Cayman Drama Society seeks volunteers

The Cayman Drama Society at the Prospect Playhouse is looking for volunteers for upcoming productions.

The new committee for the Society first met six weeks ago and have been busy identifying and prioritising tasks.

“We started with a theatre walk-through where we went through each area and listed all of the improvements that we would like to make, and we have prioritised these based on resources and need,” says Richard Johnson, chairman of the Society. “We will be looking for volunteers to assist with some painting, redecoration and reorganising, so please feel free to lend a hand and bring your power tools.”

The first production of the year will be in late-May, early June. Two plays, Blood Wedding and The House of Bernarda Alba by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, will be directed by Nick Dereza.

“Nick is a very talented director with a flair for bringing his vision to the stage in a unique way,” Mr. Johnson says.

Auditions were held in March, and rehearsals are under way.

After the two Lorca plays, the next production will be the musical Godspell, directed by Terri Quappe and produced by Phil Pace.

The production team is already working on organising scripts, budgets, props and other necessary functions for the play.

Audition dates will be announced later.

Also, veteran Neil Rooney has taken charge of the newly formed production committee. First on its schedule is to hold a meeting for the 2011/2012 production slots.

“Those of you with serious production ideas and for club-night style events, get your thinking caps on,” he says.

Mr. Rooney is also working with Acts of Random Kindness to run a joint event at the Prospect Playhouse on 7 May titled La Vida Loca.

“This promises to be a fun evening of music and mingling themed around jazz, tapas, dancing and socialising,” Mr. Johnson adds.

A Little Shop of Horrors movie night is planned for June, and the annual student production is being finalised for a late November, early December run.

“I hope you will join me in looking forward to what promises to be an exciting year at the Playhouse and one in which we see a number of events that actively bring the membership back to the Society,” he says.

Contact Mr. Johnson by emailing [email protected]

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