Bangkok Community Theatre

The largest and longest running English-language community theatre group in Thailand

The Vagina Monologues

In mid-February we will be presenting The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, directed by Mimi Carter.
Performances will take place on the 14th, 17th and 18th of February at The Admiral’s Pub on Sukhumvit Soi 24.
Tickets are on sale now.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

And at the end of March we will be presenting Shakespeare’s magical comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In Shakespeare’s time women were played by men in cross-dress, something the director, Michael Allman, knows well having recently played Widow Twankey in Aladdin!

Club Nights

BCT holds a monthly Club Night event for our members. We provide a variety of activities such as workshops, play-readings, movie nights and theatrical pub quizzes. Club Nights are also open to non-members of BCT for a nominal entry fee, which make them a great way to find out more if you’re thinking about joining us.

Membership

Whether you love being on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience, BCT is for you. English doesn’t have to be your first language, and you’re welcome whatever your level of experience. As a member you’re encouraged to take part in BCT shows and activities however you like, even if that’s just to meet new friends.

2017 Annual General Meeting

2017 AGM
Thursday, 2nd February

2017 AGM

Yes it’s here!
BCT’s Annual General Meeting & BOB Awards will be held on Thursday, 2nd February at Bistro 33.

Come along in your swankiest black & red gear, swig happy-hour-priced cocktails all night long, nibble complimentary scrumptious nosh, wax nostalgic about past shows, get excited about future ones, and celebrate our BCT family’s foibles with the presentation of the Bob Awards, BCT’s tongue-in-cheek answer to the Oscars.

There will be a glittering array of door prizes (1 chance per paid up member) and if you renew by 7:30pm or bring a new member, you’ll earn an extra chance!

As always, it’s the first Thursday of the month at Bistro 33. So circle the date in your diary, and please RSVP to info@bangkokcommunitytheatre.com by 25th January to help Bistro arrange the catering.

Full Membership: 600 Baht
Student Membership: 300 Baht
Guests: 400 Baht

January Club Night

Stage Combat
Thursday, 5th January

Stage Combat

January Club Night will be a fun and informative evening of learning stage combat! Hosted by the talented and entertaining Cian Green, who recently ran the highly energetic “Theatre Sports” club night, it’s sure to be a riotous night of fun and entertainment.

Learn how to slap, punch, pull hair and kick your opponent all without hurting anyone. You will learn techniques to make your onstage fight look all that more real. Please remember to wear comfortable clothing that easy to move in.

Join us at Bistro 33 at 7:00pm, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people and bring along your own friends too. And, it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB 100 for non-members…you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out! Kabaam!

Aladdin Opens This Week

Aladdin is opening this Friday at Creative Industries.
Oh, no it isn’t!
Oh, YES it is!
A huge “break a leg!” to all the cast a crew for what should be another hilarious, crazy and fun show for the whole family.
Tickets are still available for some shows, so if you haven’t booked yours yet, visit our ticketing page here.
To whet your appetite, here’s a sneak preview of the show.

2016 Christmas Party

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Yes, it’s that time of the year again. Time for the BCT Christmas Party!
Please join us on Wednesday 14th December at Bistro 33 for an evening of food, fun, and friends.

Dinner buffet free to BCT members, 350 baht for non-members.
Cash Bar.
Theme – Fancy Hat/Headdress (or your chance to be creative and dress up without looking like a crazy person on the way to the party)

RSVP required by 6th December as we need to confirm numbers for the buffet.
We ho-ho-hope to see you there!

ALSO – If you want to participate in the white elephant gift exchange, please wrap up and bring a gift worth no more than 200 Baht. The gift exchange will happen close to the end of the evening’s festivities.

Online Ticketing

If you’ve already bought your tickets for Aladdin, you will have noticed a change in the way we are selling tickets for BCT shows. After numerous requests from audience members to make the whole process easier, we have started using One Place Events to list and sell tickets to our shows.

