Mates Theatre Society and Theatre Genesis have come together and are ready to take on the new year!
The new group named Mates Theatre Genesis are in rehearsals for an Australia Day production titled Uncle Jack at the Redlands Museum.
Ex-president of Mates and current treasurer of the new society Sharon Vassallo says the two groups came together out of a shared need for more volunteers
“I had put it out to my members all throughout 2015 that if we didn’t get more people to step up and run the group, that there may not be a group in 2016 under the Mates Theatre Society. It then became my mission to move forward with a theatre company in 2016 in whatever form there needed to be to ensure that at least there was a community theatre group in the Redlands.”
In her mind community theatre is about sharing resources and people coming together.
They are having a planning day later this month to organise what 2016 will look like for the new group.
“Mates Theatre Genesis is very much about the members, for the members so although there is a committee it’s really about everyone having their say and trying to come up with something that suits the majority.”