Our mission is to inspire and nurture a love of theatre in northeast Florida, to bring professional productions into Clay County on a regular basis, and to contribute to the cultural and economic growth of our community. We will produce live theatrical productions of both new and classic works of the highest quality, and we will work to support and train aspiring theatre artists of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities.
Founded in 2017, the Clamour Theatre Company made its first public appearance at Pitch in the Park, where it won second place pitching its plan to raise the funds to acquire the historic Clay Theatre in downtown Green Cove Springs as its artistic home.
Our first theatrical event, an evening of readings for The Future is Female Festival took place in March 2017. Five northeast Florida playwrights and a group of local actors presented five new ten-minute plays to a "sold-out" crowd
at Spring Park Coffee in Green Cove Springs.
And, in April 2017, Clamour Theatre Company became a proud member of Cultural Fusion, a collective advancing collaboration
among the arts and cultural organizations in our community. | www.CulturalFusionJax.com
Producing Artistic Director
Elaine Smith is the founder and Artistic
Director of the Clamour Theatre Company. An actor, director,
and playwright, Elaine's roots in Clay County run deep. A
grand-daughter of Hazel Cartwright, the first employee of
the Clay County Library system, and niece of Milford Cartwright,
long-time owner of the Brown & Cartwright Ace Hardware in
Green Cove Springs, Elaine remembers seeing the county from
the passenger seat of the bookmobile, Saturdays spent at the
Clay Theatre, and afternoons at Spring Park. After more than
20 years in NYC as a small business owner and theatre professional,
she has returned to the area and plans for a small professional
theatre company making its artistic home in Clay County.
Elaine is a member of Actors' Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and
the Dramatists Guild. She is a former member of the League of
Professional Theatre Women and of the producing mentorship
program of Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU). She has
directed regionally and in New York, and is the author of the
Angels and Ministers of Grace, among others.
Board of Directors
Clamour Theatre Company is fortunate to have an Advisory Board of experts in business and theatre.
We are grateful to these very generous people for giving us the benefit of their advice and expertise--and for always being at the other end of the phone!