Executive Board Minutes 9/15/19

Show Check Ins

Mamma Mia!

  • Directors: Maggie S and Erin M

    • Have a cast! Casting was so smooth

    • Had first cast bonding

    • Had read through and first rehearsal for Act 1 finale

  • Music Director: Aidan M

    • Gone through and marked score

    • Worked w/ Ben re: instrumental breaks

    • Distributed books to pit and scheduled sits rehearsal

    • Taught Voleuz Vou w/ cast

    • Soon sending click tracks to cast

  • Choreographer: Clara

    • No check in at current time

  • TD: Sam C

    • Hopefully meeting with Thai this week w/ Zach re: set design

    • Working on cut list with Natalie and placing wood order

    • Went to tech meeting

  • SM: Jen M

    • Made spreadsheets for scheduling

    • Started collecting actor conflicts

    • Currently doing day-to-day rehearsal planing with Erin and Maggie

    • Hoping to rehearse in the Student Theater as much as possible

    • Will be distributing actor contracts this week

  • Producer: Natalie A and MC C

    • Talked with Sam about lots of things

    • Going to SAO this week re: wood order, Haul, etc

    • Reallocating budget to different departments

    • Had producing meeting today, distributed tasks and in the process of setting a timeline

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

  • Director: Miranda M

    • Have a cast, officially!

    • Trying to schedule a first readthrough by Wednesday

    • Creative team tonight to talk about set design and rehearsal scheduling

  • TD: Chris D

    • Consolidating ideas

    • Transferring tech notes and ideas into a collective tech drive

  • SM: Ariana T

    • In the process of making rehearsal schedule

    • Set up google drive

    • Have master rehearsal template

    • Made contact with every cast member!

    • First read through hopefully on Wednesday

    • Very excited to get ASMs

  • Producer: Evan P

    • Producing meeting tonight

    • Started working on poster concepts

    • Possibility of targeted FB ads opposed to Warren poster

    • Working out producing timeline w/ 9 to 5 re: overlap

    • Wrote notes to the cast

    • Finding time to meet w/ SAO re: poster

Crimes of the Heart

  • Director: Doran K

    • Read through scheduled for Wednesday

    • Planning on making full rehearsal schedule after that

    • Contacted all actors- everyone seems excited!

  • TD: Liz S

    • No check in at current time

  • SM: Matt D

    • Got our cast, they’re all lovely and responsive to emails

    • Scheduling will take place soon

    • Can’t wait for tech lists to meet my ASMs!!

  • Producer: Devon M

    • Met w/ Doran re: important dates

    • Divided up assistant producers’ responsibilities

    • Plans to start in November

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Helped run auditions and callbacks

    • Mediated casting night

    • Held office hours

    • Went to tech meeting and the meet and greet

  • VP: Siena

    • Helped run auditions and callbacks

    • Made and ran the Slack

    • Went to tech meeting and meet and greet

    • Contacting directors re: rehearsal scheduling and rooms

    • Still working on a room for One Acts

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Had haunted house meeting today- got the ball rolling!

    • Going to SAO this week

    • Working on One Act pitch date

    • Helped run auditions

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Helped with auditions

    • Met w/ Devon

    • Talked to Natalie re: updates on Mamma Mia producing

    • Planning a meeting with Evan

    • Waiting to hear back from Taylor re: SPS mics

    • Reaching out to producers about advertising options outside of a Warren poster

    • Making head producer group chat tonight

    • Fixed the Mamma Mia Eventbrite and got admin access

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Sent GM 1 recap email

    • Posted on all forms of social media re: auditions/callbacks/tech meeting/meet and greet

    • Helped run auditions and callbacks

    • Posted callback and cast lists

    • Corresponded with members re: callback conflicts and other housekeeping things and with other groups re: callback lists

  • TA: Zach

    • Helped with audition

    • Sent tech feedback form for Almost Maine

    • Updated TD Guide and add section about signing the statement of expectation

    • Held tech meeting

    • Meet with Sam to do inventory of the Space

    • Got lots of sign ups for Tech

    • Picked a scene for Techstravaganza

Fall 2019 Cast Lists

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for your patience and now for the moment of truth. Take a minute and click on the link below, scroll for your name, then return back to this email.

If you were cast in a show, congratulations! There will be more information later in this email
If you were not cast in a show, we want to send you our sincerest compassion and we are so thankful that you were able to put yourself out there as a performer and share your art with us. We understand this news may be disappointing but you have the utmost support from the Stage Troupe executive board as well as from the community surrounding Troupe. As always, if you have any questions or need to talk to anyone, do not hesitate to reach out. We truly hope these decisions do not deter you from participating in Stage Troupe in other capacities and in the future, and we strongly encourage you to get involved in any of our various Special Projects (which includes acting opportunities!) and tech opportunities happening this semester. You can take a look at our calendar on our website or email our VPSP, Devon Mikaniewicz (devmikan@bu.edu) for more information about our Special Projects; for more information about tech opportunities, please come out to our fall tech meeting Sunday September 15 at 1PM in the Space or contact our technical advisor, Zach Lam (zlam20@bu.edu).

For those of you who have been cast in a show, please keep an eye on your email inbox for emails from your directors with all the information you’ll need to jump into the rehearsal process. Once again, congratulations!

Now, without further ado:

Link: Fall 2019 Cast Lists

Fall 2019 Callback Lists

Hi everyone! We'd like to thank you all for being so patient and now the moment you've been waiting for: callback lists have been posted! Go on and click the link, search your name then return to this post

Link: Fall 2019 Callback Lists

Did you get a callback? If so, congratulations! There will be more information about what comes next below.

If you didn’t get called back, we want to sincerely thank you for auditioning for this season and remind you that these decisions are not a reflection of your abilities or your value as a person or a performer. Auditioning is never easy, and you should be so proud of yourselves for putting yourselves out there as an artist. We sincerely hope that you will get involved with Stage Troupe in other ways, either through acting, tech, or special projects, and we want you to know that you have the utmost support from eboard and within Stage Troupe if you want to have someone to talk to moving forward.

If you were called back for a show, please keep an eye on your email inboxes! You will be hearing from the directors very soon. They will provide information about which roles you are called back for and how to prepare for your callbacks. Callbacks are tomorrow from 6-10PM in 700 Beacon. If you have any specific questions about your callbacks, please direct them to the respective directors. Any other questions, comments, or concerns, can be shared with our president, Kim Zak, or sent to stage@bu.edu. Have a wonderful night everyone.

Executive Board Minutes 9/1/19

Show Check Ins

Mamma Mia!

