Readers Theater Performers



Readers Theater Performers (RTP), a service of the Very Little Theatre, is a group of volunteer actors who bring the magic of live performance to people in senior centers across Eugene and Springfield, Oregon. Each program is 45-50 minutes long and includes skits, funny one-liners, anecdotes, stories, poems, bits of information – and sometimes a closing song. With a troupe of some 17 Performers, each rotating into the schedule as needed and available, we are able to share our talents with as many facilities that invite us.

Launched decades ago under the direction of the late University of Oregon theatre professor Horace Robinson, RTP has brought smiles and laughter to thousands of people through the years. After a brief hiatus following the Covid closures, RTP has recently returned to Emerald Valley Assisted Living, Sheldon Oaks, The Springs, Fox Hollow Residential Care, Waterford Grand Assisted Living, and Ya-Po-Ah Terrace Retirement Apartments – with more to come.      

New Performers are always welcome and allow RTP to extend its reach. Theater experience is preferred, but anyone who can meet basic RTP performance expectations is welcome.  VLT membership is not required