Executive Board Notes 2/19/17

Show Check-Ins

  • God of Carnage
    • Directors: Erin and Maggie
      • Just had the first run in the Theater
      • Everything is going so, so well!
    • SM: David
      • Everyone is completely off-book
      • Today’s run went extremely well
      • The show is about 1 hour and 10 minutes
      • Call time will be 6PM throughout the week
    • TD: Brian
      • Moved in today. Everything was very efficient
      • Everything was moved in and set up within the first three hours
      • Call time is noon tomorrow
      • ATD has been amazing to work with
      • Got a piece of art donated from Olivia Williams for set dec. It would be a great idea to continue reaching out to CFA students for donations
    • Producer: Elle
      • All marketing materials are finished
      • T-shirts have been delivered
      • The poster is going up this week
      • Programs have been printed
      • Will be decorating the lobby this week
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Director: Cassidy
      • The show is fully blocked, and the cast has run through the entire show twice since finishing blocking
      • The show is fully blocked, and the cast has been able to run through the entire show twice since blocking
      • Everyone is really starting to have a sense of their characters. Character meetings have been very constructive
      • This is the first full week with a complete cast. Things are infinitely better in terms of collaboration and professionalism
    • SM: Ariana
      • Very excited to have been able to run through the show
      • Conflicts are starting to die down
      • Hard off-book on Thursday; everyone is doing well in terms of lines
    • TD: Sam
      • Set design is in progress
      • Props and set pieces (combs and a water jug) have been ordered
      • Costumes have been phenomenal. Went to rehearsal and got approval from Cassidy
      • Talking about getting some of the crew to rehearsals
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Andy
      • Headshots begin tomorrow. Working on scheduling a second date for those with conflicts
      • Haven’t spent much money
      • Promotional materials are in the works
  • The Fantasticks
    • Director: Ellie
      • We have scripts! A huge thank you to everyone who made it happen
      • Rehearsals have been fantastic (ha ha ha)
      • Everyone has been working so well as a team
    • SM: Rachel and Chrissy
      • Scheduling rehearsals for the week; will email the cast soon
      • Connecting with the TD and Ellie for future photo shoot dates
    • TD: Devika
      • Held most department meetings this week. More have been scheduled for Tuesday
      • Took a lot of tech notes and reviewed a to-do list with Ellie
      • Will be sitting in on rehearsals soon
    • Producer: Brittany
      • Had another producer meeting; assigned different tasks to each member
      • Have preliminary ideas for every design
      • Set tentative dates for photo shoots and a promotional video

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Danielle
    • Filled out a mid-year review survey from SAO
  • VPSP: Sydney
    • Reached out to Girls’ LEAP again and still have not gotten a response
    • Made an Amazon Wish List of things we need for the Theater, Space, etc.
    • Added more to the VPSP guide about Reading Committee and Pitches
    • People who want to roast someone should email scharvat@bu.edu before Spring Break
    • Reached out to Shiney James on Monday to discuss the upcoming Summer Show. No response, but will follow up on Monday
    • Pulling shows from the Play Library to have available for prospective directors
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Needs to buy a bulletin board. Purchased things from the Amazon Wish List, including a vacuum (thanks, Summer Show!), gloves, etc.
    • Fantasticks scripts are in, and rights are all paid for
    • Talked to Chris and Dylan Herina about getting new makeup and a new makeup kit
  • Secretary: Nathan
    • Published God of Carnage Facebook event
    • Registered God of Carnage on the ArtsBoston, Daily Free Press, and General BU calendars
    • GM2 Facebook event will come out this week
    • Carly from TodayTix is looking for a member of Stage Troupe to help represent the BU community in New England’s first “Next Generation” event, which connects industry professionals and college theatre groups (Danielle is open to joining)
  • TA: Chris
    • OB rented the cyc and projector
    • For 20-Minute Musical, OB submitted a security deposit. Worked with SAO to make the collaboration go smoothly
    • The Playwright’s Theater matinee performance interfered with VagMo’s build time, so the Athena Players have gotten another time scheduled
    • God of Carnage build week was great. Brian was really well organized.
    • The leak in The Space is still in question
    • All the oil-based paint has been picked up
    • Will make moves on getting the source-four lights with AB Funding
    • Not certain about whether the Fire Inspection happened. Everything should be up-to-code regardless
    • Will not be voting for BUSTies hosts; recently applied as a contender

