Langley Players Drama Club
4307 200 Street, Langley, BC, V3A 1L2
Add a little more drama to your life, get involved with the Langley Players.
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Profile Last Updated: June 14, 2007
Vancouver may be Hollywood North, but most of us aren’t going to be overnight starlets. Even so, those who love the theatre can get a taste of the limelight through a community theatre group like the Langley Players. This non-equity drama group has been producing theatre since 1969 with its home base, the 79-seat Langley Playhouse. The club boasts over 140 members, from decade-long veterans to brand new recruits. Through the club, members learn about theatre craft, meet new people and engage with the Langley community.
Join the Club
A nominal annual fee allows members to audition or participate behind-the-scenes for the drama club’s three annual productions. Membership also includes social events, tutorials and workshops related to the theatre. September to June, meetings held at the Langley Playhouse on the first Tuesday of each month usually include a play reading followed by critique and discussion. A drama club committee selects plays for readings and the performance season. Past productions have won awards and received nominations in regional festivals hosted by the Community Theatre Coalition and Theatre BC. The club also sponsors bursaries for fine arts students.
Tread the Boards or Set the Stage
In June, the plays for the fall, winter and spring productions are chosen. Each play runs for four weeks with a possibility of an additional holdover week. Everyone is welcome at auditions that are held before the director and casting committee at the Langley Playhouse. Backstage positions such as director, stage manager and lighting designer are also open to the club members. On the office side of the production, members work organizing publicity, running the box office or designing programs and posters. Newcomers receive on the job training or share projects with more experienced members. Time commitment varies according to the position. A stage manager clocks in about 12 weeks while the set construction team works three weekends. Since all members are volunteers, ticket revenue goes towards the production budget and the operating costs of the theatre.