Bringing quality amateur theatre to the Bega Valley

Dear theatre lovers of the Bega Valley,

Theatre Onset will be presenting a season of short plays in mid-late September in Bega. We think that by September, it will be possible to have a small audience attend the theatre but we will have to wait and see how many that is.

We have decided to launch this project as the casts will be small with rehearsals able to be at the discretion of Directors and Actors. We will work within the current social distancing requirements (whatever they are by July/August/September) and we will make sure that the production is held safely and all personnel involved looked after. Audiences too. If by then, there is another spike in COVID-19 cases and we go back into lockdown, we will of course, cancel the production!

The plays will need to have small casts and small production requirements. We are not sure of the venue yet so don’t think too big! We are looking for:

· Directors – if you have a short play you would like to present and would like to direct it, we would like to hear from you. It may be possible to split the Directors and the plays, ie. if you would like to direct but don’t have a play, or if you have a play but don’t want to direct, please let me know.

· Actors – we will need actors of course. Casting will be up to the directors.

· Props and costumes – if you are interested and have time to help make props and costumes in the privacy of your own home, please let me know in case we need you.

We will be curating the show to make sure we have a good spread of plays. If you would like to be a part of this show, please send me an expression of interest and we would like to see a copy of the play by Friday 19th June (scan and send to me preferably). We will be deciding on the show by the end of June.

Hopefully, we will be able to go ahead with our plans – we are all itching to get back into it!

I look forward to hearing from you and to seeing you around the Valley sometime.

Cheers,

Mahamati

Secretary, Theatre Onset

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