Executive Board Notes 2/12/17

Show Check-Ins

  • God of Carnage
    • Directors: Erin and Maggie
      • Cast is getting along extremely well
      • Sydney was super helpful as a guest director
      • Actors are off-book
      • Doing full runs
      • Met with Elle for headshots
      • Met with costumes, props, and set department heads
    • SM: David
      • Soft off-book yesterday went very well. Most, if not all, lines are memorized
      • Rehearsals are scheduled all the way through move-in
      • Call times for tech week will be 6:00, and actors are doing their best to eliminate conflicts for the last two weeks of the show
    • TD: Brian
      • Had department meetings this week. They were a little rocky, but things are going to move forward
      • Has now met with every department—feels okay about where everything is
      • Build week begins tomorrow. It shouldn’t be too stressful. Hoping to be done before Friday
      • Sat through a run and really enjoyed it
      • Talked with Sofija about getting CFA artist friends to donate their art to the show
      • Met with props—the vomit seems to be in good hands (gross)
      • Recommendation: People who have never been TD/ATD can be a competent TD with the help of a supportive TA, but the time crunch of working on the first show of the season doesn’t give them the time to get the hang of the position
    • Producer: Elle
      • T-shirts are finished
      • Headshots are almost complete
      • The order for the poster is in
      • Cover photos will be finished sometime this week
      • Collecting cast and crew bios
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Director: Cassidy
      • Rehearsals are going well.
      • It has been difficult to block the show because cast members are failing to show up to rehearsal without letting the SM know in advance
      • Apart from the new conflicts and absences, everything else has been going smoothly
    • SM: Ariana
      • Reviewed blocking for Acts I and II, so now the entire cast is up to speed
      • Soft off-book is tomorrow, and hard off-book is next week. Actors seem to be very comfortable with the lines
      • Had an ASM drop, but Rachel Rex has offered to step up and take her place
      • Actors are coming up with new conflicts without warning ahead of time
    • TD: Sam
      • Met with Francis and Cassidy to discuss tech vision
      • The shared folder on Google Drive is proving to be very efficient. It helps everyone be able to look at the same document during tech meetings to avoid confusion
      • Had a tech meeting today and established goals of what to work on going forward. Got to check in with most departments, including producing
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Andy
      • Met with all three assistants on Saturday and delegated specific roles to each of them
      • Set deadlines for the promotional material, t-shirts, bios, etc.
      • Received a full budget breakdown and contacted department heads with their budgets
      • In contact with the SM about scheduling the photo shoot. It will probably be divided into multiple nights due to scheduling conflicts
  • The Fantasticks
    • Director: Ellie
      • Rehearsals are going well. Blocking and character work are moving quickly
      • Very impressed with the cast/crew’s enthusiasm
      • It’s been tricky to block without physical scripts, but everyone’s making it work
    • SM: Rachel and Chrissy
      • Everything is going well
      • Scheduling has been going smoothly, and the cast is getting consistent rehearsal updates each week
      • Splitting up and alternating character/blocking notes
    • TD: Devika
      • Had first tech meeting today. Some departments didn’t show up
      • Scheduled some department meetings
      • May or may not have a tech meeting next week—seeing how department meetings go first
      • Hoping to meet with James soon
    • Producer: Brittany
      • Set up a meeting with assistants for this week
      • Will read the script this week

