Grove Community Playmakers is a not just a group of people who get to together to put on a play. We are a family of creative people who join together to celebrate the joys and losses of life. Over this last year we had to say our good byes to our dear friends as they passed into the gentle every after.
Judy Moritz was the ultimate organizer and back stage props manager. Her gentle nature for listening to our actors preparing for shows and encouragement of children brought a nurturing presence to the stressful backstage area at show time. Judy had a keen since of knowing when we needed a smile. The children loved the way she would patiently stand an listen to their stories. Judy was a gifted seamstress crafting the most beautiful costumes. Playmakers will truly miss her organization and love for our Reader's Theatre.
Alan Sharkis made his mark on the stage of Playmakers with memorable performances in Kindergarten, Moonlight in Magnolias, as well as Lost in Yonkers. A celebrated veteran of the armed services, we were lucky to have his leadership in our pool of actors. Alan provided solid method acting skills to model for the young actors learning the craft. Alan's wit and insight in character development will be missed.
Tonna Zuech wove a thread of dedication into our Playmakers community with her skill at the sewing machine and art of negotiation. Tonna created costumes for more than 22 shows over the years. Her timing for reaching out to donors and sponsors built strong relationships throughout our community. Tonna's love of the arts was passed to her children and grand-daughter. Her easy smile and kind words continue to touch so many of us.