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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.    
AGENDA    
Round  of  introductions    
-­‐ NWF  execs  and  playwrights  specify  their  role  
-­‐ Students  could  specify  their  program  and  interest  in  NWF  
Future  calls:    
-­‐ 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:    
 Sound  
 LX  
 Set  
 Props  
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.    
Questions,  etc.  

 
CALL  TO  ORDER:  12:00pm  
Introductions:  Brooklyn  

Explanation  of  the  Agenda  (calls,  schedules,  re-­‐vamping  of  the  festival,  tech,  etc.)  
What  is  the  role  of  New  Works  Festival  2014  (NWF  2014)?    
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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  
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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    
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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?  
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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.  
Members-­‐at-­‐large:  
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    
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More  questions  about  the  festival  &  involvement  (Stage  Managers,  co-­‐directors,  etc.)  

MEETING  ADJOURNED:  12:46PM  


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