Executive Board Notes 2/7/16

Show Check Ins

  • Dog Sees God
    • Director: Karen
      • Did a quasi full run
      • Almost completely blocked – just need to tweak a few more things
      • Some people are already soft off book
    • TD: Sam
      • Had first tech meeting today
      • Went to rehearsal today
      • Department meetings are scheduled
    • SM: Erin
      • Had a bonding – great because of the new cast
      • Having some scheduling issues but it will sort itself out
    • Producer: Danielle
      • T-Shirts are ordered – cast and crew need to give $ though
      • Poster is done – going to SAO tomorrow to get it approved and printed for Warren
      • Cover photo is done
      • GSU poster is approved
      • Assistants are great and all is going well
      • Question: what is the budget based on how much we raised from TA event? Going to do our best not to spend anything but might need to spend a few bucks
  • The Glass Menagerie
    • Director: Victor
      • Had character meetings
      • Blocked around 1/5 of the show
      • Was worried about Amanda’s southern accent; reached out to people in CFA and got resources from them
    • TD: Caitlin
      • Had first tech meeting – a couple people didn’t show up, will be contacting them
      • Had a set design meeting on Friday – in the works
      • Going to meet with Jamie sometime this week
      • Looking to have a meeting with just department heads next week
    • SM: Alison
      • ASMs are very present and available
      • Working on the schedule for the next couple weeks
    • Producers: Andy and Emma
      • Had a meeting with Victor – want to do a lot of collaboration with assistants
      • Talked to Caitlin about budget
      • Emma will pair up with Lucy to possibly do a video promo
  • Play It Again, Sam
    • Director: Daniella
      • Had first rehearsal – did a lot of character work with all the actors – went really well
      • This week will begin more formal rehearsals working with the script and blocking
      • Had first meeting with Chris
      • Meeting with Chris and Karen on Monday to discuss set design
      • Need to meet with Karen and Paulina to discuss producing things
    • TD: Chris
      • Had a solid 2 hour meeting with Daniella about tech vision
      • First tech meeting today
      • Setting up ways to make sure assistants stay involved
      • Going to wait for Caitlin to schedule Menagerie department meetings before he does with his crew
    • SM: Nicolette
      • Had first rehearsal on Thursday
      • Worked on character development
      • Going to compose a rehearsal schedule and send it out at some point this week
    • Producers: Karen and Paulina
      • Know the budget
      • Will meet with the assistants this week
      • Excited to have the time from last show slot
      • Hoping to meet with Daniella sometime soon

E-Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • SAO theater rep scheduled a meeting with the VPs and Presidents of the groups for this Friday at 3:30PM
    • GM #3 – March 20th
  • VP: Alison
    • Dealt with SAO through the internet this week
    • Got weekend rooms for the shows
    • OB has the theater not this week, but next week
    • Got the recycling bins for the theater
  • VPSP: Danny
    • TA Event went very well
    • Showcase #1 poll is up
    • New plaques are up in the theater
    • Fall 2016 pitches including Parents’ Weekend due Wednesday, March 2nd at 3PM MCS B17
    • Spring 2016 One Acts and Monologue Festival and Summer Show 2016 pitches due Wednesday, March 16th at 3PM MCS B17
    • Summer show auditions: Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th, 6PM-10PM
    • Space signing: Sunday, May 8th
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Total raised from TA Event and Assassins: $886.00
    • Not sure where the stickers are – they were supposed to be here on 2/2
    • Made a comprehensive Producer’s Guide – Karlie put it up on the website
    • Need to resend Google Form for t-shirts
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • BU Today photographer came to Tech Show rehearsal on Wednesday – the photo she took will be on the front page of the paper later this week to promote the show
    • Still waiting on WTBU interview to be posted – they’re having a bit of tech trouble at the minute, but they’ll send it along as soon as it is posted to their channels
    • Trying to get BU Today piece on COMBAT on our website
    • Made Tech Show, Insomnia Cookies fundraiser and Dog Sees God Facebook events
    • Added all dues paying members to email list for this semester – will update continuously
    • Updated the sidebar on the website to Tech Show poster
    • Updated show pages with casting, TD and Producer info
  • TA: Jamie
    • Did all the safety training for Troupe TD’s – still working on WM and OB
    • Tech Show tech week is upon us
      • Double cast a couple characters that are kind of hard to work around
      • Didn’t tell the actors that they had to go to move in – but it worked out
  • Andy
    • Paulina gave him a new hard drive – it’s a terabyte
    • Going to try to a write up for future videographers
    • There’s a gap for either Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 on the hard drive – will figure it out

