New Works Festival AGM Minutes Sept 19 .pdf
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Thursday September 19th 2013
New Works Festival 2014 – Annual General Meeting
PLACE: FAB 2-‐43
IN ATTENDANCE: 26 in attendance (including executive committee, faculty liaison,
interested parties & students) – for a full list, please contact Sophie Gareau-‐Brennan.
Round of introductions
-‐ NWF execs and playwrights specify their role
-‐ Students could specify their program and interest in NWF
-‐ Directors and Dramaturges:
o Call is open as of Friday, September 19th
o Submissions due by Monday, September 30th
o Scripts available to candidates on Tuesday October 1st
o Interviews will be October 7th and 8th
Brooklyn, Catherine, and Lucy will be directing for sure.
Auditions will be after midterms
Retooling of NWF:
-‐ Dramaturgical process
-‐ DESIREE: Technicians/designers:
o One designer per show
o One head technician for each of:
o Calls will go out next week
-‐ ERIN: Discusses members at large:
o What the position is
o How to apply
Encourage people to Like us on FB, follow us on Twitter, check out the Tumblr, etc.
CALL TO ORDER: 12:00pm
Explanation of the Agenda (calls, schedules, re-‐vamping of the festival, tech, etc.)
What is the role of New Works Festival 2014 (NWF 2014)?
To produce and workshop new works of theatre for the university community (thus
the name New Works Festival)
Thursday September 19th 2013
Rough Schedule of NWF 2014
The dramaturgy will take place mostly in the first term.
The rehearsals will start in the second term.
The productions will be in February 2014 in the Second Playing Space.
NWF 2014 is a student-‐run festival
Challenging and supportive environment for students and theatre artists.
Full productions of each chosen piece
This is a practical application of all the concepts learnt in drama classes.
How can students get involved with NWF 2014?
There will be a call for directors & dramaturges going out on September 20th – the
application will be due on September 30th.
o Successful applicants will then go through an interview process.
o There are three directing spots available.
o What is a dramaturge? An informed reader & partner, a champion of the play,
a nurturing second set of eyes.
The dramaturgical process is being adjusted to incorporate readings & workshops.
o This is a community process from beginning to end.
Actors will be able to audition in the fall term after midterms – keep looking for
updates on exact times, places, etc.
Design & Tech elements:
o There will be one designer per show (both current students and alumni are
welcome to apply)
o There will be no permanent set and a festival hang for lights.
o We are looking for a technical director to act as an advisor to the tech heads.
o There can be up to 4 members per year.
o They will be representing their group (actor, director, designer, student, etc.)
o They will be involved in the development and creation of the festival.
o Members-‐at-‐large are voting members of the NWF committee and ensure the
continuity of the festival.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email, Facebook, twitter, or Tumblr.
Private Question Period
More questions about the festival & involvement (Stage Managers, co-‐directors, etc.)
MEETING ADJOURNED: 12:46PM
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