Executive Board Notes 12/10/17

  • Lara
    • Came in with some questions about logistics for next semester and Next to Normal. 
    • Picked her AD. It's Kendall! 

E-Board Check-Ins

  • Chris
    • Went to Space Cleaning.
  • Evan
    • Went to Space Cleaning.
    • Will be reserving rooms for next semester soon. 
    • Need new case for the Troupe piano. 
  • Abby
    • Working on Senior Divas Showcase. Sign-ups are still open! Please sign up!
    • Started organizing assassins.
    • Talking about theater formal with Rachel. 
    • Saw Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    • Collected absentee ballots. 
  • Andy
    • Went into SAO for meetings. 
    • Possibly worked out lighting board issue. 
    • Next to Normal contract is submitted. 
    • Figured out reimbursements with SAO. 
  • Lucy
    • Sent last recap email for GM #4.
    • Talked to other theater groups about summit.
    • Made Space Cleaning Facebook event.
    • Talked to Mac about Senior Divas event. 
  • Caitlin
    • Space Cleaning was beautiful. Space looks great. Found some cool windows.
    • Started planning tech show. Got some sign-ups today.
    • Making a list of things to buy for next semester. 
    • Saw Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Abby.
  • Eric
    • Passed along request to Caitlin and Evan about Arena request for theater. 

Executive Board Notes 12/3/17

One-Acts Check-Outs

  • Maggie and Erin
    • Everything went exactly as expected.
    • Everyone was nice and easy to work with. 
  • Taylor
    • Learned a lot. Experience was amazing.
    • Techies were amazing.
    • Two actors were sick during the show, but Abby and Marcella stepped in.
  • Chinda
    • Rehearsal process was fantastic. 
    • Overall, was a fun experience. 
  • SMs: Jennifer and Lena
    • Overall, went pretty smoothly. 
    • Learned a lot. 
    • For any shows that have students outside of Stage Troupe, would be helpful to clarify Troupe policies to them. 
  • TD: Kendall
    • Everything went pretty smoothly.
    • Everyone was very cooperative. 
    • Strike was great. Super quick. 
    • Loved TDing.
  • Producer: Kimmie
    • Andy was super helpful. 
    • No major issues. 
    • Some frustrating experiences with audience members. 

E-Board Check-Ins

  • Chris
    • Went to a One-Acts dress rehearsal. 
    • Unlocked theater for Abby on Monday.
    • Unlocked Space for Cait on Tuesday.
  • Evan
    • Talked to OB about audition dates.
  • Abby
    • One-Acts was great. TD and SMs handled everything so well.
    • Organized NomCom. Was completed on time. 
    • Made BUSTies ballots. 
    • Talking to Rachel about Senior Divas' Showcase.
  • Andy
    • Helped Kimmie with One-Acts producing all week. 
    • Some out of the ordinary audiences experiences this One-Acts. 
    • Reimbursements have been slow, but working on that. 
    • Need to replenish some tech stuff.
    • Working on finalizing Next to Normal contracts.
  • Lucy
    • Promoted One-Acts.
    • Made the FB event for the GM. 
    • Sent out GM reminder email. 
    • Went to a One-Acts rehearsal to help out. 
  • Caitlin
    • Need wrenches for LDs. 
    • Will buy lock this week.
    • Was at One-Acts this week. TD and SMs were great.
    • More strike felons. 
    • Playwrights currently has a dumpster outside, so will talk to them about space cleaning. 

Executive Board Notes 11/27/17

One-Acts Check-Ins:

  • Maggie and Erin
    • Found music.
    • Told cast to practice over break. 
  • Chinda
    • Cast is very excited about show.
  • Taylor
    • Ran the show twice before break. 
    • Everyone should be off book.
  • Kendall
    • Move-in went very smoothly. Feeling confident about tech week.
  • Kim
    • Started the lobby. Excited about it. 
    • Natalie did some art for promotional material. 
    • Received program materials. 
    • Question about content warning. 

E-Board Check-Ins

  • Chris
    • Helped out with Spring Awakening. 
    • Fixed N2N OrgSync event.
  • Evan
    • Booked some rehearsal rooms. 
    • Class schedules are about to be finalized, so will be reserving next semester's rooms soon. 
  • Abby
    • NomCom is up and running. Emailed participants.
    • Senior Divas Showcase is happening on December 14. 
    • One-Acts is happening. Very excited.
  • Andy
    • AB funding was submitted. 
    • Working with Kimmie on One-Acts producing.
  • Lucy
    • Uploaded all production photos to Flickr.
    • Uploaded Speech and Debate and The Flick production photos to Facebook.
    • Created events for One-Acts and the GM.
    • Answered emails about tech requests. 
  • Caitlin
    • Reached out to TDs about strike felons. 
    • Sent reminder for dumpster. 
    • Space Cleaning starting at 10 am. 
    • WM is building this week. 
    • Brainstorming for TA Event.
    • Will give Kendall keys to the theater.
    • Putting lock on TA cabinet. 
  • Steve
    • Thankful for Troupe this Thanksgiving.

GM #3 Recap

❄️Stay warm, Troupies.❄️

Seriously, why is it so cold all of a sudden?

Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out to our Third General Meeting last night! Glad you could all participate in the democratic process. For everyone who couldn't make it, don't worry, here's the recap:

Andy's Financial Presentation
Our lovely treasurer, Andy, gave a nice presentation on Troupe's finances. If you would like to take another look at it, that is available here. If you have any questions, you can email Andy at moellera@bu.edu. Pay your dues.

Charity Show
We are so excited to announce that our Spring 2018 Charity Show will be Jane the Plain directed by Babatunde Alford!

Spring 2018 Season
Thank you to everyone who pitched a show for the Spring 2018 season. It takes guts to get up there and sell your show in front of the membership. We are super excited to announce the rest of our season:

Next to Normal
Directed by Lara McCallister

Directed by Conner Reed

One Acts Tech and Producing
It's not too late to sign up to tech or produce our One Acts Festival, which is taking place on December 1 and 2 in the Student Theater. Email Caitlin at crf18@bu.edu if you would like to tech or Andy at moellera@bu.edu if you would like to produce! 

Space Cleaning
Mark your calendars now. Space Cleaning will be taking place on December 10.Every show must accumulate 40 total hours (between cast and crew) in order to qualify for BUSTies at the end of the year.

That's all for now! Try to stay warm and get through the rest of your assignments this week. We're almost to the break! 

