Two Big Meetings for MTA
MTA has two big meetings come up in March and April. Because of the close proximity of these two events only one Callboard will come out this Spring. So mark your calenders now! You won't want to miss a minute of either.
On Saturday, March 9 Spirit Square will host the MTA High School Play Festival. Schools from across the Metrolina area will showcase the best among high school drama programs. Joanna Smith and Deb Curl have worked hard on this year's project.
The Department of Dance and Theatre at UNC-Charlotte will host MTA on April 11. The performance for this meeting will be a collaborative production of Blood Wedding involving dance and theatre. Spotlight segments for this meeting will be on C.J. Produc tion, Grassroots America, and The Comedy Mystery Show. The program will highlight Joan E. Starr, Director of Education at Children's Theatre of Charlotte, who will be bringing the membership up to date on the American Alliance of Theatre and Education Nat ional Conference that will be held in Charlotte in August of 1997.(see note below for more from Joanie.) The UNCC meeting will take place in Room 210 Cone Center. The performance will be in Rowe Theatre.
Members of the Matthews Community Theatre met with the Matthews Town Council to discuss the proposed increase in rental at the Matthews Community Center. Council members agreed to postpone the rate increase and let the theatre continue under the current rent agreement for this year. The council will consider the matter of next year's rate at an upcoming retreat. Please call members of the council to share your opinions.
Still to be scheduled at press time are performances by Providence High, Myers Park,and
The American Alliance for Theatre and Education will hold their national conference in Charlotte in August of 1997. Local theatres, artists and drama educators are encouraged to participate. AATE is an organization of professionals connecting educators and artists. The group promotes standards of excellence in theatre and drama/theatre education as well as creating a base for advocacy and providing a network of resources and support. The annual conference is a place for educators and artists to keep current on the latest trends in theatre for young audiences, classroom arts programs, enrichment classes, workshops and more. AATE's membership includes a dynamic group of playwrights, di rectors, teachers, artists, and other theatre professionals reaching out to children of all ages. Joan E. Starr,Director of Education at Children's Theatre of Charlotte, will serve as chairperson for the conference in Charlotte. She will be attending the April meeting of the Metrolina Theatre Association and will share details of the AATE conference . There are many opportunities available to help with the conference, from hospitality, to booking performers and guest speakers, to soliciting and choosing workshop proposals. This is definitely an opportunity for you and your organization to become involved. So, plan on attending the MTA meeting to find out more.
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(333-8587). All info is held in confidence.
It's that time again. That's right. It's time to put in your nominations for the MTA
Officers for next year. Got a hankerin' for high office? Let one of the current officers
know your heart's desire. Make a difference. Make the MTA what you want it to be!
Dear Fellow MTA Members,
Doug and I want to thank you for all you did to help us celebrate our marriage. Your friendship, love and support mean so much to us and your most generous and exciting "NYC gift package" provided us with many wonderful memories of "The Big Apple"! Thank you again for your thoughtfulness, creativity, and, most importantly, your friendship! We will cherish all of these gifts forever! Love, Lynne Kepley Robinson
Mary Regan, Executive Director of the NC Arts Council reports on the changes to the grantmaking process.
Break a Leg Old Courthouse Theatre at SETC Community Theatre Competition! Sue Nance is recovering from surgery. Get Well Soon.
On Monday 2/26/96 George Parides, former Director of the Theatre Arts Section of the NC Arts Council, passed away. He will be sorely missed.
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