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 Village Theatre Waterdown Inc.

 Notice -2020 Annual General Meeting

Unable to meet in person due to Ontario Provincial restrictions, VT Executive are planning to bring the VT -2020 Annual General Meeting to our current members in a virtual format.

VT is confirming strategies to provide a ZOOM meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020-7pm.

VT members in good standing will be advised by email in advance of nomination and voting guidelines.

Calls for VT Executive nominations will be open Nov 1 – 15, 2020.

Please email: Steve Sharpe, Volunteer Coordinator villagetheatrewaterdown@gmail.com  if you would like to let your name stand or nominate for vacancies on the VT Executive.

Current VT Volunteer Opportunities- October 2020:

*Lead Production Coordinator (serving on the VT Executive; one-year term)

The Lead Production Coordinator provides oversight to all productions and provides support to the show Producer(s).  Production Coordinator works with the Executive and the Volunteer Coordinator to identify and confirm the show Producer(s).   Production Coordinator develops and maintains the production manual that incorporates experience from past productions.  Production Coordinator also manages the booking of Memorial Hall and liaisons with the City of Hamilton facilities staff.

*Planning Coordinator (serving on the VT Executive; one-year term)

Planning Coordinator plays a core role to advance the plan for shows performed by Village Theatre.  Planning Coordinator is the Chair of the Play Reading Committee and works with the Committee and the Executive to establish the theme/schedule/play for future shows.   Planning Coordinator also works with the Executive to identify and confirm the Director for each show.  Planning Coordinator also makes recommendations to the Executive for workshop programs designed to develop and improve the artistic and production talents of the organization.

“Live theatre in the heart of Waterdown “postponed until further notice.

Village Theatre Waterdown (VT) is working closely with City of Hamilton monitoring the current situation in our community. The safety of VT volunteers and patrons remain our priority. Memorial Hall, Waterdown remains closed with restricted access.

VT greatly regrets cancellation of “Enchanted April” by Matthew Barber rehearsals in March 2020 as the global pandemic emerged. Cast, Director, Producers, stage managers, production crew, box office were in “full swing” as VT  volunteers worked tirelessly to deliver performance dates April17-May 3/2020. Cast were “off book” learning their parts, set is built, costumes designed, lightning/sound design in development, marketing /promotion launched, box office supported and open.

VT will be back to present this wonderful play as soon as the pandemic is behind us and restrictions of gatherings are developed by the Province of Ontario.

Successfully Completed – Nov 2019

 “The Unexpected Guest “

by Agatha Christie 

Director:  Jordan Toth

Producer:  Lynda Roselle

Cast:

Laura Warwick-Maggie Makar

Michael Starkwedder- Michael Bedford

Mrs. Warwick-Inese Hill

Miss. Bennett-Valarie King

Jan Warwick-Isaiah Cook

Henry Angell- Duncan McCallum

Julian Farar- Michael Hannigan

Inspector Thomas-Jason Swenor

Sergeant Cadwallader-Nicholas Terpstra

Review – Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator, Nov 12, 2019

https://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/9698905-gary-smith-agatha-christie-does-it-again-in-the-unexpected-guest/

Review- Allison Jones, The View, Nov 14, – Page 7

https://uploads-ssl.webflow.com/5c537c5dbe4b273677b7d1bc/5dcc98f54dbb756815be61fe_ViewProofNov14.pdf2019