announcements

Fall 2018 Season Announcement

On behalf of Stage Troupe's E-Board, we thank you all for your patience and understanding as we dealt with the unusual challenges this round of show selection has presented us with. We wish to communicate the selection process by which our season was decided so as to maintain transparency and hopefully clear up some questions you might have about this lengthy process. 

When the original vote for the mainstage show was held, the majority of the membership voted for Clue Onstage directed by Taylor House. Unfortunately, Stage Troupe was unable to secure the rights to produce Clue Onstage due to the fact that, unbeknownst to us, a professional production has announced a national tour of Clue Onstage. Due to the shortage of time between now and the beginning of the semester, E-Board decided unanimously and after much discussion that, given that rights could be secured, Stage Troupe should produce Hair as a Special Project rather than as a mainstage. 

To be clear: as per Stage Troupe's constitution, Hair was not eligible to become a mainstage show due to the fact that the pitch did not receive the majority of the membership's vote. We wish to emphasize that E-Board made every effort to adhere to the results of the vote, but the unforeseen circumstances regarding rights access were insurmountable. Furthermore, because the show was selected by Troupe's E-Board rather than by the membership, it must be produced as a Special Project instead.

Ultimately, Stage Troupe successfully obtained the rights to Hair, thus granting us the opportunity to add it to our fall 2018 season. Given the acquisition of rights, our confidence in the creative team, and the limited amount of time that inhibits us from potentially reopening pitches, E-Board has decided that Hair is an excellent addition to Stage Troupe's fall 2018 season. So without further ado, we proudly present the third production—a Special Project—to round out Stage Troupe's fall 2018 season:

Hair: the American Tribal Love-Rock Musical


Directed by Syd Romo
Music Directed by Ben Colgan
Choreographed by Arielle Kimbarovsky

 

We understand that this unusual situation might create some confusion, and we on E-Board assure you that we are here to support and communicate with you to the best of our ability. Please direct any and all questions, concerns, or thoughts you wish to share to stage@bu.edu. Once again, thank you for your patience and understanding throughout this crazy process! We are very excited for our fall season and we hope you are, too!

Fall 2018 Season Announcement Postponed

As you might have already noticed, we have not yet announced our finalized fall 2018 season due to unforeseen circumstances; this announcement will be postponed until further notice. Just to clarify: The only show that is still pending is the second main stage of the season. Footloose and The Nerd remain part of the season as planned!

 We know it can be frustrating or unnerving to wait for so long, and we are grateful for your patience and your understanding. We apologize for the delay but we promise to let you know as soon as possible! Until then, feel free to reach out to a member of E-Board with questions and try to relax. Need a distraction? Keep an eye on our social media for Sunday Spotlight posts for our season directors and announcements about our first events of the school year! Thanks for hanging in there!

Pitch Deadline Extended

Hello Troupies! E-Board has elected to extend the deadline for pitches for the fall 2018 season. In order to expand the possibilities for the season, we are accepting pitches for Special Projects such as one-act plays and singular scenes in addition to pitches for main-stage plays!

You can find the pitch form on the Forms and Resources page of the website. Please include with your pitch form a copy of the script. A digital copy of the completed pitch must be submitted to stage@bu.edu by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, June 20th. 

Don't hesitate to contact stage@bu.edu with questions! 

Pitches Reopened for Fall Season

We regret to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we will not be able to produce Gloria as a main stage show during the Fall 2018 season. That said, we have reopened pitches for our upcoming season! If you are interested in pitching, please find the mainstage pitch form under "Show Proposal Forms" on the Forms and Resources page.

Please include with your completed pitch form a copy of the script. Due to the timing of this round of pitching, we will not require that you submit a hard copy of the proposal. A digital copy of your show proposal is due on June 10th by 11:59 pm to stage@bu.edu. 

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact stage@bu.edu!

Family & Friends Weekend Annoucement

We're very excited to announce our 2018 Family & Friends Weekend musical! 

Footloose
Directed by Babatunde Alford
Musical Direction by James Robson
Choreography by Kim Zak

We can't wait to see the amazing things this creative team will do! We now have a completed fall season. As a reminder, the other two shows will be (in no particular order):

The Nerd
Directed by Flannery Gallagher

Gloria
Directed by Ben Skross

Is it September yet??

