Something for Everyone!
We are hoping to continue to build on classes and workshops for young people, to learn some acting skills and build confidence. We currently have tutored ‘performance classes’, Improv weekends or workshops, when we can find the tutors, and we are hoping to have Teens weekend workshops this year as well. We have also talked about a monthly Friday night ‘Drama Club’ but we’re not quite there yet! Keep an eye on our FB page for details.
Set up a year ago, you can join the Waihi Drama Society as a member and that gives you membership to come watch our monthly movie, in the theatre. We put out some tables, put up the big screen, and play whatever movie was chosen the month before. The range is wide, with classics and more modern both being shown. It’s a fun and social night, you bring your own bubbles, we supply the popcorn and a light supper after the movie. Tickets are $10 which includes the snacks. It’s a fun night. Check our FB page for updates.
Workshops and Classes
When we can, we apply for funding from creative places and look for tutors so we can offer workshops in a weekend or even classes for a term. These will vary from year to year. What’s on with workshops and classes will be posted here and on our FB page.
We have had some lovely plays on the stage as a one-off show usually for family and friends where the scripts are rehearsed with a Director and the cast get to keep the script in their hands for the show. It’s a great way to ‘have a go’ without the worry of memorising a script. It means anyone can do it - there’s no auditions - if you want to do a play you just ask to do one - and you get to act with new and experienced people. If you’re in a social group, you could ask the WDS for a director and you could have a go as a social event ... anything’s possible. (Note: as most scripts cost to perform, even with a read-through, at times there may be a cost to cover the royalty).
Check our some of our great past productions in the gallery.
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