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Danielle
    • Congrats to Tech Show
    • Contacted directors and advised them to cancel rehearsals on the snow day
  • VP: Erin
    • Got rooms reserved for Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Trying to get the Theater reserved for a day or two for God of Carnage
    • Got an email from Wandering Minds’ VP about scheduling an inter-theatre group meeting
  • VPSP: Sydney
    • Assassins has ended (Elina Kent is the winner—long live the Queen!)
    • Tech Show went really well. There was a great turnout for the midnight show, but the 8PM performances had a lower overall turnout than previous years
    • Guest directed God of Carnage on Tuesday
    • Tried to contact Girls’ LEAP via email, but have yet to receive a response. Will try to email/call them this week
    • BUSTies: seniors who want to get roasted and anyone interested in hosting should email scharvat@bu.edu by Monday at 11:59PM
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Went to SAO—figuring out the scripts issue with The Fantasticks
    • Met with all the producers. Everything seems to be going really well
    • Trying to find and set deadlines for them
    • Will order a vacuum for the Student Theater
  • Secretary: Nathan
    • Sent out reminder email for GM2
    • Promoted Tech Show
    • The God of Carnage Facebook event will be ready to go up once the Eventbrite link is live and the cover photo is finished
    • Made further additions to the Secretary Guide
  • TA: Chris
    • Tech Show—Freaky Friday—was so much fun. It was a great bonding experience for everyone involved
    • Sydney was incredibly supportive and led another successful special project
    • Carnage build week is coming up. Brian is very on top of everything and is doing a great job
    • Playwrights is in the theater above the Space this week, so build will stop by 7:30 on Thursday and Friday
    • The Vagina Monologues is building later this week
    • OB has the Theater this week
    • Working on getting lights through AB funding
    • A Stage Troupe E-Board alumnus will be at OB’s Arts panel on Monday. People should come!

Second General Meeting Reminder (and more!)

Howdy, Troupies! Happy snow day! We hope this storm allows you to be safe, rested, and fully caught up on New Girl and This is Us. 

Here are a few things to keep on your radar in the world of Troupe:

BUSTies Hosts n’ Senior Roasts
Ever dreamed of hosting the Tonys, only to realize that Neil Patrick Harris basically has the job lined up for him every year until 2054? Settle for less and host this year’s BUSTies! If you’re interested in being the fun face for our annual awards show, please email scharvat@bu.edu by 11:59PM on Monday, February 13th with your name (and, if applicable, your co-host’s name) and a short pitch explaining why you’d be the best host(s).

SENIORS! We know you want to get dragged through the mud by your closest friends. If you want to get roasted at BUSTies, please email scharvat@bu.edu by 11:59PM on Monday, February 13th. If you don’t contact Sydney, you won’t be able to be featured in everyone’s favorite part of BUSTies!

General Meeting #2
Our second GM of the semester will be on Sunday, February 26th, at 7PM in CAS 313! Mark your calendars—at this meeting, we’ll be finding out how much money we will have raised with Charity Show, and then we’ll hear about all the Fall 2017 pitch processes that everyone—even those not pitching—will want to know about! Keep your eyes peeled for an event on Facebook!

Upcoming Shows
We have two spectacular productions coming just around the corner! Hop on over to the Student Theater this month for Troupe’s first shows of the season!

Tech Show 2017
Friday, February 10th, at 8PM and Midnight
Saturday, February 11th, at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
FREE admission
Facebook Event

Charity Show: God of Carnage
Thursday, February 23rd at 8PM
Friday, February 24th at 8PM
Saturday February 25th at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena

$8 for general admission; $7 for Stage Troupe members

We hope to see you all there!

Heads Up! Fall 2017 Pitches
Mainstage and Family & Friends Weekend show pitches will be due on Monday, March 13th, at 4PM. We will, of course, give you all the details you need to know at GM2, but we wanted to give you all a good warning! If you have any questions about the pitching process in the meantime, or are curious about what it’s like to direct in Stage Troupe, feel free to contact us!

Social Media
You can stay in the Troupe loop by following us on social media!

Like our Facebook page
Join our Facebook group
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram
Visit our website

Thanks for bearing with me, friends! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email stage@bu.edu! Now go cuddle up with a bowl of soup and enjoy the rest of the snow day!