Executive Board Notes 11/12/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Amazing process. Everything went remarkably smoothly.
      • Surprise-- there are chairs in 700 Beacon St. Good tip for One Acts. 
      • Being a director and on E-Board was a challenge, but doable. 
      • Had a ton of fun.
    • SM: Abby
      • Great process. Amazing tech week. 
      • Creative team was really great to work with. 
      • ASMs were consistently outstanding. Both called parts of the last show. 
      • Calling the show while running projector is not ideal. 
      • There was an issue last night with people trying to interrupt the show backstage.
      • Really enjoyed working on the show.
    • TD: David
      • Had a wonderful time. Everyone was great to work with.
      • Crew was all super capable and very attentive. 
      • Got many compliments on tech. 
      • E-Board was great.
      • Issue with Space before Move-In. 
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • Working with creative team was amazing.
      • Andy was super helpful. 
      • Ran so smoothly.
      • Assistants were incredible. Everything was done on time and done so well. 
  • One Acts
    • Taylor
      • Had 2 rehearsals and set a soft off book date. 
    • Maggie and Erin
      • Going beautifully. 
      • Script is written. Actors have it. 
      • Have an MD. 
      • Scheduling rehearsals. 
    • TD: Kendall
      • Met with all the directors. They were super nice and cooperative. 
      • Had meeting with Set Dec. 
      • Meetings have been scheduled. 
    • SMs: Lena and Jennifer
      • Started texting the directors.
      • Setting up meetings and rehearsal attendance. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Tech week for The Flick.
    • Had the theater reservation meeting. It went extraordinarily well. No crossover with other groups.
  • VP: Evan
    • Participated in reading committee.
    • Put in reservations for GM 3, GM 4 and theater dates for next semester. 
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Organized reading committee. Meetings were great.
    • Got Charity Show pitches. 
    • Theater meeting happened. 
    • Week next semester where there are no shows. Maybe Theater Formal week? 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Also participated in reading committee.
    • Sent producer stuff for One Acts. 
    • Issues with Home Depot. 
    • Change with SAO requiring debit card statements.
    • Got rental agreements for OB.
    • AB application is due on the 19th.
    • Made finance presentation for the GM.
    • Did sound for The Flick this week.
    • Producers were amazing all semester. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Sent out reminder email about GM.
    • Made Facebook event for GM.
    • Received pitches and posted them to the blog. 
    • Promoted The Flick.
    • Emailed with Orientation staff about them coming to a GM. 
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Met with Kendall about TDing. 
    • Opening Space for Day of Kindness people tomorrow. 
    • Need new screws and drillbits. 
    • Sending out TD recaps soon.
    • Have keys back from both LD and David. 
    • Theater was open this morning. 
    • Wrote up agreement with OB about cleaning the Space. 
    • Many issues with lighting board. 

Executive Board Notes 11/5/17

Show Check-In:

  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Move-in happened and it went well. Set is beautiful.
      • Steve guest directed. It was helpful for everyone.
      • Actors are in a good spot. 
      • Feelin' cool and calm.
    • SM: Abby
      • Lauren coming in tomorrow for a cue refresher. 
      • Sending out email today with call times. 
      • Paper tech happened in 20 minutes. Yay!
      • Going over line notes with actors. 
      • Move-in happened. 
    • TD: David
      • Build week was very successful. Done early on Thursday.
      • Move-in happened. The set's great. 
      • Going to send email to techies about call times. 
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • Programs are done. 
      • T-shirts are here. 
      • Videos going up tomorrow.
      • Everything is going well! 
  • One-Acts
    • Taylor
      • Auditions were great.
      • Had first read through on Friday. 
    • Chinda
      • Solid rehearsal schedule created. 
      • Having a read-through. 
      • No issues as of yet
    • Erin and Maggie
      • Script is almost done. 
      • Set up Facebook group with the cast. 
      • Filled out WWN form. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Met with Dean B about theater reservation meeting.
  • VP: Evan
    • Going to email Bill in SAC about more specifics about the space. 
    • Will book a room for the GM ASAP. 
  • VPSP: Abby
    • One Acts auditions happened.
    • Some trouble communicating with directors. 
    • Reopened Charity Show pitches until Tuesday at 4 PM.
    • People are signed up for reading committee. Waiting until pitches are closed to finalize it. 
    • Working on Senior Diva Showcase. 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Saw Red with Abby and Lucy. 
    • Helped Angelica and Tori with stuff.
    • Called Home Depot about getting replacement wood order. 
    • Need to pick producing team for One Acts. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Went to SAO Diversity & Inclusion training.
    • Added The Flick to the ArtsBoston, BU, and Daily Free Press calendars. 
    • Need to edit Speech & Debate production photos. Will go up after The Flick.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Had build week. 
    • Move-in was today.
    • Need to buy new screws and drill bits. 
    • Set up dumpster for Space Cleaning. 
    • Doing "Before I Die" wall tomorrow.
    • Made One Acts crew this week. Ready to go out. 
    • Submitted WWN to directors and heard back from some of them. 
  • Eric
    • Update on fire marshal. 

Spring 2018 Pitches

They're in! We have the pitches for the Spring 2018 season. Remember-- to hear more about each director's vision and to be able to vote (yay, democracy) for which shows you want to see put up in the spring, you must attend GM #3 on November 12 at 7 PM, Room TBD. 

Aaaaaand, the pitches are:

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Pitched by Kobi Kassal

Next to Normal
Pitched by Lara McCallister

No Exit
Pitched by David Murauskas

Pitched by Conner Reed

Additionally, we have decided to extend the Charity Show pitch deadline. If you would like to submit a pitch for Charity Show, you now have until Tuesday, November 7 by 4 PM. Same rules apply: email your pitch and a copy of the script to stage@bu.edu and turn in the pitch and two copies of the script in an envelope marked "Attn: Eric Jacobsen"  to IT, 111 Cummington Mall, Room B17. Charity Show is a great opportunity and a really cool way to support a cause you're passionate about. If you have any questions about pitching for Charity Show, you can always email VPSP Abby at abbyk@bu.edu!

Fall 2017 One Acts Cast Lists

Congratulations to all who auditioned! Here are the casts for our Fall 2017 One Acts Festival:

Alice in Wonderland:
Alice: Andrea Roman
Alice's Sister/Cheshire Cat/Carpenter/Ace of Clubs: Abbey Cho
Tweedle Dee/March Hare/the King of Hearts: Vinny Sollitto
Tweedle Dum/Mad Hatter: Michelle Sandler
The White Rabbit/Walrus/The Blue Caterpillar/Queen of Hearts: Sage Holloway

The Tickle Monster:
Milo: Alicia Giannetti
Papa: Nolan Spencer
Mommy: Lara McCallister
Morgan: Danielle De La Fuente
Aunt Ruby: Heather Rubin Cabrera

McSweeney Todd:
McSweeney Todd: Dylan Herina
Mrs. Lovaza: Rachel Smith
PirEli/the Ghost of Eugene O'Neill: Elliott Pope
Bagel Woman Who Works at Rhett's: Margo Cramer
Toby: Connor Gallacher
Rhett: Conceptual Art of Elliott Pope
President Eric: Rama Lauw
BeadleSteve: Greg Bond
Higgins: Kevin Lorch

Eli Saracino


Fall 2017 One Acts Festival Lineup

We are so excited to announce the shows for our Fall One Acts Festival. They are all original pieces, which is very exciting. Without further ado: 

The Tickle Monster
Written and Directed by Chinda Eleonu

An Adaptation of
Alice in Wonderland
Written and Directed by Taylor House

McSweeney Todd
Written and Directed by Erin McSweeney and Maggie Skaza

We are also super pumped to announce that the director of monologues and musical numbers will be Babatunde Alford!

Auditions for One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers are happening this Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-9 PM in 700 Beacon Street. The building is located near Kenmore Square, behind the Engineering Building. If you plan on auditioning for a One Act, please print out an audition form for each show you would like to audition for. If you have any questions, please email stage@bu.edu. Hope to see you there! 

