THEATRE ONSET – AGM
SUNDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2021
Present: Jamie Forbes, Rebecca Lupton, Mahamati, David Stocker, Dennis Stanton, Robert Buck, Amber Little
Apologies: Alex Nicol, Di Nicol, Skye Etherington, Donna Cotter, Rachelle Blick, Corinne Markov, Kerry Hynes
Minutes of AGM 8th November 2020 read out and accepted
President’s Report – It’s always good to have something in the pipeline!
- Despite a year of lockdowns, reduced audience capacity and the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 was a good year.
- The Chump St tour held in March was fun, although the audiences were small and the workshops did not attract many participants.
- “Venus in Fur”, held at Candelo Town Hall, was a great production. Financially, was one of our most successful shows. With only two in the cast, it was easier to get this show up and running.
- “Goldilocks and the 3 Bros” written by Jamie, was workshopped with actors and the musicians in readiness for production in July 2022.
- The committee spent time looking at the old Uniting Church in Bega with a view to using it as a theatre venue. We started using it as a rehearsal and performance space until Covid hit. We will continue to use as needed.
- Twyford Theatre is being built in Merimbula but is not ready yet and may not be ready for 2022 season.
- The Bega Showground revamp is rumoured to have a theatre included.
- No bank activity since July 2021
- “Venus in Fur” was our highest grossing show ever, and we were able to pay our Sound and Lighting operators.
- $725 for insurance
- Grant for Chump St tour
New Committee elected:
- President: Jamie Forbes
- Vice President: David Stocker
- Treasurer: Rebecca Lupton
- Secretary: Mahamati
- Committee: Amber, Dennis, Robert
- Public Officer: Alex Nicol
General meeting followed:
- “Mr Bailey’s Minder” was being rehearsed when the Covid lockdown hit and has not re-started. Mahamati directing
- Sandy Glass brought a children’s play to Theatre Onset with the view to performing it for local schools in 2022.
- “Odd Couple” and Äugust : Osage County” are on the backburner till Theatre Twyford is ready .
- “Goldilocks and the 3 Bros” will be performed in July (indoor venue) and/or at Christmas in an outdoor venue (Magic Mt?)