Welcome to the NEW Website!

Things look a little different around here, don't they? It was about time we got a makeover. Take a look around and see what you think! Navigation should be fairly easy-- all of the tabs are exactly the same as before. There is a new Calendar widget on the homepage that should make finding dates and times for everything easier than ever before!

As always, email stage@bu.edu if you have any questions or concerns!

Fourth General Meeting Recap

Hoppy April!hahahaha 

Don't worry, Troupies, you won't have to deal with my punnies for too much longer; the Executive Board for the 2017-2018 academic year has been chosen, and I will soon peter (cotton tail) out once my successor steps up!
 
Thank you so much to everyone who came to vote at the GM! We were so glad to see such an enthusiastic bunch of the membership show up to choose their representatives for the upcoming year. If you weren't able to make it, that's all right! Check out this recap to get up-to-date on all Troupe goings-on!
 
Executive Board 2017-2018
We are stoked, proud, and a lil' weepy-eyed to announce the future Executive Board for the 2017-2018 academic year! 
 
President
Christopher Remillard
 
Vice President
Evan Creedon
Vice President of Special Projects
Abby Kass
Treasurer
Andy Moeller
Secretary
Lucy Gamades
Congratulations, everyone! We're all extraordinarily excited to see such an impressive group of leaders step up to keep Stage Troupe thriving!
Our Technical Advisor position is selected differently than the rest of the E-Board—prospective TAs must send in their applications for the new VP-elect to review. Once Evan decides (with the guidance of the current VP and TA) whom he feels is best fit for the job, he will seek out a majority vote of approval from the membership at GM5. Those interested in being Technical Advisor for next year can find an application here, which will be due to Evan at ecreedon@bu.edu by Wednesday, April 12th!
Summer Show 2017 Pitches
Pitches for Summer Show are due Monday, April 3rd, at 4PM. If you're looking to direct our Summer Orientation production, please hand in your pitch to Eric Jacobsen at 111 Cummington Avenue, Room B17!
 
BUSTies
BUSTies is coming up! Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6PM, and keep your eyes peeled for an Eventbrite and Facebook event in the near future! This is a wacky, Tonys-like evening of awards, senior roasts, and general hilarity. You won't wanna miss it!
 
Don't forget: if you are roasting a senior, your roasts are due on Friday, April 7th, to Sydney Charvat (scharvat@bu.edu), Sam Curley (srcurley@bu.edu), & Kobi Kassal (kassalk@bu.edu)!
Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase Technicians
We're still looking for extra sets of hands for our Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase! If you would like to assist with lights, please email Chris at chrisre@bu.edu! And if you're interested in producing, please email Andy at moellera@bu.edu!
 
Both positions will be super casual and super-duper low-key. We would appreciate any help you guys have to give us!
 
Upcoming Productions
Those of you who came to the GM got a great little sneak-peek of the set for Stage Troupe's final mainstage, which is going up at the end of this week!
 
The Fantasticks
Directed by Ellie Lavelle
Musically Directed by James Robson
April 6th, 7th, & 8th at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
$8 General Admission, $7 Stage Troupe members
 
But, hey, just because The Fantasticks is our final mainstage, that doesn't mean that Troupe is done with its productions! Check out what else is coming up this month:
 
Stage Troupe Theatre Showcase
April 21st & 22nd at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
FREE admission
 
The fun never ends! We're so excited to see you all at The Fantasticks this weekend!
General Meeting #5
Our final GM of the semester isn't too far away, either! GM5 will be on Sunday, April 23rd, at 7PM! At the meeting, we'll be voting on BUSTies for the spring season as well as the new Technical Advisor for next year. 
 
That's all, folks! We wish you all a pleasant week and a very ~Fantastick~ weekend! Make sure you stay in the Troupe loop by following us on social media, and email stage@bu.edu if you have any questions whatsoever!
 
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[insert exhausting Easter pun here],
 

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe

General Meeting #3 Recap

Spring Has Sprung!

