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Wed-Sat 3:30pm - 6:30pm

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Committees

Enjoy the thrill of the theatre.
Join one of our committees to fully experience it! 

The Committees are:

Audience Development, Awards, Building, Children's Theatre, Costumes, Director Recommendation, Film Series, Finance, Fundraising, Graphic Design, House, Lighting Design, Mailing, Marketing & Publicity, Membership, Membership Entertainment, Nominating, Play Recommendation, Policy, Pre-Production, Programs/Program Advertising/Collating, Props, Safety, Set Design & Construction, Social Committee, Sound, and Special Events.
Other important jobs: Member Phone Tree, Photography.

Committee, Descriptions, and Chairpersons:

Audience Development
Description: Orders tickets for each production. Responsible for analyzing attendance records provided by Treasurer and recommending to Board ways to improve attendance. Coordinate with Marketing/Publicity.

  • Subcommittee/ Season Tickets: Responsible for promoting season subscriptions through brouchure development, printing and distributing brouchure, season tickets and providing a current list of subscribers to the box office.
     

  • Subcommittee/ Group Sales: Responsible for promoting group sales to organizations, arranging for special performances with producers when necessary. When group attendance is planned, the committee arranges for hosts/hostesses to greet them. Orders tickets for each production.

Chairperson: TBA

Telephone:

Email:


Awards 
Description: Organizes and oversees membership voting on each production. Tabulates end-of season votes. Orders awards and verifies names for engraving. Coordinates awards portion of Annual TP Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet. (presenters, entertainment, etc.).
Chairperson: Shirley Churgin
Telephone: 310-459-0957
Email: wchurgin@verizon.net


Building 
Description: Chair is VP of Building Operations. Budgets annual costs for running of facility. Budgets, schedules and coordinates building maintenance, repair and renovation. Obtains bids for facility upkeep (outside labor) and major and minor improvements. Maintains and updates building use calendar and Master Calendar. Invoices outside users.
Chairperson: Cynthia Wright-Banks
Telephone: 310-470-0491
Email: wbfilms@aol.com
 

Children's Theatre 
Description: Coordinates and supervises TP Kids theatre program. Works along side parents of TP Kids in backstage and behind-the-scene roles in support of an annual musical production featuring the kids in the TP Kids program. 
Chairperson: Elisa Varela
Telephone: 
Email: 
 

Costumes 
Description: Recruits and works with designers chosen to costume 5 major productions, plus assist on costumes for Kids, Teens, and Membership shows. Sewing, tailoring and altering costumes. Assist with pick-up/ delivery of costume rentals, laundry and dry cleaning. Maintain the Costume inventory and shop equipment.
Chairperson: Joyce Gayle Smith, Asst Chair: Sherman Wayne
Telephone:
Email:
 

Director Recommendation 
Description: Recommends potential directors to the Board for confirmation. Attends TP Membership Shows as well as other director showcases to become familiar with candidates' work. Reads upcoming play & holds interviews of directing candidates. 
Chairperson: Sherman Wayne
Telephone: 
Email: 
 

Film Series 
Description: Intriguing documentaries, innovative short films, and the best of independent film are presented on an irregular schedule, based on availability. Committee members seek out filmmakers looking for venues for their films and help to coordinate the screenings. 
Chairperson: Bob Sharka 
Telephone: 310-459-7073
Email: bob.sharka@ngc.com
 

Finance 
Description: Distributes budget forms, historical data then collects budget submissions from each committee chair. Assembles and reviews the line-by-line budget (income vs expense), taking in account past budgets, actual spending, and current budget requests for both administration and production costs. Presents a balanced budget to the Board for approval. Prepares Federal and State Tax Returns. Audits books on a quarterly basis.
Chairperson: Cynthia Wright-Banks
Telephone: 310-470-0491
Email: wbfilms@aol.com
 

Fundraising 
Description: Supports ongoing efforts to raise funds for capital improvement and the theatre's Endowment Fund. Members of the committee assist in house management of fundraising events such as benefit concerts and performances. 
Chairperson: Eva Holberg 
Telephone: 310-454-8040
Email:
 

Graphic Design 
Description: Responsible for recruiting designers to design the poster & flyers for each production. Also assists with artwork, signs, and other graphic presentations for productions & special events. 
Chairperson: Manfred Hofer 
Telephone: 310-268-1535
Email: blackferret@earthlink.net 
 

House 
Description: Responsible for front-of-the-house operations, including recruiting and scheduling House Managers. Arranges for re-stocking of perishable supplies for lobby hospitality and maintenance of appliances. Members of the committee serve as hospitality & ticket takers at scheduled performances. 
Chairperson: Pat Perkins 
Telephone: 310-399-7455
Email:
 

Lighting Design 
Description: Responsible for light design on each production. Recruits and assists designers in hanging and focusing lights. Maintains lighting board and instruments, cables, etc. 
Chairperson: Andy Frew 
Telephone: 310-459-4061
Email: afrew@gte.net
 

Mailing 
Description: Responsible for all theatre mailings. Maintains updated lists of members, subscribers, and general audience. Prepares mailing labels for each mailing (newsletter, brochure, rosters, etc.). Folds, labels, stamps and sorts for mailing. Maintains post office accounts. 
Chairperson: Sigrid Hofer 
Telephone: 310-454-1705
Email: 
 

