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GOVERNANCE DOCUMENTS (Governance documents, members rules, venue/ film location/ environmental/ safety policies, to which all persons who are members, or working with us, are expected to adhere)
MEET OUR COMMITTEE
RULES OF CONDUCT (and other information that all those involved with us, must abide by) as below. We place great importance on the need for teamwork, mutual respect and socially acceptable behavior at all times.
New team members are always more than welcome .
If you would like to join us as a performer, simply come along to our next audition event, or get in touch if that is a few weeks away and you would like to get underway with something sooner as especially in the summer we may have short-notice events coming up for local community carnivals/ markets/clubs.
Rehearsals for performers are weekly, on Wednesday evenings 7 - 9.30pm and Sunday afternoons 1 - 4pm
We do not charge membership fees.
We are more than happy to arrange any of these roles as school/ college/ university work experience, if you require.
Please note that in the main we do not accept members under the age of 16. If there is a specific casting, or role for someone under 16, or if they have the ability to play a character aged over 16, all members under age 16 need to be accompanied at all auditions, rehearsals, and shows, by a parent or legal guardian.
This may seem very basic indeed but is being noted publicly after a couple of incidents over recent years:
If you are joining us as a performer, please be aware that you will be expected to read and learn your scripted scenes, by the deadlines given, attend rehearsals on time, and to keep detailed notes on your blocking (where you are stood on stage, on stage directions) penciled into your script. Joining us as a performer also requires that you have adequate literacy to do this.
You are not joining an purely hobbyist amdram club, but a dynamic team of ambitious, hardworking, career-orientated people.
You will also be required to abide by the norms of socially acceptable behaviour towards other members and towards the public at all times.
The South Devon Players are an award winning, family-friendly, theatre and film team, based in the beautiful fishing port of Brixham; Devon (in South West England). We perform theatre shows around Torbay and the wider Southwest; we also create dramatic films, newly researched, based on historical events and legends, with a very high standard of historical and cultural research. Over the coming years we intend to expand our number of shows, and range of tours, and continue to encourage and develop expertise in theatre and film arts for local people.
We exist to help local people develop professional skills in theatre and film, with an aim to assist those people in not only gaining invaluable transferable skills, but also to directly find careers in theatre or film.
We also pride ourselves in creating accurate historical productions as a way of bringing to life, historical facts, personages and events, to a wider audience, and developing a love of history, performance and classical stories.
Founded in 2005 with the proceeds of a car-boot sale, then winning the Torbay Together Arts In The Community Award in 2010, and the Epic Award for England in 2017, appearing several times on national television, the Players continue to grow and expand.
New members are always welcomed regardless of their background, experience, beliefs or nationality; we aim to provide exciting opportunities to develop your career in theatre & film, in a friendly, hardworking team atmosphere, to those who seriously seek to create a career in these fields.
The team ranges from experienced performers, through to beginners, all of whom work very hard, side by side, and share the same ethos of developing a career in theatre / film, to create new productions.
The casting agency is for vetted, experienced performers. Our biggest group TV credits currently being the BBC, and Disney’s casting directors having approached us (and cast two members as a result) in their Alice In Wonderland feature film.
What do we stand for?
- Creating new work themed on history & legends.
- Developing opportunities and careers in
theatre & film for local people.
- The joy of creative performance.
- Community involvement.
- Accessible performances.
Feedback about the group.
"It was lovely to see Brixham history brought to life and celebrated in this way"
"We are really enjoying rehearsals by the way, everyone's so friendly. You're very good at directing. "
"This is one of the best groups I have had the pleasure to perform with, and community theatre has always been very important to me as a means for anyone to express and develop their talents in a friendly and supporting atmosphere."
"This group is one of the best I have ever seen performing"
"Whenever I think you guys can't outdo yourselves with costumes you guys go and outdo yourselves times 1000, haha! =] You all always look so great!"