Who We Are
WRC Theatre Company
Located in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, WRC Theatre Company has been performing children’s theater at the Warwick Reformed Church since 2013. We have put on a variety of shows, ranging from famous musicals such as “Beauty and the Beast,” to sketch comedy and even a traveling monologue show.
In all that we do, we strive to live out our motto of changing lives one performance at a time, while at the same time working to better the world around us. We always perform our shows as an outreach opportunity for young people to make a difference in their community. We never charge admission to our performances, but take a free will offering which is then given back to those in need, both in our town and around the world. Over the years, WRC Theatre Company has been able to assist numerous outreaches and organizations, including:
- Charity Water
- Humane Society of Port Jervis
- National Wildlife Federation
- The Trevor Project
- Warwick Reformed Church
- Camp Kesem
- CTM Research
- Tablets for the Children of Pescadero Baja California Sur
- Backpack Snack Attack
- Warwick Humane Society
- Goshen Humane Society
- World Vision International
- Arden Hill Senior Citizens Blessing Baskets
- Clothing Drive and Grooming Items for a Women’s Safe House in New Jersey
- The Angel Tree Christmas Presents
- Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
- Homeless Men’s Night In Maryland
- Meals on Wheels
- Jeanine’s Journey
- Feeding America
- Faith House
- Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry
- Winslow Therapeutic Center
Meet Our Director
Margaret Tench has been a performer for over 30 years. She is a Member in Good Standing with Actor’s Equity, Screen Actors Guild, and A.F.T.R.A. She earned a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Acting from Florida State University.
Margaret put herself through college doing stand up comedy. After graduating, she began her career working in Summer Stock Theatre. She also worked as an apprentice for Burt Reynolds Institute for Theatre Training, where she earned her Equity Card. She then came to New York in a Broadway show directed by Charles Nelson Reilly titled “The Incomparable Lou, Lou” which unfortunately closed in previews.
Being an unemployed actress in New York made Ms. Tench hit the road again as a comedian to pay the bills. She traveled the north east and south for several years performing in clubs and on college campuses.
Margaret has also been a principle performer in many national and regional commercials, even recently appearing on “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She is the Director of the Warwick Reformed Church Theatre Company.
Margaret currently lives in Westtown, New York with her husband, two boys and four dogs.
Cast Member Testimonials
“It’s just a second home to me.”
“I’ve met some of the closest friends I have here.”
“Everyone is a big family.”
“WRC is like a friend factory!”
“I love when we have lip sync battles, talent shows, camp outs – I just love when everyone’s together having fun with each other.”
“Miss Margaret is the nicest person I’ve ever met so far.”
“The performance is only half of it – it’s mainly about creating a family and a community.”
“My favorite memory is coming here on the first day, because looking back, I’m so glad I made that choice.”
“Miss Margaret is such a warm, sweet, funny person who just gets children.”
“It’s relieving to know that I can come here every Saturday, and that I have a family that I can come to.”
“My favorite thing about the group is the relationship we all have – we all feel like a family.”
“It’s improved my life considerably.”
“Miss Margaret makes drama fun.”
“It’s a place that not only teaches you how to act and perform, but it also teaches you moral lessons and how to be a good person.”
“I love watching new kids come here on the first day feeling shy and not knowing anyone and then being surrounded by friends, laughing, and feeling completely comfortable – I love watching the transition.”
Join The Cast
NEW COMPANY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME!
To join, new cast members must be ages 7-18, have a positive attitude, and a willingness to try something new. Absolutely no prior experience is needed, so what are you waiting for? Our new junior company will begin this Fall for ages 7-10. Join us now!