Fall 2016

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

Boston University Stage Troupe


Fall 2016 Callbacks List

I know, I know. You’re gonna ⌘F your name and skip past this lil’ blurb. That’s cool—just make sure you scroll back up and read this once you’re done! Did you get a callback? If so, congrats! Callbacks will be Thursday, 9/15, from 5:30PM – 10:00PM in CAS 312. You’re expected to arrive at 5:30 and stay for the entirety of the auditions.

If you have a conflict or decide to drop a callback, 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. 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!

Our deepest condolences go out to those who were not called back. This moment blows, but there are still plenty of fantastic ways you can get involved with Stage Troupe. First and foremost, you can come tech for us! Join us at our Tech Meeting, which will take place on Saturday, 9/17, at 1:00PM in our build space. You do NOT need to have any experience with tech in order to join our crews! Opportunities abound for both newbies and connoisseurs alike!

If you’re still really aching to put yourself up onstage, keep in touch with us so that you can stay up-to-date about our One-Acts and Monologues Festival in December.

We were so happy to see all of you at auditions this week, and we’d love to see each and every one of you throughout our Fall season! (And, of course, BREAK LEGS to those who were called back!)

The Addams Family Musical:

Gwyneth Codd

Evan Creedon

Becca DeGregorio

Danielle Hope Diamond

Cassidy Donohue

Connor Gallacher

Sebastian Gallego

Dylan Herina

Kaitlyn Jones

Tori Jones

HwaYoun Kang

Ryan Kelly

Annalies Kleyheeg

Ellie Lavelle

Esiri Madagwa Jr.

Marcella Mazzenga

Jamey Miller

Andy Moeller

David Murauskas

Jenna Perlman

Elliot Pope

Eric Prochnow

James Robson

Faith Reed

Julia Rowley

Linda Seminario

Maggie Skaza

Rachel Smith

Sarah Sosland

Alex Wodsworth

Nathan Wilgeroth


Stupid F%&king Bird:

Hanna Anderson

Kendall Beach

Gwyneth Codd

Meaghan Collins

Evan Creedon

Jordan DeFilippo

Becca DeGregorio

Danielle Hope Diamond

Samantha Dooley

Mary Kate Heagerty

Kaitlyn Jones

John Kinde

Keira Leventhal

John Libby

Liam McParland

Idine Mousavi

Tori Mueller

Brandon Musick

Emma Parkinson

Zachary Prescott

Eli Saracino

Sarah Sosland

Nick Staffaroni

Olivia Wiles

Nathan Wilgeroth

Emily Zisko


Come Back, Little Sheba:

Meaghan Collins

Becca DeGregorio

Kaitlyn Jones

HwaYoun Kang

Ryan Kelly

Chris Kuiken

Ellie Lavelle

Lauren Linn

Marcella Mazzenga

Bradley Noble

Roberto Nunes

Sophia Pouzyrev

Alba Romero

Kailen Santos

Eli Saracino

Sarah Sosland

Nick Staffaroni

Maria Elisa Vallejo

Emily Zisko