REPERTORY, is the oldest producing model of Western theatre, dating back to the ancient Greeks. The repertory has been a model of making theatre in which a resident acting company rehearses during the day and performs a rotating repertoire of shows each night. Economical and efficient, it allows audiences to experience a wide variety of stories while giving actors an expansion of creative expression with multiple roles to perform. This repertory model was the standard until the 1850s where most regional theatres moved to the line production model, where they produce one production at a time.
While not as prominent today, modern repertory can still be found at theatres around the world and of course right here at the Weathervane! As we cater to an audience composed of local residents and theatre tourists, this model allows us to offer our patrons the breadth of a full season in a few weeks. It also challenges our excellent company of artists to truly flex their muscles.
Here at Weathervane our actors portray many characters in many different productions all at once. Some wear additional hats as directors, choreographers, administrators, musicians, and more. Here’s a look at the performance tracking of our Professional Company and Intern Company members.