We chose the name Entr’acte Theatrix because the “entr’acte” is the music that begins the second act. We consider ourselves a building block or stepping stone between educational theatre and The Palm Beach Principal Players, our non-profit, community theater level company, which I started 11 years ago while my son was still in High School. I came to realize, back then, that a small percentage of high school and college students in theatre programs actually ever got “stage time.” The Principal Players was started to give performance opportunities to budding thespians and provide them the opportunity to work with directors, choreographers and actors outside of their school environment, usually for the first time.
Now, these teens have moved into adulthood and are pursuing professional resume-building opportunities in our community. Entr’acte Theatrix was formed to do just that. Our company members, or as we call them “emerging artists”, are now ready to take that next step, but unfortunately there are limited opportunities in South Florida that suit the needs of their particular demographic.