MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & LEVELS
Dues paying Members are free to attend weekly meetings held Monday nights at 7:30 PM. This is our private, members only weekly workshop where actors, writers and directors present scenes, short plays, monologues and longer works. The membership watches and gives helpful critique.
A network of other artists, each eager and willing to be a part of your journey, is a large benefit of membership. Thoughtful peer review and critique can be invaluable to your growth as an artist. You'll find fellow members willing to help you prep for auditions, read a script, run through a scene or give feedback on a monologue.
Our business Zoom account is available 24/7 for members who request access to it for virtual rehearsals and presentations. You are also welcome to present "Full Play Monday" where presentations of an entire work are granted through board approval once a Month.
The tiers of membership:
FULL MEMBERSHIP: Open to professional actors, writers and directors currently pursuing a professional career, with credits in legitimate theatre productions. Union affiliation is preferred, but not required. Full membership privileges, including use of the Workshop for personal development in the theatre arts. Admission by audition or writing sample. DUES, which help pay our rent, utilities, theatre upkeep, publicity, production and other costs are $100.00 paid twice a year, plus a one-time $85.00 Initiation fee. Full members enjoy the ability to present work at Monday night meetings, and can participate in critique.
APPRENTICE MEMBERSHIP: (non-voting) Offered to those with some previous experience in theatre productions, studying with recognized teachers and institutions, and committed to working to develop skills to a professional level. Welcome to participate in Master Classes and Workshops. DUES: $50 paid twice a year. There is an $85.00 one time initiation fee. Apprentices may not give critique during Monday night meetings.
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Open to prospective early to mid career theatre artists who display a high caliber of talent in the disciplines of playwriting, acting, and/or directing. This is a merit and need based fellowship, granted for 1-year, after which, the Fellowship converts to Full Membership. Acceptance into the Fellowship Program will be focused on potential new members with new voices, who have projects and/or artistic goals they are ready to workshop and take to the next level. Applicants must clearly state their artistic goals and how they wish to further those goals through regular workshopping at Monday night meetings. Applicants must also provide a statement of financial need. The Fellowship, when granted, equates to Full Member privileges for the year, and is sponsored by a Board-appointed Full Member who is responsible for ensuring Fellow is progressing in the work for which Fellowship is awarded. Apply here.
LOA: For members who wish to take a leave of absence while maintaining membership, there is a $50.00 yearly fee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to become LOA.
APPLY FOR MEMBERSHIP
ACTORS: After reviewing your application we will contact you about coming in to audition. We ask for two contrasting monologues, or a monologue and a song. Work must be memorized. Afterwards, we’ll chat with you about what you’d like to accomplish at the Workshop, and how you’d like to contribute.
PLAYWRIGHTS: Along with the application, please submit two original plays, preferably, at least one full length. Remember to include your name and contact information on the title page of your scripts. We’ll contact you if we need anything additional.
DIRECTORS: Submit a completed application, including your resume, and we’ll give you a call if we’d like additional information or to schedule a meeting.
Prospective members may be allowed to visit and observe one of our Monday evening workshops by invitation of a current member, and/or with permission of the Board.
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