Club members have trodden the boards in a variety of venues around the town, including the C.B.S. Hall, the Friary Theatre, the Park Hotel and more recently, once again in our first home, the newly refurbished Town Hall Theatre. Whilst the production of plays at local level for local audiences is a priority for the club, we have competed, with much success, on the festival circuit and travelled to venues outside Dungarvan to perform on a number of occasions. We have also been awarded two WLRFM Arts Awards and received nominations for many of our productions including "The Whiteheaded Boy" in 2008.
Dungarvan Dramatic Club has significantly and effectively contributed to the artistic and cultural life of the town and surrounding areas and is now recognised as a vibrant and important feature of its cultural landscape. As well as our two productions, the club has also, since 2007, produced an annual nativity play with local children. Not only does this venture encourage a love of performance in young people, but it also raises the profile of the club and ensures that its future is assured for many years to come.
In recent years we also began the process of strengthening the cultural links with Dungarvans sister city, Erie in Pennsylvania,USA., when we hosted the visit of Erie Playhouse to Dungarvan in August 2008. During their stay in Dungarvan they performed two shows "Broadway Today" and "The Fantasticks" in the Town Hall Theatre. So successful was the visit that we returned the compliment in April 2010, performing in Erie Playhouse and enjoying some good old American hospitality!!
Other social activities enjoyed by the club members include attending plays, getting together for post production video viewings (great craic especially for cast members who are seeing themselves for the first time !!) and dining out in a variety of local hostelries. The founding aim of "promoting good comradeship among members" is one which we still eagerly pursue whenever and whereever we can !!
Membership of the club is great value and we are always delighted to welcome new members at any stage during the year. There are many ways to get involved if treading the boards is not for you - there's work to be done (and craic to be had!) in P.R., front of house, backstage, lighting and sound, set construction, costumes and make-up.