Hamilton-Gibson Productions

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 29 Water Street Wellsboro PA 16901 USA

Mission: To provide opportunities for people of all ages to enrich and empower their lives through community performing arts.
Geographic areas served: Northcentral PA

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Being involved with Hamilton Gibson has truly enhanced my understanding of "community". To have an organization that accomplishes and offers so much to a small town is just incredible. People don't just get involved in Hamilton Gibson, they become a part of the Hamilton Gibson community and family. For this, I am truly grateful.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is that it has enhanced my life. I can't imagine myself not a part of Hamilton Gibson and all of the outstanding talents I have worked with in my community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I have worked with Hamilton-Gibson Productions for the past four years of my life and have been amazed at everything they are able to accomplish as a community theatre. Hamilton-Gibson provides quality entertainment that can be enjoyed by all walks of life. They involve the community on stage as well as off stage and offer settings for any age group. Their dedication to the art of music and theatre is shown through the many lives they touch and by the effort of the community to give back to them through various volunteer opportunities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the recent effort to create a theatre that they could call home. Many people, old and new, turned out to give of their time as Hamilton-Gibson transformed an old warehouse into a black box theatre.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with H-G for five years. The organization does an excellent job of providing quality entertainment to the local area throughout the entire year. Its programs reach all age levels of our community and range from youth choirs, drama camps and childrens' plays to cutting edge drama and comedy to "Acting Up" sessions for our more seasoned population (seniors). H-G provides the opportunity for both fledgling and seasoned playwrights to produce short plays that have a connection with the immediate local area. H-G also sponsors bus trips to large regional performing arts centers for a variety of plays. Volunteers are the backbone of this organization and therein, I believe, lies the Achilles heel of H-G. We have only two staffers who do not have the time to take care of everything that needs to be done administratively. Volunteers are available to perform many functions, but we struggle finding those who would be effective in the operations side of the organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the audience as a spectator, on stage as an actor, and behind the scenes as a board member.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The variety of people involved - blue collar, senier citizens, professionals, children, unemployed, retired, families, etc.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Top off the fund raising campaign to build a local performing arts center and hire additional staff to help with general operations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I attended several productions, and participated in one, when I joined the Board. What a marvelous experience! The theatre brings together a large portion of the community as well as the surrounding area. Volunteers come together for everything from ushering, to acting, to "reconstructing" the new Warehouse Theatre. The Hamilton-Gibson Choirs, productions, and Drama Camp give our area youth a great many opportunities that are not as readily available in a larger, metropolitan area. Celebrating 20 years in existeance, the biggest challenge Hamilton-Gibson faces is funding to continue all of these wonderful programs.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting all the area people like me, with no professional experience who are promoting the arts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

HG is a multigenerational organization that promotes access to the performing arts. As they start the 20 year celebration the communitys it serves show increasing support. Being made up of volunteer performers it wonderful to see the hidden talents of so many people brought to light. It brings tears to your eyes when you see a senior routing for a child, and then seeing the child encouraging the senior in the same play.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

building sets, "tearing down" after a show, moving the same platforms over and over!, attending the shows, overseeing the board meetings, and watching how it brings people together!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

finalize the building of a community performing arts center

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Hamilton Gibson Productions plays a vital role in the culture of Tioga county. It not only privides entertainment to it's audiences through plays and musicals but gives opportunities for youth to be trained in voice and drama. It also provides many opportunities for individuals to volunteer in a variety of roles ranging from carpentry work to taking tickets. It provides a venue for people of all ages to be active in a community within their community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Giving the community's youth training in acting and singing on stage!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be more assertive in marketing. Let people know about it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being involved in plays and meeting some innovation and forward thinking people either involved in the production and/or part of the audience.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People that have a common goal of bringing a high level of culture to their communities in Tioga County.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Give it to the Deane Center so the preforming Arts Center would become a reality sooner.

Ways to make it better...

It's being worked on but making sure it has it's own space and is convenient for the audience and the performers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money and being customer friendly.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Hamilton Gibson Productions are first rate stage productions. Some of the shows feature our local children as did The Pied Piper. Giving the children a chance to express their talents and self confidence. Others feature adult players. Under The Lintel was a recent production featuring Thomas Putman as the libriarian. His performance, as always,was so beliveable as an elderly libriarian. 7 Stories, another recent production is a hilarious presentation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The committment to excellence by all involved with Hamilton Gibson.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated and caring about the results.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do greater things, like build the Deane Center for the Performing Arts which would greatly benefit all the arts in Wellsboro PA.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Live theater is magical. Live theater watching the local talents of friends and community members is even more amazing. In particular, the warehouse theater provides a cozy environment that promises exciting things for this region. Check it out!!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly neighbors working together to make a positive impact in their community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Hamilton Gibson is a great way for the youth to get involed in the arts. They learn memorization skills and how to perform which also helps them in building self confidence. It is also wonderful for adults too.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Makes you feel like very welcome to the organization.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Since my retirement from Mansfield University in 1998, I've volunteered my services to Hamilton-Gibson as board member, writer, actor, director, painter, carpenter, and producer. For the past 10 years I've conducted educational theatre excursions for community members to Canada's Stratford and Shaw Festivals. Since 2006 my wife and I have conducted a twice-monthly readers theatre activity for seniors. Since 2007 I've conducted an origianl playwriting contest which includes four playwriting workshops and columniates in a short play festival in May. I spent the last two months working with other volunteers and professionals to convert an old warehouse into a 100-seat theatre.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

reaffirming my personal viability in retirement.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the down-to-earth attitude combined with professional integrity and know-how.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the kind of people that became friends.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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