Executive Board Notes 2/5/17

Show Check-Ins

  • God of Carnage
    • Directors: Erin and Maggie
      • Rehearsals have been going well; made it through the whole show
      • The new creative team has been great to work with
    • TD: Brian
      • Had first tech meeting today
      • Setting up department meetings for the upcoming week
      • Build week is next week
    • Producer: Elle
      • Finished poster
      • Booked the space for the GSU Link
      • Nathan made Google Forms for T-Shirts and Bios
      • T-Shirt design is almost finished
    • SM: David
      • Soft and hard off-book dates are set. Actors are on top of their lines
      • Made rehearsal schedule all the way up to tech week
      • Added an act break to make things easier for tech
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Director: Cassidy
      • The entire show is cast! Re-auditions did not go well; only two people showed up. Happy with results regardless
      • Rehearsals have been going well
      • Two acts fully blocked
      • Character meetings have been going well
      • Soft off-book next week
    • SM: Ariana
      • Blocked all the way through act two
      • In contact with new ASM
      • Rehearsals are scheduled through the next two weeks
    • TD: Sam
      • Had first tech meeting today
      • Everyone on tech has been added to a Facebook group
      • Created a Google Drive folder to share among the entire tech crew
    • Producers: HwaYoun and Andy
      • Met with Cassidy to talk about the producing vision
      • Set dates for everything, including headshots
      • Will hopefully meet with the entire producing team this week
  • The Fantasticks
    • Director: Ellie
      • Still don’t have scripts, but read through the show with the outdated script
      • Had first stage combat rehearsal today
      • Everyone is really excited and ready to work on the show, especially those who are new to Troupe
    • TD: Devika
      • Met with Ellie to get on the same page about the tech vision
      • Will have first full tech meeting next week
    • Producer: Brittany
      • Met with the producers and Ellie to do some preliminary talk about the show and the vision
      • Have dates/deadlines set for everything
      • Will be reading the script and meeting with the producing team again after tech show
    • SM: Chrissy and Rachel
      • First rehearsal is tomorrow
      • Have tentative rehearsal schedule for the week

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Danielle
    • Talked to directors, creative teams, etc. to see what help can be offered throughout their show processes
  • VP: Erin
    • Met with all the SMs to go over the general stage-managing procedures
    • Working on reserving rooms for Twelve Angry Jurors
  • VPSP: Sydney
    • Assassins is going well. Only four people are left alive
    • Nearly have all the money in from Assassins
    • Raised over $400 in cash (not including the Venmo exchanges from the auction)
    • Will update the VPSP guide about the TA Event
    • Charity show seems to be going really well
    • February 13th is the due date for BUSTies Host pitches as well as the date for senior to sign up to be roasted
    • Will meet with SAO to talk about the Photonics room arrangements in for BUSTies
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Raised $656.24 at the TA Event—All this money will be going directly to Girls’ LEAP itself
    • Needs to set up a meeting with producers
    • Will be sending out budget details to all the producers tonight
  • Secretary: Nathan
    • Announced the casting call for Twelve Angry Jurors.
    • Reached out to OB, Wandering Minds, and Shakespeare society, specifically, to let them know about the auditions. Also posted a link in the Class of 2017 Facebook Group
    • Updated every Current Season page with all new cast members
    • Promoted the TA Event, also reaching out to the BU Theatre community
    • Created Facebook event for Tech Show
  • TA: Chris
    • Tech lists are finalized. It was a big challenge filling certain positions. There are 48 techies filling 72 positions
    • SMs were tough to gather, but everything has been sorted out
    • TAs need to be ruthlessly optimistic about tech lists; there
    • Had tech meetings for Twelve and TDs are going to do extremely well
    • Had Tech Show rehearsals all week. Move-in was incredibly efficient
    • Call this week is at 7PM
    • OB has the Theater next week for 20-Minute Musicals. Will let them into the Theater so that they can get acquainted with the projector

Open Casting Call for “Twelve Angry Jurors”

Hello, Troupies!
We have an important announcement for all of you. This Thursday, February  2nd, Twelve Angry Jurors will be holding an open round of auditions in order to re-cast the role of Juror #7. All male, dues-paying members who are not currently in a mainstage cast are welcome to audition! If you are interested in being considered as the newest addition to the show, please print and fill out an audition form (which you can find here). No other means of preparation are necessary.
Here are the details for auditions:
Twelve Angry Jurors – Juror #7 Auditions
Date: Thursday, February 2nd
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
If you have any questions, please contact us at stage@bu.edu, or the director, Cassidy Donohue, at donohuec@bu.edu. We hope to see you there!

