December 21, 2011
Synopsis of Dec 12 Board Meeting
Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge update: Audience levels have been high, even with the additional benefit performance. A few comments had been received about lighting, and that it was hard to hear in the east end, but overall audiences really seemed to be enjoying the show. An additional 100 programs were ordered to cover the remaining performances.
Auditions were beginning for Family Ties and Little White Lies. Director Susan Terry announced that there would be understudies for many parts, allowing more children to participate. Katelynd Faler will be Stage Manager, assisted by Fay DeFrank, Bonnie Hedlund will be artistic consultant, Kate Kierzkowski acting coach, and Sharon Berry producer.
Upcoming Events: Plans are in progress for a January workshop hosted by Serve Wyoming, on how to expand volunteer participation. The popular Chocolate Event will be held February 11th.
The Renaissance Fest: The contract has been signed, George Taylor has agreed to direct an undetermined play, archery demonstrations will be given, and Holly is still checking with an equestrian team about possible displays of jousting. Many volunteers are needed to make costumes, and be involved in setup and cleanup. Food preparation is still being determined. A tentative planning meeting is scheduled for January 4th.
Five Year Plan: Some desired building improvements were discussed, but tabled until we can have an electrical assessment done. The Plan calls for a possible Facilities Manager in future, but it was decided to discuss using volunteers for some of the facilities work, as part of the Serve Wyoming workshop, before any action is taken.
The Five Year Plan also includes a need for developing more youth opportunities. Travis Hetlund, of Roosevelt High School, had already expressed a desire to involve his students at Stage III. Unable to attend, he will present his ideas at a later date, but the board expressed approval of the idea.
Per Katie Peters, the Actor’s Club still needs more participants in order to work on more interesting projects, and having specific goals to work toward was discussed, as a way to increase interest.
A technical workshop on Lighting Design was announced for December 17th, led by Dawn Anderson-Coates and Eric Coates.
Tom Empey had provided the board with a list of five plays he would be interested in directing, to replace The Dresser. These included House of Blue Leaves, A Doll’s House, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. The board agreed to move ahead with whatever Tom’s choice would be.