• James Parry

The Hudson Players get their head set on giving


Getting a head start on the new communications equipment donated by the Hudson Players Club are HPC stage executive director Andrew Richardson, HVT senior technician Robbie King Moody, and HVT executive director Kalina Skulska.

This past week, Hudson Village Theatre received from the Hudson Players Club (HPC) the perfect gift of the latest in communications equipment which will be of enormous benefit behind the scenes of future productions, including the current smash hit, Private Lives, by Noel Coward showing through August 28 at the little theatre by the tracks.

Said Steve Walters, HPC president, “The new system from Clearcom, the world leader in professional real-time communications solutions, will allow crystal clear conversations between backstage, the booth, and front of house.”

Why such a gift? And why now? Explained Walters, “Our club has had the privilege of being a part of this community for nearly 70 years. And during this time, we have had great success due to the dedication of our members, ongoing community support, and from the invaluable partnership that we have with the Hudson Village Theatre. It is our way of saying thank you.

Added Walters, “As a non-profit charitable organization offering a wide choice of professional and community arts to the local community and surrounding areas, HVT relies heavily on the generosity of others to help maintain its core operating infrastructure.

“And for the theatre to remain a viable option for prospective productions in the arts community, Hudson Players believes that investment in the necessary equipment will allow anyone using the theatre to put on the best show possible.”

Said HPC technical director, Andrew Richardson, “Communication between the production team during a show is the fundamental core to its success and we hope that all who use the theatre will benefit greatly from the addition of this invaluable equipment..”

At the official presentation of the system - valued at over $10,000 - Kalina Skulska, HVT's executive director, told Your Local Journal, “We are so very grateful to the Hudson Players Club for their continued support and tremendous generosity. They can be assured that this equipment will be put to very good use in the weeks, months, and years to come.”

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