Executive Board Notes 1/29/17

Show Check-Ins

  • God of Carnage
    • Directors: Erin and Maggie
      • Had first read-through today
      • Met with Brian to work on tech stuff
      • Ellie has been phenomenal to work with
      • Rehearsals start tomorrow. Really easy to coordinate with such a small cast
    • TD: Brian
      • Met with Erin and Maggie this week. Discussed tech vision
    • Producer: Elle
      • Working on cover photos and profile pictures
      • Nearly finished Warren poster
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Director: Cassidy
      • Had first read-through. A couple of people were missing, but it went well overall
      • Planning for the first week of rehearsals—waiting for SM
      • Chris and Sydney have been an amazing help
  • The Fantasticks
    • Director: Ellie
      • Waiting to get the books before scheduling the first read-through

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Danielle
    • Had auditions this week. A good amount of people showed up, and we saw a lot of new faces
  • VP: Erin
    • Got rehearsal rooms reserved for Carnage and Still working on getting rooms for Fantasticks. Will send room numbers to the directors and SMs tonight
    • Has SM keys to give to Emma for Tech Show
    • Fantasticks can work in the Student Theater until their rooms are reserved. They can arrange and negotiate schedules with Tech Show
    • Will send the SM guide to the season’s SMs once they are assigned
  • VPSP: Sydney
    • Assassins is going well. A safety item has been announced, and those who have fallen will be announced every Friday. No issues so far
    • Erin and Maggie have been amazing to work with for Charity Show. Andy has been communicating with Girls’ LEAP.
    • Expecting a good turnout for the TA event this Friday, 2/3
    • There will be a $5 cover charge for the TA event. Everything is prepped and planned, including ballots and labels
    • Looking for people to donate items/talents for the auction as well as cakes for the dessert contest (email scharvat@bu.edu if interested)
    • Sam Curley and Kobi Kassal have been chosen as the event planners for BUSTies
    • Seniors who want to get roasted should email scharvat@bu.edu by 2/13 (must be dues-paying members)
    • Now accepting pitches for prospective BUSTies hosts until 2/13
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Submitted rights for Still waiting on confirmation
    • Ellie is an amazing producing for Charity Show
    • Everybody must pay dues, even if they are on the creative team. If you’re
  • Secretary: Nathan
    • Helped run auditions. People seemed much less confused about the protocol this semester as opposed to the fall. Room numbers/times must be reiterated through as many social media platforms as possible. Active social media presence helped lessen the independent questions
    • Posted callbacks and cast lists without much trouble. Directors should pre-alphabetize callback lists beforehand in order to get them public as quickly as possible
    • Contacted by a member of TodayTix Boston—she will help give Stage Troupe access to coupon codes for Boston-area theatre
    • Created a Facebook event for the TA Event: King Chris’ Crusty Coronation
    • There were a few issues in the back end of the website. Spent a couple of hours fiddling with the options to fix them. Updated Secretary guide with extra tips on how to deal with WordPress.
  • TA: Chris
    • Tech Show is going really well
    • Ali has been a great TD
    • Had Tech Meeting yesterday. Had a good turnout—filled all the seats. Thanks to all the directors and every Board member for attending
    • Got what is apparently a low number of tech forms, but everything seems to be working really well
    • Assigned three TDs. SMs are pretty much set.
    • Mediation happened. The casts are wonderful. Thanks so much to Eric and Steve for their support

Spring 2017 Cast Lists

Be honest. How many times did you refresh this page before this post appeared? There’s no shame in your enthusiasm, pal. Go take a peek and see the cast lists below!

