Theatre Palisades 2012

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The Committees are:

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT NOMINATING
AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY
BUILDING/CALENDAR/MAINTENANCE PLAY RECOMMENDATION
COSTUMES POLICY
DIRECTOR RECOMMENDATION PRE-PRODUCTION
FINANCE PROPS
FUNDRAISING SAFETY
GRAPHIC DESIGN SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
HOUSE SOCIAL
LIGHTING DESIGN SOUND
MAILING SPECIAL EVENTS
MEMBERSHIP THEATRE PALISADES YOUTH

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT

Chairperson: Brett Chapin brett@brettchapin.com

Description: Responsible for analyzing attendance records provided by Treasurer and recommending to Board ways to improve attendance. Coordinates sub-committees.

Subcommittee - Group Sales

Chairperson: Brett Chapin Email: brett@brettchapin.com

Responsible for promoting group sales to organizations and arranging for special performances with producers when necessary. When group attendance is planned, the committee arranges for hosts/hostesses to greet them.

Subcommittee - Marketing

Chairperson: Brett Chapin Email: brett@brettchapin.com

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.

Subcommittee - Publicity

Chairperson: Pam Sommer Email: playwright6@yahoo.com

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.

Subcommittee - Season Subscriptions

Chairperson:  Pat Perkins Email: perkinspd@earthlink.net

Responsible for promoting season subscriptions, guides development, printing and distribution of season brochure, tracks season ticket subscribers, provides a current list of subscribers to the box office.

Subcommittee - Website

Chairperson: Brett Chapin Email: brett@brettchapin.com

Responsible for dissemination of information to Theatre Palisades Webmaster.

AWARDS

Chairperson: Shirley Churgin Email: wchurgin@verizon.net

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 Show (presenters, entertainment, etc.).

BUILDING/CALENDAR/MAINTENANCE

Chairperson: Cynthia Wright-Banks Email: wbfilms@aol.com

Description: Chairperson 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. Designs and prints tickets for each production.

Subcommittee – Garden and Landscaping

Chairperson: Eva Holberg Email: DeHolberg@aol.com
Description: Oversees landscaping and gardening activities at the theatre; encourages members to participate in gardening efforts.

COSTUMES

Chairperson: June Lissandrello Email: juneliss@gmail.com

Description: Recruits and works with designers chosen to costume the main-stage productions and assists on costumes for TP Youth and Membership shows. Duties include sewing, tailoring and altering costumes, pick-up and delivery of costume rentals, laundry and dry cleaning. Maintains the costume inventory and shop equipment.

DIRECTOR RECOMMENDATION

Chairperson: Sherman Wayne Email: swayne8051@aol.com

Description: Maintains a current list of qualified directors, interviews prospective directors and recommends potential directors to the Board for confirmation. Attends TP Membership Shows as well as other director showcases to become familiar with candidates' work.

FINANCE

Chairperson: Cynthia Wright-Banks Email: wbfilms@aol.com

Description: Distributes budget forms and historical data, collects budget submissions from each committee chair. Assembles and reviews the line-by-line budget income vs. expense, taking into 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.

FUNDRAISING

Chairperson: Eva Holberg Email: DeHolberg@aol.com

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.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Chairperson: Joanne Reich Email: joanne_reich@msn.com

Description: Responsible for recruiting designers to design the posters, flyers and programs for each production. Also assists with artwork, signs and other graphic presentations for productions and special events.

Subcommittee - Program Advertising

Chairperson: Eva Holberg Email: DeHolberg@aol.com

Responsible for soliciting program ads for all regular main-stage productions, obtaining ad copy, delivering to chairman for publication and collecting fees from buyers. Sends copy of program and comps to buyer of ads for each show.

Subcommittee - Program Text

Chairperson: Cindy Dellinger Email: coachcindyd@aol.com

Coordinates with show producers/directors to compile program information for each of the main-stage productions. Provides copy to the printer.

HOUSE

Chairperson: Sigrid Hofer Email: Sigridhofer@verizon.net

Description: Responsible for front-of-the-house operations, including recruiting and scheduling House Managers. Arranges for re-stocking of supplies for lobby hospitality and maintenance of appliances. House managers provide perishables.  Members of the committee serve as hospitality and ticket takers at scheduled performances.

