In spite of virtual sell-out houses in 2008, we barely made our budget and thought that it would be perilous to mount another theatre season in Cherry Grove until we could be sure that we could raise enough money to do so. Little did we know that the bottom would fall out of our economy in December, reinforcing our belief that our decision was a responsible one. There is also doubt as to whether The Tides Playhouse would be available to us in the future.

Since the year 2000, The Island Repertory Theatre Company has fulfilled its not-for-profit status by presenting time-honored and new plays that chronicle the gay, lesbian,  bisexual and transgender (GLBT) experience for communities that it serves.  In the summer of 2008, we received a Citation from New York State Assemblywoman Ginny Fields for artistic excellence in our field.

With your support, Island Rep became a first-class theatre company that was beyond my wildest dreams and we want to thank all of you for being an intricate part of the whole, magnificent, sometimes frustrating experience.
Our 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation status still exists. With your help, we hope to  be able to continue our mission very soon. If you are interested in helping further Island Rep's goals, please contact me at
Richard LaFrance

Resume: Click Here Scenes From Other Productions:  Click Here

The Island Repertory Theatre Company was a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theatre company home-based in Cherry Grove, Fire Island. Its mission was "to present time-honored and new plays that chronicle the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience (GLBT)."

Resumes and Submissions: E-mail

I am still a theatre director/producer and will look for opportunities elsewhere. Playwrights, directors and performers should send their plays, project ideas, head shots and resumes to: Richard LaFrance, 3300 N.E. 36 Street, #308, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308.

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