We are the University of Plymouth Amateur Dramatics Society (UPAD) and we’re a fun group of people who love to perform and/or write! We meet every Tuesday 6:30-8:30 for fun drama workshops either on Zoom or in person! Later on in the term these sessions become rehearsals for the two showcases that we put on each year, one at Christmas and one at Easter, in which we guarantee to give everybody who auditions a part in both of these.
You have a chance to write for these showcases and the committee will choose some of YOUR original works for our performances! Our motto is "Act. Write. Don't Sing." which distinguishes us from the Musical Theatre Group (However by no means does it stop us from singing at the socials, or to incorporate music and originally written songs into our devised pieces and member written plays). We encourage people of all abilities and skills to join, as we provide opportunities for people interested in working backstage and writers as well as actors.
We charge one membership fee of £10 at the start of the year which covers show fees and props/costume. Due to COVID-19, all this is subject to change so do keep an eye out on our social media’s below!
Private Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/upadsociety
Other Social Media's above!
We aim to hold as many socials as possible while keeping within the government guidelines which are a mixture of fun drinking socials with inventive and varied games (highlight of the year is Dare Night!) and also trips to the theatre and other non-drinking activities such as the cinema and bowling. At the end of each academic year we also organise annual UPAD Awards Nights. They allow us to recognise and award the dedication, talent and experiences that have bonded our society.
Check back soon for more events!
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