Okay, not exactly, but the sun isn't setting at 4PM anymore, so I call that a win.
Anyway, hey! Thanks to all of you who came out to GM3—your attendance has greatly influenced the FUTURE of STAGE TROUPE. Whoa whoa whoa, that's fun, huh? If you couldn't make it to the meeting, no problem! We'll still keep you updated. Here's all that went down:
Fall 2017 Season
After a fun round of pitches, we are incredibly excited to announce the Mainstage Productions for our Fall 2017 Season!
The Flick
Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Lucy Gamades
Speech and Debate
Written by Stephen Karam
Directed by Sarah Sosland
Congratulations, directors! We're so excited to see more of what you have planned for the upcoming semester!
We will be re-opening pitches for our Family & Friends Weekend Show. If you are interested in pitching for F&F, please submit your pitch at 111 Cummington Avenue, Room B17, by Friday, March 24th, at 4PM!
E-Board 2017-2018 Nominations
We held formal Executive Board nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year! Here are the nominees thus far:
President
Christopher Remillard
 
Vice President
Evan Creedon
Cassidy Donohue
David Murauskas
Vice President of Special Projects
Abby Kass
Treasurer
Kobi Kassal
Andy Moeller
Secretary
Lucy Gamades
HwaYoun Kang
Voting for the Executive Board will take place at our Fourth General Meeting on Sunday, April 2nd, at 7PM in The Student Theater. The candidates will have two minutes to deliver a speech, followed by a brief question-and-answer period for each position.
Remember, you must be present at the meeting in order to cast your vote! Additionally, you can still be nominated! Have another member nominate you and another to "second" the nomination at GM4 itself, and you will be entered into the election. If you are in the running, or are considering going this electoral race, you are both welcome and highly encouraged to reach out to the current E-Board Member holding the position you're after!
Our Technical Advisor position is selected differently than the rest of the E-Board, as it includes filling out an application and sending it in for review. Those interested can reach out to the current TA, Christopher Remillard, at chrisre@bu.edu for information. The TA Application will be due on Wednesday, April 12th!
Spring 2017 Theatre Showcase Auditions
We're gearing up for Stage Troupe's new Theatre Showcase, which will take place on April 21st and 22nd at 8PM in the Student Theater! If you have a monologue, musical number, or short scene that you and/or a friend would like to present in the Showcase, we want you to audition! You don't need to be completely off-book or performance-ready in order to audition. And, of course, if you want to perform but don't have any song or scene in mind, reach out to us, and we'll try to help you find something!
Auditions will be held on March 27th and 28th from 6-10PM. Keep your eyes peeled for a Facebook event and announcement of the location! We hope to see you there!
Summer Show 2017 Pitches
Will you be in Boston this summer? Looking to direct a show that could greatly influence both BU's and Troupe's first impressions to incoming freshmen? You should pitch for Summer Show! If you're interested, please fill out a Summer Show pitch form by Monday, April 3rd, at 4PM. Make sure you ffill out the form, seal it in an envelope, and drop it off at Eric Jacobsen's office in 111 Cummington Avenue, Room B17.
BUSTies 2017 Hosts
Move over, NPH. Stage Troupe has our hands on the best award-show hosts anyone could ask for. We're excited to announce that Lucy Gamades and Christopher Remillard are teaming up (surprised?) to host of this year's BUSTies! This, one of our favorite events of the year, will be on Tuesday, May 2nd, at 6:30PM. Mark you calendars; you won't want to miss the hosts, the roasts, the ghosts (will there be ghosts? You'll have to show up to find out.)!
Upcoming Production
HOLD UP! We have a show this weekend! Don't forget to come back down to the Student Theater this week for our next Mainstage Production!
Twelve Angry Jurors
Directed by Cassidy Donohue
March 23rd, 24th, & 25th at 8PM
The Student Theater at Agganis Arena
$8 General Admission, $7 Stage Troupe members
  
Have a great start to your week, Troupies, and we'll see you all at Twelve Angry Jurors this weekend! In the meantime...
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Don't slip on the ice (no, reallyI'm, like, insanely bruised),
  

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe

Two Announcements for Stage Troupe's Upcoming Season

Twenty-sixteen, 
going on ‘seventeen. 
Happy New Year! 
We hope you all had safe and fun evenings as the new year rolled in.

2017 is going to be spectacular. How do we know that, you ask? Well, we’ve got two spectacular announcements about our Spring 2017 season! Read up, folks—you don’t wanna miss this.

