October 14, 2011
Synopsis of Oct 12 Board Meeting
Feedback from the cast, crew and audience members for LOST IN YONKERS was resoundingly positive. Everyone agreed that Stacie Robbins’s direction had elevated the level of professionalism of the production, and the board received comments from audience members that they would like to see her do another show in Casper in the future. Stage Manager, Jamie Day; Lights technician, Katelynd Faler, and Assistant to the Director, Nathan Brown, were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the show’s success, and chosen to be the “Volunteers You Should Know” for this quarter.
Auditions were finishing up for THE TRIAL OF EBENEZER SCROOGE, and Director Todd von Gunten said all was going well. He introduced Assistant Director Bonnie Hedlund, and said there may be candidates for and a stage manager, and tech. Susan Terry volunteered to act as producer for the show.
Douglas Garland and Bill Conte, from Casper College, have expressed interest in doing a co-production with the college next season, and copies of David Mamet’s OLEANA were given to the board for consideration. Per Tricia Lovelace, Douglas is also interested in directing the musical THE ASSASSINS in future, if the board would like to do a musical.
John Janski has installed a new phone system in three locations. Since the phone line is now wired separately from the current splitter, it will no longer be necessary to unplug the phone during performances, and miss possible calls. The line will simply be busy while doing credit card transactions, then available again once the charge has gone through.
The board agreed that the choice of a play to replace THE DRESSER must be finalized quickly. Tom Empey had provided a list of plays for consideration, and is currently out of the country. The play committee will contact Pat Greiner, and/or Bob Price and Jeff Steele, for further information. The board would still like to do THE DRESSER in another season, and plans to apply for the royalty rights again, well in advance.
The window repair for the prop room had been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct 12. We do not have a fixed date yet for the new marquee, but Anderson Signs will update us soon.
The City of Casper has granted Stage III a grant of $416, to be used specifically for statewide advertising for this summer’s Renaissance Festival.
The board will query the membership about possible Christmas caroling at a local nursing home. If there appears to be enough interest, the project can be organized.