By GINA KINSLOW
Glasgow Daily Times
On Saturday representatives from various community theaters in the area will gather in Edmonton for a symposium.
The purpose of the symposium is to give those involved with community theater for an opportunity to share their resources, whether it be actors and actresses or lighting equipment.
Shane Chambers-Ennis, executive director of Barn Lot Theater, came up with the idea for the symposium.
Chambers-Ennis issued a letter to representatives of various community theaters in the areas sharing her idea.
In the letter, she said, “This past season of 2011 was a really tough season for Barn Lot. We operated at an all-time low in terms of attendance and income, and I couldn’t help but think that other theaters may be in the same boat.”
She proposed that other small theater groups in the area come together to discuss ideas on how to support and promote each other.
“There is, as they say, strength in numbers, and instead of all of us struggling as an isolated group, I propose we join forces [where possible] to make all us more visible and more successful,” she said.
Saturday will be the first meeting. Chambers-Ennis explained that those who attend will spend most of their time brainstorming for ideas and engaging in round-table discussion.
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