Go back. Overview Organisations People Publications Outcomes. Abstract Funding details. This project has the potential for impact for a broad range of project partners at national and local level, and individual community participants across the amateur dramatics community of interest. The research is designed to draw on existing knowledge of the sector from these project partners, and seeks to understand whether amateur dramatics contributes to sustaining and revitalising geographically located communities. Representatives from project partnerships are included on the Advisory Board, acting as expert consultants at regular meetings through the research. The research will generate bespoke internal reports for partner organisations that will address their specific concerns about place of amateur dramatics in community life.
Amateur Dramatics: Crafting Communities in Time and Space
Ember Players Amateur theatre group, Amateur dramatics Surrey | Ember Players
Amateur theatre , also known as amateur dramatics , is theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows, and do so for the social activity as well as the artistic side. Productions may take place in venues ranging from the open air, community centres or schools to independent or major professional theatres and can be simple light entertainment or demanding drama. Amateur theatre is distinct from the professional or community theatre simply in that participants are not paid, although this is not always the case, even though the productions staged may be commercial ventures, either to fund further productions, to benefit the community, or for charity. Amateur actors are not typically members of actors' unions, as these organisations exist to protect the professional industry and discourage their members from working with companies which are not signatories to union contracts. Opinions vary on how to define "amateur" in relation to theatre.
Working with amateurs - For the love of it
If you know a book or website that should be included here, let us know. Suggested Performance Schedule - who does what, when. Production Timeline - week by week to opening night. Jones, Ellis.
Reflecting on Amateur Theatre Research In the last three years we have been inspired by amateur theatre-makers in many different contexts and settings. We have observed rehearsals, attended festivals, joined set-building and sewing groups, watched auditions, witnessed performances and listened to many intriguing, touching and amusing stories about amateur theatre. We have learnt that amateur theatre-makers are experts in, custodians of, their own practices, history and heritage, and that our job is to interpret and analyse our findings. Gathered in this booklet are some brief snapshots of some of the key themes from our research.