Amateur Theatre

Start your artistic Career with Amateur Theatre!

If you have ever fancied treading the boards and feeling the heady success of fame, then it may be worth considering joining a local amateur theatre group and learn how to develop that inner acting ability and satisfy your creative desires. Most towns and cities do have an amateur theatre group and although it may be daunting to join initially, it can be a wonderful experience to meet other like-minded individuals.

Becoming involved in the theatre makes for a fantastic hobby, the social network is wonderful and gives you the opportunity to make a lot of new friends and as some of those involved will have a great deal of experience, as a newcomer to the world of drama, a great deal of information and advice can be gained at this point.

Amateur theatre is not simply about securing a lead role and acting in front of a sell-out crowd, there are many different facets such as playing understudy, directing, writing plays and just as important behind the scenes helping with scenery or costumes.

Realistically, most groups may want you to get involved behind the scenes prior to taking to the stage, and even if your enthusiasm is for acting, do not let this put you off as opportunities will always arise once new and different productions have been decided.

Roles within new productions will require you to audition and this can be daunting initially, but once nerves are overcome, it can be exhilarating to show others just what you can achieve. All actors and actresses suffer with nerves and this is an essential part of theatre life, so relish each and every experience.

If there is not an existing group in your area, then why not consider setting up your own? This needn?t be too difficult a task and the most important aspect is to find a location where you can all practise and ultimately perform your play to others. Church halls are often used, so use this as a starting point. Finding others who would like to give it a go probably isn?t that difficult either and there will be lots of information by books and of course the internet, if this is something you would like to do.

Whatever route you decide to take within amateur theatre, it is a hobby that is both challenging and fun and one which offers up lots of potential new friendships.

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