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In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  History of Community Theatre
In the West, a Community Theatre was founded in Salt Lake City in 1853; and in the South, the Thalian Association of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been in existence since the 1788, hosting a number of community theatre groups.
But the community theatre movement didn't really take off until the turn of the last century when, with the advent of movies, the small-town professional playhouses either closed due to the competition from this new artform or were converted to movie-houses.
Today, there are literally thousands of community theatre groups around the country from gypsy troupes that have just started, to more established companies in remodeled opera houses such as the Lyric, to larger associations that have built their own six and seven figure theatre houses in larger metropolitan areas.
www.tctwebstage.com /comunity.htm   (443 words)

  Community theatre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Community theatre, a completely separate entity in the United Kingdom from 'amateur theatre, amateur dramatics or amdram, ' is a very popular form of theatre in which all or most of the participants are unpaid or "amateur" in the most literal definition of the word.
Community theatres range in size from small groups, led by single individuals performing in borrowed spaces, to large year round companies with elaborate well equipped theatres of their own.
Community theatre is often seen as adding to the social capital of a community, in that it develops the skills, community spirit and artistic sensibilities of those involved.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Community_theatre   (539 words)

 Community Theatre
The main objective of the project is to initiate an awareness campaign in the mining community on the safe use of mercury and the hazards of the substance and the effects that come along with using it.
In a sense it is a public dialogue forum in that the artists challenge the community to think deeply about issues that affect them and then gives them space to air their views in a discussion set up that promotes a high level of community dialogue.
As a community based arts group, community theatre has been the backbone of Amakhosi ever since its inception in 1982.In fact the community where Amakhosi is situated today influenced and shaped the development of this institution.
www.amakhosi.org /id30.html   (1270 words)

 Community Theatre Foundation - The Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Community Theatre brought us the great silent films of the Roaring '20s, the classics from the golden age of Hollywood, the masterpieces of the 1940s and '50s, and on through the second half of the century.
The Community Theatre, struggling for survival, transformed itself into an art house cinema during the last years of the twentieth century before finally closing its box office window in the spring of 2001.
The Community Theatre Foundation is the collaborative effort of citizens who believe that the closing of the Community as a traditional movie theater should signify not the demise of a beloved landmark, but the birth of a new center of entertainment and a revitalized spirit of service and involvement.
www.communitytheatrefoundation.org /thestory.asp   (245 words)

 Community Theatre St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Community theatre represents the majority of theatres in the United States, including community playhouses and university and college programs.
Although the term "community theatre" has disparate meanings the term can be applied generally to theatres--whether professional or not--that draw from their communities.
By 1990, the NEA's budget was cut drastically, but community theatres continued to thrive at the end of the twentieth century despite economic hardships.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100277   (777 words)

Bright yellow leaflets invite residents to “create community through performance.” 40 people—from a rich mix of cultural and racial backgrounds, with stage experience and without—step forward to inaugurate the Community Theatre Internationale.
Spawned by the liberation movements and radical theatre of the 1960s, community-based theatre often tackles vital social issues stemming from poverty and oppression and promotes the empowerment of the disenfranchised.
In community theatre, we access a wide-ranging mix of life experiences, talents and skills through a fusion of amateur and professional performers.
www.communitytheatreintl.org /about.html   (895 words)

 Community Theatre Foundation - In The News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When Leo Redgate and the Community Theatre Foundation took over the Community Theatre in downtown Fairfield five years ago, the building was falling apart and the operation was not attracting enough moviegoers to sustain itself.
Redgate had previously suggested collaboration between WCP and the Community Theatre Foundation so the decision to bring the series to Fairfield was a "no-brainer," according to most organizers.
Meanwhile, at the Community Theater, as the carpet grew dingier and the floors sagged, as the seats became lumpy and the plumbing groaned, fewer and fewer people came.
www.communitytheatrefoundation.org /inthenews.asp   (5225 words)

 Pennsylvania State Theatre: Walnut Street Theatre
In 1837, it was the first theatre to install gas footlights, and in 1855, the Walnut became the first theatre to install air conditioning.
With vision and inspirational leadership, Walnut Street Theatre was reconceived as a non-profit regional theatre dedicated to the preservation and development of the art of theatre.
In a theatre, a grid is a structure comprised of boards and beams that is suspended from the roof of the building over the stage.
www.e-referencedesk.com /resources/state-symbols/pennsylvania/theatre.html   (1636 words)

 Excite UK - Arts - Performing Arts - Theatre - Community Theatre - United States - Massachusetts
CMO is a non-profit, community theater group that is originated in the Holden, Rutland, and Paxton area of Massachusetts.
The Chatham Drama Guild was established in 1931 as a community theater and now, in its 66th season, is one of the oldest groups of its kind on Cape Cod.
Provides education and entertainment in theatre and theatre arts for children, teens, and adults to the northeast Massachusetts community.
www.excite.co.uk /directory/Arts/Performing_Arts/Theatre/Community_Theatre/United_States/Massachusetts   (805 words)

