It's time for me to focus more on the next edition of the Journal. If you would like to have material included both here and in the hard copy, let me know and send something my way.
The next edition of the journal will include a layout for installation of video systems and security camera in the Meadow Amphitheatre. If you'd like to be involved in the planning, installation an/or operation of those systems, please let me know. Obviously, we will need to be raising the funds to do that and any help to do that will be most welcomed Beside the security advantages, this will allow us to record performances and post them live on-line.
We will also be seeking funding for the Cinema Under the Stars Program, as I will not be funding that out of my pocket this year. Look for discussion on that subject on that site, but that material will also be published in the next Edition of the Journal.
Regarding Producing shows in The Meadow Amphitheatre
My goal is to maintain and develop the performance space and to create opportunities for organizations and producers to take advantage of the stage in Tamanend Park.
Now, I do want the programs that other people produce to fall under the supervision of The Shakespearean of Tamanend Park as it pertains to using the stage, but I do not require all the programs to be of a Shakespearean nature.
I do expect them to be presented with a good heart and have some degree of theatricality, at least the intent to honor the stage and not be excessively amateurish. Programs should be presented in an orderly fashion and should have the proper number of management people involved.
Producers will be expected to make a genuine effort to promote their events and not expect it to be done for them, although every effort will be made to promote thru email and web site information. Printed goods and published advertising will be the responsibility of the producers.
The Board of Directors
We will need to be establishing a Board of Directors for The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park. We've had numerous requests that we get out Not-For-Profit status, mostly from organizations who want to help fund what we are doing. I cannot do that alone and we do have a few folks who are helping and are willing to serve on the board, but we need more people who can do that. As I have said- my goal is to maintain/develop the facility, equipment & supplies and develop/supervise programs. The management aspects of the NFP are something that I do not want to take on and we will need a team of people to do that. If I have hands-on people I can depend on, I will front that effort, but I will not advance in that degree without a solid core group.
More later ...