows and at intermissions trying to find him.
Awards & Appearances
TCT productions have received awards and recognition by local, regional, state, and national theatre competitions.
The 2019 West Region OCTAFest held July 6 featured 5 area theatres, including our production of next to normal. TCT was honored to receive merit awards in Ensemble Performance, Musical Performance (Mark Van Luvender, T.J Montgomery, Doug Gibbons, Jenny Weber), and Directing (Niccole SueAnn Wallace). An excellence in Musical Performance was awarded to Alicia Walton.
Previously, Escanaba in Da Moonlight won the West OCTA regional competition and went on to excerpt at the 2018 State competion. The procution received several awards including: First place in Set Design going to Steve Dietrich and Chuck Fox.
TCT members have also been honored at other theatres around the area. This spring, Peg Dietrich, Steve Dietrich, and Jennifer Kaufman all won awards for their work on Amil Teller’s (Lima) production, Farce of Habit.
OCTA and Beyond:
In 2014, TCT’s Angel Street was honored with many State OCTA (Ohio Community Theatre Association) awards:
- Excellence in carpentry: Steve Dietrich
- Outstanding in set décor: Debra Strauss
- Third place in overall set: Angel Street
- Excellence in performance: Niccole SueAnn Wallace for Elizabeth
- Excellence in performance: Wendi Michael for Bella Manningham
- Outstanding in performance: Peter Wallace for Inspector Rough
The 2014 state OCTA conference also served as the Ohio conference for the American Association of Community Theatres (AACT). Representatives from AACT, along with OCTA adjudicators, chose 2 theatres to continue on to the AACT Region III conference held in Midland, Michigan in April, 2015. Angel Street was honored to be selected as one of the two excerpts representing Ohio. During the Region III conference, TCT was honored with nominations for:
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Niccole SueAnn Wallace as Elizabeth
- Best Set: Steve Dietrich, Jennifer Kaufman, Debra Strauss
- Best Costumes: Gerri Nichols