Executive Board Notes 1/31/16

Show Check Ins

Dog Sees God

  • Director: Karen
    • Callbacks were a bit messy
    • Google Drive wasn’t as effective as it could be
    • Talked with creative heads
    • Starting rehearsals tomorrow
    • Had read through
    • “I’m Dog Sees God excited!”
  • TD: Sam
    • Went through all of tech elements that Karen wants this week
      • Will meet more
    • Excited for tech lists
  • Producer: Danielle
    • Planning to have the poster done by the end of the week
      • Thinking of doing comic sketches for it or maybe photoshoot – still deciding
    • Want to do a promo video like we did for Skriker
    • Want to do minimal lobby display to conserve budget
    • Going to host a talkback with the charity
    • Charity gave us mugs to us to sell
  • SM: Erin
    • Have everyone’s conflicts and made a rehearsal schedule for next week
    • Have a cast bonding planned already
    • Shooting for a full run through next Sunday
    • Hard off book for 2/12
    • Dividing up custody of Danny with SM of OB’s Spelling Bee Brittany Jenkins

The Glass Menagerie

  • Director: Victor
    • Auditions went pretty smoothly
    • Had read through
    • Sat down with Alison
    • Went over all of the tech elements with TD
      • Concerned about process of whittling away props
  • TD: Caitlin
    • Went to the read through
    • Don’t have an ATD yet but working on it with Jamie
    • Want to talk to other TDs about tech meeting times
    • Will focus on making assistants feel valued
  • Producer: Andy and Emma
    • Discussed making a promo video for the show
  • SM: Alison
    • Scheduled out this week’s rehearsals and working on a recurring weekly schedule

Play It Again, Sam

  • Director: Daniella
    • Auditions were smooth, callbacks a bit hectic
    • Great first read through
    • Chatted with Nicolette about first rehearsal this coming Thursday
      • Will be doing character development
    • Talking with TD, Chris tomorrow
    • Will chat with producers sometime this week
  • TD: Chris
    • Read through the play – made lights and sound cues list
    • Need to structure department and tech meetings better
    • Will meet with Daniella about creative vision
  • Producer: Paulina and Karen
    • Going to read the play
  • SM: Nicolette
    • Have cast conflicts

 

Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • Accepted a lot of OrgSync requests
  • VP: Alison
    • Got a lot of rooms for each week night until each show’s tech week
  • VPSP: Danny
    • Mentors/Mentees went really well
      • Some mentees didn’t show up but it was worth it
    • TA Event
      • Coming up soon
      • Will plan E-Board skit this Wednesday, 10PM, Student Theater
      • Need to print out so many TroupeBux
      • E-Board responsibilities:
        • Michael: bucket
        • Karlie: Vanna White
        • Jamie: crew
        • Brittany: TroupeBux
        • Alison: dessert cutter
      • Will be auctioning off dates with 4 Charity Show cast members
      • Karlie will make dessert ballots and gift certificates for intangible gifts
      • Michael bought the plaques for the Theater
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Second batch of stickers will be here 2/2
    • Got auction items from the charity
    • Have official Insomnia Cookies day on 2/22
      • Karlie will make the Facebook event
    • Karlie will Instagram tech show posters
    • Producers have been assigned
      • Assistants will be assigned soon
    • Producer’s workshop went super well
    • Got 2 out of 3 show posters and need a Tech Show one
    • Andy wants to get a new hard drive because it only has an ethernet connection which is outdated
      • Found a new one that is only $150
      • Paulina might have one that we can
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • 105 auditionees last semester
    • 87 auditionees this semester
    • Michael did WTBU radio interview for season
      • Coming out on Tuesday
    • Received email from someone filming a “Donald Trump parody video” to the tune of Hamilton who is looking for singers
      • Definitely no official Stage Troupe affiliation will happen but will inform membership of the opportunity
    • Photographer, Cydney Scott, will be coming to shoot this Wednesday’s Tech Show rehearsal for BU Today
  • TA: Jamie
    • Emailed prospective techies from Break the Ice and auditions
    • Environmental Health and Safety are coming Monday to pick up old paint
    • Had a successful General Tech Meeting
    • TD’s and SM’s are assigned
      • Still looking for an ATD for Menagerie
      • did one safety training today and need to do the other next weekend
    • Will try to have tech lists out ASAP
      • Numbers are weirdly low this semester

Spring 2016 Cast Lists

Drumroll please!

