Meeting Minutes 4-3

JMU shows
·         Spelling Bee in the Studio Theatre
o   April 9-13 at 8pm
o   April 13 at 2pm
o   Spelling Bee needs your help!– Rachel Williams
§  4 volunteers everyday-sign up if interested
·         Romeo and Juliet on the Mainstage
o   April 23-27 at 8pm
o   April 26 at 10am
o   April 28 at 2pm
Outside Shows
  • Hello Dolly! at Schultz Theatre
    • April 12, 13, 19, 20 at 7pm
    • April 14 and 21 at 3pm
    • Tickets $8-10
  • Julius Caesar at Blackfriar’s (ASC)
    • Madison Shakespeare trip TOMORROW
      • Meet at the Forbes circle at 5:55pm
  • 2 actors needed for cruise ship theme dinner on Sept 7– Rachel Wolf
    • Free food
    • Email Rachel Wolf if interested
  • We need 2 Nuts and Bolts reps!
    • April 11 7:30-8:30pm in Taylor 400
    • Talk to Amanda if interested
  • APO Workshops
    • Publicity with George Dippold
      • Tues. April 9 5pm in the Forbes computer lab!
      • If you are on a proposal for next semester, you should go!
    • Psychological Gesture with Mike Swan
      • Thurs. April 11 7pm
      • Method of finding a grounded physicality for your character
      • Location TBA, look out for an email
      • Bring a piece you are working on
·         If you went on a date, your APO member should contact you about going on said date by APRIL 7!
·         Go to the workshops!
  • How was your conference?
  • Make-up workshop with Kati Deyerle on Sunday at 11 a.m.
  There will be a Frisbee game after on the quad, so come!
  • Fundraisers-reimbursement
  O’Neill’s April 24th 5-9 p.m.
  May 1st all day at CiCi’s-word of mouth (no flier needed)
Upcoming Stratford Stuff
  • 2nd annual Freshman Showcase!
    • Saturday the 6th at 8pm in the Wayland Hall Performance Space
    • If you are directing next semester, it is a good opportunity to see fresh faces
  • UVA Players are coming to visit April 13
    • We will have a reception that night so we are looking for donations for food/beverages
    • We are visiting them on April 20th, Festival of Moving Creatures, free tickets to see You Can’t Take it With You-email Amanda if you want to go
    • Sign up if you want to go!
  • Stratford Day!
    • April 21 at 3pm– volunteers for activity stations-sign up!
    • Email or put it on the facebook page with ideas
    • Potluck picnic foods, meet in the Forbes courtyard. Rain location TBD
  • Stratford Field Day
    • Kickball at 2pm on April 27th
    • Other suggestions?
    • Field near South View, TBA
    • Hopefully, faculty will be coming
  • Theatre and Dance Major Awards
    • April 24 at 5pm in the Mainstage
    • Reception to follow in the Scene Shop
  • Stratford Awards Banquet– co-sponsored by APO
    • Monday, April 29th at 7 pm
    • $25 for dinner, trophies, event fees, faculty, etc.
    • We will vote on categories next meeting and release nominees before the banquet
    • Dress is semi-formal and you may bring a date
    • Commit to attending by next meeting
    • Cameron will be taking money next meeting
    • Tell people to email if they are not in Stratford but want to attend!
    • Sign-up if you want to go!!!!!
Constitution Ratification
·         We ratified the Constitution
Relay for Life-Rachel Jones and Alex Towers
Potential class bonding
Potential Show Choir interest meeting-Monday April 22nd at 7:30 in room 142 in the music building
Next Meeting-Officer elections
·         If you are interested in running, come with a statement of interest
·         Active members can vote
Email announcements to BEFORE meeting

Meeting Minutes 2/27

Meeting Minutes 2/27
·         Shows!
o   Gruesome Playground Injuries! TONIGHT 8pm
o   UVA Players exchange– they come 4/13-14, we go 4/20-21 and see You Can’t Take it With You and the Festival of Moving Creatures
§  Email Stratford if you are interested and you didn’t sign up
o   Niko is hosting a staged reading of a new children’s musical.
§  Contact him if interested
·         Field trips
o   UVA Players exchange– they come 4/13-14, we go 4/20-21 and see You Can’t Take it With You and the Festival of Moving Creatures
·         Community Service
o   Funny Freakin’ Friday– March 15
o   We provide advertising for event, they let us advertise our upcoming shows at the event
o   SPJ– Sean Byrne? Any new info?
o   5K Walk/Run for Autism– Sat April 6– team leader Aimee Lane
§  Let Aimee know via facebook
o   Mortar Board bookshelves update
·         Dolley Award  Nominations due 5pm March 18
o   You could nominate Stratford, or whatever…
o — see Amanda if you need further access. More detailed descriptions on the website.
o   Emerging Organization (new organizations)
o   Outstanding Student Organization
o   Outstanding Program/Event
o   The President’s Award for Alcohol-Alternative Programming
o   Emerging Leader (freshman/sophomore)
o   The Carrier Award for Outstanding Personal Pursuit of Leadership Development
o   The Taylor Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Club or Organization
o   Pay It Forward Award
o   The Coca-Cola Scholarship Award for Substance Abuse Awareness 
o   The Hall Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award
o   The Bluestone Award for Outstanding Advising
·         APO
o   Workshops-email Amanda
·         USITT
o   Thanks for coming to Franco’s
·         Play-readers
o   Cameron will email about meeting
o   Sign up if interested
·         Play-writers
o   Frannie will let us know
·         Proposals
o   Shane Dreher-Dark Plays or Stories for Boys
o   Ricky Drummond-Godspell
o   Steve Einhorn-A Midsummer Night’s Dream
o   Lina Lee-Pretty Theft
o   Frannie Nejako-Doctor Faustus
o   Whitney Trevillian-Peter Pan
o   Email proposals to Stratford in pdf and word doc
o   Read proposals by meeting after break
·         Constitution Ratifications
o   We had a quorum!
o   Article III was passed
o   Article IV-officers was passed
§  A. President-Passed
§  B. Vice-President-Passed
§  C. Secretary-Passed
·         Moved to replace “facebook” with “social networking”-passed
§  Historian-Passed
·         Moved to adding physical AND digital copy of show publicity-passed
o   Two copies-one digital and one physical
·         Moved to add that the historian should confer with the director of each production about how to obtain production photos-passed
§  Social Chair-Passed
·         Moved to change “facebook” to “social media”-passed
·         Moved to strike winter semi-formal and spring formal (B.)-passed
·         Moved to strike the word “sober” from letter E.-passed
§  F. Freshman Coordinator-Passed
§  G. Website/Social Media Chair-Passed
·         Moved to change “facebook” to “social media”
§  Removal of officers
·         Moved to add a section about rules to impeachment-passed
·         We will finish ratifying the remainder of the constitution to another time

