Community Theatre Association announces upcoming program
The Mt. Pleasant Community Theatre Association met June 4, at the Mt. Pleasant Public Library for its annual meeting.
Minutes from the 2013 annual meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was given.
Officers for the coming year were elected: president, Martha Johnson; vice-president, Joyce Dennison; treasurer, Lola Swan; secretary, Karen Brimhall; and costumes, Gayle Olson. The following were elected as at-large members of the board: Adam Creager, Holly Jones, Lon Pugh, Leo Clark and Nancy Amos.
Membership to the Mt. Pleasant Community Theatre Association was discussed. It was decided to keep the current membership dues the same and encourage members of the community to belong to the association in an effort to provide quality theatre productions in Mt. Pleasant.
Members will receive preferred seating at all community theatre productions and a yearly gift.
It was announced that a youth summer theatre workshop will be held Monday through Friday for four weeks beginning on Monday, July 7, and ending Friday, Aug. 1. It will be lead by Kadie Dennison, recent graduate of Buena Vista in communications and theatre.
Dennison has experience at Second City in Chicago, Ill., where she trained for a semester and at Encore Stage and Studio, a children’s theatre in Arlington, Va., where she had a summer internship.
The summer program will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. for those kids going into first to sixth grade and from 4 to 6 p.m. for junior and high school aged kids. There is a cost to attend the program.
Each week will have a different emphasis with theatre basics being covered each week. A live production will be given at the end of each week.
Contact person for more information or registration is Joyce Dennison, 319-385-4723 or Martha Johnson, 319-385-9859. The deadline is June 27.
The Mt. Pleasant Community Theatre Association began in 1969 for the purpose of presenting and promoting quality, live theatre in the Mt. Pleasant area and to provide performance experience for audience, actors and production personnel. The community support through annual membership will help provide funding for on-going operating expenses.