About Us

Who We Are

Originally organized 35 years ago as the Burtonsville Players, Inc., the Laurel Mill Playhouse produces community-driven productions in our completely renovated, 100-year-old home in the middle of historic Laurel, Maryland. That makes us one of the few community theater organizations to own its facility. We are located approximately half-way between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. [address and directions].

Our Mission

Our mission is simple. We aim to provide the community with the opportunity to expand the cultural base of the quad-county area -- through theatre arts, combining music, art, dance, youth, and senior activities.

Our group has the determination to provide space and the resources to foster a creative environment. By encouraging individuals to be challenged by new works and skills, we hope to assist with the discovery and expansion of creative potential in the community.

Our goal is to provide training and initiate outreach opportunities within the counties we serve.

Board and Officers

Board of Directors:

Marvin Rogers
Larry Simmons
Kit Fox
Norm Gordon
Brenda Mack
Doug Silverman
Vice President
Member At Large
Member At Large
Member At Large
Member At Large

Corporate Officers:

Patti Knazik
Diana Simmons
Maureen Rogers
Public Liaison (contact info: 301-452-2557/)

Honorary Board Members:

Dave Cogott
Bob Mignon
Mayor Craig Moe

Nonprofit Status

Burtonsville Players, Inc., doing business as Laurel Mill Playhouse, is a non-profit tax-exempt (501c3 status) community theatre group.