  • Directors: Maggie S and Erin M

    • Feeling ready to go

    • Blocked/choreographed whole show

    • Had big productive meeting today

    • MD Aiden has a full pit

    • Looking into acquiring prerecorded tracks that weren’t part of the initial contract

    • Wondering if it’s possible to have as many rehearsals in the Student Theater as possible 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

  • Director: Miranda M

    • No check in at present time

Crimes of the Heart

  • Director: Doran K

    • First full creative team meeting planned

    • Blocked the whole show

    • Picked audition and callback sides

    • A lot of scheduling stuff figured out 

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Got email from SAO that Engage is working

    • Still working on name tags

    • Sent version of current casting procedures to all BU Theatre presidents to work out casting

    • Emailing with Crystal re: SAO and Student

    • Meeting with Shiney on Wednesday

    • Joined Haunted House committee

  • VP: Siena

    • Plugged Troupe to FYSOP first years!

    • All requested rooms have been confirmed

    • Getting organized for the year

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Made graphics for COMBAT and revival show

    • Haunted house committee all set

    • Mamma Mia watch party is happening (10/12 4-10pm), messaged Erin and Maggie about possible cast performance and opening it up to other groups as well

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Dues and revival show Eventbrite links are live; both are working and people are buying

    • Submitted warren poster reservation— denied for friends and family (one of the new changes this semester is that there are only 4 Warren poster openings)- submitted a new one week reservation

    • Will be talking to Shiney about Friends and Family weekend to see if we can have the same GSU poster setup that we did for Footloose

    • Looked at the Almost Maine contract and ensured it is payment by performance

    • Talked with Devon about having two comp tickets for use on either of the fall mainstages to be given away at the social

    • Have two amazingly wonderful head producers for the mainstages

    • Going to announce assistant producing apps tomorrow and make the deadline after auditions

    • Creating a group chat for all the producing heads and I to communicate for general questions or problems that come up that may help other producing teams

    • Got WWN forms from Zach and made budgets— sending out to producers after they are announced

    • Will be updating the producer guide with the new Engage format on a rolling basis

    • Posted in the FB group to ask if there are any outstanding reimbursements that people haven’t gotten checks for yet

    • Meeting with entire Mamma Mia producing team on 9/8

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Sent email to Shiney re: Almost Maine

    • Finished up with spotlights- did a special BU theatre spotlight today

    • Made and posted fall semester cover photo

    • Received splash and revival show graphics from Devon to use for promo

    • Making revival show FB event tomorrow

    • Sent welcome back email to membership- included revival show and dues Eventbrites

    • Going to send fall directors an email tomorrow

    • Updated calendar on website with events and graphics

    • Made flyer for splash

    • Sent GM 1 presentation template to eboard, going to share with directors as well

    • Thinking about possibly organizing a revival show Instagram takeover

    • Making audition forms this week

    • Gave Kim the VP keys to give to Siena

  • TA: Zach

    • Was extremely busy with FYSOP this week (talked up Troupe to first years!)


Executive Board Minutes 8/19/19

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Wrote back to CFA student inquiring about Student Theater usage

    • Finalized GM times with the other BU Theatre groups

    • Going to start working on the casting process with the other groups soon

  • VP: Siena

    • Booked the eboard meeting room for the fall semester

    • Got the Noises Off recording from Kendall

    • Upon returning, going to get the hard drive from Devon and the keys from Abbey

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Planned and finalized special project dates; lots of ideas for new events!

    • Finalized the details from the Ice Cream Social, possibly thinking about holding a raffle for a free show ticket?

    • Got a bunch of responses re: the Haunted House, going to start a planning committee once the semester begins

    • COMBAT details are all set

    • Still looking at solutions for One Acts (new date, new space, etc)

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Sent out the mainstage producer application

    • Getting the last of the production videos

    • Approved for both mainstage rights! Going to make sure the payment goes through

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Emailed Dot from BU Arts Initiative- since the Arts Fair is the day before Splash, they have decided to omit student groups this year

    • Made a new production recording spreadsheet from the Troupe account- it is up to date with all the recordings we have received, waiting on a few more

    • Met with Devon to design a fall semester cover photo- should be posted tomorrow

    • Finished making graphics for many of the fall events

    • Made the GM 1 Presentation template, planning on sharing that with the rest of eboard tonight

    • Started drafting an email to fall directors with the goal of sending it out by next Tuesday

  • TA: Zach

    • Reached out to other BU Theatre TAs

    • Decided on a date for the tech meeting- 9/15 right before the Ice Cream Social

    • Reached out to fall directors to ask them to act in Techstravaganza and complied a list of techies to reach out to


Executive Board Minutes 8/12/19

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Talking with other BU Theatre presidents re: GM times, joint holding rooms, et

  • VP: Siena

    • Booked rooms for auditions, callbacks, and COMBAT

    • Needs to book eboard room for the fall

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Sent email to point people for COMBAT

    • Making a COMBAT graphic for the future Facebook event

    • Posting survey re: past special projects to the Facebook group

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Announced F&F producing team

    • Updated producer’s guide

    • Applied for mainstage rights- got Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, still waiting on Crimes of the Heart

    • Mamma Mia materials arrived- thanks to Jen and Robert for picking them up!

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Continues posting Spotlights

    • Ran into some trouble re: updating the video spreadsheet, going to find out who created it and request access

    • Designing cover photos and graphics

  • TA: Zach

    • Drafted email for BU Theatre TAs

    • Talked to Sam re: meeting with Tsai

    • New sound board- she’s beautiful!!


Executive Board Minutes 8/4/19

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Still waiting on name tags

    • Great meeting with Siena this week

    • Corresponding with other BU Theatre presidents- plans on a joint GM room and . a joint holding room for auditions/callbacks

    • Assembling BU Theatre contact sheet

  • VP: Siena

    • Great meeting with Kim this week

    • Booked audition and callback rooms

    • Also booked rehearsal room for COMBAT

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Emailed point people for groups participating in COMBAT

    • Going to post paper copies of COMBAT schedules along with theater and PSace access

    • Continued working on finding alternate spaces and or times for One Acts

    • Plans to reach out about a Mamma, Mia watch party soon

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Going to submit mainstage rights

    • Announcing F&F producers today along with posting the application for mainstage producers

    • Checking in with SABO re: payment for rights

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Started summer/fall director spotlights

    • Updated calendar with drafts for upcoming events (waiting to add some graphics and more info)

    • Still waiting on some production videos, but plans to begin uploading this week

  • TA: Zach

    • Received all Wish Want Need lists from directors

    • Reached out to all fall TDs and SMs

    • Planning a meeting once the start of the semester gets closer

    • Getting the new sound board from Tsai on Tuesday


Executive Board Minutes 7/28/19

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • In correspondence with fall directors