Did you get cast? Congratulations and stay tuned – your director will be contacting you in the near future!

If you did not get cast – we know that this moment is the worst and honestly nothing we say can really make it better. But know this – just because you weren’t cast doesn’t mean you aren’t a good actor, and it definitely doesn’t mean that we didn’t want you. This semester was extremely competitive as we saw an unprecedented amount of talent in our audition rooms. Know that even if you weren’t cast, we 1000% want you to stick around.

We still have so many more opportunities available to you this semester in acting and teching! Our fan-favorite special project, Tech Show, where “the actors tech, the techies act and the audience stays the same,” is a great way to get your feet wet in tech! If you’re interested, email our Technical Advisor, Jamie Johannsen, at jamiejn@bu.edu and she’ll place you on the crew. A little further off is our One Acts and Monologues Festival, and with it, a plethora of acting opportunities, which you’ll hear more about in late February!

Finally, our Tech Meeting is this Saturday, 1/30 at 4PM in “The Space” (check the “Facilities” tab for directions). Even if you’ve never done tech before, bear in mind that Stage Troupe’s motto is “Learning by Doing” and that there is no better time to try something new than right now. We’ll teach you every element of whatever department interests you – lighting, costumes, sound, set design, stage management, producing and more – and help you grow as a techie, an artist, and a leader. We absolutely adore our techies – they make up at least half of our group and are absolutely integral to the show production process. So please, come check out the Tech Meeting. You’ll be so very glad that you did.

Thank you so much to everyone for an incredible week and we can’t wait for an even more wonderful rest of the semester!

 

Dog Sees God

CB: Kobe Yank

CB’s Sister: Ellie Lavelle

Van: Nick Staffaroni

Van’s Sister: Paulina Ke

Beethoven: Daniel Ehrenpreis

Matt: Eli Saracino

Marcy: Phoebe Oler

Tricia: Faith Reed

 

The Glass Menagerie

Amanda: Emily Prescott

Jim: Elliott Hanson

Laura: Danielle Diamond

Tom: Nathan Wilgeroth

 

Play It Again, Sam

Allan Felix: Jordan DeFilippo

Linda Christie: Becca DeGregorio

Dick Christie: Kyle Mitchell

Nancy: Lucy Gamades

Bogart: Jimmy Bie

Dream Sharon, Sharon Lake, Vanessa, Intellectual Girl: Kaitlyn Jones

Gina, Go-Go Girl, Barbara: Elina Kent

Spring 2016 Callbacks List

Go ahead, blow past this part of the post and search for your name – I won’t be upset. So long as you scroll back up and read this when you’re done!

If you were called back – congratulations! Callbacks will take place from 5PM – 10PM in CAS 316, TOMORROW, Thursday, 1/28. You are expected to stay for the entirety of callbacks, so if you have a scheduling conflict (or if you wish to drop a callback) please email stage@bu.edu with the conflict time and the shows that you were called back for. Keep an eye on your inboxes – some directors email those called back for their show.

For those who were not called back, we know. It really sucks. But this in no way, shape, or form means that you can’t or shouldn’t be involved with Stage Troupe. If you have absolutely any interest in tech, I urge you to come to our Tech Meeting this Saturday, 1/30 at 4PM in our build space that we appropriately call “The Space.” Absolutely NO experience is required!

If you really, truly just have an interest in being onstage, keep an eye out for audition postings for our One Acts and Monologues Festival during the month of February!

Thank you again to everyone who came out the past three days to audition and break legs to those who were called back!

