Save The Stained Glass!

Help us save the unique and precious art glass at the Cedar Street Playhouse! The stained glass windows have always been a landmark of the building at 7th and Cedar Streets.

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$20.00 Level

23 Supporters

The beautiful stained-glass windows at 7th and Cedar, Rolla were crafted in 1945. Your gift of $20 or more will help them survive for 2045! Every donation of any size takes us closer to rebuilding a frame for this beautiful art glass.

$45.00 Level

14 Supporters

Your donation puts us $45 closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to rebuild the frames for the beautiful art glass in Cedar Street Playhouse.

$194.00 Level

4 Supporters

Your generous donation puts us $194 closer to rebuilding a frame for these unique 1945 art glass pieces! Please plan on returning to this page to check our project’s progress as we near our deadline.

$1,945.00 Level

1 Supporter

Your generous donation puts us $1,945 closer to our goal and your name will be added to a plaque under our refurbished windows! Thank you for helping us save these unique and precious treasures for the enjoyment of all in our community.

Project Overview

The beautiful stained glass windows at the Cedar Street Playhouse are unique pieces of artwork that cannot be replicated and the frames that hold them have deteriorated over their many years.  The frames themselves are lovely pieces of wood craftsmanship and artistry and must be re-built by a true craftsman in the trade.

These lovely windows were uniquely crafted with the addition of hand painting to add texture and effects and have long been enjoyed by the Rolla community and those who have attended events at the building as both a church and theatre.  

The structure at 7th and Cedar Streets was completed in 1945 by the First Baptist Church, Rolla.  It was used and enjoyed by that congregation for many years before becoming the theatre for the University of Missouri-Rolla.  Ozark Actors Theatre began performing in the building in 1988 and many other organizations such as Fine Linen Theatre, the Cedar Street Players, Stop Making Sense Improv, dance companies, musicians and local businesses have utilized the space since then.

Please join us in saving these beautiful pieces of art for the enjoyment of so many!  Visit us at: for more information.



Thank you for your generous gift to Ozark Actors Theatre. We are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we are able to begin restoring our beautiful stained glass windows and continue providing quality performing arts for our community. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!


About Ozark Actors Theatre

OZARK ACTORS THEATRE:  Enhancing Our Quality of Life Through Inspired Performance

MISSION STATEMENT: We believe that the performing arts are one of the most positive and powerful transformative forces in people’s lives. Ozark Actors Theatre exists to enhance the cultural life and livability of our community through the presentation of professional performing arts and the offering of performing arts education and training.

OUR STORY: Ozark Actors Theatre (OAT), is a hidden jewel in the rolling hills of the Ozarks. OAT is one of only three professional summer stock theatres in out state Missouri.  Located in Rolla, OAT is a non-profit organization.  Founded in 1987 by Gail Andrews-Hintz, a Rolla native returning from New York, and F. Reed Brown; along with a founding Board of Trustees consisting of citizens from Rolla, Cuba, Waynesville and other communities in south central Missouri, the desire of these interested citizens was to bring quality live professional theatre to the Ozarks.

OAT first opened its doors to area audiences in 1988 with the production of Godspell in the historic converted First Baptist Church known as the Cedar Street Playhouse.  In 1989 Ozark Actors Theatre achieved status as an Equity Small Professional Theatre affiliated with the national union of professional actors and stage managers.

The Cedar Street Playhouse became the permanent home of OAT in 1993 when the facility was available for purchase.  Launching a successful campaign for the purchase of the building, the Board was also able to add permanent theatre seating and long-awaited air conditioning.  In 1996, operations had grown to the point where the first full-time managing director was employed.  Since that time, OAT has remained as a positive presence in south central Missouri with its continued growth. Today the Cedar Street Playhouse is in use year round by not only the OAT Company, but also other area groups, providing quality live entertainment, classes and other events for this area.

Since its inception, OAT has received financial assistance from the Missouri Arts Council and has produced more than 100 shows, including a wide range of comedies, dramas, full-scale musicals, and musical reviews.  OAT draws tourists from throughout the state and beyond. The education program offers opportunities year-round for all ages and Summer Theatre Academy for grades 3 through 12. OAT also produces holiday shows, fundraisers, and a Performing Arts Series that brings an even wider variety of performing arts to the community.

Ozark Actors Theatre

Rolla, MO