Executive Board Notes 10/29/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Wonderful experience. Cast was amazing. 
      • Loved positive audience response.
      • Wish shows were better attended, but not a producing issue. Cast is young.
      • Should've utilized E-Board a little more. 
    • SM: Lauren
      • Show went really well.
      • Cast was so wonderful and receptive. They're very excited to be a part of this group.
      • ASM Lena was fantastic. Ready to head SM next semester. 
      • Light board skips cues. Assistant Lights were great. 
      • Stressful tech week, but worked through it. Creative team was great. 
    • TD: Francis
      • Had great time with this show. Nervous going into it, but went so well.
      • Lighting teams should always have two people who know lights. Assistants learned a lot. They were great.
      • Projections should be its own department. 
      • Need to have stricter rules about the condition the paint room should be left in after a show. 
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Everything went pretty smoothly.
      • Some confusion with printing. 
      • Assistants were great.
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Rehearsals are going well. 
      • Issues with rehearsal space because there are no chairs.
      • Actors are pretty much off book. They're great. 
      • Feeling good.
    • SM: Abby
      • Actors are officially hard off book.
      • Blocking is kind of rough for some scenes, but should be ironed out during tech week.
      • Excited for the next two weeks. 
      • Getting a refresher on calling cues. 
    • TD: David
      • Went to Coolidge Corner to get chairs today. The man was super nice.
      • Did all department meetings redux. Tech meeting today was very well attended. 
      • ATD is double booked this week. Made a plan.
      • Build week is this week. 
      • Issue with waterlogged wood order. 
      • Things are very much on track and pleased with how they're going.
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • T-shirts are coming on Tuesday.
      • Programs are almost done. 
      • Cover photos and posters are done. 
      • Finished dorm flyers. 
      • Did a promotional video shoot today. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Helped with move-in for Speech and Debate.
    • Hosted Broadway actress on Monday.
    • Checked in with people on Speech and Debate.
    • Helped with strike.
  • VP: Evan
    • Helped with the Broadway actress event. Have quotes and photos to send to Lucy.
    • Had meeting with Bill, head of theater productions in BU Academy. 
    • Went to SARP training this week. 
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Event with Broadway actress was great. She was so nice. 
    • Have a One-Acts festival lineup. 
    • Starting to organize reading committee. 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Saw Speech and Debate. It was incredible.
    • Helped producers with show on opening night. 
    • Currently helping with Home Depot stuff. 
    • Need budget sheets from Grease and Speech and Debate. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Promoted Speech and Debate.
    • Created Facebook event for The Flick.
    • Will make One Acts Auditions event as soon as they're announced.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Wandering Minds is in the theater this week. 
    • Rental stuff is in process.
    • Was at Speech and Debate tech week most of this week. 
    • Need to get LD keys back from Jake. 
    • Going to start plugging tech for One Acts. 
  • Steve
    • Checking up on Grease librettos. 

GM #2 Recap

🎃~October Intensifies~🎃

Hope you've started planning your costumes.

Thanks a bunch to everyone who came out to our Second General Meeting last night! You're one step closer to dominating in Assassins next spring. For those who weren't there, no worries! All the information is wrapped up with a nice bow in this email, so read on. 🎀

Constitutional Amendment
We took a vote last night to amend a clause in Article 9 of the Stage Troupe Constitution. The text is below with the new wording in bold:

 Mainstage Shows: This is our most common form of show, produced in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena with a modest budget and a few days of performance. The shows are selected by the membership (see Art. 10) and only current Stage Troupe members may participate in any role, with the exception of approved Faculty and Staff involvement (See Art. 28).

Pitches for mainstage productions outside of the Student Theater at Agganis Arena require approval of the alternative venue from the Executive Board. Approval of alternative venues will be granted to pitches for which the prospective Creative Team has convinced the Executive Board of the advantages of the alternative venue, as well as the specific and prohibitive limitations that the Student Theater at Agganis Arena places on the creative vision. For alternative venues with associated costs, the Creative team must present a financially viable plan for recovering those costs. Once the venue is approved, the Creative Team will be permitted to pitch the show with the alternative venue, according to the process outlined in Article 10.

As we said in the meeting last night, we've received interest from the membership to be able to pitch a show in alternative venues and we wanted to open up the possibility (and clarify the wording of the article). Prospective directors will only need to get the alternative venue approved by the Executive Board-- the membership still decides the season. If you have any questions about this amendment, you are encouraged to come to E-Board and/or email stage@bu.edu! 

One Acts Pitches
Pitches for One Acts are due by 6 PM on October 27 to VPSP Abby at abbyk@bu.edu. The pitch form can be found on the Forms and Resources page of the website under "One Act/Short Play." Pitching a One Act is a great chance to practice your directing chops before trying out a main stage! We are also in need of a director for the monologues and musical numbers portion of One Acts, so please also abbyk@bu.edu if you are interested in that. 

We ask that the rights for any One Act you pitch cost less than $50 a performance. If you have any questions about finding the price, you can email our Treasurer, Andy at moellera@bu.edu and he will help you out. You are also welcome and encouraged to pitch an original play! Even if you have just the basic idea, you can email that to Abby by the deadline to be considered.

In order for the show to go up, we also need producers and a technical director! Email moellera@bu.edu if you are interested in producing or crf18@bu.edu if you are interested in technical direction! 

Stay tuned for information about auditions! 

Spring Semester Pitches
It's time to start planning our spring season! To pitch a show for the spring, fill out a pitch form (also located on the Forms & Resources page of the website). In addition to the questions on the form, the E-Board also asks that you note two things:
1.  Acknowledge that you would be willing to come to E-Board meetings every week during your stint as a director.
2. If you are interested in taking on an assistant director, please write down what you would like the assistant director's role in the process to be. 

Put the form and two copies of the script in an envelope marked "Attn: Eric Jacobsen" and bring it to 111 Cummington Mall, Room B17 by 4 PM on November 2. Please also email the form and a copy of the script to stage@bu.edu. 

The pitches will be presented and voted on at General Meeting #3 on November 12 at 7 PM.

Reading Committee
Reading Committee is an integral part of our show pitching process! If you would like to help shape the conversation around whether or not a pitched show would be a good fit for Stage Troupe, Reading Committee is a great way to get involved. 

Please email abbyk@bu.edu if you are interested in being on the committee.

Space Cleaning
Mark your calendars now. Space Cleaning will be taking place on December 10. Every show must accumulate 40 total hours (between cast and crew) in order to qualify for BUSTies at the end of the year.

Upcoming Productions
We still have two incredible main stage productions coming up (one of them this week)!

Speech and Debate
Directed by Sarah Sosland
October 26, 27 & 28 at 8 PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
Facebook Event

The Flick
Directed by Lucy Gamades
November 9, 10 & 11 at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
Stay tuned for ticket information and the Facebook event.

I know that was a lot of information to absorb, so if you have absolutely any questions about anything covered above, please feel free to email stage@bu.edu.

Hopefully you've gotten past your midterms and are all settled in for a spooky October. See you at Speech and Debate this weekend!