Dog Sees God

Jimmy Bie

Claire Buesser

Jackie Collet

Evan Creedon

Danielle H. Diamond

Kate Donellan

Liam Donohue

Daniel Ehrenpreis

Nicole Ficher

Lucy Gamades

Christy George

Casey Guillard

Katie Iafolla

Kaitlyn Jones

Victoria Jones

Brittany Kamson

Abby Kass

Paulina Ke

Elina Kent

Simon Kienitz Kincade

Ellie Lavelle

Rey Maguad

Andy Moeller

Nick Neville

Roberto Nunes – Santos

Latifah Obaid

Phoebe Oler

Faith Reed

Chris Remillard

Rachel Rex

Emily Rosenthal

Eli Saracino

Rachel Smith

Nick Staffaroni

Zachary Treichel

Skylar Ungerman

Nathan Wilgeroth

Masha Vernik

Kobe Yank – Jacobs

 

The Glass Menagerie

Jimmy Bie

Amanda Clark

Jackie Collet

Danielle Diamond

Miko Dimov

Zoe Enscoe

Daniel Ehrenpreis

Karlie Fitzgerald

Elliott Hanson

Becky Ittner

Kaitlyn Jones

Paulina Ke

Simon Kientz Kincade

Christopher Kuiken

Ellie Lavelle

Nick Neville

Elliott Pope

Emily Prescott

Eli Saracino

Sarah Sosland

Nick Staffaroni

Nathan Wilgeroth

Chelsea Wolgel

Kobe Yank-Jacobs

Emily Zisko

 

Play It Again, Sam

Jimmy Bie

Claire Buesser

Jordan DeFlippo

Becca DeGregorio

Miko Dimov

Liam Donohue

Cara Dwyer

Daniel Ehrenpreis

Lucy Gamades

Anna Hogan

Katie Iafolla

Becky Ittner

Kaitlyn Jones

Brittany Kamson

Elina Kent

Simon Kienitz Kincade

Ellie Lavelle

Benjamin Lesser

Kyle Mitchell

Nick Neville

Shane Pfender

Diya Saigol

Kailen Santos

Eli Saracino

Oliver Sherman

Rachel Smith

Sarah Sosland

Nick Staffaroni

Zachary Treichel

Skylar Ungerman

Nathan Wilgeroth

Alicia Winton

Kobe Yank-Jacobs

Emily Zisko

Assassins 2016 Official Rules

Our lovely VPSP, Danny Ehrenpreis, has so graciously drawn up some very official rules for this year’s installment of Assassins! They are as follows:

  1. You cannot kill somebody during the full allotted time of your target’s academic commitments (i.e. classes, office hours, exams, labs, etc.).
  2. You cannot kill somebody during Stage Troupe or any other extracurricular theater group events (ie. rehearsals, shows, special projects etc.). This includes On Broadway, Wandering Minds, and Shakespeare Society.
  3. Nothing can be done that breaks BU Policy (i.e. going on roofs, breaking into buildings, damaging items etc.).
  4. Safety is PRIORITY and if it is compromised you will be immediately disqualified from the game.
  5. Stage Troupe Vice President of Special Projects, Danny Ehrenpreis, is the judge and the game master! What he says, and only what he says, goes!
  6. Any questions, comments or concerns must be sent to Danny Ehrenpreis (via email at dehrenp@bu.edu, text, smoke signal, etc.) as soon as possible so as the clarify the situation immediately!

Now get out there and have a blast, Troupies!

Executive Board Notes 1/24/16

Show Check-Ins

  • Dog Sees God
    • Director: Karen
      • Printed out sides
      • Concerned that Dog will be the same weekend as OB’s Songs and Vag Mo
    • TD: Sam
      • Excited about the show
      • A little nervous about tech lists coming out 2/5 – a little late
  • The Glass Menagerie
    • Director: Victor
      • Have sides printed out
      • Just want to know about how room res and how casting works
  • Play It Again, Sam
    • Director: Daniella
      • Printed sides
      • Thinking about tech ideas
      • Decided to double cast female roles – 3 M, 4 F

 