 Denton Community Theatre :: About DCT
Denton Community Theatre’s mission is to contribute to the cultural life of the community through theatrical experiences.
Denton Community Theatre, Inc. was charted as a non-profit educational organization under 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code in August, 1969.
Denton Community Theatre, Inc. was one of the founding organizations of the Greater Denton Arts Council, and is active in Texas Non-Profit Theatres, the Southwest Theatre Association, and the American Association of Community Theatre.
www.dentoncommunitytheatre.com   (839 words)

 Bakersfield Community Theatre - About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Prior to this date, community theatre productions were frequently produced in Bakersfield by various clubs such as the Bakersfield Woman's Club, the Elks, DeMolay, and the Plymouth Guild.
The front of the theatre was given a complete face-lift in the summer of 1980 including a brick patio, landscaping, a lawn with a high stucco wall, a ramp and deck overlooking the patio and a marquee.
Bakersfield Community Theatre celebrated the opening of it's 75th season on September 7, 2001 with a special Angel Night dinner and a performance of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath directed by Porter Jamison.
www.bakersfieldcommunitytheatre.org /about.htm   (636 words)

 Officers and Board of Directors, Rock Hill Community Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
They are volunteers who care very much about the future of the Theatre and who spend countless hours in meetings and on-line managing the business of the Theatre.
Members are defined as those who have paid the $20 membership dues for the current fiscal year, or who are holding an "anytime pass" for the current season, or who are a "patron" (any level).
Please join the members (and friends) of the Theatre for these important elections at the Theatre on the evening of June 6th.
www.rhcommunitytheatre.org /elections.html   (322 words)

 Green Left - Community theatre Cuban style   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The community combines theatre and nature as the components of a new form in which to journey towards the rediscovery of our animality, right in the midst of the elements from which we evolved.
The Cuban “new theatre” movement, of which the best known exponent is Teatro del Escambray {founded in the 1960s, also based in Cumanayagua}, has explored work very similiar to the Australian community theatre movement.
Community members participate in the development of content, and sometimes in the performance, working alongside professional actors and musicans.
www.greenleft.org.au /1997/288/16123   (554 words)

 Lane Community College - Theatre - Course Information
Lane Community College's Theatre Arts program is dedicated to providing a high-quality education within a safe and supportive center for artistic development.
The diverse curriculum emphasizes the discipline of teamwork and prepares students for academic and professional transfer.
One of the advantages for theatre students at Lane are the many opportunities to perform for a live audience.
www.lanecc.edu /perarts/theatre   (280 words)

 UNICEF South Africa - Young voices - Community theatre youth initiative
Community theatre in rural Limpopo province has become a highly effective medium for communication and a creative platform for young people’s participation.
According to Project leader, Donald Legodi, a respected teacher in the Seshego community in Limpopo province, “The young participants, especially the younger children are encouraged to facilitate the workshop.
The projects popularity has grown to such an extent that the troupe is often invited by organisations, both locally and internationally, to showcase their work and to share their experience of community theatre as a truly effective strategy for maximising young peoples’ participation in learning, awareness raising and mobilising opportunities.
www.unicef.org /southafrica/voices_966.html   (392 words)

 Vermillion County Community Theatre
The purpose of South Vermillion Summer Theatre was to provide opportunities for community and area involvement in the dramatic arts.
Without the use of Hillcrest Community Center the group continued to present performances by renting various other venues, working with local restaurants to present murder mysteries, offering children workshops and taking the shows on the road.
In an effort to increase it's role in the community and to become an enthusiastic participant in the revitalization of Clinton, the VCCT has purchased the former Clinton High/South Vermillion Middle School building.
vcctheatre.org   (471 words)

 The African Community Theatre
African theatre is ritualized through music, poetry, dance, folklore, and religion, thus creating a theatre art form that serves a greater purpose than theatre for theatre's sake.
The African Community Theatre was established as an institution in 1981 and became an integral part of the cultural programming of the Center of Pan-African Culture.
The goal of the African Community Theatre is to help in the growth of people and to extend the reach and wealth of African creativity as presented through theatre in the northeastern Ohio area.
hierographics.org /africancommunitytheatre.htm   (965 words)

 The Community of Hungerford Theatre Company
There was a buzz about this town show, it captured the spirit of the community and I heard a lot of people singing the well-known tunes as they left.
During the same period Hungerford Youth Theatre (aged 14 to 21 years) meet in the John O' Gaunt Community Centre on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm to rehearse a production for performance in July.
The Community Theatre Company have teams of people who get involved in the creative process but do not want to appear on stage.
www.newburytheatre.co.uk /groups/hungerford.htm   (921 words)

