All S Well Productions

The place where fictional representation takes birth

Our Plays

Oedipus Rex (By Sophocles)

Be a part of theatre magic by experiencing this Thebes Tragedy played by our finest artists.

The Heiress (By Henry James)

Come and be enthralled by this tragic love story that is sure to tug a few heart-strings

Types of play

Comedy

Comic plays are our forte, and we ensure that you have an experience like no other

Melodrama

Experience the magic of theatre in our much famed emotional performances

Tragedy

We enact some of the most beautiful tragedies from history, and our team of directors perform some of their best works every Fall

Farce

Everything is over the top even the prices; we are just kidding.

Our Best Team

Beriya Smith

Beriya Smith

Beriya is our head of recruitment; she has been a part of the theatre industry since she was a child and has an excellent eye for talent.

Andrew Matta

Andrew Matta

Andrew is one of the founding members of the company and is a cornerstone of all our endeavours. He is also a phenomenal actor; if you don’t believe us, then watch his performance in Oedipus Rex.

John Smith

John Smith

John is a part of the management board, and he’s also a tech wizard. His investments have greatly benefited the development of our company.

Latest News

Tips for reading and enjoying a dramatic play.

Some plays might not be easy to fathom. Certain plays with a very difficult comprehension would be difficult to grasp. Hence, a play can be appreciated well if you read the play before watching it live. This will help you understand the play better. Here are some tips that would understand you to read and enjoy a play.

Understand the title of the play.

The title of the play can often tell you a lot about the tone of the play. Try to understand if there is symbolism included. Read about the background and playwright. If possible, try to read the other plays directed by the same director. This will help you understand the historical context of the play and would help you get used to that particular director’s work. Understand the theme and purpose of the play before you read or watch any play. Also, understand the historical background in which the play was written. This would help you to know the context of the drama very well. For example, Anton Chekov, director of a famous play called “The Cherry Orchard”. The drama is about a family who loses their cherry orchard and home. The play involves symbolism. The play was written when rural Russia was undergoing severe deforestation and industrialization. This is why it is essential to understand the significance of the historical background before you watch any play.

Read the drama first.

The actual script of the play would be very long than the drama played on stage. If the story is controversial, some parts of the original script would even be edited. Controversial dialogues may also be omitted. This is why reading the original script of any play is essential. Reading will help you to link and bridge the gap between the drama and the actual script.

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Study the names of the people.

Study the names of the people in any play thoroughly. If there are many characters in a play, remembering all the names could be complicated and confusing. Try to figure out the people doing the lead role before you watch the play. This will help you enjoy the play better. The play “Waiting for Godot: directed by Samuel Beckett has a character called Lucky. Lucky is mute and plays the role of an ill-treated servant. Here you can ponder on questions like why did the play decide to name the servant Lucky? What is the significance of the historical background of the story?

Always read the introduction.

Make sure to read the introduction before and after you watch a play. The introduction of the play gives you an idea about the author, the cultural or historical background of the play, the meaning and purpose of the play, introduction of the lead characters, etc. This helps you to capture the overall feel of the play.

 

Four ways to be a better stage actor.

To be a good stage actor, it requires a lot of practice and skills. Behind the smallest scene that is portrayed on stage, there lies a lot of effort and hard work. Attending and learning from a theatre workshop would help you gain a lot of knowledge. What is more important is that anybody who aspires to be a good actor should first look around him and observe. If you get captivated even by a small emotion around, try to get back and imitate the feeling. Be it anything, a person’s way of talking or a particular action or emotion. Try to copy the same exact mannerisms naturally till you achieve perfection. This is the first step towards becoming a good actor. Here are some more tips that will help you achieve your goal.

Observation.

Try to meet a lot of people and observe them. Try to imitate their voice, gestures, the way of talking, and their tone. Pay attention even to their minute details. Get back and try to mimic the people whom you observed. Railway stations, metros, malls, cafes, restaurants, etc. are all great places to watch people. Try to meet up with new people and start a conversation to know them better.

Watch performances and shows.

Watch a wide variety of performances such as comedy, movies, cartoons, serials. Note down your critical views about every actor and see how you can deliver the same emotion in an even better way. If there is any mannerism by an actor that moved you, get back and try to mimic the same expression. Try to stand in front of a mirror while you do your daily practices. This helps you to have a thorough reflection about yourself and this way; you get to improve. Do not be scared to ask for reviews and critical appraisals from your colleagues. Help another grow.

Learn from other actors.

Do not restrict yourself from imitating other actors. Try to deliver the same exact message with a lot more professionalism. This, of course, comes with a lot of practice. Do not be hesitant to seek advice from a more experienced actor. Go to them for information, notes and easy tricks. Try and watch the actors who perform in your play. Watching how they do their parts will help you to get yourself into the character and gel well with the script.

Practice makes you perfect!

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Try your best till you are perfect. Do not run from auditions to auditions without practising first. In the starting stages, go for even the smallest role any play offers. Grow from there and work hard till you get positioned as the lead player. Read about different producers and directors. Small steps can turn you into a great actor.

 

Mildred R. White

“Mildred is an award winning playwright and author who has over 30 plays under his belt.He is also the proud owner of AllSWellProductions and brings the joy or drama to the masses.”

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