The Merc Playhouse

PO Box 425
Twisp, WA 98856


The Merc Playhouse

Mission Statement

The Merc Playhouse is a community venue in the Methow Valley dedicated to fostering a broad-based appreciation for performing arts by providing a season of top quality theater productions, both self-produced and in collaboration with other performing arts organizations,educational and performing opportunities in theater arts and an inspired rental space for other organizations.

The Merc Playhouse has come a long way since 1924. For generations the Twisp Mercantile provided provisions for home and farm in the Methow Valley. Then the building sat idle for many years. But thanks to the foresight of a group of founding directors, the Merc opened its first season of professional theater in the Summer of 1999. Since then it has become a community treasure, providing space not only for theater productions, but also music, lectures, and other performances.

Merc Playhouse Staff

Julie Wenzel, artistic director: Responsible for program choices, casting, and artistic personnel. email:

Jane Hubrig, managing director: Responsible for all things financial, marketing and fundraising. email:

Merc Playhouse Board of Directors

Missi Smith (Chair)
Jane Pappidas (Vice-Chair)
Charlotte Nelson (Treasurer)
Andy Miller (Secretary)
Anne Andersen
Emily Doran
Sara Jinks
John Roth
Larkin Hubrig (Associate)

Programs and Services

Live theater productions
Open Merc!
Staged Readings
Children’s Theater
Youth Technical Training
Youth Drama Camps
Theater rentals