Executive Board Notes 10/22/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Actors are ready and excited. 
      • Tech has been great today. 
      • Working on projections tonight.
    • SM: Lauren
      • Move-in was really smooth. 
      • Actors seem really excited for tech week. 
      • Actors are completely off book.
      • A few techies came to rehearsals this week. Helpful for them to see run before tech week.
      • ASM Lena is amazing. Going to sit in the booth one night this week to teach her how to call a show. 
    • TD: Francis
      • Move-in went really well. Had set up in hour and a half.
      • Pretty much every department has everything. 
      • Lights are getting set up now. 
      • Whiteboard was missing a piece, but Amazon is getting it in soon. 
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Got programs squared away.
      • Sent Lucy promo for the Facebook event.
      • Haven't received receipts from a lot of tech yet, so a little concerned about that. 
      • Bought chalkboard contact paper for lobby decorations.
      • Coordinated headshots and full run photo times.
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Scheduled rehearsals up to move-in with Abby. 
      • Had producers come into a rehearsal to do Warren poster photo shoot.
      • Whole show is blocked and did a full run. Lines are rough, but actors have been meeting with Abby.
    • SM: Abby
      • Off book was this week. Lines are a little rough, but not too worried.
      • Had rehearsals in the theater this week which was great. 
      • Feeling good moving forward.
      • Has been running lines with actors this week. 
    • TD: David
      • Got paint this weekend. 
      • Wood order has been placed. Build crew is helping when it's delivered. 
      • Going to Coolidge next Sunday to get the rest of the seats. 
      • Some of the Department Heads have had issues with assistants' responsiveness. 
      • Good with budget. Everything's going smoothly. 
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • T-shirts are ordered.
      • Wood order will be finalized and good tomorrow.
      • Programs are in progress.
      • Warren poster will be done on Monday. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Focused on The Flick a lot this week.
    • Ordered Evan a new nametag. 
    • Talked to new members about experiences in Troupe so far. 
  • VP: Evan
    • Ventured back into 25 Live again this week. 
    • Brought chairs to 700 Beacon. 
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Broadway actress coming to talk to us tomorrow. Very exciting.
    • One Acts pitches are due Friday. Will be announcing when auditions are at the GM. 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Typed up new wood order guidelines for The Flick. 
    • Typed up a new guide for programs.
    • Helped Tori a lot with the wood order.
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Made Facebook events for Speech & Debate, the second GM, and the event tomorrow.
    • Submitted Speech & Debate to ArtsBoston, BU, and the Daily Free Press calendars. 
    • Sent out GM reminder email. 
    • Talked to Speech & Debate producers about promo and using the space in the cabinet outside the theater.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Talked with Cami this week about flats for each show. 
    • Took down lights on Friday.
    • Chairs in 700 Beacon need to be moved back for Speech & Debate.
    • Need to make sure when groups rehearse in the theater that they put their stuff back.
    • Gave Francis keys to the theater and Jake his LD keys for the week. 

Executive Board Notes 10/15/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • F&F Weekend: Grease
    • Director: Ellie
      • Tech week was definitely stressful with scheduling stuff. 
      • Everyone really came together and made a huge effort. 
      • Alicia and Caitlin were super helpful, as always.
      • People were so amazing. Energy the cast brought was insane. 
      • Thank you so much to everyone who helped. So proud of show. 
      • Tips: befriend your stage manager, have to trust that it's going to happen. learned to laugh at the little things. 
      • Don't need to take on every single thing as director. Stepping back and letting other people handle it was helpful. 
      • Really enjoyed E-Board coming to rehearsals, but would be helpful to know when. E-Board made themselves really available and it was appreciated.  
      • Should maybe have guidelines for relationships between assistant directors and department heads. 
    • Asst Director: Lara
      • The show went well. Learned a lot throughout the process. 
      • The cast was fabulous. Working with the cast was really great and fun. Responded well and have a lot of great new people to Troupe.
      • Ariana was incredible. Can't even put into words. Sam was equally wonderful. 
      • Had some trouble as AD knowing exactly what to do. Obviously depends on the show, but would love in the future if there were outlines of what the responsibilities were. 
      • Communication was good, but was unsure of who to go to for some things. Didn't want to overstep. 
      • Really nice for E-Board to sit down with the cast. They enjoyed that. 
    • SM: Ariana
      • It went so well! Cannot thank everyone enough. 
      • Cast was absolutely incredible. 
      • Wrote thank you notes for the E-Board. 
      • Really hard to make a schedule with the cast. Hard with some people's class schedules. 
      • If there's any way to assign ASMs at the beginning for Tsai shows, that would be great. 
      • Avoid overlapping duties, i.e. head lighting designer was also in the pit. 
      • Creating a creative team group chat at the beginning would have been helpful. 
      • Rachel is definitely ready to SM. 
    • TD: Alicia
      • Had great communication with Sam from the beginning. Built it up with Ariana as well. 
      • Asking people for favorite things at the bottom of emails was helpful for communication.
      •  Don't be afraid to ask cast and crew for help during tech week. 
      • Asking for permission right away from Tsai people was very helpful for maintaining good relationship.
      • Hard to meet PO deadline because of the short timeframe. Plan for it in the future.
      • Ask Tsai for deadlines if they don't give them to you. 
      • Make sure whole creative team is clear about set design. 
      • Some things in the guides need to be updated. 
    • Producer: Sam
      • Did really well producing wise. Sold over 1000 tickets across the weekend. 
      • Pleasure working with cast and crew with sharing all the promo material. 
      • Producer's Guide should be updated for Family & Friends weekend because it's so different from a regular main stage. 
      • Should be a rule for Tsai shows that you need two head producers. 
      • Meeting with entire creative team was good, but should happen at the very beginning.
      • Would be helpful if someone on E-Board went to SAO at the very beginning of the semester to find out what has changed. 
      • Might be good idea to have producing workshop at the beginning of the semester.
  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Finished blocking the show and doing runs this week.
      • Started practicing transitions with moving furniture in between scenes.
      • Cast is a little behind on lines, but full faith they will have smooth runs by Thursday.
      • QuickTime projections aren't working, so need to make those.
      • Overall, things are going really well.
    • SM: Lauren
      • Cast is getting comfortable with their lines and getting off book.
      • Having the theater for the week was very helpful.
      • Got to sit in on Grease run to review calling a show.
      • Feeling very good and excited for move-in! 
    • TD: Francis
      • Build week starts tomorrow. Plan on being in the Space from 6-10. Will make list tonight of things to do. 
      • Got paint and marked which flats they're going to use. 
      • People are going to rehearsals this week. Should have extra people for build week. 
      • Talked about projections, so working on that.
      • Week from today is move-in.
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Submitted POs, digital signage, and Warren poster.
      • T-shirts have been ordered and assistants are working on programs. 
      • Going live with social media early this week.
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Rehearsals have been going really well. Cast is amazing. They are working so hard. 
      • Talked to Tori about promo materials. Scheduled a photoshoot. 
      • All but 1 scene is blocked. 
      • ASMs did great job filling in for Abby this week.
    • SM: Abby
      • Was at Grease this week, but heard ASMs did a fabulous job. 
      • Ran lines with cast today. They're on their way. 
      • Haven't heard from tech people yet, but would like to start seeing them at runs. 
      • Everything is going really well.
      • Will be getting keys to the theater this week.
    • TD: David
      • Cut list is made.
      • Inventoried flats and we have more than enough.
      • Wood order was sent to Tori to send through SAO.
      • Getting paint next Saturday.
      • Trying to do another round of department meetings this week. 
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • Assistants are all amazing. 
      • T-shirt design is almost done. Sending out t-shirt and bio form today or tomorrow.
      • Photoshoot planned for tomorrow. 
      • Started programs. Plenty of time for those.
      • Started dorm flyers that are due in two weeks. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Met with creative team of Grease to talk about communication. Seemed to help. 
    • Talked to a few members of the cast and crew about how things were going.
    • Got iPads from Shiney James. Orientation office was so nice to work with.
    • Helped Sam with Grease programs.
    • Secured swipers from Tsai. Might want to add that to Producer's Guide.
    • Gave Jeff contact info at the beginning of tech week and he seemed to really appreciate it.
  • VP: Evan
    • Need a new name tag.
    • Helped a lot with Grease this week.
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Was at Grease this week. Checked in with people throughout the process. 
    • Started talking about One-Acts to Grease people. 
    • Shout out to cast and crew. They were wonderful and respectful. 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Helped Sam with lobby stuff this week and house during the shows. Shoutout to Sam for being great. 
    • Submitted reimbursements this week. 
    • Need to meet with Sam to update Producer's Guide.
    • Programs were frustrating. 
    • Shoutout to Chris for helping with iPads and swipers. 
    • Reminded Ellie about librettos. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Festival with Grease happened. Went with Andy. Cast and Lara were troopers. 
    • Answered many emails this week about people buying the wrong tickets and worked out refund process with Andy. 
    • Going to make Speech and Debate and Second GM FB events this week. 
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Grease tech week this week. Abby was great resource. 
    • Safety trainings were this week. Stage Troupe is all set. 
    • Finalized paperwork for rentals. Will be getting Andy copies this week. 
    • Going into Speech and Debate build week this week. 
    • Sending out a survey this week about Grease
    • Some sound equipment in the Space that will be brought to the Workshop. 
  • Steve
    • Saw Grease on Saturday. It was great. 

