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  1. How many plays does Stagecraft produce each year?
  2. How do you choose which plays to produce?
  3. How do I become a director for Stagecraft?
  4. How can I get involved in one of your productions?
  5. Do I have to be a Stagecraft member to be involved in one of your plays?
  6. Will I be paid if I'm involved in one of your productions?
  7. What plays have you produced in the past?
  8. Where do you put on your plays?
  9. Do I have to book tickets or can I just turn up on the night?
  10. Do you have a bar?



  1. How many plays does Stagecraft produce each year?
    We usually put on five full-length plays each year at the Gryphon Theatre. They run in late March, May, July, September and November for 10 performances. To find out what plays we're putting on this year, visit our 'Current production' and 'Future productions' pages.
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  2. How do you choose which plays to produce?
    We have a selection round once every year for the plays we plan to produce. Members who would like to direct plays submit to the Stagecraft committee proposals and scripts for productions by the end of either March or April; the exact date is determined by the committee and announced in our newsletter. The Stagecraft committee then reads all the plays proposed. Some time in May or June the committee meets to listen to all the potential directors talk about their proposals, then they decide which five plays to produce. See the directors' policy on the 'Members' area' page if you'd like to know more about becoming a director for Stagecraft.
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  3. How do I become a director for Stagecraft?
    Stagecraft has a policy for potential directors which is available at the bottom of the 'Members' area' page. New directors need to satisfy certain criteria explained in the policy before they're able to submit play proposals for selection. If you satisfy the criteria, you can select one or more plays to submit to the committee, one of which may be selected for production. See the question above for details of the play selection process.
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  4. How can I get involved in one of your productions?
    We always welcome new people to Stagecraft. All auditions are open to anyone who wants to try out for an acting part. See our 'Future productions' page for information about upcoming auditions. You can also volunteer to be a member of the backstage crew by contacting the director or production manager whose details will be in the audition notices. You're also welcome to volunteer in a backstage role. Contact the production manager or director of the production to find out where you can help out. Their details will be in the audition information for the production on the 'Future productions' page.
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  5. Do I have to be a Stagecraft member to be involved in one of your plays?
    You can volunteer to be a crew member or audition to be in the cast of a production if you're not a Stagecraft member, but you'll need to join Stagecraft if you do get involved. We expect all cast and core crew for each production to be paid-up members of Stagecraft. Membership costs no more $35 per person. You can find out more about being a member of Stagecraft on our 'Get involved' page.
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  6. Will I be paid if I'm involved in one of your productions?
    No. Stagecraft is a non-profit community theatre company and isn't legally allowed to pay anyone. All profits from a production are ploughed back in to the company and the Gryphon Theatre. However, the many benefits of being involved in a Stagecraft production vary from gaining valuable experience and learning about theatre craft to the satisfaction of entertaining an audience and having lots of fun. All cast and crew are given a free ticket to their production, which they can pass on to a partner, friend or family member, to thank them for their involvement.
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  7. What plays have you produced in the past?
    Click on the 'Archive' navigation link at the top of any of our web pages to see details of the plays we've produced in the last few years. Each year we try to have a balance of drama, comedy and other genres such as Shakespeare and musicals. We also try to balance large-cast plays with a diversity of parts against smaller-cast plays.
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  8. Where do you put on your plays?
    We have our own theatre venue, the Gryphon Theatre at 22 Ghuznee Street, Wellington. We also hire it out to other theatre and performance companies. To find out more about the Gryphon Theatre, click on the Gryphon logo on our home page.
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  9. Do I have to book tickets or can I just turn up on the night?
    You don't have to book tickets, but booking will guarantee you a seat; walking in on the night may not for very popular plays. We prefer advance bookings as it helps us to know how big the audience is each night.
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  10. Do you have a bar?
    We sell red and white wine and orange juice before Stagecraft productions and wine, tea and coffee during intervals. Water, chocolate and snacks are also available. Other companies using the Gryphon Theatre may not sell alcohol or other drinks and snacks.
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