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A number of community based (professional and non-professional) theatre and entertainment groups have found a place in the foreign community. They have been the source of English entertainment for many in the expat community as well as a creative outlet for both foreign nationals and English-speaking Koreans. For information on upcoming auditions and/or performances, go to the Korea4Expats What's Going On section.

DAEGU:
The Daegu Theater Troupe was formed in 2008 and has organised a number of events and performances in the Daegu area. The troupe also hold regular workshops. Anyone interested in acting, writing or directing is welcome to join the goup. Experience is not necessary. For more details write to kristinmyers19@hotmail.com.

DAEJEON:
U&I Productions is a bilingual theater company based in Daejeon whose goal is to create an inclusive space for multicultural collaboration, self-expression, and artistic development to the Daejeon community through theatre. Members hail from all parts of Korea, the US, Canada, South Africa and elsewhere, Contact U&I Productions via uandiproductionskorea@gmail.com. ​

SEOUL:
Camarata Music Company is a non-profit organization that provides an opportunity for people, both Korean and non-Korean, to perform beautiful classical music together. With the lack of performance opportunities within Korea, we aim to provide an avenue for classical musicians to hone their musical technique, build repertoire, and perform. We also wish to provide more opportunities for the public to hear classical performances, and experience collaborative performances of people from many different nationalities. The CMC Chamber Singers performs numerous concerts throughout the year while the CMC Orchestra is a semi-professional orchestra. Those interest in joining can contact camaratamusic@gmail.com  or visit the Camarata Music Company website. Rehearsals are held at the Camarata Studio in HaeBangChon. Directions:  Head out of Noksapyeong Station, exit 2. Walk straight and veer left at the kimchi pots near the U.S. Army base. Go up that hill about four minutes or so, and you will see Jacoby's Burgers on your right. Across from Jacoby's is Camarata.

          Outreach Vision - CMC believes that music is something that should be shared with everyone, no matter what their situation, especially children.  So, it is the vision of CMC to establish a music program in local orphanages and low-income areas.   One of the ultimate goals of this project is to create a children's choir and orchestra, provide lessons free of charge (in English and Korean), purchase musical instruments for children who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford them, and to provide high-quality performances that are accessible to all. 

Seoul City Improv is an improv comedy group in the style of Whose Line is it Anyway?". Seoul City Improv was founded in July 2007 by Margaret Whittum, an American actor/director working in Seoul. The group generally holds its shows in Haebangchon, Itaewon and Hongdae. For more information contact the group at seoulimprov@gmail.com. Practices are held every Wednesday evening from 8PM-10PM at the Camarata Studio in HaeBangChon. Cost: W4,000 for 2-hour practice. Directions:  Head out of Noksapyeong Station, exit 2. Walk straight and veer left at the kimchi pots near the U.S. Army base. Go up that hill about four minutes or so, and you will see Jacoby's Burgers on your right. Across from Jacoby's is Camarata.

Seoul Players is a mixed group of thespians that presents 2 or 3 plays in English each year. Directors and actors change from one production to the other. Anyone interested in working on stage or behind the scenes is welcome to join. Seoul Players' annual productions include The Vagina Monologues, a shadow-cast of Rocky Horror, and a 10 Minute Play Festival, along with 2 or 3 main stages. For information visit the Seoul Players website. 

Seoul Shakespeare Company is a not-for-profit theatre troupe  composed of a diverse community of actors and artists sharing one very collective thought process. SSC seeks to provide quality productions that reach across linguistic and cultural boundaries while celebrating live theatre. Contact: info@seoulshakespeare.com.

VARIOSO - International Women's Choir  was founded in 2004 to give women from the various international communities in Seoul the opportunity to enjoy making music together. The choir's repertoire includes a large variety of musical styles and languages. VARIOSO regularly performs 4 - 5 times a year - usually in November/December and May/June/July. For more information about auditions, rehearsal time/loctaion, or booking our choir for an event, please contact variosochoir@gmail.com.

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PREVIOUS GROUPS:
BH Productions
is a not -for-profit-theatrical production company based out of Seoul. The company stages plays in the English language by international playwrights. BH Productions perform mostly in Seoul but occasionally in other parts of Korea and overseas. Contact  thebhpcompany@yahoo.com for information. NB: BH Productions has been inactive since 2012.

Probationary Theatre, a community arts theatre, house in the White Box Theatre, held its last production in December 2013 when the principals returned to Australia. White Box Theatre also closed.



K4E Note: If you know of other groups that should be on this list, including any outside of Seoul, please let us know about them at info@korea4expats.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on 2016-04-13


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