    • Helping Erin and Maggie re: an ASL interpreter for Mamma, Mia

    • Touching base with Siena re: Engage

    • Figuring out name tags

  • VP: Siena

    • Did 25 Live training

    • Excited to start booking rooms

    • Getting videos from past shows and put them on a hard drive

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Emailing about COMBAT

    • Sending out a survey in August re: special projects

    • Brainstorming ideas for the ice cream social and a potential Mamma, Mia viewing party

    • Looking into potential new venues for One Acts in case the Student Theater isn’t available

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Have F&F producers! Confident in the team

    • Holding off on mainstage producers apps for a bit

    • Going to check accounts and submit mainstage rights payments

    • Looking into purchasing video equipment and a new lighting board

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Continuing with Spotlight Sunday posts

    • Received the F&F Tsai reservation

    • Starting preliminary designs for fall graphics

    • Sent email to summer and fall directors re: their spotlights

    • Been receiving production videos, planning on uploading them to the Troupe YouTube and updating the video spreadsheet

  • TA: Zach

    • Received most Wish Want Need lists from fall directors

    • Corresponding with someone re: an SM guide and with Eric re: the sound board from Tsai

    • Have F&F TD and SM- mainstage TD and SM forms will be closing soon

    • Met with Sam re: safety training and Mamma, Mia set design

    • Assistant TD and SM apps will be released once the semester begins


Executive Board Minutes 6/28/19

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Met with Chrissy and Doug re: Tsai reservation proposal

    • Name tag order on hold

  • VP: Siena

    • Working on Assassins show recording with Rachel

    • Created list of rooms to book in preparation

  • VPSP: Devon

    • No check in at present time

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Working on contacting producers from past season

    • Sending out fall producer apps this weekend

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Gathering the info and posting Spotlight Sunday’s

    • In correspondence with some alumni from the 2009 production of Almost, Maine, trying to get some photos

    • Sent the statement of expectations form to Zach and Jen

    • Drafting up a summer email template

  • TA: Zach

    • Sent out wish/want/need email to fall directors

    • Checked in with Devon re: COMBAT

    • Sent out TD and SM forms

    • Got a new costume rack!

Executive Board Minutes 6/2/19

Show Check Ins:

Almost, Maine

  • Director: Natalie A

    • So so proud of the actors

    • Have a few tech thing to work out but not worried

    • Everyone is hard off book and our first dress rehearsal is tomorrow

  • TD: Harrison R

    • It was tech week so we were doing a lot

    • Finished painting the set, getting all the props

    • Chris Dew really took the reigns with lighting and he did an amazing job!

    • We had tech runs and most things went smoothly

  • SM: Zach L/Jen M

    • Got to hard off book and started full runs

    • Actors are doing a great job

    • Actors also developed a system for carrying things on and off during scene transitions but would be super helpful to have some tech to help out

  • Producer: Devon M

    • Chrissy is heading lobby decorating and will be doing this on Tuesday

    • Katie and Michelle are heading photos

    • At least one producer will be present at every performance to make the pre-show announcement

    • Would like to have a mailing list signup sheet in the lobby

E-board Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Went to SAO to work out putting the domain renewal on an SAO credit card

    • Inquired about when Engage going live- still waiting

    • Sent out a doodle poll for one on one e-board member meetings

    • Emailed SAO about name tags

  • VP: Siena

    • Still waiting on access to Engage to start booking rooms

    • Would like to book audition, callbacks, and e-board meeting rooms ASAP

  • VPSP: Devon

    • Heard back from Shiney James and provided her with a show description/info for Almost, Maine

    • Set date for COMBAT: Saturday, September 28, confirmed OB will be participating, still waiting to hear from other group

    • Thinking about putting out a small survey asking the membership’s thoughts on past events and any ideas they have about future events

    • The check from The Burials was mailed to Everytown

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Coordinated with Devon and producers on tackling Almost, Maine tech week

    • Worked with Natalie re: Almost, Maine soundtrack

    • Worked on Ben’s pay statement for Assassins

    • Spoke with members about show recordings- looking into the status of these being uploaded

    • Wants to coordinate a time to decorate the shadow box with eboard and cast of Almost, Maine

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Changed the passwords for the social media accounts

    • Uploaded the updated constitution on the website

    • Sent an email to fall directors re: show information for the website

    • Drafting a summer spotlight email

    • Planning in reaching out to e-board re: their info fo the e-board page on the website

    • Need to reach out to Devon about the Almost, Maine Facebook event

  • TA: Zach

    • Helped with move in for Almost, Maine

    • Gave Chris the keys

    • Planning on reaching out to fall directors sometime soon

    • Promoted Troupe at FYCO training!

Executive Board Minutes 5/26/19

Show Check Ins:

Almost Maine

  • Director: Natalie A

    • Each scene has been rehearsed 3 times

    • Actors are beginning to learn their lines

    • Had cast bonding dinner at Robert’s

    • Very excited for the weeks to come!

  • TD: Harrison R

    • Sent out department messages

    • Found times for each department to go to the Space

    • Had meeting re: set design w/ Zach, Cam, Natalie, and James

    • Build Week coming up, will post about dates and times

  • SM: Jen M/Zach L

    • Being co SMs has been great!

    • Jen worked on rehearsal schedules and conflicts

    • Working on an email to send to the cast

  • Producer: Devon M

    • Talked to Chrissy about summer show specifics

    • Talked to Natalie about orientation and setting up email list; having actors/eboard members come out after shows. Q&A, tours

    • Focusing on photos, lobby decorating; dividing up between assistants

    • Planning to do electronic playbills

Eboard Check Ins:

  • President: Kim

    • Talked to Siena and Doran about show order, Miranda preferred the earlier slot so Five Women Wearing the Same Dress will be November 7-9 and Crimes of the Heart December  5-7

    • Figuring out how to order name tags

  • VP: Siena

    • Waiting on the VP guide from Erin

    • Wants to start booking rooms once the new system is in place

  • VPSP: Devon

    • For summer show, emailed Shiney James re: show dates and times, going to follow up

    • Met w/ Erin to pick up hard drives with this last year’s shows on them

    • Got 2018-2019 actor contracts from Erin- idea of scanning them to store them in the Stage drive

    • Met w/ Ariana re: VSPS stuff

    • Plans to reach out to other groups re: COMBAT and the 700 Beacon haunted house idea

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Made google forms for summer show producers and assigned summer show producers

    • Received the check w/ the proceeds for Everytown

    • Going to post in the FB page about remaining reimbursements

    • Talked to Linda from SAO re: Ben getting paid for Assassins

    • Payment set for Mamma Mia!, going to double check for Almost Maine

    • Settled remaining reimbursements; new deadline for submitting is 5/31

    • Funds transfers for the year all set

    • Met w/ John from Sabo re: problems w/ reimbursements and making purchases

  • Secretary: Abbey

    • Made admin of the FB page today

    • Planning posting schedule for Spotlight Sundays, want to send an email about that to Steve, eboard members, and directors this week

    • Getting all the passwords from Kim tomorrow

    • Planning to start updating the website

  • TA: Zach

    • Unlocked the Space so seniors could sign

    • Tech for summer show going well!

