Why Endangered Productions exists
Endangered Productions presents neglected music theatre treasures in intimate, innovative productions. Our not-for-profit, professional theatre company aims to share our decades of experience in performance with others who want to learn.
Specifically, Endangered Productions aims to:
- Present rarely-performed music theatre works in respectful, innovative productions that enrich and educate.
- Ensure the original intent and social relevance of the creator/s is respected and realised using contemporary interpretations that are enjoyable and accessible for modern audiences.
- Create and sustain an inclusive arts community where members reap the rewards of volunteering and both mentors and mentees benefit from the exchange of skills.
- Support professional artists by providing opportunities for engagement in high standard, creatively respectful music theatre productions.
- Provide opportunities for mature adults to realise their aspirations and develop talents beyond their original career boundaries.
- Provide a socially inclusive environment where members of our community share their skills and knowledge with marginalised members of the community
- Recognise, nurture and utilise the abilities of those who don't necessarily fit into boxes and who may be marginalised members of the community.
Our productions are respectful, innovative interpretations of the creator’s original intention with an eye to contemporary relevance.
We set the highest standards and engage professional actors and musicians to complement our talented amateurs.
Our past success proves our productions are accessible and enjoyable for modern audiences.
Volunteers are welcome to assist in the numerous tasks necessary to mount our upcoming production of Peer Gynt, including marketing, administration, social media, stage management, sets and costumes.
Our Social Inclusion Program also offers creative opportunities for people with intellectual or physical disabilities, mental health problems or who are socially isolated. You can be part of our valuable community.
One of our aims is to pass on skills from experienced mentors to mentees wanting to learn. We have the veteran talent in performance, stage craft, music, dance, and arts administration in our team.
Our past productions used mentors to develop the skills of new performers and behind-the-scenes helpers. For example, we've seen talented singers with little acting experience become assured, convincing on-stage characters.
other ways to join the community
We welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.
Become a mentor or mentee. We particularly welcome skilled, creative, arts practitioners, perhaps retired Super Citizens, who are willing to act as mentors. We also welcome mentees who wish to benefit from the skills and experience of others.
Suggest someone for our Social Inclusion Program. It provides creative opportunities for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalised through disability or disadvantage.
Get a paid gig. Our productions provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.