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Our 1st Meeting - An Introduction

Welcome everyone!


I’ve had apologies from several people who weren't able to make the evening but wanted to be kept informed about what went on. Below is the introduction I gave to those that could attend. Let me know if there's anything you're unclear about.

Last Meeting at Whites on Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Next Meeting on Tuesday, 19th June - Venue TBC



Let me tell you about Steyning Drama Club

I’m sure you are aware we are a new club and only started in May 2018 when a group of people got together to discuss if a Drama Club in Steyning was feasible. We wanted a non-profit making club to have fun, put on shows but also be a social group. The result was amazing with plenty of enthusiasm, ideas, suggestions and actions to take and formed a small Drama Club committee.


Within a week we had a website set up, flyers designed, (thanks to the brilliant Lisa!) and printed and distributed at the Steyning Festival.


Of course, to do this we need money!!!

Membership needs to bring in enough income to cover the cost of hiring a rehearsal hall, as well as social events, such as a BBQ, as rehearsals get underway as well as after show parties. We have someone (the fabulous Julie!) working on getting sponsorship and fund-raising but if you have suggestions please let us know.


Putting on a production not only costs money but also needs lots of people.

Not only do we need actors but people working behind the scenes, such as:-

  • Directors

  • Set designers

  • Construction and painting of sets and props

  • Lighting

  • Sound

  • Costumes

  • Make-up

  • Front of House

We have already had offers of help, but if you know anyone with skills willing to help please let us know.


OUR AIM IS TO PUT ON 2 X PRODUCTIONS IN A YEAR

Our 1st Production


The first production will be in February 2019 and will be made up of two farces, including a Supper interval –

  1. Pride at Southanger Park - a send-up of "Pride and Prejudice" and

  2. Mixed Doubles – a Quiz night at the local tennis club


Play Reading

Play reading will start next Tuesday at Whites, upstairs at 7.00 and will be cast by the end of July.


Rehearsing

We start rehearsing at the beginning of September at the The Cowshed Studio, on the Washington Road towards Storrington.


We want Steyning Drama Club to be your club – made with your ideas and suggestions and first and foremost to have FUN.


Velma

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