New Mainstage Announcement The votes are in, and we’re thrilled to say that Ellie Lavelle and James Robson will be directing The Fantasticks as Stage Troupe’s final mainstage of the season! These two have shown incredible dedication to Stage Troupe already, and it’s going to be amazing to see what they do as directors. Congrats, Ellie and James!

New Director Announcement Due to academic and personal reasons, Daniel Leary has decided to resign as the director of Twelve Angry Jurors this season. Dan will be spending much of his spring semester pursuing an impressive future in medical school and beyond, and we truly wish him the best of luck. Troupe will always be here to welcome Dan in whatever capacity he may be involved; academics always come first, and we respectfully understand and commend his decision to set himself up for postgraduate success.

As recompense for stepping down, Dan has proposed that Cassidy Donohue take his place as director. The E-Board has taken his suggestion into serious consideration, and we all agree that Cassidy will do a tremendous job as director of “Twelve Angry Jurors.” Cassidy is extraordinarily passionate about this show and more than fit to be its brand-new director. Welcome, Cassidy, to the team of Spring ’17 directors!

General Meeting #1 GM1 is just around the corner, so mark your calendars for Sunday, January 22nd! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for another reminder with more details about its location. It’ll be so great to see all of your well-rested faces! Of course, in the meantime, don’t forget to follow us on social media:

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Take a cup o’ kindness for auld lang syne, Troupies! Cheers,

Nathan Wilgeroth Secretary Boston University Stage Troupe stage@bu.edu | bustagetroupe.com 

P.S. 

We love hearing from you! If you have any questions or concerns for the E-Board, never ever hesitate to reach out to us! It can be a little daunting, we know, but we’re all your friends, here, and we want to make sure that you’re having a blast with Troupe. So, hey, send us an email, shoot us a text, or even type up a message on our fancy, new anonymous feedback form on the “Contact Us” section of our website. We’re always looking for ways to make sure everyone is as in love with Troupe as we are.

Important Announcement Regarding the Spring 2017 Season

Dear Stage Troupe, Out of consideration for concerns from the membership, the creative team of Avenue Q has decided to pull their show from the Spring 2017 Season.

This special circumstance means that we will be re-opening pitches for the third mainstage slot of the semester. While we understand that this is an unexpected change of plans, we nevertheless welcome prospective directors to jump into action. The deadline for pitches will be this coming Wednesday, December 21st. Please send your pitches to stage@bu.edu, jacobsen@bu.edu, AND smarois@bu.edu.

How will pitches work?

This is going to be a quick process, but the E-Board aims to make this selection as efficient and fair as possible. We would more than appreciate your help by taking part in Reading Committee! If you're interested in joining Reading Committee, please contact scharvat@bu.edu by Wednesday, December 21st as well. Once Reading Committee is assigned, their reports and questions are to be finished by Saturday, December 24th @ 12PM. E-Board, having also taken part in the Committee, will review the reports and compile questions to ask the directors.

Do we get to vote?

Of course! Voting will take place through an online poll that we will release to the membership on Wednesday, December 28th. On the poll, there will be video clips of the directors pitching and answering Reading Committee questions all in one take. This will ensure that the pitching process is as similar to the usual GM format as possible. The membership will have 48 hours to hear the directors' visions and submit their vote for the final show.

There are a lot of technicalities to sort through during this process, but we want to be sure that we have the best season possible! If you have any questions regarding this process, please feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing your pitches!

General Meeting #4 Recap

Happy Holidays!  Thanks so much to everyone who helped out with Space Cleaning and showed up for our final GM of the semester! We're glad to have seen our best pals before plunging into finals and tumbling out into Winter Break. If you weren't able to make it (we missed you, dude!), we've got you covered. Here's a recap of everything we went over:

BUSTies Voting

BUSTies is our annual awards ceremony at the end of the Spring semester during which the shining stars of the year are given trophies and the seniors of Stage Troupe are roasted to a crisp before they head off into their postgraduate lives. At this GM, the Troupe membership filled out ballots to vote for the actors, techies, and directors who will receive BUSTies at the end of the year. And now we wait...

