The Silver Stage Players, SSP, is committed to creating the most complete, enveloping, poignant, and engaging theater experience possible. SSP strives to offer the freshest, most innovative, challenging, and contemplative theater in the area.
about the company...
The company was founded in the Fall of 1936 in Elko, Nevada. Over its eighty-four year history, SSP has produced hundreds of productions, many of which were firsts for northeastern Nevada and the company continues to produce unique and inspiring drama today. Hear what people are saying about us! Check out our production and project pages!
An organization who challenges the norm and thrives on innovation, SSP presents a mixture of original, radio, comedic, contemporary, and classic audio, musical and dramatic theater events every year. With its performance roots in radio, stage, film, and television acting, SSP's actors are among the finest the area has to offer. SSP members run the gamut of actors, musicians, Foley artists, engineers, writers, directors, singers, dancers, designers and producers. Members also provide educational opportunities for the community in areas of the arts including; acting, directing, dramaturgy, stage-management, children’s theater, singing, stagecraft, dancing, construction and special effects make-up design.
Shows proposed and performed include: serials, dinner theater, musicals, special performances, comedy, drama, audio and radio theater, live radio theater and anything else under the Sun! Shows and other company news can be found on this site!
The Silver Stage Players have performed in such varied locations as the 900+ seat Elko Convention Center, the Jarbidge Community Hall, the Elko City Park, the Northeastern Nevada Museum, the Lamoille Country Fair, the Eureka Opera House, in Lamoille Canyon, the beautiful Great Basin College Theater (which the company officially opened in 1995), even the quaint coffee hangout Cowboy Joe Eastside.
one community - one theater...
SSP is truly a community theater group. The company has always made a point to better our city through community service. The company has been involved with such projects as the American Cancer Society’s 24 Hour Relay for Life, the Thomas Scott Foundation's Memorial Golf Tournament, The F.I.S.H. (Friends in Service Helping) Haunted House, Bright Path Renaissance Dinner, providing entertainment for senior citizens at Mountain View Care Center, the Elko Junior Chamber of Commerce Senior Citizen Monthly Birthday Party project, Spring Creek Elementary School, Ruby Mountain Riders for the Handicapped, The Boys and Girls Club of Elko, the Elko Festival of Trees, the Elko County School District, local region Girl and Boy Scouts of America, the City of Elko's Snowflake Festival, the City of Elko's Celebrate Elko Days, Friends of the Eureka Opera House, Local chapters of 4-H, and The Eureka Museum Foundation. The company also receives donations and sponsorships from various organizations, businesses, and individuals from the community. We would like to take a moment to thank our sponsors dearly for their continued support of arts in Elko and SSP!
SSP is governed by a Board of Directors who serve terms of two years in office. Officers are elected by the general membership body and are, as are all members of Silver Stage Players, volunteers.
From proscenium to thrust, from in-the-round to open-air, SSP continues to offer audiences the most 'outside-the-box', poignant, compelling, and leading-edge theater experiences anywhere.