What we're about
This group is being set up for anyone who is aged 50+ and has some time over a week-end they'd like to spare. Venues for Meet-ups vary, usually at someone's house owing to the prohibitive costs of hiring somewhere. The plus side of this is no-one will ever be charged anything! Initially we will sit around and read through some short plays (10 - 30 minutes) together. We can then discuss the plays and look at the theme, good and bad points. In that sense it is a little like a play-writing group. THEN (this only applies to the summer, not these cold afternoons!) there will be an opportunity to actually perform(with others) the plays as the common theme of all the plays is...at least one character is 50+ ! Don't worry if you have never been involved in a play-reading or acting group before - this is an ultra safe, supportive environment. The whole aim throughout is to have fun so there will be a strong social element. By joining you will have the opportunity to a) read plays b) bring your own plays for us to read c) act out plays d) act out plays in front of an audience e) (later) be filmed in the plays f) achieve global stardom. (Well, the last one is probably not true...)
Note: the 'acting' element only applies to the summer BUT, of course, just reading the plays out will enable you to put into the character your own particular 'slant'.