It's been a while and I will blame some of it on Hurricane Irene! But all is well here even though we were evacuated.
Getting so close to finally getting the incorporation papers in. Kelly, our lawyer, is super busy, but has tweaked the By Laws and Jamibeth is looking over them to be sure of everything.
I have gotten all the Board members info to submit and then will pay the incorporation fee. Within a month we have to have a Board meeting to approve things. I need more details but that is what I understand.
Met with a great Board member who likes our Preformance that is a big gala idea. He has asked his country club if we can do it there and they are interested. Once we have a kick-off Gala to get the word out etc, we can start with the consistent and smaller events as well. This year may seem like we are a traveling cabaret, but the gist is that we are branding and making good on our mission statement now...before we have a permanent home.
My goal is to get so much excitement happening over our exclusive events, that folks will be chomping at the bit for us to find a real home. Even if it takes a while for that, we can have event after event in homes, because they are so exclusive and we are targeting a very specific audience/donor member.
College teaching has begun for me at WCSU and University of Hartford. I am in callbacks for a hosting position at the Public TV station in Hartford. That would be great PR and leverage for us with the theatre too. Wish me luck Tuesday. My final "callback" is to put together a piece (in 6 hours) on anything I want in Hartford. Of course I have chosen the Performing Arts building that I teach in!
The producer said to keep it light, fun and entertaining. I am aiming for the Daily Show-type of piece with the proposed question of "So ya wanna be a Broadway star". To explore how and if the popular talent shows on TV like "American Idol", "So you think you can dance", "Dancing with the stars" etc has helped or hurt our industry.
Even in this economy we took in twice the amount of freshman this year. That is what my piece will explore, in a fun way.