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One Place Events is a great resource to see what’s going on in Bangkok, from music to movies to night markets, and of course, theatre. You can filter everything that’s listed by category to make it easy to see upcoming events that you might be interested in, which includes plenty of free activities. It also makes it easy to buy tickets for the events that charge for admission, with plenty of options for online payments. Even tried and trusted ATM and bank transfers get an upgrade with printed scannable barcodes like you find on many bills here.

If you’ve been looking for a comprehensive listing of events in Bangkok, then One Place Events is a great place to start. And if you haven’t bought your tickets for Aladdin yet (which are selling like hot cakes, by the way), then this is the perfect opportunity to try out our super slick new ticketing system! You can find us under the Theatre heading, or navigate to the event listing through our own Tickets page.

Give it a try, and we’ll see you at Aladdin.

Aladdin One Place banner

 

November Club Night

Theatre Sports
Thursday, 3rd November

Theatre Sports

Challenge your brain. Challenge your acting skills. Compete against others in the ultimate test of theatrical arts. Theatre sports!

This upcoming BCT Club Night will see a series of theatrical games and drama activities that promote quick thinking, refine improvisation and heighten your acting prowess. Reach objectives in the most creative way and find innovative solutions to dramatic problems. Open to both beginners and hardened thespians alike as each activity depends on how hard you challenge yourself. This sport is not like the others, this is theatre sports. Are you game?

Join us at Bistro 33, at 7:00pm, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people and bring along your own friends too. And, it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB 100 for non-members…you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out!

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Pre-Audition Workshop for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Pre-audition Workshop

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Come along and find out about Bangkok Community Theatre’s 2017 production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, including everything you need to know about auditions for the show. You can also meet the director, Michael J Allman.

The workshop will take place at Bistro 33, Sukhumvit 33 on Saturday Nov. 19th from 11:00am to 1:00pm.

Get tips on the characters in the play, how to perform in Shakespeare and what roles are available.

The workshop is free to all BCT members and 100bht for non-members.
To register for the workshop or to ask any questions, just email: info@bangkokcommunitytheatre.com

October Club Night

Improvisation Games
Thursday, 6th October

Impro games club night

October Club Night will be a fun and creative evening of Improvisation Games.

Improvisation games help you develop an instinctive response, spontaneity and the confidence you need to build when improvising. It can be an excellent tool to develop acting skills and can help generate creative material.

Join us at Bistro 33, at 7:00pm, have some good food and drinks, meet some pretty cool people and bring along your own friends too. And, it’s free for BCT members and a mere THB 100 for non-members…you can’t beat that for an entertaining evening out!

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September Club Night

Headshot and Comp Card Club Night
Thursday 1st September
Comp Card structure
What are headshots and comp cards?
Do you need them?

A headshot and a comp card is a photograph or one-page collage of photos that reflects your look as an actor. If you are at all interested in working in film or TV, even as an extra, you need them.

For our September Club Night, photographer Salman Sohtra will be helping to take the perfect headshot that you can use for theatre, TV, commercials and movie auditions. As an added bonus, we will even create a comp card for you too!

We will be at our regular venue and time, Bistro 33 at 7:00pm, but this month we’ll be downstairs in the dining area. Apparently, we’ve been ousted from the upstairs room due to rehearsals for this show called Almost, Maine. (Have you got your tickets yet?)

We hope to see you there, and do pass on the word to all your aspiring and established acting friends.
As usual, Club Night is free for BCT members and only THB 100 for non-members.

Only 18 participants can be photographed on the night, and spaces are filling up fast. So don’t delay, email Suman at sctharan@gmail.com by August 30th to reserve a spot.

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August Club Night

Script Analysis Club Night
Thursday 4th August

Script analysis

With the greatest apologies, the August club night at Bistro 33 will be changed to Script Analysis.

Hosted by Mimi Carter, this is an evening for people who have no experience, but would like to learn basic skills to understanding a script. You will receive resources and materials to guide you, and hopefully inspire you to grow more on your own!

“The theatre artist who perceive little on page puts little on stage. Inspiration without technique is merely flair.”

It will be at the same place, Bistro 33, at 7:00 pm but in the dining area. We hope to see you there and please do pass on the word to all your aspiring and established acting friends.

As usual Club Night is free for BCT members, and just THB 100 for non-members.