Spring 2017 Technical Advisor

We can't be more excited to announce that our Technical Advisor for Spring 2017 is going to be Chris Remillard, a dearly loved techstraordinaire who is going to be returning from his National Lampoon's European Vacation in the spring! Our E-Board is entirely confident that Chris is ready to take on and master such a pivotal role in Stage Troupe. Welcome to the team, partner!

Senior Divas Holiday Showcase

We have just one more event before we wrap up: it's time for OB and Stage Troupe's annual Senior Divas Holiday Showcase! Come to the Student Theater this Tuesday, December 13th, at 7PM to see your favorite BUT seniors show off in a fun holiday concert! 

General Meeting #1

I miss Troupe already, and I'm sure you do, too. Worry not—GM1 for the Spring is only a few weeks away! We hope to see you all on Sunday, January 22ndfor our first meeting back. Keep your eyes peeled for a Facebook event and an email reminder with the time and location.

Spring 2017 Auditions

Auditions for the Spring 2017 season will be soon after GM1 on Monday, January 23rd, Tuesday, January 24th, and Wednesday, January 25th! Details of the process will be revealed at the next GM!

Social Media

Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates, reminders, and everything to keep you in the Troupe loop:

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We wish you the best of luck with finals and hope you have a safe and happy holiday! Thank you all for a wonderful season of theatre—your passion and talent have helped Stage Troupe thrive, and we're so excited for another magical season. 

Glad tidings, 

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe
 

Announcement: Stage Troupe Technical Advisor Resignation

Dear Stage Troupe membership, It pains us to say that, due to personal reasons, our lovely Taylor Tessitore has decided to resign from her position as Technical Advisor for the 2016-2017 academic year. Despite these sad circumstances, we're so happy to hear that she is pursuing a fulfilling new opportunity, and we invite her nevertheless to remain an active, truly valued member within Stage Troupe.

We are now accepting applications for the Technical Advisor position for the Spring 2017 semester. If you're interested in taking on this role, please fill out an application and submit it to stage@bu.edu by 11:59PM on Friday, December 9th. Our Vice President, Erin Billings, will review the applications and confer with the rest of the Executive Board to appoint our new TA.

We will present our decision to the membership at our General Meeting on Sunday, December 11th. In addition to BUSTies voting, we'll also ask for a majority vote in favor of the new Technical Advisor. If our potential new TA has 2/3 of the membership’s approval, they will join our E-Board for the following semester. We're excited to see who we'll be taking in as part of our team!

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to a member of the Executive Board or send us an email at stage@bu.edu.

General Meeting #3 Recap

🦃🍂HAPPY NOVEMBER, TROUPIES🍂🦃 A huge thanks to everyone who came out to this month's general meeting! You all played a huge part in deciding the future of Stage Troupe, and I'm so glad to know that our Spring 2017 season will consist of shows that best reflect our membership's interests.

For those of you who couldn't make it, no worries! We're a busy bunch, us BU students, but that doesn't mean we can't all stay informed. So if you missed out on Sunday's GM, or if you want a little refresher, here's your recap:

Spring 2017 Season Announcement

The membership has spoken! By popular vote, the Spring 2017 season has been decided and will be as follows.

Charity Show: God of Carnage Written by Yasmina Reza Directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney

Twelve Angry Jurors  Written by Reginald Rose Directed by Dan Leary

Avenue Q  Written by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx Directed by Ellie Lavelle

Congratulations to our future directors! Here's to a fascinating Spring season!

Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologues Festival

It's nearly time for our Fall 2016 One-Acts & Monologue Festival, which will be on December 9th and 10th at 8PM! The Festival will consist of the One-Act plays listed below as well as a selection of monologues and musical numbers, directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney, respectively.

10 Minutes to Save the World Written by Addy Davies Directed by HwaYoun Kang

Pappia Pia Written by Lauren Casabona Directed by Lauren Casabona and Paulina Ke

Jimmy the Antichrist Written by Keith J. Powell Directed by Brian Rollins

Auditions for our Fall One-Acts & Monologues Festival are THIS Monday and Tuesday, 11/14-15, from 6-10PM. You only have to come to one of these days, and you can show up and audition at any time throughout the 6-10 timeframe. 

If you are auditioning for Pappa Pia, please prepare a 16-32 bars of any song to be performed a cappella. If you are auditioning to perform a monologue or musical number, please come prepared with the selection of your choice (it does not need to be memorized). Otherwise, you do not need to prepare anything else for auditions! 