    • Going to start working on TD and SM forms for F&F

    • Plans to reach out to fall directors about their Wish, Wants, Needs list

    • Looking into getting a new saw for the Space

    • Eric received an email from Tsai saying they have a sound board available for us for free; going to look more into this

    • Alicia received an email from Allison Parker re: an SM guide; she’s going to work on it and send it, then will forward to Abbey

  • Student Group Advisor: Steve

    • Constitution was missing a required statement, needs to be added to article 3 and updated in constitution on the website


Executive Board Minutes 5/3/19

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • BU Theater Summit is Sunday at 10 AM

  • VP: Erin

    • Book next year’s BUSTies room

    • Met with Siena to go over VP guide

    • Grad cords are in

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • BUSTies went well—big shout out to planning team

    • Talked to Natalie re: Summer Show

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • F&F rights secured

    • Lots of meetings with SAO today to prepare for next year

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Met with Abbey to go through secretary guide

    • Will be renewing the website domain and sending receipt for reimbursement

  • TA: Alicia

    • Updating TA guide and TD guide

    • Lights workshop on Sunday 12-3 PM

E-Board Check-Outs:

  • President: Alba

    • Working together isn’t always easy, but you’ll still have a good time

    • Being in this leadership position is a privilege and people do look up to you

    • Rely on each other and support each other

  • VP: Erin

    • It’ll be tough, but it will be fun!

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Plan as much as you can, even if you don’t think you have to

    • Reach out for help; it’s okay if you need support

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Always remember that general members look to board for guidance; E-Board represents the organization. We’re here to solve problems and maintain a good community

  • Secretary: Kim

    • An excess of communication is always better than a lack of communication

    • You will have disagreements and conflicts, but at the end of the day this is your team and you have each other’s backs

  • TA: Alicia

    • You are a team with the same goal of making Troupe a better community for everyone involved

    • It’s much easier to get things done when you all support each other, even when you don’t all necessarily agree

Executive Board Minutes 4/28/19

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Went to showcase yesterday and Space cleaning today

    • ESAs, GM #4, and BUSTies painting later today

    • Helped with Almost, Maine auditions

  • VP: Erin

    • Went to transition training

    • Meeting with Siena this week to talk about VP position and book next year’s BUSTies room

    • Attended Space cleaning

    • Went to Showcase

    • Returned the Assassins guns

    • Ordered graduation chords

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Ran showcase this week; having it in CAS 522 worked really well

    • Ran auditions for Summer Show this week and gave Natalie some advice for the start of the process

    • Ballots for BUSTies voting are ready

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check-in

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Made and sent out Summer Show audition form

    • Made lots of Facebook events

    • Sent email reminder for everything happening this week

    • Edited the secretary guide and sent it to Abbey

    • Asked Chrissy to share the producer’s guide

    • Attended transition training

    • Went to Space cleaning

  • TA: Alicia

    • Space cleaning went really quickly

    • Spent out Assassins feedback forms; getting responses

    • Painted the stage

    • Planning the lights workshop

Executive Board Minutes 4/7/19

Show Check-Ins:

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Finished reviewing the whole show

    • Refined scene 16

    • Had a rehearsal on Wednesday to refine all scene transitions; Maya did a great job of taking notes

    • Erin brought in prop guns for the first time on Wednesday; gave a talk on prop gun safety and responsibility during rehearsals and performances

    • Had a conversation about sensitive themes in the show, including race, gun violence, and mental illness

    • Sitzprobe happened on Saturday

  • MD: Doug B.

    • Sitzprobe went okay; sending notes to the pit so they can improve

  • TD: Erin C.

    • All of the guns have been acquired

    • We have 19 pallets so far

    • Props team moved everything props-related from Myles to the Student Theater

    • Made some recordings for sound

    • Schedule for tech week and move in is set up

    • Build starts tomorrow

    • Held department meetings

  • Choreographer: Kim Z.

    • Helped facilitate scene transitions rehearsal

    • Went to sitzprobe—lots of fun

  • Producers: Chynna B. and Rachel R.

    • Warren poster is set to go up tomorrow

    • Social media promo going live today

    • Secured BU Today close up for tech week

    • Working on digital poster for GSU

    • Made it to rehearsal last week; will be back again this week for footage

    • Hoping to schedule a time to do tech headshots

    • POs are good to go at the moment

    SM: Abbey M.

    • Sat in the booth with Matt during Noises Off to watch him call the show

    • Love the ASMs Maya and Natalie!

    • Went to sitzprobe this weekend

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • At Noises Off all week

    • Painted the stage today

    • Check at SAO to be picked up

    • Coordinating with other groups’ presidents to arrange summit

  • VP: Erin

    • Went to Noises Off—big shout out to Noises Off; so impressed!

    • Sent out BUSTies information

    • Vacuum arrived and works!

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Saw Noises Off

    • Met with Chrissy to discuss budget for BUSTies and finances from BUT Formal; planning to meet with WM and BUSS

    • Met with Devon for BUSTies planning and VPSP information

    • Held a BUSTies team meeting today; super productive; will cross-reference with budget

    • Filling out event forms on OrgSync for BUSTies

    • Communicating with prospective Summer Show director

    • Put up a poll to gauge Showcase preferences

    • Sam needs to get into the Space to look for table centerpieces—will message Alicia

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check-in

  • Secretary: Kim

    • LOTS of social media promo for Noises Off; collaborated a lot with Kendall

    • Saw Noises Off—it was so fantastic!

    • Only a few emails re: Noises Off ticket sales

    • Communicated with F&F pitch teams and with prospective Summer Show director

  • TA: Alicia

    • Continuously having issues with the saw; might be more cost-effective to invest in a new one altogether

    • Bought a lot of new hardware in the last week

    • Got lots of pallets for Assassins; will be getting work gloves for everyone to avoid splinters during build

    • Worked a lot with Katie and Matt during Noises Off; enjoyed working more closely with Matt as the SM this week

    • Communicated with OB about Space usage

    • Active Minds reached out about using the chalkboards

    • Putting up TA application this week

    • Received all feedback forms from The Burials; will send forms to Noises Off this week

Executive Board Minutes 3/31/19

Show Check-Ins:

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • Currently at move-in

  • ADs: Siena G. and Emilee M.

