Producing Artistic Director of Stage Door Players Robert Egizio thanked the Dunwoody Woman’s Club at its Feb. 20 meeting for its “significant donation,” Sharon Doyle, the club’s publicity chairman, said.
The Woman’s Club helped the Stage Door Players get started in 1974, and has contributed annually each year since, she said.
Doyle said the funding to support Stage Door Players and more than 30 other cultural and charitable organizations comes from the annual Dunwoody Home Tour, which is scheduled this year for October 7.
Egizio, whose resume includes dancing, acting and choreography in addition to producing and directing, said that when he arrived in Dunwoody he thought he would remain for a year. Eleven years later, he is still happily in place, Doyle said.
“I get to make plays for a living; make people laugh,” Egizio said.
He recounted milestones for Stage Door Players including “volunteers rehearsing in living rooms while their husbands built scenery in their basements,” to becoming the second longest-running theater company in the area, with more than 1,200 season ticket holders. He added that the number of season ticket holders is up from 239, where it was in the “early days.”