Snow Day

Unfortunately, since the University is officially closed all activity on campus must cease, so we can NOT have a performance of Arcadia tonight Friday February 8, 2013.

The Saturday February 9 performance will go on as planned. I will confirm tomorrow morning.

There is the potential to add another performance date. I will confirm this later today.

Those who had tickets for tonight (Friday) can exchange them for no cost for Saturday’s show, or if we add another date for that show. If they would like to have the tickets refunded they may e-mail me at drama@utmsu.ca to do so.

Executive Duties

President:

The President’s duty is to keep constant organization of the group. They are to be in active contact with all of the executives and ensure that communication exists securely among both executives and members of the UTM Drama Club. They must chair regular executive meetings. Each school year, the President is to apply for re-recognition on Ulife (www.ulife.utoronto.ca) and apply for and receive funding from the University of Toronto Mississauga Student Union. The President must maintain the UTM Drama Club Facebook group and e-mail. The President also must represent UTMDC at the University of Toronto Drama Coalition meetings whenever scheduled and serve as an Awards Representative for the Coalition.

Vice-President:

The Vice-President’s duty is to keep the President in check and work alongside them. The VP is to fill-in for the President when the President is absent. They are subject to the same duties as the President and must be as committed to keeping the UTM Drama Club alive.

Public Relations (2):

Public Relations’ duty is to communicate any information discussed at both executive meetings and club meetings to all members of the UTM Drama Club.  PR is the go-to person for any information or concerns about the club. If there are any members of the Drama Club feeling pressed about a particular issue that is not being addressed, it is the PR’s duty to relay such information from members to executives; more specifically the President. PR is responsible for maintaining the website and Twitter account.

Treasurer:

The Treasurer’s duty is to keep track of all funds going in and out of the UTM Drama Club. They are to record all transactions of donations, membership fees, fundraisers, as well as payments for any events. At the beginning of each year, the Treasurer is to outline a budget of all remaining Club funds and expected costs throughout the year, and to constantly rework the budget for any discrepancies that may occur. The Treasurer also must manage the Club’s bank account, depositing and withdrawing when needed.

Secretary:

The Secretary’s duty is to keep archives of all information regarding the UTM Drama Club including: membership list, signing new members up and relaying such information to the President; attendance of executives and sometimes members at particular events; noting all events that take place, activities that are held, persons who present/perform, and all relevant or important information. The Secretary must record the minute meetings at all of the UTM Drama Club meetings.

 

*ALL executives are to attend ALL UTM Drama Club meetings. If there is no notice prior to a meeting that has been scheduled least 48 hours before the date: First, a warning; Second, result in a group meeting with all the executives; Third, consideration to renounce their position and another suitable individual will take their place.


Drama Club Executives Wanted

It’s that time of year…election time!

If you would like to apply to be part of the UTMDC Executive Team you must complete the attached nomination form then e-mail the completed form and your resume to drama@utmsu.ca by February 10 (11:59 p.m.).

Nominations open Monday February 4 and run to Sunday February 10 (closing at 11:59 p.m.). Campaigning occurs from Monday February 11 to Friday February 15 (closing at 11:59 p.m.). Voting starts Saturday February 16 and runs to Saturday February 23 (closing at 11: 59 p.m.). Executives will be announced the following week.

Good luck!

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard

The University of Toronto Mississauga Drama Club Presents…

Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard

Directed by Owen Fawcett
Assistant Directed by Laura McCallum

Thursday February 7
Friday February 8
Saturday February 9
7:30 p.m.

“We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind”. In a room off of the garden of the Croom Estate, two academics both attempt to uncover the deeply rooted past of the house. Hannah is trying to discover the identity of a mysterious hermit whose genius has left a legacy in the form of a small hut in the Croom garden. Bernard, on the other hand, is passionately trying to prove the past presence of Lord Byron himself at Sidley Park. As they struggle to interpret the clues left behind, the real story is simultaneously revealed as the past inhabitants of Sidley Park come to life, revealing a passionate tale of sex, poetry, and death that only seems to be repeating itself in Hannah and Bernard’s present. “Only in Arcadia here am I”

Multimedia Studio Theatre (MiST) (CCT0150)
University or Toronto Mississauga
3353 Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario
http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/academic/theatre/mist/

Students/Seniors $10
Adults $15
UTMDC Members $5

For tickets and show details contact drama@utmsu.ca

Order tickets online at: http://utmdcarcadia.eventsbot.com/

“Arcadia” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH INC.

Featuring:
Olivia Orton, Stuart Hefford, Murrium Zaheer, Aaron Schaefer, Tiffany Lee, Brooke Trealout, Davin Allan, Roxhanne Norman, Chelsea Ranger, Tom Ketchum, Isaac Giles and Nathaniel Kinghan

Monologue Masterclass Series – The Scene: Master the Scene

When: Wednesday, January 30th

Time: 7:00PM till 8:30 PM

Location:Room 250, Student Centre UTM

  • The third session of our Monologue Masterclass Series, monthly monologue workshops, or in this case… a scene workshop! The return of the scene workshop! Following some confusion with room bookings we have decided to revisit how to do scenes.

    This session will go over what a scene is, and how to prepare one. The session will include introduction activities, a warm-up, instruction on how to prepare a scene (classical or contemporary) and finally participation in a cold (first) read of a scene. Participants DO NOT need to come with a scene prepared in advance, but they will not be turned away if they do have one.

    This is a great opportunity to work with other drama enthusiasts!

    No experience necessary.

Performance Night – Special Edition

 

In collaboration with the UTM Accessibility Committee, the UTM Drama Club present to you a special edition of your favourite UTMDC tradition.

Come on out at 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 1 for a night of poetry, singing, dramatic readings and more! Performance Nights run in the format of the more familiar Coffee Houses, or Talent Shows (minus the competition). We welcome anyone and everyone to showcase their artistic talents in a safe and supportive atmosphere.

In honour of our first ever collaboration on this event we encourage those interested in performing to select pieces that celebrate physical and mental challenges. However, you are still more than welcome to choose pieces outside of this theme.

To sign-up for a performance slot please e-mail drama@utmsu.ca with your name, what you plan to perform and “Performance Night” in the subject line. There are no auditions required and all are welcome. We will be taking sign-ups until Thursday January 31.

And, if you’d prefer to just be in the audience it’s pay-what-you-can.

**PLEASE NOTE: The event WILL NOT be in the MiST as usual. The location of the event is TO BE ANNOUNCED.

We look forward to seeing you!

U of T Drama Fest: Auditions for “Bruised Porcelain”

“Bruised Porcelain”, written by Kaitlyn Alexander, will be featured in Dramafest 2013 this coming February at Hart House. Rehearsals will begin in January and the performance will be between February 13th and 17th.

The Play:
In “Bruised Porcelain”, Macy’s relapse of illness demands that she tells the truth to those around her as well as face it herself. The problem is she’s the only one who wants to face it.The Audition:
Friday November 30th from 12-2 pm and 7-9 pm in rehearsal hall B (in the North Building). A sign-up sheet for audition slots will be posted on the callboard outside rehearsal hall A (in the North Building). Contact me if you want to audition but can’t make the Friday date!

6 roles to audition for: 4 female and 2 male.

Please prepare a monologue, contemporary preferred. A cold read from the text will follow.