    • Move-in went well; huge thank you to all who helped

    • Will work with Katie and Jake to ensure that Alex can safely fall down the stairs each time during the show

    • Looking forward to a tiring but rewarding week! Get your tickets!

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Currently at move-in

  • ASM: Nhi N.

    • Move-in today

    • Actors needed a break; cancelled Friday rehearsal and shortened other rehearsals last week

    • Cast seems to be in good health

  • Producer: Kendall G.

    • Happy birthday, Kim!

    • Creating an interactive website in place of a program—very excited

    • Warren poster goes up tomorrow

    • Started on lobby decoration

    • Took tech headshots 

    • Having a little trouble with the Eventbrite link

    • Reporter from the FreeP coming on Tuesday or Wednesday of tech week

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Had the photoshoot this weekend

    • Hopefully incorporating tech soon

  • AD: Mandy R.

    • Feeling really confident about status of the show; a few scenes need more time but everyone is doing great to work on it

    • Received very detail and thoughtful character studies

  • TD: Erin C.

    • Got more pallets with Chris, Alicia, and Jake

    • Costumes pulled a bunch of pieces before photoshoot

    • Costumes, hair & makeup worked on the photoshoot

    • Hoping to get some tech team members into the rehearsal room over the next two weeks

    • Meeting with James on Tuesday to talk about tech

    • Hoping to get the guns into rehearsals starting Tuesday

    • Got some more POs in, ordered more props

    • Made a few sound recordings with cast

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Planned out remainder of rehearsal schedule; finalized conflicts

    • Discussions to plan tech week

    • Had photoshoot

    • Hard off-book was Saturday

    • Hoping to have cast bonding to go see Noises Off!

  • Producers: Chynna B. and Rachel R.

    • Photoshoot went really well: got headshots, group photos, etc.

    • Warren poster submitted and approved

    • Meeting as a team tomorrow to finalize ideas (lobby, etc.)

    • POs approved 

    • Reimbursements beginning to come in; submitting on a rolling basis

    • Reaching out to some BU outlets to promote the show

    • Put out tshirt and bio forms; hoping to order shirts soon

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Worked on build for Noises Off and move-in

    • Tried to record sound for Assassins on Thursday; will go again this week

    • Talked to some people at office hours re: running for E-Board

    • Read Summer Show pitch

    • Picked up packages at SAO

    • Gave a division of power talk for Noises Off

  • VP: Erin

    • Went to Noises Off build week

    • Booking a table in the GSU for Assassins

    • Talking to interested VP candidate

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • No check-in

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check-in

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Sent out questions for F&F pitch teams

    • Talked to several people about running for E-Board

    • Made GM#3 event and sent out a reminder email

    • Read Summer Show pitch

  • TA: Alicia

    • No check-in (at Noises Off move-in)

Executive Board Minutes 3/24/19

Show Check-Ins:

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • Starting to do full runs almost every rehearsal

    • At the stage where notes can be specific

    • Tech came to watch the run on Friday

  • ADs: Siena G. and Emilee M.

    • Actors have lots of energy and confidence in rehearsal; great energy

    • Communicating with Katie and attending tech meetings

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Held department meetings this week

    • Received the wood order with no complications; on track for build week this week

    • Got to see a rehearsal

  • SM: Matt D.

    • Looking for a way to minimize conflicts during tech week

  • Producer: Kendall G.

    • Social media schedule set up for the week; creating a Buzzfeed quiz!

    • Facebook event, Eventbrite, and Instagram are all live

    • Planning headshots to happen during move-in

    • Brainstorming for lobby decorations as well as lobby entertainment during long intermissions

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Working out a few unfinished moments

    • Giving more specific notes

    • Trying to keep each run of different scenes new and fresh for the cast

    • Next step is to begin incorporating props and prepare for tech week

  • AD: Mandy R.

    • Upcoming meeting scheduled to go over vision for the show 

    • Formal was a great place for the cast to bond 

    • Excited to strengthen the scenes she’s directing within the final weeks 

  • MD: Doug B.

    • First pit rehearsal was okay; expecting full pit next week. Considering replacing one or more of the musicians

    • Cleaning phase of rehearsals for the cast is going well—improvement in many weak spots

    • Some shipments for the pit came in 

  • TD: Erin C.

    • All POs are in

    • Met with new head of costumes this week

    • Pulling costumes for upcoming photoshoot

    • Stopped by rehearsal

    • Working with BU Dining to collect more pallets for set

  • Choreographer: Kim Z.

    • Holding regular choreo rehearsals that are completely designated for cleaning up movement, answering questions, review, etc. Will go through all movement in the show

    • Realizes these rehearsals can be tiring—encouraging cast to take care

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Working with producers to plan photoshoot

    • Scheduling a time to record sound for the show

    • Planned the rest of the rehearsal schedule through March

    • Finalized a performance set for Giving Day; will probably rehearse on Saturday

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Set up and attended BUT Formal

    • Went to Noises Off rehearsal on Friday

    • Held office hours

    • Participated in Reading Committee

    • Went to theater booking meeting at SAO

  • VP: Erin

    • No check in at the present time

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Organized and ran Reading Committee

    • Meeting with Devon and Andrea next week for BUSTies planning

    • Lots of work for BUT Formal; went super well

    • Might have a few Summer Show pitches

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check-in

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Helped set up and attended BUT Formal

    • Made posts to promote BUT Formal

    • Talking with Kendall about plans for Noises Off promotion

    • Went to theater booking meeting at SAO

  • TA: Alicia

    • Did several rental contracts

    • OB is using pipe and drape in Tsai for Pippin

    • Ordered new blade for saw, which may be in need of further maintenance

    • Participated in Reading Committee

    • Helped set up and attended BUT Formal

Executive Board Minutes 3/18/19

Show Check-Ins:

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • Reached hard off-book

    • Starting to do full runs

    • Trying to get the runtime down to 2.5 hours

    • ADs held character meetings

    • Resolved communication issues

  • ADs: Siena G. and Emilee M.

    • Character meetings went well and were fun

    • Spoke with actors about communication and got feedback from them on their perspective; energy has been really positive

    • Everyone is realizing it’s crunch-time now

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Went to SAO with Kendall to complete wood order

    • paint, trim, and hinges delivered over break; wood order arriving Friday

    • General tech and department meetings happening this week

  • SM: Matt D.