Please bring one [audition form] for each show you plan to audition for. In order to take part in the Festival, you must have [paid your dues] for the semester.

If you're looking to do anything besides perform on stage in the Festival, you're in luck—tech and producing opportunities abound for everyone! To tech for One-Acts, you may email our Technical Advisor, Taylor Tessitore, at ttess@bu.edu. To produce, you may email our Treasurer, Andy Moeller, at moellera@bu.edu!

Upcoming Shows

Before we plunge into the world of One-Acts, we have one final mainstage for the Fall semester:

Come Back, Little Sheba Directed by Christy George and Taylor Tessitore November 17th, 18th, and 19th at 8PM Buy your tickets and RSVP to the Facebook event!

Miscellaneous Housekeeping

  • Space Cleaning is projected to be on Sunday, December 11th. If you have participated in any show this semester, you must stop by and help us tidy up our build space. Your shows can be nominated for BUSTies only if the cast and crew have put in 40 collective hours of cleaning.
  • General Meeting #4 will also be on Sunday, December 11th! More details are to come, but make sure your calendar is cleared for our last meeting of the semester!
  • If you intend to bring up a concern during a Closed E-Board Meeting, please  be sure to let us know beforehand—send an email to stage@bu.edu so that we know what to expect and so that we may assess your concerns attentively.
  • SENIORS! Our Senior Divas night is going to be on Tuesday, December 13th! Start thinking about a fun lil' ditty to perform for BU student theatre's last evening together before finals and the Winter Break. Also, if you have any ideas for a charity to which to donate our Senior Divas proceeds, shoot an email stage@bu.edu and/or onbrdway@bu.edu!

Social Media

Haven't connected with us on social media yet? Check out the links below to stay in the Troupe loop!
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Visit our website

Whew, you made it to the end of the email! Thanks for bearing with me; so much is going on in Stage Troupe, and you're a real trooper (I'm hilarious) for keeping up with it all. I hope you have a great week of auditions, and I'll see you all at Come Back, Little Sheba this weekend!

And, finally, have a happy Thanksgiving. We on the Stage Troupe E-Board are so incredibly thankful for all of you. We hope you feel like truly loved members of our family, and we wish you a peaceful few weeks ahead. I can say, on behalf of everyone on the E-Board, that we're always around to give you a great big hug if ever you should need one. What with all the hostility swarming around everywhere, we want you to know that you're safe and loved wherever fellow Troupies may be.

Gobble gobble,

Nathan Wilgeroth

Secretary
Boston University Stage Troupe

 

One-Acts and Charity Show and Pitches—OH MY!

There's a whole lot of news swarming around this week, and I'm here to squeeze in another tidbit of information for you. It's time to announce the Charity Show and pitches for the Spring 2017 season as well as the one-act selections for this December's One-Acts & Monologues Festival! To start, here's a list of our Fall One-Acts & Monologues Festival productions:

10 Minutes to Save the World by Addy Davies; directed by HwaYoun Kang

Pappia Pia, written and directed by Lauren Casabona and Paulina Ke

Jimmy the Antichrist by Keith J. Powell; directed by Brian Rollins

We're also extremely excited to announce our Charity Show for the Spring 2017 Season:

God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza; directed by Maggie Skaza and Erin Mc Sweeney

And, finally, here are the shows that will be pitched to the membership at the next General Meeting for the Spring 2017 Mainstage Productions:

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard; proposed by Azanta Thakur

Avenue Q by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez, and Jeff Marx; proposed by Ellie Lavelle

Twelve Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose; proposed by Dan Leary

(EDIT 11/12: The Pillowman is longer going to be pitched for the Spring semester)

Yowza, what a huge load of information! Are you guys psyched? I'm psyched. For next semester, our season will include our Charity Show, two Mainstage Productions, and another One-Acts & Monologues Festival. It will be up to the entire Stage Troupe membership to vote on which of these above pitches will be chosen to take part in the upcoming season.

Please join us for our Third General Meeting on Sunday, November 13th, at 7PM in the Student Theater to hear more details about everything listed above. This meeting is super important, as we'll give you information about how to audition for our Fall One-Acts & Monologues festival, we'll tell you what to expect from Maggie and Erin's upcoming Charity Show, AND you'll get to take part in voting for the Spring's other two Mainstages!

