Membership Renewal 2021
ETS needs your support which you can give by renewing or by becoming a new financial member, attending the shows and participating in our productions in the areas of activity outlined on the membership form. The membership year is from the 1 January to 31 December each year.
As a member you will:
Receive regular newsletters and audition notices.
Be able to participate in ETS plays and social functions.
Receive a discount on ticket purchases.
Support your local, non-profit, theatrical society.
Senior Citizen $10.00
You can pay via internet banking by following our guide here. This is the easiest way to pay.
Alternatively you can download our membership form here.
If you are interested or willing to participate in any aspect of the theatre, please let us know by ticking or adding your interest on the membership form.
Call for Directors 2022
2022 Call for Directors
Applications are invited from Directors who would like to present a play, or selection of plays, to be considered for the Ellerslie Theatrical Society 2022 seasons. Applications close on Saturday 26 June 2021.
Tentative dates are:
Main Bill 1 - 2022
Season 17 to 26 March
Audition Saturday 13 November 2021
Rehearsals start Sunday 9 January 2022
Main Bill 2 - 2022
Season 9 to 18 June
Audition Saturday 19 March 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 29 March 2022
Main Bill 3 - 2022
Season 25 August to 3 September
Audition Saturday 11 June 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 21 June 2022
Main Bill 4 - 2022
Season 10 to 18 November
Audition Saturday 27 August 2022
Rehearsals start Tuesday 6 September 2022
Resident Sound Designer
LOVE MUSIC OR LIKE MAKING NOISE?
We are looking for a Resident Sound Designer. Join us behind the scenes to create the soundscapes and scores of our future productions.
For more information please contact:
mobile 021 102 8389
Annual General Meeting 2021
The Annual General Meeting of the Ellerslie Theatrical Society Inc. will be held at
8.00 pm on Monday the 19 April 2021
at the STABLES THEATRE, 138 Main Highway (cnr Main Highway and Arthur Street), Ellerslie
All are welcome and supper will be served at the conclusion of the evening's business.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
Written nominations are called for the following positions:
Vice President x 2
Committee Member x 5
. The elections for the above positions will be held in the order stated.
. A person can only hold one position on the committee.
. Nominees for the position of President must have been members of the Committee for at least twelve months immediately prior to the AGM.
. Nominees for the position of Vice President and Treasurer must have been financial members of the Society for at least twelve months prior to the AGM.
. All nominees must be financial members of the Society.
It is preferable that nominations are received no later than 27 March 2021. Nominations can be posted to: The Secretary, Ellerslie Theatrical Society, 40 Michaels Avenue, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Late nominations handed to the Secretary at the meeting prior to the advertised starting time may be accepted at the Chairman's discretion.
To nominate a member for the committee, download the nomination form.
Ellerslie Festival of One-Act Plays 2021
Ellerslie Festival of One-Act Plays 2021 - 11 to 20 November 2021
The ETS One-Act Play Festival has provided playwrights with an opportunity to see their work leap from page to stage and new directors the chance to be mentored through the production process. Submissions are now open for the seventh biennial Festival in 2021.
Invitation to Directors
. Have you ever thought about directing a play but never had the chance?
. Are you an experienced director who would like the challenge of a one act play?
. Are you a drama student looking for an opportunity to practice what you've learnt?
. Are you an actor who wants to give directing a go?
. Have you written a One Act Play that you would like to direct or have someone else direct?
ETS is now inviting applications from experienced and new directors for the Ellerslie Festival of One-Act Plays 2021. Application forms and criteria can be downloaded from this link.
. Performances must be between twenty and forty minutes duration.
. Preference will be given to new plays, emerging directors or established directors mentoring emerging directors.
Entries must be received by Friday 16 April 2021 - please post entries to the Secretary, Ellerslie Theatrical Society, PO Box 11432, Ellerslie 1542 or email to email@example.com.
If you require further information or need assistance with the application please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help With Set Building 2021
HELP WITH SET BUILDING IN 2021
The dates for set builds for 2021 are listed below.
You don't need tools, though it could help if you can bring a battery-powered drill and any other small tools you own. You do need a willingness to do two things: first, to work on producing high-quality stage sets; and, second, to join in discussions and to put forward your own ideas on how best to achieve our aims.
The set builds are on Saturdays, starting from 9am and going on to around 5pm. You don't have to work all those hours. Any time you can put in is great, although you should know that we generally stop around 12:30pm for lunch prepared and supplied by ETS, so you won't want to miss that.
We're a friendly bunch of people with varying skill levels, and the set builds are both challenging and fun. If you can come, email David Blakey email@example.com or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day, and include you in the lunch. We may not use all the allotted set build dates so please ask David to add you name to the contact list so that you get regular updates.
The set build dates for 2021 are:
March 2021 - Sham
Pack-out Sunday 21 March from 12.30 pm
May/June - The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday 15 May
Saturday 22 May
Saturday 19 May
Saturday 5 June / Sunday 6 June
Pack-out Sunday 20 June from 12.30 pm
July/August - Our Man in Havana
Saturday 24 July
Saturday 31 July
Saturday 7 August
Saturday 14 August
Pack-out Sunday 5 September from 12.30 pm
October/November - The Ellerslie Festival of One Act Plays
no set building required
Members who volunteer for crew roles receive two complimentary tickets to the show.