    • Actors are getting lines down

    • Looking forward to having tech team in the rehearsal room

  • Producer: Kendall G.

    • Happy birthday, Kendall!

    • Worked out wood order and POs

    • Warren poster is nearly done; working with SAO

    • Photoshoot was great; promo material is in the works

    • Social media promotion planned

    • Hoping to schedule one more short photoshoot

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Had full soft off-book run before break

    • Gave actors a mini homework assignment over the break to explore their characters

    • Excited about tech; having the set taped out on the floor is great

  • AD: Mandy R.

    • Unable to attend full run before break, but heard it was great!

    • Gave the cast resources to further develop their characters; really excited to see where it goes

    • Spring break was a great opportunity to re-energize before the final stretch

    • Can’t wait to get back into the swing of things

  • MD: Doug B.

    • Rooms booked for pit rehearsals and sitzprobe

    • Pit is finalized

    • Creating recordings for “Another National Anthem” this week

  • TD: Erin C.

    • Members of tech team attended full run before break

    • Holding tech meeting on Sunday

    • In contact with BU alum Robert Flynn to organize getting pallets from BU Dining; searching for more places to get pallets from

    • POs are in; talking with producers about reimbursements

    • Taped out set on the floor in 700 Beacon

    • Attended photoshoot

  • Choreographer: Kim Z.

    • Blocked and choreographed last few numbers

    • Held another movement workshop

    • Attended full run

  • Producers: Chynna B. and Rachel R.

    • Meeting with assistants on Wednesdays to check in

    • Held photoshoot for Warren poster; Chynna is editing and finalizing this week

    • Planning a separate shoot with the entire cast for end of March/beginning of April

    • Purchase orders expired; reworking POs and budget

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Sent out a rehearsal feedback form to cast and creative team over break

    • Planned the schedule for this week

    • Meeting with whole creative team tonight to talk about schedule moving forward and discuss feedback 

    • Shout out to ASMs for being incredible!

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Checked in with rehearsal rooms with both mainstage shows; more meetings to come

    • Met with interested presidential candidates for next year

    • Cleared up membership questions re: pitch projects, directing

    • Gave TA Event money to Chrissy

    • Picked up new vacuum from SAO

    • Delivered librettos to Assassins; collecting contracts from creative team

    • Theater booking meeting scheduled for this Friday

    • Doing Reading Committee!

  • VP: Erin

    • Booked rooms for GMs and Assassins tech meeting

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • BUSTies: sent a message to planning group to schedule a meeting this week

    • BUT Formal planning continuing: putting together royal court

    • Talked to Matt from Elwood Sports; shirts should ship this week

    • Summer Show pitch deadline extended to Wednesday 3/27

    • Talked with potential VPSP candidates

    • Reading Committee underway

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Working with Devon on The Burials reimbursements and donation calculation

    • Sent Alba director and actor script contracts for Assassins

    • Submitted reimbursements for Erin

    • Picked up cash from at-door ticket sales from The Burials; going to SAO this week to drop off money and fill out donation forms

    • Submitted BUT Formal ticket Eventbrite, which is now live

    • In contact with producers re: PO dates and confirmation

    • Sending feedback form to The Burials producers

    • Gave check to Kim to deliver to SABO

    • Trying to find a time to meet with Madison from SAO

    • Attended Noises Off photoshoot

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Created Facebook events for BUT Formal and the GM

    • Helped deliver Assassins librettos

    • Promoted the Noises Off Instagram for people to follow

    • Sending out GM reminder email

    • Deposited check at SABO

  • TA: Alicia

    • Attended Tech Olympics

    • Received an email from OB looking to access the theater; redirected to Willing Suspension

    • Received numerous deliveries for Noises Off

    • Creating feedback forms for The Burials

    • Attending rehearsals for mainstage shows

    • OB’s Company in the Space this week

    • Getting dates from other groups for Space usage

Executive Board Minutes 3/3/19

Show Check-Outs:

Charity Show: The Burials

  • Directors: Sean D. and Aisha S.

    • Despite the obstacles, the show turned out well

    • Very proud of the show in general

    • Very stressful process; miscommunication was the biggest challenge

    • For future directors: consider the time constraints, be prepared

  • Producers: Devon M. and Lena J.

    • Process went well overall; kept up a good working pace

    • Blaze fundraiser was a great choice

    • Having representatives from the charity of choice was a great idea

    • Assistant producers were great, enthusiastic about continuing with producing

    • Need to smooth out wrinkles with ticket sales (particularly re: comp tickets and tickets from TA Event)

  • TD: Brian R.

    • Familiar with the fast timeframe and process, which was helpful

    • Pleased with the budgeting turnout

    • Being appointed TD before tech lists came out was immensely helpful for preparation

    • Would recommend both ATDs to be future TDs

    • Returned keys to Alicia at board

  • SM: Harrison R.

    • Process was difficult, but so rewarding; offers SM experience as well as experience applicable to real life

    • ASMs were so helpful and communicative; would recommend both to be future SMs

    • For future SMs: during tech week, don’t be afraid to be assertive, as it can get overwhelming; set deadlines

Show Check-Ins:

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • Held regular rehearsals

    • Participated in Liquid Fun event yesterday—lots of fun

    • Held photoshoot today

    • Held first character meetings this week; went well

    • Planning to talk more with Katie and Brian about the set this week

    • Looking to improve the dynamic with the cast

  • AD: Emilee M.

    • Also noticing issues of dynamic; aware that this can sometimes be a result of the magnitude of the show

    • Hoping to help cultivate positive energy

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Pulled all props, costumes, and set dec elements

    • Met with Taylor and ADs to talk through tech elements

    • Sarah (head costumes) went to the garment district to pick up a few costume pieces

    • Photoshoot happened today

    • Meeting with Brian and Taylor to talk about set design to hopefully get wood order in before spring break

  • SM: Matt D.

    • Last week was a bit scary with scheduling and storm

    • Keeping health in mind, as people are getting sick

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Very busy week, especially with Tech Show

    • Lots of long and productive rehearsals this week, including lots of acting and technique workshops and music rehearsals

    • Great meeting with Erin to go through the entire show and outline all tech elements

    • First tech meeting with full team this week; great to meet everyone and see and hear so much excitement

    • Creative team meeting today to discuss scheduling up until spring break

  • AD: Mandy R.

    • Looking to come up with different ways to approach giving notes in rehearsal

    • Feeling good; excited that we have planned ahead with rehearsal schedule

  • TD: Erin C.

