Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Join “The Impromptu Players!”

Have you always wanted to be involved in the Tampa theater community but didn’t think you had the time or the talent?

Join “The Impromptu Players!”
Stageworks “Staged Reading Production Company!”
Be a part of this great tradition we have started of fun evenings of theater for a cause!

To develop a base of committed, talented people and form a mini production company to serve as a foundation for the productions. The productions are fundraisers for Stageworks’ Outreach Program for At-Risk Kids.

We have based our Staged Reading Comedy Series on a group called "The Back Porch Players", a group we organized several years ago for our theater-loving friends. Impromptu Players rehearse and produce a show in one week, utilizing non-traditional venues such as back yards and front parlors.

How We Operate:
We will produce 3 – 4 shows a year, as fundraisers for Stageworks.
Two weeks before:
Tech meeting for Producer, Director, Asst. Director, Stage Manager and Lighting and Sound Directors.
Week of show:
Tuesday: Read through, some blocking
Wednesday: blocking
Thursday: Run through with tech
Friday and Saturday: performance

It is expected that you will take on different responsibilities for each show. In one show you might act and for the next show work backstage. All members are expected to sell at least 10 tickets to each show. Although this is not a requirement for involvement, it will be the backbone of our marketing plan.

September 5 and 6: – “The Curious Savage”
November – “Sordid Lives”
March 7 and 8 (2009) – “What The Butler Saw”
June 12 and 13 (2009) – “Psycho Beach Party”

Location scouts are needed for upcoming shows! Venues should seat 75+ people, have electricity and no restrictions on alcohol as concessions play a part of the fundraising efforts.

Interested in being part of the cast, crew, front of house, marketing or have a great venue for a show? Contact Susan Zelenka

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