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Membership Renewal 2020


Membership Renewal

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.

Membership Categories/Fees:
Adult $20.00
Student $10.00
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 can't pay online, you can post a cheque to Treasurer, ETS, 40 Michaels Ave, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051. 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.


Help With Set Building 2020


HELP WITH SET BUILDING IN 2020

The dates for set builds for 2020 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 davidblakey@gmail.com or text/call 027 495 3794 in advance, so that we can plan the day, and include you in the lunch.

The set build dates for 2020 are:

Main Bill Two ~ CANCELLED

Main Bill Three ~ CANCELLED

Main Bill Four ~ PROOF (to be confirmed)
Saturday 10 October
Saturday 17 October
Saturday 24 October & Sunday 25 October
Saturday 31 October
Pack-out Sunday 15 November

Members who volunteer for crew roles receive two complimentary tickets to the show.


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.

Criteria
. 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 28 February 2021 - please post entries to the Secretary, Ellerslie Theatrical Society, PO Box 11432, Ellerslie 1542 or email to info@ellerslietheatre.co.nz.

If you require further information or need assistance with the application please email info@ellerslietheatre.co.nz.