If you were cast, congrats! You’ll be hearing from your new directors soon, keep your eyes peeled!

If you were not cast, we offer you our deepest condolences. This is a confusingly hard feeling to sit with. But, please, know that these results do not directly reflect your talents as an actor; casting is extraordinarily competitive, and it was difficult for each and every director to choose their actors. No matter what, we all want you to stick around with us at Stage Troupe!

You still have a whole load of opportunities to tech and produce for this season!

We need techies, and we would love you to hop onto our crews! Our Tech Meeting is this Saturday, 1/28, at 12:00PM in “The Space.” Even if you’ve never teched before, we have many passionate Troupie techies who are dying to teach some curious new friends! With our motto “Learning by Doing,” we know that anybody who wants to learn something new can and should give it a shot! This is an amazing opportunity to expand your skill set while staying part of our Stage Troupe family. Tech is an insanely important aspect of theatre, so come join us at the tech meeting to find something that interests you!

In addition to tech, theatre heavily relies on Producers! Producing consists of all the marketing, promotion, and ticket sales-related parts of theatre. As a producer, you can play with graphic design, production programs, and advertising that will be posted all throughout the BU campus. If you’d like to produce, you can fill out a producer form and email it to our Treasurer, Andy Moeller, at moellera@bu.edu.

And remember, if you still want to act this semester, we’ll be providing details for more acting opportunities later this semester, so make sure to keep in touch with us!

Thank you, everyone, for coming out to audition for us! The directors were all overwhelmed by your talent, and we can’t wait to see you around throughout the rest of the Spring 2017 Season!

 

God of Carnage

Michael: Eli Saracino

Veronica: Kaitlyn Jones

Allan: Jonny Arruda

Annette: Taylor House

 

Twelve Angry Jurors

One: Flannery Gallagher

Two: Anna Spier

Three: Elliot Pope

Four: Abby Kass

Five: Lucy Gamades

Six: Gabriel Ben-Jakov

Seven: TBD

Eight: Zach Triechel

Nine: Elina Kent

Ten: Evan Creedon

Eleven: Adam DeAngelo

Twelve: Kobi Kassal

 

The Fantasticks

El Gallo: Rama Lauw

Matt: Nathan Wilgeroth

Luisa: Danielle Diamond

Hucklebee: Kim Zak

Bellony: Conner Gallacher

Henry: Ryan Kelly

Mortimer: Andrew Kim

The Mime: Claire Jennings

Spring 2017 Callbacks List

Go ahead—frantically scroll down in search for your name. I’ll wait, I get it. Just make sure you scroll back up and read this once you’re done!

Did you get a callback? If so: dude, congratulations! Callbacks will be Thursday, 1/26, from 6:00PM – 10:00PM in CAS 211. This time around, you will be expected to arrive at 6:00 and stay for the entirety of the auditions.

If you have any kind of time conflict (other auditions, classes, etc.), please email stage@bu.edu with the details of your scheduling conflict along with the names of the shows for which you were called back, and we’ll do our best to accommodate for you. *If you were also called back to a show with BU On Broadway, please report to their auditions first, before you come to Stage Troupe.* If you decide to drop a callback, please contact us in advance as well.

Also, if you haven’t paid your dues, you must get that done before you go in for your callback. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to audition!

If you were not called back, our hearts truly go out to you. There’s no denying that this is a disappointing moment, but you still have so many ways to stay involved with Stage Troupe. Namely, you can come TECH for us! Join us at our Tech Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 1/28, at 12:00PM in our build space. No experience with tech? No problem! We’re all about “learning by doing” at Troupe, so we’ll teach you how to do a bunch of fun, new things!

If you’re interested in marketing, ticket sales, or graphic design, you can also apply to produce for the season! Just fill out a producer form and email it to moellera@bu.edu!

There’s still space on the stage for all of you who want to act! Keep in touch with Stage Troupe so that you can stay up-to-date about other acting opportunities later this semester!

