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Maitland Repertory is an unfunded amateur group run by volunteers. It aims to entertain audiences by producing plays performed by adults, young adults and children while at the same time providing members with skills for life. The group has a policy of active membership - because without active members we cannot meet our aims.
As well as using and learning acting skills, many members use their talents backstage to help us produce entertaining plays or to help administer the Theatre for everyone to enjoy.
A Membership and Information Form can be downloaded here.
If you would like to join, please post your completed form (and cheque, if paying by cheque) for your subscription to:
Maitland Repertory Theatre Inc
P O Box 111
MAITLAND NSW 2320
You can also pay your membership fees over the counter at a branch of The Mutual or by direct deposit via internet banking using these details:BSB: 646000 (Maitland Mutual Building Society)
To contact our Membership Officer, see details under 'Contact Us'
Single membership covers one calendar year for a single person. This is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.
Family membership cover one calendar year for both Parents and all children under 18. This is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.
Concession membership covers Pensioners, Students and Unemployed persons. This is due for renewal every year at the Annual General Meeting.
Please post your cheque and contact details (Attention: Membership Officer)
to Maitland Repertory Theatre Membership, P O Box 111, Maitland NSW 2320.
Alternatively you can pay your membership fees over the counter at a branch of The Mutual or by direct deposit via internet banking using these details BSB: 646000 (Maitland Mutual Building Society)
Name: Maitland Repertory Thtr
Please include your name as reference with your payment.
The talents and skills of members are used in many areas, such as the background work needed to put on a show - make-up, set construction, backstage work, publicity, wardrobe, newsletter production, casting, ushering and management. We also need actors, and auditions are held regularly. If you are not an actor but still wish to be involved, there are numerous areas where you can help and have fun.
Help is always needed to dismantle a set at the end of the season. Regular Working Bees are held to change the set from one production to the next.
All actors and volunteer workers must be members of the Maitland Repertory Theatre for insurance purposes.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your name placed on the roster for Front of House, Ushering and Catering duties. Members are usually only required to volunteer once per show.
Members who are not rostered on for duty are welcome to watch any show and may take a seat once all patrons are seated.
After offering any assistance, members are welcome to stay and watch the show but are asked to remain at the back of the theatre until all patrons have been seated, sitting in any vacant seats, if available. Members receive regular newsletters and any requests for help will be found in the newsletter. Contact the appropriate number and offer any assistance you can. It will be very much appreciated.
Play readings are held each month at 7:30pm at the theatre - sign up for our eNews to be kept informed of when they're on.
If you don't mind reading aloud and would like to read through a play in which you take one actor's part, then you would find the play reading nights very enjoyable. You may prefer to come along and listen to a group of readers work through a play. You can be in the audience and just enjoy hearing the 'radio play version' - that is, a play with no actions, just the dialogue.
Bring your specs and read or just sit and listen and enjoy a great night away from the TV.
All members are welcome to attend the cast parties (usually on the last night of a play season). Members are invited to bring a plate and drinks to share.
Committee Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Theatre, commencing at 7:00pm. All members are welcome to come along.
The Annual General Meeting is usually held in March each year. Please arrive early to register you attendance before the meeting begins. All members are welcome to attend and nominate for available positions.
Below is a summary of the duties of some of the elected positions at Maitland Repertory Theatre. This list is not meant as a definitive guide, but to give those interested in standing for election a brief idea of the requirements of the positions.
Summary of Duties
|President||Attend meetings, lead and chair meetings|
|Vice President||Attend meetings, support and stand in for President, when necessary|
|Secretary||Attend meetings, take minutes, deal with correspondence|
|Treasurer||Attend meetings, keep financial records in order, report to meetings|
|Committee Member||Attend meetings, deal with matters at committee meetings|
|Casting Director||Lead and coordinate casting committee at auditions|
|Roster||Organise volunteers, prepare and distribute roster for scheduled performances|
|Wardrobe Officer and helpers||Co-opt volunteers, co-ordinate, source, prepare costumes and maintain costume storage|
|Makeup||Maintain supplies of make up and organise application of make up|
|Stage Manager Overseeing||Work with directors and stage managers|
|Properties||Organise and take charge of properties|
|Publicity||Head and Direct Publicity, Promotions and Marketing Team. Organise production and erection of large banners, organise newspaper and media promotions, organise poster and flyer production and distribution. Communicate with Management Committee|
|Social Media||Drive social media interactions|
|Season Tickets Information||Organise, arrange, promote and sell season tickets|
|Melodrama Catering||Organise caterers and helpers for Melodrama Dinner|
|Catering Officer||Co-ordinate the staffing, organisation, purchase of supplies and preparation of suppers for shows|
|Newsletter Editor||Attend meetings, source information, type and format newsletter, address, print, post and email The Dialogue and maintain address database currency|
|Membership||Collect membership fees, forms and information, maintain membership database currency|
|Social Organiser||Organise events for the enjoyment of members, such as Christmas Parties, Big Nights Out, Trivia Nights, Club Nights|
|Reamus Leader||Lead Reamus activities and events, organise workshops, events and productions in conjunction with Reamus Artistic Director and in consultation with Management Committee|
|Website Admin||Source information, attend committee meetings, maintain currency of website and links|