2021 AGM minutes

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.

Treasurer’s Report

  • 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.
  • Outgoings:
    • $725 for insurance
  • Income
    • 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?)

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