If you loved drama at school or simply wished to contribute your talents to your local arts and culture scene then there is nothing more rewarding then joining your local amateur theatre group.
Tagged as ‘Performing Arts’, many involved are not offered money for the entertainment services that they provide; because they truly love the art of acting and want to entertain others; they experience many benefits.
Most individuals that join amateur dramatics find there are many different opportunities available that contributes to the group as a whole in a positive manner. There are many individual roles within a production and it is quite likely you will find a position that is a perfect match for you, based on your past experiences and your general level of expertise.
Examples of positions that you may be able to take when working with amateur dramatics include acting, artistic directing, administrative services, choreography, costume specialist, general director, lighting, marketing, playwright, producer, set design and assembly, sound, stage management, technical direction and other positions such as carpentry, electrician and painting. You will gain many benefits, including the opportunity to learn new skills.
Many individuals that have performed in amateur dramatics have not only optimised their personal habits and lifestyle, but have also benefited from the expertise that they gain in their professional lives.
Don’t forget the social aspect too. Making new friends and becoming part of a social network makes for a happier you and happier community.
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This Somerset Arts & Culture Directory is provided by ‘Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance’ (SABCA). A not-for-profit Community Interest Company No.12197272. We are a sector support organisation that supports the arts, culture and creative industries in Somerset.