    • All props and set dec elements are pulled

    • Most of PO orders are in

    • Tech team is preparing for photoshoot on Tuesday

    • Working with Alicia reworking some tech departments to navigate around conflicts

  • Producer: Rachel R.

    • Participated in Pop Showdown on Saturday; episode airs in April

    • Planned a photoshoot for Tuesday

    • Realized what a big chunk of time spring break takes out of time

    • Instagram will hopefully launch tonight

    • Planning to get some promotional material from run on Thursday

    • Working on t-shirts and submitting POs

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Congrats to The Burials on a wonderful run

    • Had first weekly creative team meeting last Monday—nice to get everyone together

    • Soft off book on Thursday, doing full run and inviting tech 

    • Picked cast members for pop showdown recording that happened Saturday morning

    • Been in contact with Rachel re: Warren poster photo shoot; aiming for Tuesday

    • ASMs Maya and Natalie have been truly awesome; really great to have them to rely on

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • The Burials tech week; it was cool having reps from Everytown there

    • Filmed Giving Day video

    • Participated in Tech Olympics with BUSS

    • Checking in with shows and attending rehearsals

    • Went to Blaze fundraiser—delicious

    • Sent out poll to board and creative teams to get a sense of when people are available for E-Board after spring break

    • Picked up name tags from SAO

    • Armrests in theater are fixed and there is now a new AC control unit

  • VP: Erin

    • Worked on The Burials

    • Booked GM rooms

    • Worked with Kendall to find a room for the Noises Off photoshoot

    • Went to Tech Olympics as a bonding event for Assassins tech team, really enjoyed it

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Worked on The Burials; glad to have people from Everytown there

    • Felt it was a very successful Charity Show

    • Will touch base with BUSTies team now that The Burials is over before spring break

    • Planning to message Chrissy re: BUSTies and BUT Formal budgets

    • Meeting with Becca and Mimi to work on BUT Formal planning; submitted forms for SPS, facilities, and catering; working on getting an Eventbrite and Facebook page live

    • Receiving interest in pitching for Summer Show

    • Went to Liquid Fun marathon to watch Noises Off perform

    • Posted about reading committee; getting some people for sign-ups

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check in at present time

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Lots of promo for The Burials

    • Helped out with another flower delivery!

    • Shared Tech Olympic sign-ups and posts on social media

    • Helped Kendall find a room for Noises Off photoshoot

  • TD: Alicia

    • Worked on The Burials this week; super proud to see new leaders emerging in Stage Troupe

    • Finished up safety trainings

    • Getting inquiries about rental orders and agreements

    • Gotten a lot of last-minute requests to use the Space; giving reminders about courtesy and respecting the Space and its contents

    • Starting to focus more on Noises Off and Assassins now that The Burials is over

    • Reviewing the TA Application

    • A key is stuck in the latch-bar of the lobby door that leads backstage in the Student Theater

    • Back left house speaker having issues; started glowing during The Burials

    • Charity Show LD made a document to take note of which dimmers on the lighting board aren’t working

Executive Board Minutes 2/24/19

Show Check-Ins:

Charity Show: The Burials

  • Directors: Sean D. and Aisha S.

    • Moved in today!

    • Fixing things and fine tuning—having a run after board

    • Difficultly running a few scenes 

  • TD: Brian R.

    • Moved in!

    • Set went up

    • No projector problems

    • Most of lights focused in the house

    • Shout-out to Liz and Kiana for being the best ATDs

  • Producers: Devon M. and Lena M.

    • Headshots this week

    • Blaze fundraiser happening on opening night

    • Posting spotlights for cast and creative team on Instagram

    • Lobby should be done tomorrow

    • Everything on track!

  • SM: Harrison R.

    • Having a run later tonight

    • Lines have been challenging, but cast members have reached out for assistance

    • One of the actors had to drop the show, but the role has been filled and it’s going well

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • Entire show is now blocked

    • Participating in Liquid Fun marathon next Saturday

    • Had some issues with actors showing up late, but things have improved

    • Character meetings and photoshoot next week

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Met with tech team and ATDs

    • Costumes pulled for photoshoot 

    • Finding time to go into SAO

  • SM: Matthew D.

    • Had a good week

    • Went over March schedule

    • Soft off-book was this week—went well!

    • Break a leg to The Burials!

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Crazy week, but rehearsals have been great

    • Went to tech department meetings—a lot to do on the tech front

    • Set to finish the show by next Thursday

    • Planning to have a whole run before break

    • Music will be done tomorrow

    • Working on rest of blocking

  • Choreographer: Kim Z.

    • Working with Daniel on the Italian in scene 16 and he’s crushing it!

    • Had choreo rehearsal for “How I Saved Roosevelt”

    • Elle is fantastic and so helpful

    • Cleaned “Gun Song” movement

  • TD: Erin C.

    • Held tech meetings this week

    • Props and set dec elements have been pulled

    • Working on getting things ordered

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Scheduled until spring break

    • Rehearsals have been good

    • Contracts are all signed and returned

    • Going to see The Burials on Saturday as a bonding event

  • Producers: Chynna B. and Rachel R.

    • Corresponding with Erin

    • Some budget changes

    • Had a productive producing meeting

    • Some ideas for photoshoot and dates

    • Planning on Warren poster

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Attended department meetings 

    • Met with TD and tech team for Noises Off

    • Attended Assassins meeting

    • Went to The Burials rehearsal and move-in

    • Got confirmation re: Giving Day filming—filming happening tomorrow at 12:30

    • Held office hours—won’t have office hours tomorrow

    • Got money to TA Event out

    • Went to YKB

    • Checked in with Mac about broken armrest

  • VP: Erin

    • Attended The Burials move-in

    • Talked to to Kendall about photoshoot for Noises Off

    • Gave SM keys to Harrison

    • Got contracts from Assassins and The Burials

    • Went to YKB

    • Helped with The Burials video stuff

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Went to The Burials move-in

    • Working on The Burials and stopped by rehearsals

    • Met with Sean and Harrison to work though actor dropping scenario; spoke with Suhail about joining the cast

    • BUSTies team is working on The Burials, so not much is currently happening for BUSTies

    • Pulled extra trophy toppers

      BUT Formal is back to GSU Backcourt

    • Trying to find a time to go to SAO with Chrissy

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • No check-in

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Working with Devon on The Burials promotion

    • Made various Facebook events for The Burials, Blaze fundraiser, etc.