It was awesome to see all of you at auditions this week! You’re all so incredibly talented, and we hope to see your bright and shining faces throughout the rest of the semester!

And, finally, to those of you called back: BREAK A LEG!

 

God of Carnage

Jonny Arruda

Evan Creedon

Elliot Davis

Adam DeAngelo

Adam Dolinsky

Flannery Gallagher

Lucy Gamades

Taylor House

Kaitlyn Jones

Tori Jones

Brittany Kamson

HwaYoun Kang

Abby Kass

Luke Markham

Elliott Pope

Sathvika Ramachandran

Eli Saracino

 

Twelve Angry Jurors

Jonny Arruda

Gabriel Ben-Jakov

Erin Callahan

Evan Creedon

Elliot Davis

Adam DeAngelo

Danielle Diamond

Adam Dolinsky

Connor Gallacher

Flannery Gallagher

Lucy Gamades

Elliot Gordon

Taylor House

Emily Huber

Kaitlyn Jones

Tori Jones

Brittany Kamson

Abby Kass

Kobi Kassal

Ryan Kelly

Elina Kent

Andrew Kim

Arielle Kimbarovsky

Rama Lauw

Jacqui Manning

Fernando Martinez

Lara McCallister

Andy Moeller

Elliott Pope

Sathvika Ramachanran

Eli Saracino

Anna Spier

Zach Treichel

Masha Vernik

Nathan Wilgeroth

 

The Fantasticks

Adam DeAngelo

Danielle Diamond

Connor Gallacher

Claire Jennings

Brittany Kamson

Ryan Kelly

Andrew Kim

Rama Lauw

Katie Lewis

Lara McCallister

Roberto Nunes

Anna Spier

Nathan Wilgeroth

Kim Zak

GM1 Recap – Spring 2017

Welcome Back to Stage Troupe! 

It was so great to see everyone at our first General Meeting tonight! Nothing was cooler than reuniting with everybody, meeting all the new, friendly faces of Troupe, and seeing how PUMPED UP you all are for this new semester with us! If you didn’t get a chance to come to the meeting—or if you just want a solid rundown with all the details—here’s a recap of everything we covered!
Spring 2017 Season
Everyone’s looking forward to our Spring 2017 Season!
Charity Show, God of Carnage, February 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Mainstage #1, Twelve Angry Jurors, March 23rd, 24th, & 25th
Mainstage #2, The Fantasticks, April 6th, 7th, & 8th
Auditions
Auditions for the season are taking off right away! You can RSVP to the Facebook event here! The dates, times, and locations for this week’s auditions are:
Monday, 1/23, 6:00PM – 10:00PM, CAS 315
Tuesday, 1/24, 6:00PM – 10:00PM, CAS 211
Wednesday, 1/25, 6:00PM – 10:00PM, SOC B57
Remember, you only have to show up for ONE of these dates, and you won’t be expected to stay throughout the entire 4-hour period! You can show up at any time within the timespan. Before you audition, make sure you PAY DUES through Eventbrite and print out a separate audition sheet for each show that you intend to audition for (forms can be found on our website here)!
Callbacks
The callbacks lists will be posted on our website on Wednesday night at the end of auditions. Callbacks will take place on Thursday, 1/26 from 6:00PM – 10:00PM in CAS 211. This time, you will be expected to stick around for the entirety of the callback time. If you do receive a callback but have a conflict, notify us by emailing stage@bu.edu, and we’ll find a way to accommodate you.
Tech Meeting
Absolutely anyone can engage in a vast number of tech opportunities, no matter their experience! You won’t want to miss our Spring 2017 Tech Meeting on Saturday, 1/28, at 12PM in our build space, conveniently called “The Space.” You’ll hear from our Technical Advisor, Chris Remillard, about all the tech your heart desires, and you will get a breakdown of each directors’ tech visions for their individual shows!
The Space is a bit hidden, but you can find directions here! For a very recognizable point of reference, the entrance to The Space is directly behind the Raising Cane’s in West Campus.
Remember, if you want to tech, you must pay dues and fill out a tech form, which can be found here!
If you have questions regarding tech, you can email chrisre@bu.edu, and if you’re interested in producing, you can find a producer form on the website, as well, and email it to moellera@bu.edu!
Special Projects
Here’s a rundown of some of the special projects absolutely anyone can be a part of!

