WHAT IS BAREBOARDS
Bareboards began in late 2010 as a way to provide members with additional acting opportunities in addition to our mainstream plays. Not all members have the time to dedicate to a mainstream play, which is about 5 months. There are those times when members are just not right for the parts available, so it can be a long time between gigs.
Our aim is to provide opportunities for members to view interesting work, get involved in smaller productions as techies, stage managers, actors and to present their own works as writers and directors>
Bareboards is open to all ATC members. Non-financial members are also welcome to submit their plays or register their interest to direct or act, however if chosen, you will be required to become a financial member of the Arts Theatre Cronulla. The membership fee is $25. Payable once your involvement is confirmed
2010 – Bareboards put on a 5-day run of “Shoehorn Sonata”, which was a huge success.
2015 – Bareboards launched the Voices Project, a complete performance of eight 10 minute plays all written and performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members, to much acclaim.
2016 – Bareboards upped the ante by performing 4 x half-hour plays, all written and performed by members, in the project titled “Half and Half”, performed in September 2016.
2017 – Bareboards presented a 4-night run of the one man play ‘I Am My Own Wife’ by Doug Wright based on his conversations with German Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Wright received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this work.
2018 – Bareboards presents “PLAYtime” – a selection of 6 original, short plays written, directed & performed by Arts Theatre Cronulla members.
2019 – Bareboards presents “Time to Shine”: 3 original short plays, each under 30 minutes in length, written, directed & acted by ATC members.
2022 – Bareboards presents “Plays For All Seasons”: 6 original short plays 15-30 minutes in length, written, directed & acted by ATC members.