College Players


Founded in 1919 by Rhetta Mae Dorland, College Players exists is to promote an interest in theatre, to provide an opportunity for participation in dramatic work for those who have an interest in theatre community, and to supplement the theatre department of OBU.


  • President: Ashley Hontz
  • Vice President: Chase Hendrickson
  • Secretary: Brianna Lincoln
  • Treasurer: Samantha King
  • Historian: Allison Haines
  • Public Relations: Grant McGee


Sponsor: Deanna Spruiell


Current Activities: New Works Festival, Open Rush, Halloween Party, and Variety Show

College Players produces at least two shows per year in conjunction with OBU's theatre department. Past productions include: "All in the Timing," "The Real Inspector Hound" and "Company of Wayward Saints." Beginning in 2010, College Players began hosting an all day children's workshop for local Shawnee public and home school children.

The organization also assists the theatre department with productions in the areas of costuming, lighting and set design, stage managing, box office managing and even acting.

At the end of each academic year College Players hosts "The Dorland Awards." The award ceremony mirrors the Oscars honoring Best Actor/Actress in an OBU production, Best New Talent and Most Valuable College Player.

Membership Information

College Players rushes each fall semester. Information about open rush is available at Un Cuerpo during Welcome Week. Those interested in joining College Players are encouraged to attend open rush -- which is typically a costume party. After open rush, those still interested in joining are invited to a closed rush. 

If the organization deems individuals interested in membership as viable candidates who can help further the passion for theatre on campus, the individuals are invited to pledge for membership.