What’s For Dinner?

Meeting Tonight!

There is a meeting today at 5pm in room 2240! Lots of important stuff to go over, including more info on the proposal process! Remember you must have attended at least 3 meetings including the Q+A on March 13 in order to vote. If you haven’t attended any, it’s not too late! Today can be your first 🙂

Stratford Tshirt Voting!





Opportunities this week!

Hey guys! Some cool opportunities are coming up this week! 

Visiting Alumni Megan and Emily’s schedule
Monday, January 28: 10:00 – 10:50am Senior Seminar

11:15 – 12:05pm The Business End of Administration and Management. Actors working with managers and agents. Studio Theatre.

12:25 – 2:15pm The Journey from a Performer with a Live Theatre Background to the Television Industry. Studio Theatre.

3:30 – 5:00pm Audition Masterclass. Open to ALL students in room 2240. Bring material.

5:15 – 6:30pm Open session with students about the transition from JMU student to working professional in performance and other fields in room 1201.

Tuesday, January 29: 8:30am- 10am Farewell Breakfast. Bagels and coffee will be provided in the Green Room.

Special Lecture at UVA with Ken Ludwig (playwright of Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You and others)! Friday at 4pm. We will leave JMU at 2:45 and should be back at 6. 

UVA Staged Reading of Ken Ludwig’s Revenge of the Tenor Saturday at 1pm. Leaving probably around noon and expected to be back around 5pm.

Message Amanda about attending either of the Ken Ludwig events.

Meeting Minutes 1/23/13

-Cabaret/Freshman Showcase-The week after Spring Break
-Stratford Day-21st of April
-Safari Park-weekend of April 6-7
-Faculty-Stratford Kickball Tournament-April 29th at 5:30 p.m.-tentative
-Stratford Banquet-May 2nd-Thursday of Exam Week
-Two Alumni-This Sunday
            -TV Actor, the other her agent-Megan Tusing and Emily Gipson
            -Sarah Ryland and Amanda Herman will send an email out
            -Sunday Afternoon-willing to watch monologues, look at resumes, ask questions
                        -Acting Lab
                        -6:00 p.m.-E-hall dinner
            -11:15-Emily will do a workshop on business side of TV acting-Studio Theatre
            -12:25-Megan will talk about TV acting-Studio Theatre
            -3:30-5:00-Kate’s auditioning class, anyone is welcome
            -5:15-6:30-Open panel
-Tuesday Morning-8:30-10:00 a.m. farewell breakfast
-Please come to any and all workshops you are interested in.
-Sign-Up sheet is on the callboard
-Jessica will send an email about Constitution revisions
-New Attendance Policy-If you are present at 3 of the next 5 meetings to be able to vote on proposals, and the majority of the meetings this semester to be able to vote on officers at the end of the year
-T-shirts-ideas due February 6th-bring a tangible picture to the meeting
-We will possibly be re-ordering the “Keep Calm and Live in Forbes”
-APO shirts from last semester-next meeting there will be pictures and sign up, or email Amanda
Assistant Historian-responsible for taking pictures, collecting programs and posters, and creating a Stratford Scrapbook
            -Elected: Rudi Ulmer
-Synetic Trip-The Tempest-February 21st to March 24th-Sign up if interested
-Sylvia-light board op, sound board op, three crew members-you would need to be available for the next two weeks
-Equus-Three alumni are a part of it-January 31st through February 24th-Talk to Towers if interested
-ASC shows-email Rachel Novi
-USITT-Tomorrow at 5:00 in Computer lab-meeting for those going to conference
            – trying to have a fundraiser night at a local restaurant
            -email if you have any ideas and suggestions for
            -will post calendar of events soon
            -workshops for interviews, resumes, portfolios with faculty-tentative date-February 17th, sign-up if interested
            -letter to the department from the students-post mortem of the year
            -Cameron will talk to Terry about getting internet in the building
-Next meeting will be February 6th