 About Us,Rock Hill Community Theatre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
For those who want to be involved in theatre but not necessarily on stage, there are ample opportunities for light and sound technicians, costumers, set designers/builders and stage hands.
Funding: Rock Hill Community Theatre is a non-profit organization, funded by donations (monetary and in-kind), ticket sales, educational fees, grants, concessions, advertising sales and corporate sponsorships.
Our dinner theatre series are a highly successful partnership between the arts and local business mutually benefiting both the Theatre and area restaurants.
www.rhcommunitytheatre.org /about_rhct.html   (801 words)

 Community Theater of Terre Haute, Inc.: Home Page
Community Theatre of Terre Haute is the second oldest, non-professional theatre, in continual operation, in Indiana, and the only one offering a film series as well as live theater.
CT is an all volunteer organization and welcomes community involvement both in front of and behind the curtain.
Celebrating the theatre year just ended, CT presented awards to casts and crews of the five main stage productions, and other volunteers, at a gala themed "The Complete History of CT (abridged)," a takeoff on The Complete History of America (abridged), which won top honors at the Indiana Community Theatre League Festival in March.
www.ctth.org   (918 words)

 Elgin Theatre Company - Performing Since 1952
The goal of the Elgin Theatre Company is to bring quality entertainment to Elgin and the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
The goal of the Elgin Theatre Company is to provide quality entertainment and education to all residents of Elgin and beyond.
The Elgin Theatre Company exists for our community and we strive to be community theatre at its best.
www.elgin-theatre.org   (346 words)

 Theatre Coppell
TC is a non-profit theatre arts organization that produces and stages five shows per season.
TC has built an outstanding reputation for delivering the finest in non-professional theatre in the area.
If you would prefer to be notified via regular mail of upcoming shows and/or auditions, please fill out our subscription form.
www.theatrecoppell.com   (241 words)

 Community Players Theatre
In these pages, explore the history of Community Players Theatre, Bloomington-Normal's oldest theatre group, in fact the second oldest community theatre in the nation.
Get to know the local community members currently serving on the Community Players Theatre Board of Governors under CONTACT US.
And if you would like to contact the theatre or members of the Board their email addresses are included, or you may contact the theatre at community.players@verizon.net or by leaving a message at 309-663-2121.
www.communityplayers.org /theatre.html   (135 words)

 Bowie Community Theatre
Bowie Community Theatre has been providing award winning live theatre in Bowie for over forty years.
We are fortunate to share the use of the Bowie Playhouse with two other community theatre groups, 2nd Star Productions, and Prince George's Little Theatre (PGLT).
This year, BCT joins 26 other Greater Washington DC area community theatre groups as part of the Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) to promote excellence in community theatre in the Washington DC area.
www.bctheatre.com   (324 words)

 Welcome to Bremerton Community Theatre online!
This meeting is meant to be helpful to both the director and actors, but is not a requirement for casting.
Community Theatre, Inc. is a non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Washington, and recognized under IRS code 501(c)(3).
The theatre is organized "to advance and encourage the art and education of the theatre, to cooperate with other educational and theatrical groups for the advancement of the theatre, to provide a mode of expression to anyone interested in any phase of the theatre, and to provide entertainment to the community."
www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org   (417 words)

 RRCC Theatre Arts and Dance
These classes are taught by theatre professionals who share their talents and expertise in the classroom as well as within the community at-large.
The production aspect of RRCC Theatre Arts has consistently presented high quality performances (including an award winning productions in 1992, 1996, 2002 and 2003) featuring students, staff, faculty and members of the community.
The Theatre program is located at the courtyard level (west end) of the Lakewood campus, room 0503.
www.rrcc.edu /theatre/index.html   (392 words)

 Ignite! Community Theatre - It takes a community to ignite a theatre. Spokane, Washington
Community Theatre - It takes a community to ignite a theatre.
This site has been designed to be a tool and resource for those interested in Spokane Community Theatre.
To operate a community theatre with high artistic, educational and ethical standards and to serve as a resource to the community at large.
www.ignitetheatre.org   (98 words)

 COM Community Theatre
Beyond education, College of the Mainland Theatre bears a three fold commitment: to provide quality theatrical experiences for residents of the area, to offer a forum for local and regional talent by holding OPEN auditions and to extend the reputation of College of the Mainland.
College of the Mainland Community Theatre will be holding open auditions for Over the River and Through the Woods on Sunday, March 25 at 7:00 pm (New Time!) and Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Fine Arts Building.
College of the Mainland Theatre is a community theatre.
www.com.edu /campus-life/theatre.cfm   (1075 words)

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