TA Event – Friday, February 3rd; 7PM, The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
Tech Show – Friday, February 10th; 8PM & Midnight; Saturday, February 11th; 8PM
BUSTies – Tuesday, May 2nd; 6:30PM; Photonics 906

Executive Board Notes 1/22/17

Show Check-Ins

  • God of Carnage
    • Directors: Erin and Maggie
      • Met with Ellie about producing
      • Will meet with TD, Brian, soon
      • Picked sides for auditions
  • Twelve Angry Jurors
    • Director: Cassidy
      • Chose audition sides, still need to print
      • Thinking of blocking
  • The Fantasticks
    • Director: Ellie
      • Chose audition sides
      • Will email Chris about tech vision within the week
      • Collaborated with James

E-Board Check-Ins

  • President: Danielle
    • Gave run-down of auditions process.
      • Emphasizes that Troupe is casting a season—directors should keep the whole group in mind when trying to cast.
      • TDs, Producers, and SMs are there to work with directors, not for Collaboration is key
    • Working on a director’s guide that may take a while; directors can, however, talk to her and ask for help whenever. There are a lot of people with directing experience who are available to help
    • Had a great week getting everything organized
    • Met with OB about the mediation process. Very productive meeting—these check-ins between other groups and mediators should happen in future semesters
  • VP: Erin
    • Rooms for all the auditions are booked
    • Will work on getting rehearsal rooms for every show
  • VPSP: Sydney
    • Mediation meeting with OB was really productive
    • Assassins starts tomorrow night. New rules and safety items have been created
    • Made to-do lists for TA Event and BUSTies
    • TA Event donations are in the works. A lot of people have offered things to donate. Tasty Burger has donated a $10 gift card, and other companies are in contact
    • Will try to find an event manager or assistant for BUSTies
    • Charity Show is happening. Andy helped reach out to Girls’ LEAP
    • Changed the Reading Committee section of the VPSP guide
  • Treasurer: Andy
    • Transferring a lot of videos to the Stage Troupe hard drive
    • Working on getting rights for The Fantasticks
    • Rights for God of Carnage and Twelve Angry Jurors are basically nailed down
    • Made an Eventbrite for Spring dues
    • Will contact SAO to get approval for events
    • Got AB funding
    • Updating the producer guide
    • Made a Warren poster and cover photo for the Spring season
  • Secretary: Nathan
    • Chose not to do Meet Your Leaders Monday for the Spring; there were so many transitional things going on that it was difficult to organize. It should nevertheless continue in future semesters
    • Created ballot survey for voting. It went well, and keeping votes anonymous and for Eric and Steve’s eyes only went very smoothly. Tried to update the membership via the Blog as much as possible
    • Created an anonymous feedback form for the “Contact Us” section on the website
    • Got show descriptions and cast breakdowns for the “Current Season” tabs on the website
    • Updated Calendar on the website
    • Created Facebook events for GM1 and Auditions
    • Sent a GM1 Reminder email to the membership
    • Made pamphlets for Winter Weeks of Welcome’s “Break the Ice”
      • Got about 20 new sign-ups for the email list
      • Sent a GM1 reminder email to new sign-ups
    • WR100: The Theater Now is on hiatus until Spring 2018, so we will not be promoting the group as usual. Future E-Boards should continue this relationship
    • Will make a Tech Meeting event ASAP
  • TA: Chris
    • Updated the tech form and TD application, which are now on the website
    • Tech show is in the works. The first read-through happened today. Rehearsals will continue throughout the week
    • Assigned a TD for Charity Show
    • Met with Cami to discuss the Space. Relations with her should be great this semester
    • The tech meeting is at noon on Saturday
  • Steve
    • Explained audition-room etiquette to directors
    • Gave Chris is E-Board binder and TA keys