About Us


Letter from the President

In this time of instant gratification ond multi-billion dollar budget big screen productions it can be easy to overlook the wonderful productions that our community theater companies produce.  In most cases these are people driven by the simple love of the craft and the amazing relationships that come from the work of creating these shows.  This is some of the finest entertainment available and it has all the passion and care that goes into big budget block busters.  For more than 40 years, Seneca Community Players is proud to have produced award winning theater in the FInger Lakes and strives to continue to offer diverse theatrical opportunities to both our long time players and new friends.

Please, come play with us!

Eric Jansen  ~ President


Mission Statement

To foster, arouse, and help broaden the interest, availability,
and appreciation of the theatre arts in Seneca and the surrounding counties.

Board of Directors


Eric Jansen

    • Hometown: Clifton Springs, NY
      Craziest thing you have ever done:
      Community Theater
    • Favorite theatre moments:
      Gramps – “On Borrowed Time” (Gown Theatre~Stillwater, OK)
      Donald Waldman  “Hearts” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
      Director  “Driving Miss Daisy” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
    • Favorite quote:
      “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t-you’re right”~Henry Ford

Deb BlyDeborah Bly 2
Immediate Past President

  • Born: Des Moines, IA 
  • Resides: Romulus, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    I do  nothing crazy.
  • Favorite production seen on stage:
    “Sweeney Todd” on Broadway
  • Favorite quote:
    “The definition of acting is reacting to others on stage, their words and actions” ~ Ted Kehoe

Becky Bly 2Becky Bly

Executive Vice-President
Production & Season Planning

  • Born: Des Moines, IA  
  • Resides:  Seneca Falls, NY
  • Favorite stage production you’ve ever seen:
    The Children’s Hour
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Act 2 curtain opening for “Enchanted April” was enjoyable in that the set and lighting got applause. (SCP-Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite quote:  “Comfort the disturbed, disturb the comfortable”

LLynn Patti 2ynn Patti

Business & Communications

  • Born: Buffalo, NY
  • Resides:
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Favorite quote:
    “Be kind, always be kind”
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Diane Lane and Nathan Lane

Stephen Beals 2Stephen Beals

Social Media

  • Born: Findlay, OH
  • Hometown: Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “Metaphor” – “The Fantastiks”
    “Comedy Tonight” – “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
    “Try to Remember” – “The Fantastiks”
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Fixing Jim Porto’s loincloth – “The Fantastiks” – Auburn Theatre Guild & the late Bill Fisher flinging his hat across the stage and having it land neatly on the coat tree hook.
  • First involvement with theatre:
    “Ed” – “You Can’t Take It With You” – 1982 – SCP


Bobby-Jo Bly-Owens 2Bobby-Jo Bly-Owens 

Fundraising & Events

  • Born: Augusta, ME, Raised: Waterloo, NY  
  • Resides: Seneca Falls, NY
  • 3 song titles from musicals that summarize your life:
    “It’s the Hard-Knock Life” – “Annie”
    “Together, Wherever, We Go” – “Gypsy”
    “Beautiful” – “The Carole King Musical”
  • Favorite stage production you have ever seen:
    Night Mother directed by Becky Bly (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Drew Barrymore

Amy Babiarz                   


Dawn Jansen

  • Hometown: Phelps, NY
  • Resides: Clifton Springs, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Being on stage rather than backstage.
  • Favorite theatre moments:  Watching the three men in my life on stage (Eric, Josh, Mike)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Bette Midler, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke

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Headquarters Management

    • Hometown:  Clyde, NY
    • Favorite theatre moments:
      Props/Backstage – “Hearts” , SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
    • Favorite quote:
      “Lets Blow this Popsicle Stand”
    • Favorite Actress/Actor:
      Julia Roberts, Bill Murray, Robin Williams

 Paul Wenderlich 2Paul Wenderlich

  • Hometown:
    Corning, NY
  • Craziest thing you’ve ever done:
    Walked the Appalachian Trail
  • Favorite theatre moments:
    Ross – “The Goat. or Who is Sylvia?” (SCP~Seneca Falls, NY)
  • Favorite Actress/Actor:
    Meryl Streep

Tim Hoster

Jim Porto