Executive Board Notes 10/8/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • F&F Weekend: Grease
    • Director: Ellie
        • Fixing trouble spots, but in a good place. 
    • Asst Director: Lara
      • Tired, but kicking.
      • Would love to have McKayla meet with Alicia about platforms.
    • SM: Ariana
      • Stressed out a little because of conflicts.
      • Move-in went well. Everyone showed up on time.
      • Sitzprobe went really well. 
      • Heading into tech week, hoping cast can minimized conflicts. 
      • Gave Evan keys to Student Theater. 
    • TD: Alicia
      • Caitlin and Chris were saviors! 
      • Move-in happened. Everyone was super collaborative.
      • Ran into a couple issues with the set, but Chris and Caitlin solved it.
      • Issue with lights and Tsai, but it was worked out. 
    • Producer: Sam
      • Headshots were edited and were sent out to the cast.
      • New cover photo this week as well.
      • Working on the budget and getting all the receipts from people as they come. 
      • Videos are all done. One for every day this week. 
      • Lobby plan in place. Started working on it today. A lot of it was finished today. 
      • Have a surprise promo event planned. 
      • Program is done. Good and ready to be ordered.
      • Picked up mics from SPS so that is all set. 
      • Confirmed that BU Today will send a photographer to do feature on the show. 
    • Choreographer: McKayla
      • Dances are almost all stage ready.
      • Finishing the rest of the choreography tonight and practicing all of them. 
      • Focusing on blocking numbers on the platforms.
    • Music Director: Jake
      • Only have a couple of background vocals left to polish.
      • Sitzprobe was success.
      • Pit will be moving into Tsai sometime before rehearsal on Sunday.
  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Got music and sheet music. 
      • Every scene is blocked, except the two short songs and dance. Working on that this week. 
      • Actors are working hard to get off book. 
      • Went to see lead in a debate competition at Harvard. 
    • SM: Lauren
      • Cast is gelling really well. 
      • Soft off book is this Tuesday. Hard off book is next Tuesday.
      • Went to real life speech and debate competition. 
      • Photoshoot potentially this week. 
      • Lots of scheduling conflicts. Figuring it out and it's working. 
    • TD: Francis
      • Had a tech meeting today. Someone from every department was there.
      • Things are moving along on schedule.
      • Have a set design everyone is happy with. 
      • Need to meet with build to see what we have and need to make. 
      • Need to meet with lights. 
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Scheduled promotional shoot for cast.
      • Updated Warren poster. 
      • Made a Snapchat filter. 
      • On schedule to start promo when Grease ends. 
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Most of Act 1 and half of Act 2 is blocked. Finishing the rest this week. 
      • Went to West Newton with David to pick up theater seats. Will write thank you note this week. 
      • Actors are working to get off book. 
      • In a good spot. 
    • SM: Abby
      • Esiri got permission to take an exam early, so don't need to push back the time of show. 
      • New ASM Andrea is great! 
      • Won't be at rehearsal this week because of Grease
      • Soft off book is this week. Hard off book is next week.
    • TD: David
      • Got seats today! 
      • Helped Grease build today with Lucy.
      • Chrissy has great ideas. 
      • Signed up for safety training.
      • Doing cut list soon. 
      • Departments who need to go into rehearsal are going next week.
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori
      • Google calendar is made and set up.
      • Met with assistants and know what they're interested in. Meeting with them again this week.
      • Looking at different dates for promo videos and headshots.  

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Met with Bryan about Room Res. 
    • Helped Evan relocate rehearsals. 
    • Met with Dean Battaligno about the space on Beacon. Perfect for our needs. 
    • Set up meeting with Grease creative team in person. 
    • Helped build on Tuesday.
    • Played kickball and Self Care Saturday.
  • VP: Evan
    • Worked out rooms problem, but concerned about future semesters.
    • Dropped in and helped out with little things with Grease.
    • Played kickball.
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Kickball happened. It was fun. We hustled well. Traveled as a group with OB this year. 
    • Had Self Care Saturday for Troupies. Membership enjoyed it. 
    • Started promoting One Acts to people. Been getting interest. 
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Made OrgSync events for main stages.
    • Submitted Eventbrite requests for Speech and Debate and The Flick.
    • Helped Sam with a lot of Grease stuff today. 
    • Ordered Space stuff for Caitlin. 
    • Chris is picking up iPads this week for F&F. 
    • Kickball happened. It was fun. 
    • Ordered some stuff from DPS. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Submitted Grease to BU and ArtsBoston calendars. 
    • Some issues with festival details, but getting it sorted tonight.
    • Also met with the Grease creative team. 
    • Helped with Grease build this week. 
    • Sent out email with info on the rest of the GMs for the semester.
    • Made Facebook events for Kickball and Self-Care Sunday and went to those events.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Grease build week was this week. 
    • Bought things for the Space. 
    • Sent out a huge email to other groups about safety training and rental procedures. 
    • TDs have all checked in about safety training. 
    • Gave Space key to Francis. 

Executive Board Notes 10/1/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • F&F Weekend: Grease
    • Director: Ellie
      • Rehearsals are great. Right on track. 
      • Attendance at rehearsals has been an issue, but working it out with Ariana.
    • Asst Director: Lara
      • Emphasis on scheduling problems-- there have been some injuries and illnesses. Working around it.
      • Acted as the understudy this week. 
      • Have 4 numbers left to choreograph. 
      • Songs are going well.
      • Communication between some of the creative members has been difficult because of scheduling conflicts.
    • SM: Ariana
      • Finished blocking the entire show. 
      • Working on music and choreography today and tomorrow.
      • Tuesday-Friday are full runs.
      • Added two people to show: Nolan and Maeve. 
      • Attendance has been hit and miss with people not coming to rehearsal. 
      • Met with Alicia and Caitlin to go over Tsai scheduling.
      • Sent Alicia notes we've been taking about additional costumes and props. 
      • Hard off book is pushed to Wednesday. Alleviated a lot of stress with actors. 
    • TD: Alicia
      • Had all department meetings. Everyone seemed to be on schedule today during tech meeting.
      • Went to Emerson to pull costumes.
      • Placed the paint order through Home Depot. Will get picked up tomorrow. Cheaper than expected. A little difficulty with department communication, but it was managed.
      • Wood order was delivered. Shoutout to Carter for helping with it. 
      • Confusion with SAO over U-Haul this week. Needs to be done through a reimbursement. 
      • Tsai's on board with everything. Set up Columbus Day with them. 
      • Some trouble with attendance in tech meetings. 
    • Producer: Sam
      • Flyers are printed and should be up in residence halls tomorrow.
      • Wood order made it.
      •  Met with Andy this week to go over updates on promo material.
      • Emailed Tsai to get lobby plans approved. 
      • Met with all assistants this week, so everyone has their assignments. Brainstormed some new promo material.
      • Went over program stuff. Talked to new cast members for their bios.
      • Went to rehearsal to take headshots. In process of editing. All footage for promo videos has been taken. 
  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Rehearsals are going really well.
      • About 2/3 of the show is blocked.
      • Waiting on getting the sheet music from SAO to block the music scenes. Talking to Andy about that.
    • SM: Lauren
      • Cast has been working on learning their lines. Really happy with it so far.
      • About 75% of the show is blocked. 
      • Had to make some schedule changes because of conflicts, but shouldn't be too much of a problem.
      • ASM Lena is fantastic. Covered some rehearsals on her own.
      • Hashing out the rest of the rehearsal schedule soon. 
    • TD: Francis
      • Had department meetings.
      • Having a couple of issues with set design, but working it out soon. 
      • Everything else going well.
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Met with assistants on Friday and assigned their roles. 
      • Elle made a Warren Poster design and it looks great.
      • All set to start promos once Grease is over.
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Rehearsals are going really well. Most of Act 1 is blocked. Should finish up and block Act 2 this week.
      • Cast is doing great. Already learning lines, thinking about character.
      • David found chairs- yay! Hyped about set design. 
      • Met with producers. Also very excited about their ideas.
      • Very on track with our schedule so far. 
    • SM: Abby
      • Will meet early this week to plan rehearsals moving forward.
      • Don't have the best rehearsal room, but Evan is working on it. 
      • Has 1 ASM, but she's really great. Should be fine with just one. 
      • Basically in the clear with schedule issues for show week.
    • TD: David
      • Bulk of department meetings this coming week. 
      • Set design is finished and beautiful. HwaYoun did an amazing job. Will do cut list sometime soon.
      • Getting FREE seats from Coolidge Corner Theatre and West Newton Cinema, which is amazing.
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • Met with assistants and Lucy. Got communications systems ready.
      • Making a Google calendar that has all the really important dates for deadlines. 
      • Talked about promotional materials and have ideas for poster and promo videos. 
      • Allocated different jobs for the assistants. 
      • Making quick scripts for the videos this week. 

