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. 🎀
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
One Acts Pitches
Pitches for One Acts are due by 6 PM on October 27 to VPSP Abby at email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in producing or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The pitches will be presented and voted on at General Meeting #3 on November 12 at 7 PM.
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 email@example.com if you are interested in being on the committee.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hopefully you've gotten past your midterms and are all settled in for a spooky October. See you at Speech and Debate this weekend!