Baldwinsville Theatre Guild was founded in 1942 by the late SUNY Oswego Drama Professor Rosemary Sinnett Nesbitt who graduated from Baldwinsville High School and Union Free Academy that same year. She went on to graduate from Syracuse University in 1947, and earned a master's degree in 1952, before going to England to study the works of William Shakespeare.

For more than 80 years, Baldwinsville Theatre Guild has been presenting quality theater to the Central New York area. It is the oldest continually-performing, non-professional community theater group in New York State. Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, while offering family-oriented entertainment, gives opportunities to local performers and allows them to showcase their talents.

Baldwinsville Theatre Guild has most notably given back to the community over the years by presenting an annual scholarship to area high school graduates since 1969 and has one of the largest costume collections in the State.

We are grateful to the First Presbyterian Church for allowing us to call the Education Center our home stage for more than 20 years!

Historical mission

The purpose of the corporation shall be to foster theatrical productions of professional caliber and to conduct, direct and produce said theatrical productions, including acting, stagecraft, stage lighting, business management and all phases in the said theatrical productions and to foster the development in the community of an appreciation of theatrical and allied arts by carrying out the purposes aforesaid.

Purpose and Vision
purpose statement
The Baldwinsville Theatre Guild, Inc. is committed to the production of quality theater and instilling an appreciation for theater arts among performers, volunteers, youth, patrons, and the community at large.
vision statement
BTG aspires to be a creative home for artists, volunteers, patrons, and the community.


We strive to work with the theater community to bring out the best in our artists andvolunteers while also being present and involved with the communities of which weare a part of.

Quality and Integrity

We strive to produce high quality theater for our patrons to enjoy and give our castsand crews an experience that is welcoming, safe, professional, and fun.


We strive to educate on what it means to be part of the theater arts communitythrough productions, workshops, and youth scholarships

Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to make theater accessible to everyone whether on stage or off throughprogramming, ticketing, and other experiences so that all in the community canexperience the benefit of live theater.

Our Team
Proud member of AACT American Association of Community TheatreGreater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce with red and black logo

Board of Directors

Christy Ashby • President
Ceara Windhausen • Vice President, Education Coordinator
Janna Kozloski • Secretary
Heather Jensen • Treasurer
Kate Kisselstein • Member at Large
Katie Lemos Brown • Member at Large
Meara Mosny • Member at Large
Bryan Straub • Member at Large


Colin KeatingArtistic Director
Kathryn Woods • Managing Director