See you there!

BUSTies 2016 Hosts and Fall 2016 Show Order

After seeing the presentations from two extremely impressive BUSTies hosting teams today, we are excited to announce that Alexandra Edwards and Hanna Anderson will be teaming up to host BUSTies 2016! Additionally, we have selected Abby Kass and Faith Reed to be the BUSTies Event Manager and Assistant Event Manager, respectively. Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 28th at 6PM in Photonics Room 906 because this is one night you certainly do not want to miss! Look out for the Facebook event soon!  

Also, we decided the show order for our Fall 2016 season. It is as follows:

The Addams Family, October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd

Stupid F$&king Bird, November 3rd, 4th, and 5th

Come Back Little Sheba, November 17th, 18th, and 19th

 

Have a great night, Troupies, and we'll see you all at our Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues, and Musical Numbers Festival this Friday, April 15th, and Saturday, April 16th, at 8PM in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena!

Fall 2016 Mainstage and Parents Weekend Pitches

Good afternoon, Troupies! Here are the Mainstage and Parents Weekend Show pitches for the upcoming Fall 2016 semester: Mainstage

Come Back Little Sheba by William Inge, proposed by Taylor Tessitore and Christy George

Parents Weekend Show

The Addams Family by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, proposed by co-directors, Lauren Casabona and Paulina Ke, and Music Director Daniel Stocker

As previously decided, we have structured our season to include 1 Parents Weekend Show, 2 mainstage productions, and a One Acts and Monologue Festival (in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena) - a total of 3 major productions - so we have decided to reopen show submissions to allow for further pitches.

The deadline for further mainstage and Parents Weekend Show submissions will be the same as the deadline for One Act submissions and Director of Monologue and Musical Number applications, Wednesday, March 16th at 3PM. Submissions will be due to 111 Cummington (the MCS building) in Room B17. Please contact an Executive Board member or email stage@bu.edu if you have absolutely ANY questions about the pitching process - we would love to chat!

Finally, please join us at our Third General Meeting on Sunday, March 20th to hear pitches from the director hopefuls, cast your vote on our fall season, and nominate candidates for your 2016-2017 Executive Board! Further information on location and time will be released soon. See you there!

Executive Board Notes 11/15/15 and Spring 2016 Season Order

Show Check Ins

  • Really Really
    • Director: Rachel
      • Move-in went well
      • Build week was awesome
    • SM: Erin
      • Still working on a few things with Danny
      • Day started off well with actors
        • Got a little rough but have full confidence that we’ll have a great week
    • TD: Danny
      • Got the set up in an hour and 15 mins
        • High motivation and high energy
        • Bringing coffee to move in was a great idea
      • Staying positive!
    • Producer: Sarah and Andy
      • T-shirts are in
        • Need to go pick them up from FedEx
      • Have a schedule for this week
      • Assistants are great
        • GSU Link will be sent by one of them soon
      • Talked to Erin about actors tweets
        • They are done
      • Trigger warning
        • Edited the previous one
        • It will be done tonight after E-Board approves it
      • Talkback
        • Final call: won’t be facilitated by a third party
          • We’ll be doing it internally
          • Audience will provide questions for the talkback and discussion will be guided by the moderator
  • One Acts
    • Producer: Taylor
      • Making a unified One Acts logo
      • Taking headshots of all of cast and crew
    • TD: Chris
      • Got key for the Space from Jamie
      • Had first tech meeting tonight
        • Not a great turn out, probably due to Really Really move in
      • Can we do a walk through of BUC this week?
        • Yes
    • Monologue Director: Danny
      • Made a schedule through tech week
      • Set soft and hard off book dates
      • Need a couple room for upcoming rehearsals
    • Director: Karen
      • DHD is Assistant Director
      • Had a read through, individual character rehearsals and rehearsal over breakfast

 

