I hope your trip to Scotland was amazing! The pictures on facebook look fantastic. I'm glad to have you back in the states though!
Okay I'm going to bullet point this to make sure I cover everything:
-Any updates concerning Samuel French and the rights issue?
-Everything is moving forward with "Greater Tuna" - I stopped into rehearsal tonight. They are doing a run tomorrow with costumes!
-Any receipts for purchases have been kept!
-Posters have been designed and advertising is being taken care of
-Box office manager and stage manager have been set for all performances
-I just discussed the programs tonight with the cast - so, that will be taken care of soon.
-We have mailed out "donation-ask" letters to a bunch of businesses - so that is exciting! We are still in the process of doing follow up calls.
-We have ALREADY received $50 check made out to School Factory for Culvers in Shorewood! (plus free ice cream coupons!) So, let me know when/where to drop that off to put in our account
-I would love to set up a meeting to discuss applying for some grants - I checked into a few, and I know a lot of deadlines are coming up for the end of the year. I think it would be a really beneficial next step for The World's Stage Theatre Company
-Have you gotten a chance to look into IndieGoGo fundraising site (posted on Atrium "Fundraising" Case) - I would be happy to look over it, I would just need the account part to be set up to go into our paypal account with Bucketworks.
-I am in the preliminary planning phase for a production of "Earnest" - we are getting new actors from the theatre community! We have a for sure committed cast and director (Peter Reeves actually!) who are all very excited about the project. (If you would like the cast list - I'd be happy to provide it!)
-A lot of the logistics things (costume, set, etc.) shouldn't be too much of an issue since we had it taken care of before - we would just have to reconnect with Sunset (set) and The Rep (Costumes)
-Space! - We are hoping to do it in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center. I've established contact with the people over there just to see date availability and toss around ideas.
**I am hoping some November dates are available - there are no performances (Chamber, Skylight, Renaissance) scheduled for two weekends in mid-Nov. However, do you know how early those companies need to move in for tech? It would be a tight squeeze but I am really hoping something can be worked out!
**I am hoping to set up a meeting with them, you (I know you are also the house manager over there, so that would be perfect!), Peter, and myself. Thoughts?
-I am in the process of drafting up agreement contracts: Performer, Direct, Project Leader, Technical
-I am also in the process of creating an organizational template for productions and some sort of "director checklist/time-frame"
-Just general organizational things (advertising contact sheets, website, etc.)
Just wanted to give you some updates!
Hope to hear back soon! Can't wait to hear all about Scotland too!