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Participated in COMBAT. Loved it.
    • Met with some Board members individually to talk about communication.
    • Contacted Shiney about iPads for F&F.
  • VP: Evan
    • Helped out with some Grease related stuff. 
    • Working on getting rooms for The Flick on 25 Live.
    • Need to contact Facilities to paint the theater. 
  • VPSP: Abby
    • COMBAT happened. Went really well. All the other groups were so great to work with. Really communicative. Board was super supportive. 
    • In the future, let's avoid having COMBAT on Yom Kippur if possible. 
    • Kickball is happening on Saturday. Boston Common, probably 1:30. 
    • There are still tie-dyed t-shirts in the workshop. Will make a post for people to go pick them up.
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Need to contact SAO about music for Speech and Debate.
    • Had awesome meeting with Sam this week about Grease. 
    • Will contact Home Depot about possibly waterlogged wood if necessary.
    • Had Chris contact Shiney about iPads.
    • Loves producers. Very proud. 
    • Lots of tech hasn't paid dues yet. Will post in the FB group.
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Made Grease Facebook event. Will finish submitting show to various calendars today.
    • Will make Kickball event as soon as details are finalized.
    • Will send out email about next GMs tomorrow if there are no objections. 
    • Emailed the Opening our Doors festival person to request a table to sell Grease tickets at the event for a few hours. 
    • Got rehearsal videos from Ariana to use for Instagram promotion. 
    • Wrote for COMBAT. Tons of fun.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Helped Abby with COMBAT tech. Next year, it might be good to have a universal strike talk with all the groups for expediency.
    • Having a universal computer for sound would also be good for next year's COMBAT. 
    • Will work on striking the lights. 
    • Moved some things from Summer Show in the workshop back to the Space. 
    • Going to reach out to Playwrights because they have a show during Grease build week. 
    • Space Cleaning tentatively will be December 9. Will reach out to friend in facilities about dumpster. Sent Andy a list of things to buy. 
    • Attended SAO hazing training today. 
    • Moved a few tech people around.
    • Need to buy more fireproofing.

Executive Board Notes 9/24/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • F&F Weekend: Grease
    • Director: Ellie
      • Rehearsals going really well. 
      • Have all of Act 1 completely done. 
      • Cast is incredible. A lot of talent from freshmen and they are handling it beautifully. 
      • Lots of conflicts, but Act 2 will hopefully be done next week.
      • Doing a lot of character stuff in rehearsal already. Cast is very enthusiastic. 
      • Have all the libretto contracts--there are just two people who need to sign them. 
      • Met with Alicia-- going to send her a list of all relevant costume things. 
      • Figuring out the car. 
      • Figured out final set design. 
    • Asst Director: Lara
      • This week has been awesome. Everyone is so talented.
      • Had problems with several people dropping, but working it out. 
    • SM: Ariana
      • Act 1 is blocked. 
      • Cast is so amazing. People are off book already. 
      • Have had a few music and choreography rehearsals. "Greased Lightning" is blocked.
      • Soft off book is on Saturday. Hard off book is that following Tuesday. 
      • Met with Lara to talk about the schedule for next week. Lots of conflicts, but schedule is shaping up. 
      • Coordinating date for headshots. 
      • Met ASMs-- they're great. Came to rehearsal yesterday. Sent in schedules. 
      • Got key to the workshop. 
      • Planning to meet with Alicia sometime this week. 
    • TD: Alicia
      • Has a crew! 
      • Wood order was placed. Price was more than anticipated, but rearranged the budgets. 
      • Met with Ellie to be on same page for vision.
      • Met with Tsai to go over guidelines. They approved the set design and they gave a schedule. 
      • First tech meeting this morning. Department meetings are being scheduled. 
    • Producer: Sam
      • Snapchat is up and running. Good amount of people have signed up. 
      • Wood order is placed. 
      • Coordinating with Alicia for delivery on Saturday.
      • Met with 3 out of 4 assistants. 
      • Should be good to meet all deadlines in the next few weeks.
      • Rearranged budget with Alicia. 
      • Emailed all the heads with their budgets, so they all have them. 
      • Have a shirt design and the bio form is sent out and due tonight. 
      • Microphones are reserved through SPS. Should have all 16, plenty of extra were something to go wrong.
      • Had photoshoot with the four principle actors on Friday. 
      • Have poster, cover photo made-- ready for approval.  
      • Producer guide needs a little revamp for Family & Friends Weekend shows. 
  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Read through was great. 
      • Actors are new to acting in general, but all extremely talented. 
      • Holding off on singing and music scenes for now. 
      • First tech meeting was amazing. 
      • Scheduled the next two weeks.
      • Meeting with producers this week.
    • SM: Lauren
      • Had rehearsals and they were great. Love cast.
      • Scheduled the next two weeks of rehearsal. 
      • Met one of the ASMs. 
      • Sending email to cast tonight with schedule. 
    • TD: Francis
      • Had tech meeting. Working on scheduling department meetings.
      • Has an ATD. Her name is Kendall. She's great.
      • Met with Sarah to talk about show things. 
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Elle
      • Met together yesterday to get basic dates. Split up responsibilities.
      • Aiming to have promotional stuff done by October 16. 
      • Making plans to meet up with Sarah and Lauren to plan a promo photoshoot with the cast.
      • Sending out budget emails to all the crews soon. 
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Read through went very well.
      • Met with Abby about scheduling for hard/soft off book, blocking dates.
      • Met with David about tech vision. It was very productive.
      • Talked to Tori briefly; meeting with producers sometime next week.
      • Starting blocking rehearsals tomorrow.  
    • SM: Abby
      • Set off book dates and target dates for blocking. Very busy cast, so it could change by a day or two.
      • Got ASMs, met one of them today at tech meeting. She's great. Reaching out to the other one.
      • May need a room for Sunday nights. 
      • Big conflict for one of the actors on a show night. Working it out.
    • TD: David
      • Has an ATD! It's Chrissy, yay. Scheduling department meetings. Grease is first priority because of time constraints.
      • Had great chat with Lucy. 
      • Need to talk to HwaYoun immediately about a set design. 
      • Need to move some money in the budget around. Wants to go into Space and check out wood. 
      • Got rehearsal schedule from Abby. Techies should be dropping in to rehearsals soon. 
      • On track for the next few weeks. 
    • Producers: Angelica and Tori 
      • Angelica has been out of town, but the producers are meeting this week.
      • Have some ideas for promotional material. Excited!

