1st General Meeting recap

Sunday night was our first general meeting of the semester. Here's what happened:

Auditions are only two nights this year, tonight and tomorrow, from 6-9:30pm in the basement of the Psychology building. No experience, resume, or headshot is required. Just have $5 to pay your membership dues and you're all set. If auditioning for Company, have 30-45 seconds of music prepared to sing without an accompanist. Please show up as early as possible to help us see everyone in one fewer night this time around.

Synopses and production heads are listed on our website. Further information on the audition process is there as well.

If you're interested in Tech, the Tech meeting will be on Friday at 6pm in The Space. Anyone who want to tech will get a position. No experience is required here either and dues will be collected there as well. More information about positions and the tech assignment process is available on the website.

We've got a plenitude of Special Projects planned for the semester as well. On February 2nd, we will be holding Rena's Birthday Bash, a variety show of sorts to raise money for the Kids Show, where all proceeds go to charity. The event will include a host, some sketches and other forms of entertainment, a cake off, a date auction, and a chance to pie a member of the e-board. We're looking for people interested in baking cakes to be judged and people who want to enteratin. E-mail us back here if either of those interest you.

Other projects include The Tech Show (which is still a secret), Combat, Drama After College: Playwriting, Readers Theatre, and One Acts. More information on all of these to come as the events draw closer.

BUSTies will be held on the 9th floor of Photonics on May 1st. It's our annual award ceremony where we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year. If you're interested in being on the planning committee for the event, e-mail VPSP David Siewers (dsiewers@bu.edu).

VP Chris Carcione has started sifting through the boxes of archives Stage Troupe has in an effort to make sense of the 58 years of history we have. If you're interested in helping with the archiving process, e-mail Chris (ccarcion@bu.edu).

We're also starting a development campaign to try and raise money for Troupe. We hope to compile a list of alumni to give to the University (another part of the archiving project) so that alums can give directly to the organization. But for this year we're also going to send letters to our families and friends. At auditions and the tech meeting, there you'll have a chance to put down your home address. If you don't want us to contact your family, leave it blank. If you have more people you'd like letters sent to, e-mail them to stage@bu.edu.

New Repertory Theatre in Watertown is looking for a Marketing/Public Realtions intern. Troupies have been really great in the position in the past and it's a great way to get experience in the professional theatre world. Contact VP Chris Carcione (ccarcion@bu.edu) if interested and he'll point you in the right direction.

The pitch deadline for the Parents Weekend show and Summer show will be March 6th. All materials are due to the IT office by 4pm in an envelope labeled "Attn. Eric Jacobsen." More information on pitching is available on the website.

Recent Troupe alum Tyler Reilly is acting in a production of Angels in America being produced by Boston Theatre Works at the Boston Center for the Arts. The show has two parts and runs through Feb 10. Information on performances is available online at bostontheatrescene.com

Look for callback, cast, and tech lists online during the week as we start this fantastic semester of Troupetasticness.