Pittsfield Players Board Meeting
Present at the start of the meeting were TJ Rand, Maye Hart, Jan Pinard, and Meggin Dail. A quorum was called and the meeting was called to order at 7:05.
The Secretary's Report from the last meeting on October 18,2004 was accepted as written.
The Treasurer's Report that Mo had mailed to the Board was accepted as delivered.
In Old Business -
There was no report on Competition, 2005.
Maye Hart reported that all was going terrifically with the King and I Jr. There was discussion about tickets and who would print them. It was agreed that Maye would contact Mo and see if she would make tickets. They will be $8 each. Maye mentioned the need for rugs on stage for the show and Meggin said she will check with Wolfeboro about floor covering.
Mo Demers was not there to report on The Abduction, but Meggin reported that s they are in need of a set construction crew. She also said that Mo is pleased with her cast and thinks they will be more than ready. Meggin is looking to put together a set crew and the set design is done, and it's simple. They were planning on using pieces from 1776, but other things as well and the set may not have to be a hard build. Jenna King is the costumer and they will be doing costumes on January 30, and then TJ will do head shots. Jan asked to be contacted about the costumes and it was agreed that If no one touched base with Jan before the costume date, Jan should contact Jenna or Mo.
Meggin reported progress with Private Lives and announced that audition dates will be Monday and Tuesday, March 14 and 15, at 7 pm. Tentative Show dates are April 29, 30, May 1, May 6 and 7. The rehearsal schedule may be rather unstructured to make it more conducive to Meggin's schedule once the baby is born. Scripts will be ordered soon.
Encore 2005 - TJ reported that director Dee Dee Pitcher will be taking a one year sabbatical for the upcoming season. There was a discussion about who might direct Encore and whether or not to put Vicki Skoog's proposed show, I Love You, You're Perfect in that slot for Steele Hill. We discussed the fact that Mo had withdrawn her proposal, and Meggin questioned whether we should put it out for proposal. A brief discussion ensued, and the Board decided that TJ would contact Vicki Skoog about doing Steele Hill with I Love You You're Perfect.
Annie - Maye reported that Jim Hart has been asked to do set design. She's still looking for stage manager, producer, etc, but said that she would attack the project once King and I jr. was finished.
In Show Reviews -
It was agreed that Not On This Night, out Christmas show, went well,
except for the drunken audience members at the matinee. We agreed that
bringing in this show was a good idea and that it worked out well. The
Board thanked Meggin for taking the lead on the arrangements and acting
as liaison for the show.
In New Business -
We discussed reserved tickets and agreed that all shows will be reserved, including the Children's Show.
Meggin reminded us that Season Tickets are sold up to the first show
of the year. She had 20 printed this year and there are 2 left.
We then discussed the 2006 season and selecting shows that would make
the most money. We also talked about doing a summer show in the theater.
In addition, we talked again about getting good people involved in out
shows, who are responsible. We agreed that other groups also have the
In LCHIP News - Maye reported that they need the check that we owe them for $265, and that she would make sure Mo got that out. She also reported that they have hired someone to do the Baseline report, so we are off the hook for the other items we haven't sent them, as their employee will contact us to help her complete the information. Maye said she will call will call Cheryl Carlson and get everything straightened out.
Maye reported that Encore Dance Troup would like to have their recital
at the Scenic on May 21th. Meggin's set strike is on on May 14th, and
it was agreed that we could set the stage then for the Encore Dance
Next meeting date - Wednesday, February 16th. Maye Hart's House.