THE THEATRE GROUP AND OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH
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Peta Murphy to FTG - "The Show Will Go On"
The Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP, sent a heartwarming message to the members and committee of Frankston Theatre Group after learning about show cancellations due to Covid-19.
Peta has been an avid supporter and friend of FTG, and we always love seeing her at our shows. Have a look at what she had to say.
Cheryl Threadgold Explores Theatre In Victoria
In 2020, Doctor Cheryl Threadgold released her book In The Name of Theatre, a fantastic dive into the history and culture of amateur theatre companies in Victoria. Cheryl, an avid thespian with a PhD in theatre history, has also received a Medal of the Order of Australia for her contribution to the arts in Australia. In her book, there is a couple of pages dedicated towards Frankston Theatre Group, where she interviews our very own Carol McCall, David Copeland and Angela Snelson.
For more information on the book, click here: https://www.inthenameoftheatre.com.au
FTG Takes Part In Swinburne Cold Case
In 2019, Frankston Theatre Group collaborated with Dr Louise Steading, adjunct assistant professor of forensic archaeology and criminology at Swinburne Online, to recreate the Court of Inquiry into the 1955 cold-case murder of Shirley Collins. Staged at Mount Martha Community Centre, the group performed a faithful reproduction of the evidence presented to the Inquiry as the culmination of two days of fieldwork for the University’s distance learning student. It is planned to recreate this even again in 2022.
Frankston Theatre Doing VCE Script Reads
In 2018, Frankston Theatre Group began offering Script Reads for local secondary colleges as part of our community outreach programme. We began with THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller in support of high school student's VCE studies. In 2021, FTG will recommence this collaboration with local institutions.
The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists. Miller was questioned by the House of Representatives' Committee on Un-American Activities in 1956 and convicted of contempt of Congress for refusing to identify others present at meetings he had attended.