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Michael
    • The Theater looks great post-cleaning
    • Working on finding an appropriate trophy case for our awards
    • Will send out a link for sign ups for the table at auditions
  • VP: Alison
    • Requested a lot of rooms
    • Made many OrgSync events
    • Got the fourth room for Tuesday of audition week
  • VPSP: Danny
    • Need to set a date to write the E-Board skit for the TA Event
      • Michael: day before would be great
    • Held 2 meetings with Debra to discuss her role in the TA Event
      • Made an order for the event
    • Have receipt for clothespin materials to get reimbursed
    • Plaques for the Theater are all set and ready to be ordered
    • With Debra contacted over 20 local businesses to get free gift cards for TA Event
    • Discussed Broadway in Boston group ticket events with Brittany
      • Significantly cheaper to go on 4/8
      • Told Chris Kuiken this info
      • Gauging interest from membership at the First GM tonight
    • Sent Assassins participants a reminder email to bring $2 to the first GM in addition to list of all the rules
    • Will try to go to all the OB E-Board meetings this semester to represent ST
    • All of board will help during the TA Event
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Not satisfied with how the stickers came out
      • Place we got them through is sending us another order for free soon
      • Supposed to get them 2/2
    • Got new things for The Space
      • Need to pick them up from Home Depot with Jamie
    • Trying to get SAO funding for BIB trip
    • Getting producer apps in
    • Producer workshop will be happening next week
    • Meeting with woman from the charity for Dog Sees God next week to pick up things for the TA event
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • Tweeted a lot today about the fabulous Troupe Sunday we’re having
    • Answered many inquiry emails about the upcoming season, auditions and tech
    • Visited all 5 The Theater Now writing classes
      • They went super well – made a great relationship with head of that program that should be continued in the future
    • Someone needs to print out audition room signs and assign rooms for each show – gets a little hectic when we do it the day of
      • Directors probably should get to auditions ~10ish mins early
      • We have to remember to bring tape
  • TA: Jamie
    • Assigned Sam Kinde to TD Charity Show
    • TDs and SMs for other shows will be assigned on 1/29
    • Made a tech show rehearsal schedule

 

Executive Board Notes 1/17/16

Show Check Ins

  • The Glass Menagerie
    • Director: Victor
      • Ready for GM #1 and audition week

E-Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • Went through cast feedback survey responses from last semester and will be disseminating information to E-Board and the directors for this season
    • Buying all of the plays for the Play Library
    • Theater clean up day: Saturday, January 23rd at 11AM
    • GM #2 will stay on Sunday, February 14th
  • VP: Alison
    • Got room for GM on 3/20 (CAS 316) and for GM on 4/3
    • Got room for GM #1 next week – STH B19
    • Got rooms every night M-F for Dog Sees God, Menagerie and Play It Again, Sam, rehearsals, from 6PM-10PM
      • Will coordinate weekends with the directors once they have casts and SM teams.
    • Been trying to get the 8 rooms each night for One Acts auditions, but it’s been difficult
      • SAO has been a bit delayed with responses and for this reason some of our desired rooms have already been reserved – working on it
      • One of the rooms will have to be in another building to accommodate the singing auditions – has never happened before
    • Working on getting a fourth room for the Tuesday of audition week
      • Might be in STH, but not entirely sure yet
      • Put in the request around Thanksgiving and SAO still won’t let us reserve fourth room for Tuesday
      • We DO have four rooms for each of the other nights
    • Got some things from Auntie Anne’s to auction off at the TA event
      • Need to send a physical flyer to the store with details including: date, time, what it is, who it’s for, that it’s Troupe etc
  • VPSP: Danny
    • Had meetings with each E-Board member over break
    • Made a list of dates for all events this semester – will email to Karlie
    • Met with Kuiken before end of fall semester
      • Going to Capture the Flag with OB on April 17th
      • Will be going to see Broadway in Boston’s The Sound of Music with OB
    • Got a host for TA event!
      • Karlie will post on Facebook event
    • Getting prizes for TA event
    • Movie night in the Student Theater
    • Mentor Mentees
      • Sunday, January 31st at 12PM-1:30PM
    • Charity Show charity is Massachusetts Citizens for Children
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Producer applications due January 31st
    • Producer workshop on January 30th at 2PM in The Space
    • Finally got the stickers
    • Charity for Charity Show is super involved which is great
      • A representative will come to the talkback for the show
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • Did Meet the E-Board/Directors Mondays during break
    • Reached out to The Theater Now professors to visit classes
      • Will visit the first week of classes with Jamie
      • Created info sheet like last semester to hand out
    • Made events for First GM, Auditions, Tech Meeting and TA event
    • Sent out reminder email for First GM
    • Updated the website info for the upcoming season
    • Updated Forms and Resources page on the website per request of Jamie
    • BU Today reached out and asked if they could do a photography piece on Tech Show
      • Photographer will come to some rehearsals – need schedule from Jamie
    • Updated the Facebook cover photo and website header image to reflect past season
    • Sent out E-Board Christmas card
    • Added upcoming shows and events to the BU university wide calendar
      • Secretary should be doing this every semester
    • Posted Spring 2016 Dues Link to the blog
      • Have post for Assassins rules scheduled to go out at the start of the First GM next Sunday, 1/24
    • Bought candy for audition week!
    • Added past 2 and a half years worth of shows to Stage Troupe’s Flickr
  • TA: Jamie
    • Got tech summaries from directors – waiting on Play It Again, Sam
    • Emailed prospective TDs
      • Want to assign TD for Charity Show ASAP
      • Will assign all other TDs and SMs on 1/29
    • Uploaded tech forms with show dates on them
    • Updated TD guide
      • Included how to go to Home Depot and use Amazon with SAO’s new rules
      • Integrated feedback from Fall 2015 techies
    • Got Playwrights’ Theater schedule
    • Made build schedule for the semester
    • Tech Show
      • Don’t have a rehearsal schedule yet
      • Read through will be in The Space, 1/24 at 4PM
      • Tech meeting will be in The Space on 1/24 at 3:30PM
    • Safety Training dates
      • Jan 31st at 4PM
      • February 6th at 12PM
    • Tech forms will be due day after tech meeting, Sunday, 1/31
      • And tech assignments will be out by Friday, 2/5
    • Consolidated all inventories from Space Cleaning
      • Next step is to complete it, as some things are missing
      • Will come up with a system for keeping this inventory updated

