Our Story

Yellow Point Drama Group—the second oldest theatre group 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 Yellow Point Drama Group in 1953, and in the 60 years 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 2388 Cedar Road, Nanaimo(Cedar), BC with an entrance at the back of the building. The hall is equipped with a stage, stage sound and lighting, 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 we need your help and support. We can help train you on any aspect of the theatre that you are interested in, acting or back stage.

Come on out and visit us, stay a while and maybe join the group.

Board of Directors

Armando Dos SantosPresidentAn elected member to the board.
Ted GirardVice-PresidentAn elected member to the board.
Christian OstaffySecretaryAn elected board member that keep minutes for the meetings.
Kathleen SchenkerTreasurerAn elected board member that is responsible for the groups books.
VacantFront of HouseA member at large that organizes the front of house staff for events.
VacantPlay ReadingA member at large that organizes the play reading and suggests the next presentation.
VacantFund RaisingA member at large that looks for ways to raise funds outside of putting on plays.
VacantStrategic DevelopmentA member at large that works on how we move forward.
Lorne KraftWebSite ManagementMaintenance of YPDG Website.
A list of board members and their position or job function.