THEATRE BOOSTER MEETING MINUTES
May 14, 2018
Meeting called to Order: Patty @6:33 pm
Secretary Report: Barbara
President’s Report: Patty – Barbara, seconded by Violetta.
Successful year, Patty thanked each of us for being on the board and we are looking forward to more success next year.
Slate: Patty/Pres, Nicole Andrews (Tahlia) / Vice President, Secretary – Barbara, Treasurer – Violetta (executive board).
Faculty Report: Mr. King – Stressful year, could not have done it without the boosters. Kid’s artistry reached a new level, along with their stress level – they are stronger for it. Record number participated this year – 209 students. Mr. King is requesting a 5th staff member. Mr. O’Brien is leaving us as he agreed to one year only. L
GBN’s 50th year – all theatre programs are on the bulletin board.
Infinite Wrench – 30 plays in 60 minutes – one pizza for entire audience.
Two student directors to help guide actors. Students write from their own perspective – factual.
Hiring a theatre company to assist. Audience picks order, come back second night to see remainder.
Festival consideration: Feathers and Teeth – going creepy…..humorous. Live sound effects. Fight choreographer.
Ordinary People – drama, working closely with school psychologists and admin to make learning a moment. This will be a great opportunity for the kids to talk about mental health and not feel affects.
Marie Antoinette – story of rise and fall, of Marie. Contemporary language will be cleaned up for families. Costume fun! Fight choreographer.
Treasure’s Report: Jennifer – made about 2k on Legally Blonde concessions and 50/50 raffle. Almost 5k, Legally Blonde lights to be deducted. ($4032) We are waiting on test drive fundraiser. 5k to start to 2018-2019 – about average.
Jenn also managed new memberships.
Fundraising: Joe cotton fundraiser, turned out well and Music plus post prom. Approx. $1000/ $3000 max.
Potbelly’s fundraiser will be added, waiting on the check as well. July create budget for next year
And close books.
Concessions: Jennifer – Lisa Oswald chairing concessions and volunteers for next year. Keep sign-up genius and change passwords….students liked Legally Blonde brunch served later but wanted breakfast. IMO, provide both breakfast and lunch items.
Memberships: vacant –
Scholarship: Violetta – will continue next year. Winners this year: Daniel Frusolone and Pooja Chaprak
Web Page: Brenda – Brian Forsner taking over web support. Work with Mr. King, logo’s shows, etc. Domain expires February 2019. How often and frequent are changes? Each play, text changes, announcements, fund raisers, photo share. Brian is going to make the website launch rockets.
Old News: not any from last meeting.
New Business: New committee chairs to bring forward, Lisa Oswald/concessions, Brian Forsner website, Lori Kent/fundraisers, Violetta / scholarships. Lori is going to work with Music boosters to get a feel for food fundraisers. Cartwright needs to know so they can be spread out. Try to get one at the end of each production so flyer can be put into playbill. Summer??? Good idea!
Present Executive board for 2018-2019: Patty/President, Nicole / Vice President, Barbara / Secretary, Violetta/Treasurer.
Nicole can take on memberships. Mr. King requested editing privileges to correct e-mail addresses.
Incoming freshman parent night – last year shared a table. We want to do that again this year. Provide info that theatre is not just about actors but also about stage craft, lighting, and sound.
Next Booster Meeting: Fall 2018-2019
Called to Adjourn: 7:26PM
Attendance: Mr. King, Patty Glade, Violeta Paunova, Lori Kent, Barbara Plese, Brian Forsner, Jenn O’Connell, Nicole Andrews