Spring 2016 Dues Link

Hi everyone! The shortest post on the blog to-date coming at ya live! Here is the link to pay dues for the Spring 2016 semester, just so we have a definitive place where you all can find it.

As always, send any questions along to us at stage@bu.edu.

Executive Board Notes 12/13/15

E-Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • Need to hang posters, SAAD award plaques, and Troupe sign in the theater still
    • SAO just designated us a student worker – Brady Moses
    • Need masking tape and Sharpies for costume room because of new system introduced today
  • VP: Alison
    • Thinking of doing a Theater Cleaning day – a la Space Cleaning before next semester starts
    • Have the theater up until January 23rd
    • Need to update the window outside of the theater again – pictures are peeling
    • Looking into audition and GM rooms
  • VPSP: Ali
    • Counted up BUSTies votes
    • Absentee ballots for BUSTies should be on a different platform other than Google Forms
    • Got rid of the organizer in the Producer’s Booth
    • 2/3 of our vacuums don’t work
  • VPSP Elect: Danny
    • Meetings
      • Set up a meeting with Kuiken for this week
      • Will send a message to Emily Prescott to try and set up a meeting
      • Will meet with Ali this week
    • Assassins is going to start officially at the first GM
      • Sign ups will be going up until the 9th
      • There will be a BUSTie and a separate secret prize award for the winner
    • Will chat with each Board member separately to talk about how they envision special projects
    • Can we buy scissors for Producer’s Booth?
    • Mandatory $2 to participate in Assassins that will be collected before clothespins are given out
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Went into SAO to order stickers – we’ll have them for next semester
    • Rights for the shows happened
    • When we do Theater Cleaning we should inventory Producer’s Booth in the theater
    • Want to talk to Insomnia Cookies about doing a Charity Show fundraising day there
    • Raise ticket prices from $5 for members and $6 for non-members to $7 for members and $8 for non-members to make up for deficit from shows that currently exists
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • Need to post pictures to Flickr over break
    • Will update the website info for next semester
    • Need to add Danny’s information to website on Board page
  • TA: Jamie
    • Space Cleaning
      • E-Board: 34 hours
      • Seusssical: 102 hours
      • W;t: 52 hours
      • Really Really: 77 hours
      • Not everything that we wanted to get done did get done but that was expected
      • Still made everything much more functional
      • Made a props, flats and wood, furniture and costumes inventory
      • Labelled OB and Troupe flats and platforms separately
    • Have a lot of suggestions for Tech Show – narrowing down
    • Will wait to assign TDs until Friday of audition week
  • Eric
    • First board meeting of next semester 1/17 at 7PM in IT

