Tred Avon Players

The Tred Avon Players, Inc. (TAP) is a non-profit Maryland corporation, organized in 1982 to present plays and musicals at the Oxford Community Center, in Oxford Maryland. Since the first sold-out melodramas in August of that year, TAP has grown in community stature and artistic merit to present a mix of plays and musicals each year in one of the most beautiful towns on the Eastern Shore, for a growing, enthusiastic audience.

Our Mission is Simple:  To motivate and train local volunteers in the theatrical arts and to present the best possible production of a wide variety of enjoyable shows. Although a number of our stage volunteers have professional experience, each one is an amateur – a lover of the stage!

Oxford Community Center – Home of the Tred Avon Players since 1982

In 1982 the Oxford School was slated for the wrecking ball. A group of local citizens decided that it might be salvageable as a community center. Among various justifications for the cause was the thought (put forward by the local Postmaster, Bill Tull) that the center would be a “good place to put on amateur shows and such.” The first melodramas used refrigerator crates for flats and tin cans for lighting instruments but the whole idea worked.