Now in its ninth year, Performers’
Company is committed
to presenting to our audiences a variety of plays found within
the modern classic store house. Coupled with this is our desire
to bring people together from all areas of society, to work together
and enjoy the creative process while learning the skills of theatre.
These are the two main reasons that The Performers’ Company
exists. So far it is a recipe that works well and we trust it continues
to serve us for many years to come!
Our Mission Statement:
The Performers’Company is a community-based
theatre company in Sackville, NB which is committed to enhancing
life and culture for both participants and our audiences. We seek
to provide opportunities for creative and developmental involvement
for those who love theatre, and to delight audience members who
enjoy quality theatre productions.
THE LOCAL COMMUNITY: To stage interesting, varied
and well written plays and thereby provide a means where interested
individuals can involve themselves in our shows. To foster appreciation
for playwrights and their plays and a general appreciation of theatre.
To foster cooperation and understanding between local arts and
theatre groups and individuals.
STANDARDS: The Performers’ Company
goal is to provide high quality
productions which are well rehearsed, use authentic costuming,
sounds effects, and use appropriate lighting and music to help
stage. Teaching and mentoring new members in the basics of theatre
craft is part of our commitment to maintain a high standard in
NUMBER OF SHOWS: Two productions a year – one
in November and one in either the Spring or Summer. Our shows
normally run for six performances: Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat evenings,
a Saturday matinee and finishing with a matinee on the Sunday.
For a summer production where venue hire is not a big consideration,
then it is possible shows will run for 12 performances over a two
PLAYS: Our focus is to draw upon tried and true plays from a
modern-classic range. For example, plays by Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward,
or George Bernard Shaw and their contemporaries, through to plays
by such writers as Terence Rattigan, Edward Albee, John Osborne
Hellman. This does not mean we will entirely ignore plays from
historical periods or plays written more recently.
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS: We intend to provide
at least two workshops and/or seminars per year whereby members
of The Performers’ Company
and also members of the public can take part in acting classes
or theatre related seminars.