The Suburban Players is the longest running English-speaking amateur theatrical club in Argentina, having been around since April 1963. Originally founded by a group of American expatriates, our objective, then and now, is to stage plays in English for the enjoyment of all those involved whilst simultaneously providing quality entertainment for the community.
We are a non-profit organization that collaborates on a regular basis with established charities, helping community oriented fund raising campaigns with our proceeds.
The club is also a friendly and relaxed space in which English speakers (and learners) can interact. There are various social events during the year such as parties, talent shows, barbecues, play-readings, costume parties, sing-songs, etc. These events are open to members and friends.
During these first 54 years we have produced well over 150 shows, including dramas, comedies, farces, musicals and thrillers both at our own premises and at other theatres in Buenos Aires. We have also taken plays on tour to reach audiences that find it difficult to come to Buenos Aires.
The Suburban Players has staged plays from the leading names in drama from Shakespeare to Shaw, from Pinter to Chekhov, including the texts prescribed by Cambridge on its official reading list, thus affording English learners a chance to actually see and hear what their “books” sound like.
We have our venue in San Isidro, The Playhouse, an old colonial house which was purchased in 1965, where we hold social events, rehearsals, set construction, and most of our productions.
We also rent the space out to members for private events and to selected outside groups.
Would you like to Participate?
The Suburban Players is an open group that regularly holds auditions for its plays inviting people to come and take part in the manifold activities related to the actual production of a play.
We are also always keen to have people involved in the various social activities, in any capacity, be it to prepare a cake, do a sketch, help with the flower decorations, singing, directing a play-reading or a dance routine.
We welcome people from all walks of life who want to join in the fun, so, if you are interested, drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a meeting. Or come to any of our published activities and ask to speak to a Board Member. There are always several around.