As NSW Volunteering state on their website: ‘Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community’. Without volunteers, all community organisations would cease to exist, including our local community theatre, Bay Theatre Players Inc.
People of all ages and all backgrounds come together in the theatre to produce quality entertainment for our local audiences. Although being involved in a production does require you to dedicate some time and effort to produce a good result, the reward of doing so more than compensates for that. Cast and crew enjoy their time together as they prepare a show.
Bay Theatre Players are always seeking new members who would like to be involved in any way to ensure our local community theatre continues to provide entertainment for many years to come.
Whether you see yourself being involved artistically, on or off the stage, or in one of the many administrative or maintenance roles around the theatre, you are welcome. Involvement can be for the entire year or just for the duration of one production. It takes many more people than those you see on stage to ensure a play runs smoothly, from set design and building through to lighting and costuming.
You can find out more about Bay Theatre Players Inc at www.baytheatreplayers.org.au or by contacting one of the committee members listed there. You can also phone us on 4472 7580 and you can find us on Facebook.
The pictures below show the transition of the stage area of the Bay Playhouse from set building and light designing through to a scene from ‘Forget Me Not’ which was staged in 2016. Andy Pond, Trevor Kohlhagen and Eric Haslem are shown ‘working hard’ at set building (volunteers are allowed to take lots of breaks!); Julian Crosby works on the lighting design and Jenny Urquhart, Bill Douglas and Cameron Liddle are on stage rehearsing on the finished set.