We have have a number of years of presenting theatre & film at the park,
some with a good audience some without.
- Cinema Under the Stars has not had the kind of response that justifies continuing the effort. At most we have had 28 people attend a showing. Often we have had less than 10 and I have shown more than one film for one person. As much as I want to believe that this will improve with time, and I do believe this, I cannot bear the cost of presenting these films any longer. We have had a few sponsors who have assisted, but not near enough. If you care to be a sponsor and assist in continuing this program and the associated publicity then please do let me know. The policy now is that no film will be shown unless it is paid for well in advance of the show date. Details will be posted on the Cinema Under the Stars web site.
- The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park continue to be more theoretical than actual. There are a number of regular performers, technicians and patrons who are quite interested and available to participate in projects that we present, but I have found it quite difficult to obtain sufficient commitment from enough people on a consistent basis. This is something that required, not only to produce results, but to do so without a great deal of effort and uncertainty. So it is that future productions will depend on more producers who are willing to take up the yoke and join the effort.
- (I have been building on this since 2008 and I am feeling very tired and unenthusiastic right now. This is a very lot of work and it has been so without due compensation for me. In fact, I have paid out a phenomenal amount of money and time, which I am no longer willing to do. So if you Shakespeareans out there want this to continue, then you need to step up to the plate, join the effort and show your commitment. I may get enthused again, who knows?)
- Other productions at The Meadow Amphitheatre are something that I encourage producers to consider. The stage and facilities are developing and I will be focusing my attention of refining the stage for the future of it's stability in the park. My goal is to rebuild the stage out of stone, so that it is maintenance free. The supplies that we presently have, are available to other productions for their use at the stage. If more projects come into the stage we will continue to develop the resources for the stage, however the stage will be entering into a more commercial operation to ensure it's long term sustainability, so use of the stage will involve a cost to the producer. This is negotiable however. I will continue to address these issues in future posting.