In addition to our Executive Committee, whose unenviable task is to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the theatre, there are also a number of sub-committees that members can become involved with.
Play Selection and Casting
Each season’s plays are chosen a year in advance by a team of 5 or 6 people, with the assistance of the Artistic Director. This group changes each year and will start reading plays from August of a given season, to determine a programme of plays for the following season. This role takes a long commitment from each member. Members of play selection will read dozens of scripts and decide on the final 7 plays, including a pantomime, to be performed in the next season. Once the play selection committee is set in the August no new people can join the group; people interested in being on the play selection committee must be over 18 and register their interest with the Artistic Director.
Once the plays are chosen the play selection committee automatically become the casting committee in the following year. Their role is to select actors for the plays, along with the director of that show. To do this they will organise reading dates with the director and attend the readings and liaise with the director when casting the production. The casting committee is also responsible for finding replacement actors if the need arises.
The marketing group meets regularly to prepare and ensure each production is publicised to its best possible advantage. Anyone is welcome to join the marketing group at any time.
From time to time social events are organised for members. There is no longer a specific committee for this, however anyone can organise an event by prior agreement with the Executive Committee.