LIGHTING DESIGN

Chairperson: Andy Frew Email: afrew@gte.net

Description: Responsible for light design on each production. Recruits and assists designers in hanging and focusing lights. Maintains lighting board and instruments, cables, etc.

MAILING

Chairperson: Sigrid Hofer Email: sigridhofer@verizon.net

Description: Responsible for general theatre and subscriber mailings. Maintains updated lists of subscribers and general audience. Prepares labels for mailings, labels and sorts each mailing. Maintains post office accounts.

MEMBERSHIP

Chairperson: Sylvia Grieb Email: sgrieb@verizon.net

Description: Solicits renewals and new memberships throughout the year and promotes membership involvement; assists members in contacting committee heads and production staff on shows. Produces a periodic newsletter of member news and events and a membership roster.

Subcommittee - Membership Entertainment

Chairperson: Sherry Coon Email: scoon@1800dentist.com

Seeks out and arranges production of entertainment for the membership meetings. 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.

Subcommittee - Telephone

Chairperson: Gloria Depiante gdepiante@gmail.com

Description: Notifies members with reminders of upcoming theatre events, including opening nights, membership meetings and shows, and special events.

NOMINATING

Chairperson: TBD

Description: Prepares a slate of officers and members for next year's Board of Directors. 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 at the Annual Meeting. Counts ballots and announces results. Meets to nominate candidates to fill vacated spots during the year.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Chairperson: Richard Little Email: richlittle@verizon.net

PLAY RECOMMENDATION

Chairperson: Matt Landig Email: mattlandig@earthlink.net

Description: Reads plays suggested by the committee and general membership; evaluates plays for availability, audience appeal, and production feasibility. Prepares a slate of plays for the coming season, including back-up shows, to the Board for approval.

POLICY

Chairperson: Julia Whitcombe Email: juliawhitcombe@verizon.net

Description: Reviews the bylaws, standards and policies of the theatre and maintains an updated summary of theatre policy. Reviews proposed changes in policy and by-laws and submits recommended revisions.

PRE-PRODUCTION

Chairperson: Carol Becker Email: carolbecker@gmail.com

Description: Responsible for obtaining performance rights, scripts and arranging for royalty payments. Sends out casting notices; assists directors in running auditions.

PROPS

Chairperson: Dennis Owens Email: OwensDennisP@gmail.com

Description: Responsible for recruiting prop master for all productions. Works with director to create 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.

SAFETY

Chairperson: Shirley Churgin, Sherman Wayne, Cynthia Wright Banks Email: swayne8051@aol.com

Description: Committee reviews and addresses safety concerns in and around the theater. Conducts regular checks of aisle lights, exit signs, storage areas, etc. Arranges for repairs or maintenance. Reports regularly to Board on safety issues.

SET DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Chairperson: Sherman Wayne Email: swayne8051@aol.com

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.

SOCIAL

Chairperson: Martha Hunter Email: marthahunter@gmail.com

Description: Responsible for planning and organizing annual summer party for membership, including a catered awards banquet. Arranges Opening Night Party for each of the main-stage shows. Committee members are responsible for invitations, mailing, catering, decoration, entertainment, and clean-up.

SOUND

Chairperson: William Prachar Email: william.pracher@verizon.net

Description: Responsible for recruiting and providing sound designers and operators for each production. Maintains sound equipment, makes purchases and repairs to equipment as needed.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Chairpersons: Andy Frew Email: afrew@gte.net

Description: Plans and carries out special community-related events, such the theatre's entry in the Pacific Palisades annual Fourth of July parade, Chamber of Commerce mixer etc.

THEATRE PALISADES YOUTH

Chairperson:Dorothy Dillingham Blue Email: ddillingham@yahoo.com

Description: Coordinates productions performed by TP Youth, selects and/or approves scripts, directors and producers; schedules and arranges for rehearsal space, performances and technical support; champions the involvement of children in Theatre Palisades.


 

 

 

 
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