E-Board Check Ins

  • President: Michael
    • BU Today video about on Combat will be up on Thursday
      • Karlie will follow up with Jason Kimball this week before it goes out
    • Theater renovations
      • Need to revamp producer booth
      • And other modifications
    • Sent out W;t cast feedback surveys
  • VP: Alison
    • Got rehearsal rooms for One Acts rehearsals
    • Tried to reserve rooms for Spring 2016 auditions
      • Can’t do so yet – we’re in a queue
    • Keys from W;t to Really Really
  • VPSP: Ali
    • Need to call SPS for One Acts
      • To get microphones for musical numbers
      • Might borrow them from somewhere else?
    • One Acts tech week schedule
      • Rehearse Monday through Thursday
      • Will take Friday off to go see OB’s A New Brain
      • Move in on Saturday early with run afterwards and then opening night performance
    • Met with One acts producing team
      • To go through vision
      • Trying to make One Acts more legitimate
    • Talking to directors regularly and checking in
      • They’re at different places in the rehearsal process as of right now
      • Musical numbers haven’t rehearsed yet – they know that they need to get moving and start practicing though
    • Created a One Acts Facebook group for everyone
    • OB pitches might conflict with One Acts
    • Will meet with Danny next week
    • Need to reach out to Chris Kuiken about Senior Divas Concert
  • Treasurer: Brittany
    • Had conversation with One Acts producers
    • DHD is interested in running a producer workshop
      • Corey and Andy said they were interested as well
    • Ticket sales money
      • BUSTies and Skriker money has been disbursed
    • Thinking of ordering more t shirts for next semester
      • Going to gauge interest first
    • Warren posters for next semester are reserved
  • Secretary: Karlie
    • Snapchat geofilters
      • Will work on making them for the three shows and One Acts for next semester
      • Will also make one for the space that says “The Space”
    • Need to invite more people to the Facebook event for Really Really
      • Significantly less people invited compared to the W;t event
  • TA: Jamie
    • New people joined crews for One Acts and Really Really
    • Sent out tech feedback surveys to Seussical and W;t
      • Very helpful
      • Emails were most helpful method of communication
      • Found that tech meetings could be better for assistants
      • Make each head of production aware of their responsibilities during tech week to avoid problems
    • Got an extension on rental from Emerson for OB
      • They will take it back on December 7
    • Fire marshall inspection on Tuesday
      • Cleaned up the space
      • The workshop was a mess - had to remind WM about fire code
    • Need to charge WM $25 for the stage
    • Build in the space this week - buy paint for OB
    • Gave keys out
      • Theater keys to Danny
      • Space Keys to Chris
      • Lighting keys to Marisa
    • Put in a request for Space Cleaning dumpster
    • Need to buy things for the Space
      • Drills
      • Paint things
    • We’ll use our own pipe and drape for One Acts because BUC charges to use theirs

Spring 2016 Season Order

Charity Show, Dog Sees God, Thursday, February 25th – Saturday, February 27th Mainstage #1, The Glass Menagerie, Thursday, March 17th – Saturday, March 19th Mainstage #2, Play it Again, Sam, Thursday, March 31st – Saturday, April 2nd One Acts and Monologue Festival, Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th

Fall 2015 One Acts and Monologue Festival Selections

Hello Troupies! Thank you to all who pitched for this year’s One Acts and Monologue Festival! The number of pitches was overwhelming, and we are so glad to have everyone excited to get involved. We’re proud to announce the chosen works:

Bulbous Bouffant by The Vestibules, directed by Hanna Anderson [epistolary] by Steven Christopher Yockey, directed by Karen Loewy Pity the Fool by D.M. Larson, directed by Bridget Baker Window Husbands by Zoe Enscoe, directed Zoe Enscoe

Congratulations to the directors, and again, thank you to all who pitched! One Acts will be held December 5th and 6th in BU Central and auditions will be held October 26th and 27th from 6PM - 10PM, location TBA. Please come if you are interested in auditioning for any of these plays, a monologue or a song. Feel free to contact any of the One Acts directors or our Vice President of Special Projects, Ali Edwards, if you would like to read the show in advance or have any questions.

Announcement of Staged Reading & Summer Show

Hello Troupies! The executive board, with the assistance of the incoming board, has determined our 2015 summer show and our Fall 2015 staged reading.

The summer show will be This Is Our Youth, by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Emily Prescott.

The staged reading will be The Skriker, by Caryl Churchill, directed by Kyle Tague.

Congratulations! Stay tuned for more information on summer show acting, tech, and producing opportunities.