Spring Has Sprung!
Hello, Troupies! We're excited to announce the pitch for the third slot in the Spring 2017 season! By the close of yesterday's deadline, we received a pitch for:
The Fantasticks Book and Lyrics by Tom Jones; Music by Harvey Schmidt Director: Ellie Lavelle Music Director: James Robson
Thank you, Ellie and James, for your pitch! The Reading Committee will be taking a look at the show, and then the membership will submit their votes later next week!
If you would like to see the pitch for The Fantasticks, you may read it here. Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for an online form on which the creative team will answer their questions via single-take video clips. We will provide access to the form on Wednesday, December 28th, and the membership will have 48 hours to submit their votes.
Again, thank you all so much for your patience with this transitional period. Regardless, we are thrilled to see what this creative team has to present for their pitch! Enjoy the beginning of your winter breaks, everyone, and safe travels to all!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To produce, you may email our Treasurer, Andy Moeller, at email@example.com!
Before we plunge into the world of One-Acts, we have one final mainstage for the Fall semester:
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org!
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.
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!
Thank you to all who pitched for this year’s One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival! We’re proud to announce the chosen works: Controlling Interest, by Wayne S. Rawley, directed by Brittany Kamson and Eli Saracino
Post-Its (Notes on Marriage), by Paul Dooley and Winnie Holzman, directed by Emma Cheevers
Dr. Horrible's Sing-along Blog, by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Zack Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, directed by Zoe Enscoe and musically directed by Danielle Hope Diamond
One Acts will be held Friday, April 15th and Saturday, April 16th in the Student Theater at Agganis Arena and auditions will be held Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 23rd from 6PM – 10PM, in SOC B63. 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, Danny Ehrenpreis, if you would like to read the show in advance or have any questions.
Good evening, Troupies! Here are the Spring 2016 One Acts, Monologues and Musical Numbers Festival pitches: “Post-its (Notes on a Marriage)” proposed by Emma Cheevers “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” proposed by Zoe Enscoe and Danielle Hope Diamond “Controlling Interest” proposed by Brittany Kamson and Eli Saracino
Here is the pitch for Summer Show 2016:
“Finding the Sun” by Edward Albee, proposed by Joe McLaughlin
Additionally, we have chosen Karen Loewy to be the Director of the Monologues and Musical Numbers for the Spring 2016 One Acts and Monologue Festival.
Again, please join us for our Third General Meeting of the semester this Sunday, March 20th at 7PM in CAS 316 to vote for our Fall 2016 Mainstage Season and nominate members for the 2016-2017 Executive Board. See you all there!
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 email@example.com 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!
Good afternoon, Troupies! Here are the Mainstage and Charity Show pitches for the upcoming Spring 2016 semester: Mainstages
Come Back Little Sheba by William Inge, proposed by Taylor Tessitore and Christy George The Tragedy of MacBeth by William Shakespeare, proposed by Abby Kass The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, proposed by Bridget Baker The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, proposed by Victor Kholod Play it Again, Sam by Woody Allen, proposed by Daniella Seidl*
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal, proposed by Karen Loewy
Please join us at our Third General Meeting on November 1st at 7PM in The Student Theater at Agganis Arena to hear pitches from the director hopefuls, cast your vote on our spring season and elect a new Vice President of Special Projects! See you there!
*Due to extenuating personal circumstances, the Executive Board has granted Daniella Seidl an extension to pitch a mainstage production