  • TD: Alicia

    • Helped with YKB/Vagmo

    • Some things got used without asking—will make expectations more clear

    • Did safety trainings

    • Opened the Space a lot for people

    • Attended Assassins meetings 

    • Posted on theater exchange for guns

    • Reaching out to people for pallets

    • Went to run of The Burials

    • Went to The Burials move-in

Executive Board Minutes 2/18/19

Show Check-Ins:

Charity Show: The Burials

  • Directors: Sean D. and Aisha S.

    • Finished blocking the show early last week

    • Character work, restructured some difficult scenes

    • Today was soft off-book and first full run

    • Had to cancel Tuesday rehearsal; Tech Show jumbled week a bit, but got through it and made up for lost time today

    • Filmed this morning; will hopefully finish with filming by tonight

    • Cast bonding on Friday—looking forward to it

  • Producer: Devon M.

    • Took photos during rehearsals, being edited

    • Blaze fundraiser is ready to go

    • T-shirts arriving next week

    • Meeting this week with assistant producers

  • TD: Brian R.

    • Building—heading back to the Space to check in

    • A lot of what is needed already exists in the Space, which is good budget-wise

    • Waiting on raw film footage for editing

    • Projection screen has been ordered, should be here Wednesday

  • SM: Harrison R.

    • Have contracts to return to E-Board

    • Got some great advice from Lena about SMing

    • Cast attendance at rehearsals has been greatly improved

    • Had soft off-book—was a bit rocky, but overall very productive

Noises Off

  • Director: Taylor H.

    • only able to attend two rehearsals this week due to conflicts and sickness, but Siena and Emilee took over on other days

    • Will start holding character meetings next week

    • Hoping to attend tech meetings soon

  • AD: Siena G.

    • Missing Taylor towards beginning of week; things have been a bit chaotic + challenging re: scheduling, but making the best of it

    • Lots of material, but actors are doing well with it

    • Good combination of blocking and character work during rehearsals

  • TD: Katie L.

    • Taped the floor in 700 Beacon roughly

    • First tech meeting this morning; Emilee came to talk about the plot

    • Sharing script with tech team tonight

    • Sharing a poll with department heads to set up individual meetings

  • SM: Matt D.

    • Last week was a bit scary with scheduling and storm

    • Keeping health in mind, as people are getting sick

Assassins

  • Director: James R.

    • Very busy week, especially with Tech Show

    • Lots of long and productive rehearsals this week, including lots of acting and technique workshops and music rehearsals

    • Great meeting with Erin to go through the entire show and outline all tech elements

    • First tech meeting with full team this week; great to meet everyone and see and hear so much excitement

    • Creative team meeting today to discuss scheduling up until spring break

  • AD: Mandy R.

    • Looking to come up with different ways to approach giving notes in rehearsal

    • Feeling good; excited that we have planned ahead with rehearsal schedule

  • MD: Doug B.

    • By next Monday, all music will have been taught or read through

    • Working on scheduling individual meetings with cast members

    • Anticipating receiving materials—when should they expect to get them?

    • Waiting to hear back from Erin re: SPS

    • Planning a recording date for recorded show materials; hoping to borrow mics from Troupe rather than waiting on SPS mics to arrive

  • TD: Erin C.

    • Held a tech meeting

    • Working on scheduling department meetings

  • Choreographer: Kim Z.

    • Held a choreo rehearsal to make up for the time lost to illness last week

    • Held a movement/physicality workshop on Wednesday to get the cast thinking about new techniques and approaches to their roles. It was SUPER fun and a good stress-reliever

    • Also taught movement for a smaller number

    • Already hearing from cast members looking to schedule office hours, which is great

  • Producer: Rachel R.

    • Met with whole producing team and Chrissy on Friday to brainstorm and establish some goals

    • Alyssa is working on “logo” concepts for Warren poster, shirts, etc.

    • Planning to stop by rehearsals and set up social media accounts

    • Planning to talk to Abbey about scheduling and timeline

    • Has a friend with Pop Showdown on BUTV10—set up dates for Assassins team to participate in some history or presidential history trivia

  • SM: Abbey M.

    • Had long meeting about scheduling; went well; planned schedule up until spring break

    • Talked with Lena this week, got some SM advice

    • Challenge with conflicts this week; will hopefully smooth issues out

    • Cast bonding at Tech Show on Friday

    • Notified cast about Giving Day performance

    • Need to talk to Erin to book another room for rehearsal and to get tech into the rehearsal room

Busties Check-in: Devon M.

  • met with Andrea, Ariana, and other event managers this week; went over everything and assigned different tasks

  • Ideas rolling for theme, decorations, food, etc.

  • Super productive week

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Alba

    • Tech Show was fun

    • Gave division of power talk to both Noises Off and The Burials

    • Still has TA Event money

    • Nadia from Shakespeare Society asked if we could distribute Tech Olympics sign up—will do

    • Met with Erin Murdock from SAO on Friday

    • Replied to Class Gift Giving Day with times to film—tentatively scheduled for Wednesday from 4:30-5:00 pm

    • Picked up check from SAO

    • Heard from Mac about damage in the Student Theater after 20-Minute Musicals; working on repairs

  • VP: Erin

    • Participated in Tech Show

    • Booked an extra rehearsal room for The Burials

  • VPSP: Ariana

    • Was in Tech Show

    • Did lots of work of BUSTies—met with the team and made a shared Google Drive

    • Met with Event Managers to go over responsibilities; meeting with Harrison and Sean to go over host responsibilities

    • Will talk with Chrissy about BUSTies budget and ticketing

    • Met with Mimi to plan for BUT Formal to brainstorm ideas and set up a meeting

    • Working on signing Troupe up for Relay for Life, which is Saturday April 13th

    • Noises Off might be interested in performing in Liquid Fun’s show

    • Need to make plans re: spring showcase

    • Checked in with Harrison about SM responsibilities

  • Treasurer: Chrissy

    • Attended The Burials rehearsal on Thursday

    • Met with Assassins producing team on Friday

    • Checking in on details for Krispy Kreme fundraiser

    • Communicated with The Burials rights company

    • Noises Off payment and event both approved

    • Missed Noises Off producing team due to the storm; will reschedule

    • In communication with Emily from Everytown; working on getting a representative present during the run of the show

    • Fixing The Burials Eventbrite

    • Communicated with James about the Assassins materials, which should be here before March

    • Did hair and makeup for Tech Show

  • Secretary: Kim

    • Created Tech Show promotional material and published Facebook Event; promoted on social media

    • Helped with both Tech Show performances

  • TD: Alicia

    • Tech Show went well—thanks to everyone who participated!

    • Helping out with VagMo a lot

    • Scheduled lots of safety trainings for the future

    • Lots of work for Tech Show, including strike (thank you, Marcella!)

    • Attended various tech meetings