ABOUT THE COMPANY
Bawds was founded in 1981 in Cambridge, initially to present productions of restoration plays. It was later decided to broaden the theatrical scope of the company by presenting a wider variety of pieces. As a result of this decision, Bawds has since staged many plays by modern authors. The company has used many different types of venues for its productions, ranging from college gardens and studio spaces to traditional proscenium arch theatres.
Now recognised as a leading Cambridge amateur dramatic production company we present three major productions a year and one or two festival or studio productions, some of which have been toured as far as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Bawds has no formal membership.
The company is administered by an elected committee; current officers and committee members for 2012 are:
Rosemary Eason (Chairman), Clare Houghton (Treasurer), Colin Lawrence (Secretary) Brenda Cottis (Minutes Secretary)
Sean Baker, Lyn Chatterton, Joyce Fenton, Judy Hanson and Sally Marsh.
In accordance with the company's
rules all of the directors, actors, and backstage team members who have been
actively involved in productions during a financial year are invited to attend
the Annual General Meeting which is held between July and October of each year.
We have an ongoing policy of considering submissions from local directors and
open auditions are advertised for all our 'main-house' productions. For
studio production submissions,
open auditions are not always
advertised as it's left to directors to determine whether to cast by
audition or by invitation. They have the option of submitting a production for
consideration after having already assembled their casts and production teams.
We also, on occasions, accept submissions for drama festivals but this type of
production is only approved subject to available financial resources.
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