Shadowland Theatre was founded as an outgrowth of Cooperative Artists, a collective of 35 theatre artists working together in New York City in the early to mid-1980s. The members of Cooperative Artists moved en masse to Ellenville in 1984-85 when the vacant, art-deco Shadowland Theatre building was made available to the group as a home base.
With the support of the community, the Cooperative Artists restored, revived and reopened the Shadowland Theatre as a professional playhouse on June 1st, 1985.
And they were:
Mary Lou Childs