2019 was Chenango River Theatre’s 13th season. We are committed to fully professional theatre - casting our shows with professional actors drawn from anywhere in the country. It’s a rarity to find a theatre like ours in a rural market - we are the only theatre in the greater Binghamton area under annual contract with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union for professional actors and stage managers in the U.S. Every production features professional actors and a professional stage manager - people devoted to making their living by this craft.
Why does it matter if you have a contract with AEA? Basically, every actor who makes a living at theatre, is in the actors' union (AEA). When you see Broadway productions, or a show at any of the regional theatres around the country, you’re seeing productions using members of AEA. So if you’re a theatre company, and you want access to casting the best actors from around the country, you have to have an agreement with AEA to allow professional actors to work with your theatre company.
Our commitment is to give our audience the best overall quality production that our budget allows. As part of that commitment, we believe we have to be able to use professional actors on our stage. We’re proud to be the greater Binghamton area’s professional
Artistic & Managing Director
Bill Lelbach, Artistic & Managing Director
Nathan Elsener, Technical Director
Julie Duro, Lighting Design
Barbara Kahl, Costume Design
Box Office Intern: position available for 2020
Technical Theatre Intern: available for 2020
Volunteers of Note
Board of Directors
Dori May Ganisin
Cooper Klumpp (student representative)