Drama clubs aren’t just for kids. These unique clubs are for anyone who loves to perform no matter what their age. If you love acting then why not start your own drama club? Besides a love for the theater there really isn’t much else you need. But we do have some basics that might help you start your own drama club.
What’s In a Name?
Well, in this case a name is a brief description of what sets your club apart. It could be something like the Foxy Fifties Drama Club for guys and gals over fifty. Or the Sweeter Than a Rose Drama Club denoting a club that tends to prefer the Shakespearean theater. Take a little time and don’t be in a hurry on naming your club. If you like, meet with a few of your charter members and get their suggestions. Start your own drama club with a sizzling name. Names are important!
Network With Other Artists
No man is an island. No actor or actress either. Make a deliberate effort to network on a weekly or monthly basis with other clubs, leagues or local playhouses. Get your name out there and build those relationships. Networking will help you and your drama club get the latest and best information about possible acting opportunities, seminars and retreats. Start your own drama club with some great associations and networking relationships.
Practice Makes Perfect
Have a weekly or bi-weekly meeting with your club members to craft your art together. Give club members a chance to perform for 5 minutes then offer constructive critiques and suggestions. Give everyone a round of applause! When it is available bring to your group information about upcoming acting opportunities. Have a quarterly meeting that you can use to build club membership and showcase your club talent. You might host it in a restaurant or hall somewhere. Also, as club leader or organizer it is your responsibility to bring to the group new acting material, methods and ideas. Host improvisational nights or some other type of creative night to build excitement for your members.
Get Some Gigs
Start your own drama club with definite goals. One goal is have to product a work at least once or twice a year. Look for small venues to start with. Local churches, non profit groups, and civic groups are always on the look out for groups who can produce a night of entertainment. You could also work with a local restaurant to put on a dinner theater. How much fun would that be? Lots!
Keep your dues to a minimum. Don’t look to get rich by organizing a club. But do charge enough to cover supplies, snacks and what ever else you need.
With a little work, your club will be the talk of the town. Start your own drama club today! What are you waiting for?