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Helped Abby with Ice Cream Social.
    • Helped Abby and Caitlin with Techstravaganza.
    • Had Abby reach out to Rachel about inviting the OB board to Ice Cream Social. Sent a delegation to OBicnic.
    • Getting input from creative teams and board members. Grease process is going so well. 
  • VP: Evan
    • Helped out with Ice Cream Social and Techstravaganza. 
    • Dropped in a couple times to Grease rehearsal room. Going to make a point to drop in to other show's rehearsals as well. 
    • Booked Abby's room for COMBAT.
    • Had consultation with someone from the Square. All set to do Tsai and ordered BUPD.
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Ice Cream Social and Tie Dye happened. It went super well. Good turnout. Everyone had a fun time. We sold the rest of the t-shirts. 
    • Techstravanganza went really well. Props to actors for acting in the scene. 
    • COMBAT is happening this weekend. Super excited. Someone has reached out about directing and SMing. Meeting Tuesday with other groups to go through the schedule. Will be bouncing to all 3 groups during COMBAT. 
    • Kickball looks like it'll be happening October 7. Had meeting with Rachel about it. 
    • Going to post in the group about shirts.
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Helped Sam figure out wood order for Grease
    • Need to call SAO about the Eventbrite for Grease
    • Sent the budgets for all the shows out to the producers. Reached out to all of them. 
    • Started group message with all the heads to make contact direct and fairly informal. 
    • Gave Sam rights info that she needed for promotional material. 
    • Will send rights for other shows to respective producers. 
    • Sold out the t-shirts. Going to talk to Lucy about new Troupe merch.  
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Made Facebook events for Techstravaganza, Ice Cream Social, and COMBAT.
    • Sent out reminder email for all upcoming events. Told people to join Facebook group and many new members did.
    • Updated website with full creative teams. 
    • Confirmed time for Opening Our Doors Festival and sent it to Ellie and Ariana.
    • Attended OrgSync SAO training webinar. 
    • Talked to Sam about Grease promo material time frame.
    • Uploaded Summer Show photos to Facebook and Flickr. 
    • Promoted the Grease Snapchat.
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Made tech lists, but watching them as people drop.
    • Has ATDs now for both Francis and David and they are very excited. 
    • Went to a Tsai meeting with Alicia as both ATD and TA.  Tsai schedule is better this semester than it was for The Addams Family. No classes this semester in Tsai, so the pit doesn't need to be struck every night. 
    • Planned Techstravaganza. Abby was huge help. Good turnout. All the workshops happened. Will update guide for tips about that. 
    • Talked to Francis and David today about giving Grease priority for department meetings. Tech meetings went really well. 
    • Reached out to Alison about SM guide and she offered to write it. 
    • Talked to Chris about rental procedures. 
    • Went to an SAO safety training this week. 

Executive Board Notes 9/17/17

Show Check-Ins:

  • F&F Weekend: Grease
    • Director: Ellie
      • Auditions were fun! SO MANY talented auditionees, it was hard to narrow down the pool.
      • Time management-- it was difficult giving everyone enough time to showcase their talents, but handled as efficiently as possible. 
    • Asst Director: Lara

      • Ditto Ellie. Communication was a little tough, especially during callbacks, but was handled.
    • TD: Alicia
      • Evan gave me keys to the theater and then we cast the show, yay!
      • Already in contact with Rishka of BU OBOB.
      • Looking at conflicts, lots of people gone on Columbus Day.
      • Goal is to be done blocking Act 1 by this weekend.
    • Producer: Sam
      • Wood order was placed at SAO.
      • Got budget from Andy and gave to Alicia. 
      • Met with HwaYoun for some graphic design work. 
      • Set up a SnapChat account. 
      • Working with Ariana and Ellie to schedules times for photoshoots.
    • SM: Ariana
      • Finalized set design.
      • Talked to a lot of prospective technicians at tech meeting. 
  • Speech and Debate
    • Director: Sarah
      • Callbacks and auditions went very well (as was evident by the early end time on Thursday).
      • A little difficult at first running auditions alone, but having E-Board members send people was helpful. In retrospect, maybe would've left sides in audition room with notes.
      • Nerve wracking process, but felt like E-Board was very supportive.
      • Had first read through this morning-- new freshmen are "KILLER."  
  • The Flick
    • Director: Lucy
      • Auditions and callbacks went very smoothly. E-Board was supportive--brought juice and moral support. Other directors were also helpful and supportive in managing the dropped callbacks and people's conflicts. 
      • Adores cast. 
      • First read through is this Wednesday.  

E-Board Check-Ins:

  • President: Chris
    • Auditions went very well, over 100 people auditioned!
    • Negotiations were a breeze and there are a lot of excited new members.
  • VP: Evan
    • Helped facilitate auditions.
    • Confirmed Tsai with Andy for F&F.
  • VPSP: Abby
    • Ice Cream Social is this week-- need to buy the ice cream. 
    • COMBAT email was sent out to each group. 
    • Promotional social media posts will start rolling out this week.
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Mediating cast lists went remarkably well.
    • Submitted reimbursements for Lucy.
    • Tie-dye materials acquired. 
    • There are some creative team members who haven't paid dues. 
    • Went to a Treasurer training session. 
  • Secretary: Lucy
    • Director hat was on this week because of auditions.
    • Answered many, many emails about auditions and the tech meeting.
    • Updated 'What's on Stage Next' on the website and the cast lists for each show.
    • Will be making Techstravaganza, Ice Cream Social and COMBAT FB cover photos/events this week. 
    • Will update the website again with full creative teams once list is posted.   
  • TA: Caitlin
    • Also mediated this week-- it was very nice to meet many new people!
    • Helped place Grease wood order.
    • Producers should have OrgSync access immediately.
    • Tech meeting went very well.  

Fall 2017 Cast Lists

Take a deep breath and scroll down. Come back up here when you're done.

Did you get cast? Congrats!! Your director will be in touch soon. But it doesn't have to stop there-- you can also tech and produce. Learn more about that below! 

Didn't get cast this time? We're really sorry, we know this sucks and is a super hard thing to process, but just know that this doesn't reflect your talents as an actor at all. We were blown away by the high turnout and amazing talent we saw. The directors had some very difficult decisions to make. 

We would still love for you to get involved with Stage Troupe and there are a myriad of ways to do that! Our first tech meeting is this Saturday, September 16 at 4 PM in The Space. Tech is a fantastic way to dive into Troupe. Our motto is "learning by doing," so absolutely no experience is necessary. That goes for producing as well! If you have any interest in Photoshop, budgeting, marketing, or poster design, producing may be your specialty.

Tech and producing forms can be found on the Forms and Resources page of this website. They are due by September 19 via email. Send your tech forms and questions to our Technical Advisor, Caitlin, at crf18@bu.edu. She pinky promises to be super nice and teach you anything you need to know. So does Andy, our Treasurer, for producing (send your producing forms to him at moellera@bu.edu). 

There will be more acting opportunities throughout the semester! Stay tuned for news about COMBAT and One Acts.

