Get back on stage! This group is for actors interested in performing in a play within the next months. The only way to do it for certain is for the actors to produce it themselves. The group will choose what play to perform, where to rehearse, where it will be showcased and what dates. We will share the different tasks and work as a team to get the show going. The key is collaboration!!!!!!
PLEASE read the following in order to help you decide if Get Back On Stage Meet Up is Right for You.
We ARE NOT:
We are not a registered, or established non profit theater company. We will add administrative structures only after we have decided to produce a play. After the play showcase period has ended, members of this structure should either disband or if desire, work on another play using Get Back On Stage Artists. Actors are free to come and go, this meetup aims to be a home for many of you that want to constantly develop artistic work over time.
WE ARE NOT for you if:
1. You want to get paid. Not that there is anything wrong with this, but if getting paid is your main objective, then Get Back On Stage Meetup Group is not for you. You will be greatly disillusioned if you think you will make a living out of what we make from ticket sales, besides, by the time we get to ticket sales, we would all have probably spent from our own pockets, and time. Our ONLY priority for our first year is to present great plays to our audience with whatever means are available to us.
2. You think theater is complicated. We do not need to hear this. If you think it can't be done, then come to our plays and watch us do it.
Get Back On Stage IS FOR YOU if you think:
1. It's about the plays.
2. Have time to dedicate to the production of plays
3. Have an immense creative energy that you need to put to use, or you will explode.
4. Think the best way to get better at acting is acting, and seeing how others do it.
5. Think every theater role is important. You will meet actors honing their skills, and others which are greatly advanced. None is more important than the other. They must learn and help each other.
6. We will take turns directing.
7. Will work for the team, not yourself, even if that means working backstage at times.
8. Think all you need for theater is: Space (any space), Actors, Conflict, and audience.
9. One hundred people are a great audience, ten people are also also a superb audience.
10. You prefer to explode, not implode.
11. You do not know everything..
12. It's the totalitarianism of the director, it's his view! Otherwise nothing would ever get done.
13. Low Budget is not synonymous to low quality.
14. Think theater is quite simple. It is part of being human. It is who we are, ingrained in our instincts. Nobody knows exactly when, but anthropologist believe arts was the first thing humans began doing right after the discovery of fire (free time! Predators are afraid of fire). Some guy started banging a piece of wood, making a rhythmic sounds he enjoyed, his friend told him to keep at it, and ran to get some big animal skin, he put on: “Look I'm the beast,” and started dancing to the rhythm, then came another, and I'm the hunter, and that's probably the first performance.