29 July 2011

Fundraising, End of July update

Still only 4 sponsorships in hand, but when I return to campus on Monday, we might find Sheila Johnson has envelopes full of money :)  We actually DO have verbal commitments from two donors: one a repeat from last year, one a new donor. Taken also with the pledged monies from the FB group, we could have yet another (The Georges of Wedding Singer pledged enough to but one ticket block).

It is important we get some more money soon enough to make The Fantasticks deposit in early August, rather than waiting for ATTWN door receipts to come in.

11 July 2011

Fundraising, Mid July Update

Anemic... nothing new to report. A total of 4 ticket sponsorships from 2 donors is all we have... only *cough* 78 to go! We do have a verbal commitment for a repeat donor from last year.

If you know people, get them involved!! If you know a donor from last year, ask them to renew their contribution!

I will be out of town from this Friday thru until the 27th. I will still have online access, so if you have fundraising questions or news, comment here or at FB

03 July 2011

Our Social Media Presence

We are alive and well at http://www.facebook.com/BlackTornadoTheater

That page will include posts about each production and fundraising efforts will echo there as well as here. It has a shorter version of our 2011/12 season info up and links to our ticketing site, as well as back to here. Target : get everyone who sees a show in 2011/12 to 'like' the page and take at least a semi-active role in the continuing success of the program as we go forward (from audience member or word of mouth advertiser, to donor of some stripe).

We also have a group over there that is intended for troupe members and is a little more 'inside baseball', though it is visible to all.

02 July 2011

"Compleat Wrks" Audition Info!

Here is the information for those of you interested in auditioning for The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)...
You need to have two short monologues prepared:
  • One 30 second to 1 minute comedic monologue
  • One 30 second to 1 minute Shakespeare monologue
Here's a clue to do well in this show... Don't stand and recite. Get into it! Also be prepared to act with a person next to you to act as a "partner". Castmates in this show are constantly playing off one another.

This show's rehearsals will be running about the same time as The Fantasticks and will be performing about a month after it shows... (Just something to keep in mind. The show's actual dates will be December 2nd and January 26th... And we'll see if other opportunities pop up... ;)

One more thing... This show has a cast of 3 people... Considering the small size, I STRONGLY SUGGEST that you be enrolled in the Production and Rehearsal class... A lot would be able to get done and cut down immensely on rehearsal time after school hours... If all 3 are in the class, the whole show could probably get rehearsed just in those blocks... Which would be really nice for those that have jobs, other classes, or over achieve in silly things like sports or band!

Feel free to ask questions! The audition sheet will go up soon after school starts! Audition! Tell your friends! (I need more !!!!!!!!'s....) It's going to be a blast! Thank you :)

~ Kayla Jackson =)

Support Theater in the Schools

whenever and however you can. Apparently McKay is next up on the possible chopping block... my understanding is Canby is already cut. Keep an eye on groups thoughout the state bye using facebook and whatever friendships you've cultivated. If anything is looming, we need to step up however we can to support... visibility, message, whatever. Keeping a program alive may be difficult, but it is easier than resurrecting one!