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for, here are the cast lists for our Fall 2017 season:


Sandy: Morgan Cope

Danny: Greg Bond

Rizzo: Sam Rossi

Frenchy: Danielle Hope Diamond

Kennicky: Carter Farnsworth

Sonny: Aaron Sandhu

Doody: Charles Coleman

Vince Fontaine: Nick Neville

Teen Angel: Nick Neville

Johnny Casino: Roberto Nunez

Eugene: Babatunde Alford

Patty: Jailyn Duong

Marty: Cassidy Donohue

Jan: Marcella Mazzenga

Roger: Chinda E.

Cha Cha: Isabel Contreras

Miss Lynch: Margo Cramer

Radio Voice: Kim Zak


Connor Gallacher

Heather Rubin Cabrera

Gaby Horche

Miranda Primm

Izzy Yamaguchi

Maggie Skaza


Speech and Debate

Diwata: Michelle Sandler

Solomon: Aditya Jain

Howie: Rama Lauw

Teacher: Mia Carradine

Reporter: Miranda Montgomery


The Flick

Sam: Chris Remillard

Avery: Esiri Madagwa Jr.

Rose: Sophia Pouzyrev

The Dreaming Person/Skylar: Christina Bissereth

Fall 2017 Callbacks List

I know, I know... CTRL+F your name a couple times and then come back up here for some important info when you're done. 

Did you get a callback? Congratulations!! Your director will be in touch soon, letting you know which role(s) you were called back for and materials you may need to bring. Callbacks will be held Thursday, September 14 from 5-10PM in CAS 522. You will be expected to stay the whole time. If you have any conflicts in that time period, please email stage@bu.edu ASAP and we will do our best to accommodate you. If you wish to drop a callback, please also email stage@bu.edu as soon as you can. 

Didn't get called back?  We know this is a bummer and there's not much we can say right now to make it better, but it doesn't mean you can't get involved with Troupe this semester! We would still love to have you. Our fall tech meeting is this Saturday, September 16 at 4:00 PM in The Space. We always need people for tech crews and it's a really fun way to meet new people and discover talents you may not even know you have. No experience is required to be on a tech crew! Tech forms are available on the Forms and Resources page of this website and may be emailed to crf18@bu.edu or stage@bu.edu by September 19. 

If you're more interested in advertising, poster design or marketing, then producing may be your thing! Producing applications can also be found on the Forms and Resources page. They are due by September 19 to moellera@bu.edu. Feel free to send along any questions you may have about producing as well. 

And don't worry, if you want to keep acting, there will be more opportunities throughout the semester. Stay tuned for news about COMBAT and One Acts.

And without further ado, here are the lists:


Babatunde Alford

Greg Bond

McKenna Canty

Charles Coleman

Isabel Contreras

Morgan Cope

Margo Cramer

Danielle Diamond

Haley DiMartino

Cassidy Donohue

Jaylin Duong

Chinda Eleonu

Carter Farnsworth

Dylan Gabriel

Connor Gallacher

Maeve Hawk

Dylan Herina

Melissa Hollis

Sage Holloway

Gabby Horte

Aditya Jain

Claire Jennings

Ruth Johnson

Tori Jones

Rama Lauw

Carey Lin

Erin Love

Esiri Madagwa Jr.

Marcella Mazzenga

Miranda Montgomery

Nick Neville

Roberto Nunes

Christy Osler

Miranda Primm

Faith Reed

Samantha Rossi

Heather Rubin Cabrera

Andrea Rustad

Aaron Sandhu

Kendall Schneider

Linda Seminaro

David Simon

Maggie Skaza

Nolan Spencer

Polen Ural

Georgia Vachon

Izzy Yamaguchi

Kim Zak


Speech and Debate

Mia Carradine

Evan Creedon

Lucas DeOlivera

Cassidy Donohue

Angelica Guarino

Sage Holloway

Aditya Jain

Ruth Johnson

HwaYoun Kang

Abby Kass

Christy Matino

Marcella Mazzenga

Julianna Montana

Miranda Montgomery

Hameed Mourani

Sophia Pouzyrev

Conner Reed

Kathleen Reeve

Chris Remillard

Michelle Sandler

Eli Saracino

Nolan Spencer

Kim Zak


The Flick

Christina Bisserth

Mariel Cariker

Flannery Gallagher

Angelica Guarino

Sage Holloway

Taylor House

Abby Kass

Esiri Madagwa Jr.

Christy Matino

Sophia Pouzyrev

Chris Remillard

Aaron Sandhu

Michelle Sandler

Eli Saracino

Kendall Schneider

David Simon

Nolan Spencer

Leonara Telford

Akshai Wadhwani

Mustafa Yazdani

Emily Zisko


GM #1 Recap

🎭 Hello! 🎭

For those of you who came to the General Meeting tonight, it was lovely seeing both new and familiar faces excited about Stage Troupe! If you weren't there, no worries-- here's a rundown of everything we covered at the meeting. Whether you were there or not (we know we threw a lot of information at you), if you still have questions after reading this email, you can always email stage@bu.edu.

Fall 2017 Season
We are very excited about our three main stage shows this season:

October 13-15
Directed by Ellie Lavelle

Speech and Debate
October 26-28
Directed by Sarah Sosland

The Flick
November 9-11
Directed by Lucy Gamades

You've probably heard the auditions spiel a few times by now, but here it is one more time for good measure. Auditions will be held on the following days:
Monday, September 11 from 6-10PM in CAS 224
Tuesday, September 12 from
6:30-10PM in CAS 522
Wednesday, September 13 from 6-10PM in CAS 224

You only need to come on one of the days and you may arrive any time between 6 (or 6:30) and 10.

Auditions for Speech and Debate and The Flick will consist of cold readings, so no need to prepare anything. If you'd like to audition for Grease, you should prepare 16-32 bars of a song that best shows off your voice, to be sung acapella. 

In order to audition you must pay dues through Eventbrite here, which are $7 for the semester or $12 for the year. The only thing you need to bring is a filled out audition form for each show you want to audition for, which you can find here. You may audition for as many or as few shows as you like.

Callbacks will be held that Thursday, 9/14 from 5-10 PM in CAS 522. If you are called back, you will be expected to stay the whole time (though you may not have to). If you have conflicts, you should email them to stage@bu.edu.

The callbacks list and cast lists will be posted on our website here. The link to the lists will be tweeted and posted in the Facebook group as well.

RSVP to the Auditions Facebook event: 

Tech Meeting
Interested in tech? Whether you're an expert costume designer, experienced builder, or have never touched a drill before, this meeting is for you. The first tech GM will be held on Saturday, September 16 at 4 PM in The Space. The Space (where we keep all of our tech supplies) is located at 949B Commonwealth Avenue (the entrance is in the alley behind Cane's). It's a little confusing to find the first time, so you can also meet at 3:45 at Raising Cane's and someone will walk you over.

Tech forms are open and due by September 19. If you already know what tech positions you'd be interested in, you can email those forms to our Technical Advisor, Caitlin at crf18@bu.edu or stage@bu.edu. They are available on the Forms & Resources page on our website here.

If you are interested in producing, those forms are also due September 19 and can be found on the same page as the tech forms.

Special Projects
In addition to the main stages we do every semester, Stage Troupe also puts on a number of Special Projects: 

Ice Cream Social-- September 23, 4:00 PM
Techstravaganza-- September 24
COMBAT-- September 29-30, 8:00 PM
Kickball with OB-- Date TBD
One Acts Festival-- December 1-2

Stay tuned for more information on each of these. If you weren't at the GM and want to know more about any of the events, feel free to email stage@bu.edu! Our VPSP is looking for a director and stage manager for COMBAT, so please email abbyk@bu.edu if you are interested. 

Think that's everything! Hope to see you all this week at auditions!  You can email stage@bu.edu if you have any questions about anything.