Marketing & Publicity* 
* Marketing Committee
Description: Seeks opportunities to promote the theatre/shows by arranging cast appearances at civic groups or other community events. Follows up on possible group sales and special performances. Researches target audience and maintains data on existing audience and members attending performances.
Chairperson: Jaimie Keppel
Telephone: 310-486-8787
Email: jjpinla@yahoo.com
 

* Publicity Committee
Description: Responsible for writing, sending and following up on press releases regarding the individual shows and special theater events. Provides photos and cast information to newspapers and other media.
Chairperson: Martha Hunter
Telephone: 310-454-1518
Email: martushka110@aol.com

*Sub Committee: Photography
Chairman: Sean Spence
Telephone: 818- 636-5446
Email: redcab@sbcglobal.net
 

Membership 
Description: Keeps membership rolls and dues collections to date. Assists members in contacting committee heads and production staff on shows. Produces a periodic newsletter of member news and events. Promotes membership involvement.
Chairperson: Sigfrid Hofer
Telephone: 310-454-1705
Email:


Membership Entertainment 

Description: Seeks out and arranges production of entertainment for the quarterly membership meeting. Focus is on showcasing directors who wish to work at Theatre Palisades and on offering Theatre Palisades members an opportunity to act in One Act Plays. original works, or abridged plays. Membership Entertainment committee also assists the Award Committee in providing entertainment at the annual party. 
Chairperson: Sherry Coon
Telephone: 310-573-1225
Email: scoon@1800dentist.com

**Subcommittee: Membership Phone Tree
Description: Calls members with reminders of upcoming theatre events, including opening nights, membership meets and shows, and special events.
Chairperson: Dorothy Tunis
Telephone: 310-454-4056
Email:


Nominating 

Description: Prepares list of potential Board members and committee heads. Contacts nominees regarding their acceptance and their preference of committee to chair. Sends out bios of Board nominees to general membership 30 days prior to election. Counts ballots and announces results at midsummer party. Meets to nominate candidate to fill vacated spots during the year.
Chairperson: TBA
Telephone:
Email :


Play Recommendation 

Description: Reads plays suggested by the committee and general theater membership. Evaluates plays for availability, audience appeal, and production feasibility. Presents a slate of plays, including back-up shows, to the Board for approval. 
Chairperson:  Gail Matthius
Telephone: 
Email: gailenemw@aol.com


Policy
 
Description: Maintains updated summary of Theatre policy. Reviews proposed changes in policy and by-laws. 
Chairperson: Eva Holberg
Telephone: 310-454-8040
Email: DeHolberg@aol.com


Pre-Production 

Description: Responsible for obtaining performance rights and arranging for royalty payments. Assists Directors in running the in the audition process. Distributes scripts to crew and cast members.
Chairperson: Ray Dannis  
Telephone: 310-399-1961
Email:

Programs/Program Advertising/Collating
* Program Advertising
Description: Responsible for selling program ads, collecting copy/graphics and delivering to Programs for publication. Sends copy of program and comps to buyer each show.
Chairperson: Eva Holberg
Telephone: 310-454-8040
Email: DeHolberg@aol.com

*Programs
Description: Responsible for graphic layout, final editing, and delivery of each play's program to the printer.
Chairperson: Andy Frew / Manfred Hofer
Telephone: 310-459-4061
Email: afrew@gte.net
**Sub Committee: Program Collating
Description: Committee meets on a morning in the week prior to opening to collate, staple and prepare programs for each play.
Chairperson: TBA
Telephone:
Email:
 

Props 
Description: Responsible for recruiting propmaster for all productions. Works with director to creates prop list for each play. Assists in building, borrowing, and purchasing props and prop supplies. Assists stage manager in creating property plot for backstage. Provides prop running crew as needed. Maintains stock of props. 
Chairperson: TBA
Telephone: 
Email:


Safety 

Description: Committee reviews and addresses safety concerns in and around the theater. Conducts regular checks of aisle lights, exit signs, storage areas, etc. Makes/arranges for repairs or maintenance. Reports regularly to Board on Safety issues. 
Chairperson: Shirley Churgin, Sherman Wayne, Cynthia Wright Banks
Telephone: 310-370-9060
Email: swayne8051@aol.com
 

Set Design & Construction 
Description: Responsible for recruiting and providing set designers for each play. Works with Construction Foreman to get set construction and painting crews. Maintains inventory of flats, set pieces, and furniture. 
Chairperson: Sherman Wayne 
Telephone: 310-370-9060
Email: swayne8051@aol.com


Social Committee
 
Description: Responsible for planning and organizing annual summer party for membership, including a catered awards banquet. Arranges Opening Night Party for each of the five main stage shows. Committee members are responsible for invitation, mailing, catering, decoration, entertainment, clean-up. 
Chairperson: Isabel Kayser 
Telephone: 310-454-5470
Email izzyk@earthlink.net


Sound 

Description: Responsible for recruiting and providing sound designers for each play. Maintains sound equipment, makes purchases and repairs to equipment as needed. 
Chairperson: William Prachar 
Telephone: 310-459-2505
Email: williampracher@verizon.net


Special Events 

Description: Plans and carries out special community-related events, such TP's entry in the Pacific Palisades annual Fourth of July parade. 
Chairperson: Andy Frew
Telephone: 310-459-4061
Email: afrew@gte.net
 

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