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Our Story

The Yellow Point Drama Group—one of the oldest theatre groups in BC—got its start in the early 1950s when former opera singer, leading director of drama, and elocution teacher, Anne Mossman moved to Yellow Point from Vancouver. Her enthusiasm for the dramatic arts was contagious and she soon enlisted a nucleus of Cedar and Yellow Point locals to produce YPDG’s first season comprised of three one-act plays: "Waltz Time", "Dear Departed", and "Which Way is the Way to Boston?". The trio of plays went on to win best acting and best directed awards at various Vancouver Island drama festivals.

Fresh from its success, the amateur troupe went on to officially form The Yellow Point Drama Group in 1953, and in the decades since, has marked a number of successful theatrical milestones, winning numerous festival awards along the way for the quality of its acting, direction, costumes and set design.

The Yellow Point Drama Group has a permanent home at Cedar Community Hall, 2388 Cedar Road, Nanaimo (Cedar) BC, with an entrance at the back of the building. The hall is equipped with a stage, sound and lighting booth, a green room and more.

All members and potential members are invited to attend any of the group meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month. There is always 'something' going on, so come on out and visit, stay a while and maybe add your skills and support to a growing membership. Education and training can be provided in any aspect of theatre you may be interested in whether your intrigue lies in acting, back stage, directing, producing, or in the lighting & sound booth.

We hope to see you soon.

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