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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Notes from Individual Servies Committee Meeting: Sept 2009

Theatre Bay Area's Individual Services Committee recently met. Below are notes from the meeting. Please contact with any comments, questions or suggestions.
September 14, 2009
1. Theatre Bay Area news and other TBA updates
a. News Summery to be distributed pre-meeting in the future.
b. Membership report: numbers are down. Members brainstorm marketing and outreach ideas.
c. Welcome Wagon
2. Lemonade Fundraiser
a. Plan for February 2010
b. Have a week of curtain speeches in February
c. Potential committee members:
i. J.P.
ii. Maggie
iii. Bonnie

3. EXPO/Annual Conference
a. Location still being worked out
b. Potential Theme: Art as Ambassador
c. 3 breakout sessions for Individuals. Topic ideas:
i. Panel of TITAN winners to speak about the importance of planning, having a mentor, etc.
ii. Self Producing (finding venues, dealing with contracts)
iii. Interview skills for technicians/designers (or do this via an EXPO booth)
iv. Negotiating a job/contract, prioritizing amongst free lance jobs, how to bid fees
v. Panel of commercial theatre reps on nat’l level
vi. Other media: voiceover, TV/film, radio
vii. Building relationship between theatre companies and critics
viii. (Offer breakout sessions that cater to different career levels)

4. TBA Awards
Still hoping to develop!

Confirm next meeting
November 16 at new office: 1663 Market St, Suite 525


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