Executive Board Notes 12/6/15

Show Check Ins

  • Really Really
    • Director: Rachel
      • Really smooth process on her end
      • Felt confident as a director and in her abilities
      • Expectations as a director in Stage Troupe isn’t made clear to those who aren’t already aware of traditions in Stage Troupe
      • There should be a more systematic way to introduce new directors into Stage Troupe
    • Stage Manager: Erin
      • First time head stage managing a show
        • Helpful to have Karlie in the rehearsal room as a past SM to provide quick answers to questions
      • Really helpful that she got put on the fourth slot show – gave her more time to really learn the role as a new SM
      • All of the heads who are in the booth with SM must be there every night (ie. sound and lights)
      • Had really fantastic assistants
      • Returned keys
    • TD: Danny
      • Being hyper organized was super helpful
      • Talkback was highly successful – definitely recommend for the future
      • Email is best form of communication currently
      • Advice for future TDs: stay calm, stay cool, stay collected
    • Producer: Andy and Sarah
      • Amazon wish list was difficult to use but ended up being ok
        • Still had to do a fair amount of SDRs because it’s impossible to get certain things from Amazon
      • Processing SDRs right now
      • Came in extremely under budget
        • E-Board can use the remainder of the budget however it sees fit
        • Could definitely use it to replenish producer’s booth supplies – order Andy and Sarah put into SAO to do so got messed up
      • Sold out on Saturday night
      • Talkback went well – not a fit for every show but should be used more
      • Should do 5” x 7” headshots not 8” x 10” because it’s more expensive to do the latter
      • Hard to have producers be involved with a show when they have a show going up right after
      • Still need a new organizer for the producer’s booth
      • During performances, people were putting things in the producers booth without asking – should be avoided in the future
  • One Acts
    • Directors: Danny
      • Necessary to have directing for monologuers
    • VPSP: Ali
      • We should keep musical numbers in
        • Need to make sure that we have monologue and musical numbers director apply in the future to ensure that they’re committed
      • Respect issue between all parties involved in One Acts
      • “It’s just One Acts” attitude needs to stop
      • Chris was an incredible TD
      • Strike was a little messy but it happened
    • President: Michael
      • We’re going to do a survey for everyone involved in One Acts soon
    • TD: Chris
      • BUC was a great place to have One Acts – good alternative to the theater
      • Tech meetings were ineffective – people didn’t come so there wasn’t much that could be accomplished
      • Musical numbers need to be set in stone from casting on – people changed songs during tech week
      • Division of power was very unclear – felt like the TD and the overall director of One Acts
      • Returned keys
      • Lighting was very limited in BUC

 

E-Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • Sent cast feedback to Really Really
      • Have sent cast feedback to all of the shows this semester
      • Will present findings after the survey has been distributed to those in One Acts
    • Had a meeting with SAO this week about storage space and working with the other theater groups
  • VP: Alison
    • Did a walkthrough of the theater with Michael
      • Will consult Eric and Steve to talk about which of these desired changes will be made
    • Want to chat with Rachel about making sure directors are informed of the expectations of Stage Troupe directors
    • Got keys back from Erin
  • VPSP: Ali
    • Nomination Committee went smoothly
    • Wrapping up planning Senior Divas
    • Collecting BUSTies votes tonight and will hopefully have them all by the end of the week
  • VPSP Elect: Danny
    • Scheduling a meeting with Chris Kuiken
    • Met with Debra about a special project for the spring
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Need to look at getting shirts for next semester
    • Board needs to discuss pricing of tickets for next semester
    • Need to talk to Michael about buying the plays performed by Troupe in the recent past for the Play Library
    • Will start looking for producers for next semester
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • Got information about the Spring 2016 shows from directors for the website
    • Reset the password for the original Stage Troupe Flickr account with the help of a past Secretary at Mock
      • Will upload pictures from recent shows to the account over Winter Break
    • Live tweeted The Wiz Live and will do it again for Grease Live in January
    • Want us to seriously look into getting full color programs
  • TA: Jamie
    • Ordered a dumpster for Space Cleaning
      • Need to confirm its delivery for this Sunday
    • Tech feedback for Really Really happened
      • Need to find more ways to include assistants in the tech process
    • Received all of the keys back from this semester
    • Will go with Brittany to SAO to purchase materials for the Space