Want to get in the action?
The best way to get involved in the Waihi Drama Society is to become a member. We are always looking for fresh faces to join our ranks and bring something new to our stage.
As well as acting and/or directing there is plenty going on behind the scenes:
Sets and props don’t move themselves so the backstage crew are vital to a production. You don’t even have to be the strong silent type – just willing and able.
Front of House
These social butterflies welcome our guests, make sure they find their seats, and provide refreshments at interval.
Hair and Make-up
You can’t play a part until you look the part. This talented team turn silk purses into sows ears … mutton into lamb … and vice versa....
We’ll hum it son, you play it. Music plays a large part in many of our productions and we’d love to put your particular talents to work.
Set Design / Construction / Decoration
The silent heroes of the stage … each show has a unique set lovingly handcrafted by a team of enthusiasts. Planning, building, and/or painting … we’d love to use your skills
Sound and Lighting
Bang! Crash! Wallop? The sound and lighting crew give our productions impact and always add their own flair.
No-one wants to see our actors naked so help with costumes is always appreciated. Sourcing, sewing, designing, fitting … our costumers do it all.
Auditions are run by the director and a Waihi Drama Society committee member and generally last about 10-15 mins (unless stated otherwise in the audition notice). There can be a bit of waiting around to get your turn so take the opportunity to meet some new people and have a chat. Once you’ve read for your part, the director may ask you to stay and read again with different people in different roles.
Auditions generally involve a cold read from the script, however the audition process varies with each play and director so we suggest you read over any notes before attending your audition.
Become a Member
People choose to become members for many reasons. Some like being on stage. Others enjoy helping behind the scenes. Some belong because they enjoy want priority seat bookings for the productions and some simply want to support the Waihi Drama Society.
Download Membership Form.