ITT 011: Volunteers in Community Theatre

I received an e-mail recently from a Community Theatre Club asking for ways to help combat volunteer burnout. Volunteers are difficult enough to come by as it is, so it’s especially important to hang on to them once they arrive.

In this episode, I do a quick overview about how to handle situations of volunteers on the verge of burnout, and some strategies to ensure our club members are adequately and properly recognized.

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ITT 010: NIZ 2014 Festival, North Island Zone

TBC BLUE LOGOOur publishing schedule will accelerate over the next few weeks as we begin to focus on each Theatre BC zone and their regional Drama Festival, most of which are being held in May.

To kick things off, we’ll hear from North Island Zone chair Brent Ronning, President of Portal Players Dramatic Society in Port Alberni; and 2014 NIZ Festival chair Rose Knabb, from host club ECHO Players in Qualicum Beach.


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Want to be on the “In The Theatre” Podcast? Easy!

I’m in the process of setting up interviews for future podcasts, but in the meantime, you could get on the show even faster. Simply record a little bumper for me by using the Send Voicemail tab on your right (or use the SpeakPipe app on your mobile device). Try and use the best microphone available to you – the ones built into iPhones and iPads work great, FYI.

microphoneJust follow this easy script for the recording:

“Hi! This is (your first & last name) from (your home club) in (city/town/village + province or state, if you like). We produce (# of shows) a year at (venue name). Find out more by visiting our website at www.(fill in the blank). You’re listening to the “In The Theatre” podcast, with your host, Peter WEE/nold” *

If the script above doesn’t exactly match you or your club or location, feel free to make some adjustments. Please keep the information as generic as possible (i.e., no dated references or performance specifics), as I’ll be using these throughout the year.

To make it extra easy, just listen to this silly example, where I introduce myself – thanks!

* Yes, that’s a phonetic spelling of my last name. Some hints: it does not rhyme with wine, and there is no H in my name. Also, I reserve the right to edit recordings as best fits the show 😉

ITT 009: Extra! “Cabaret” in Nanaimo

Sheila-Bowman

On this special “Extra!” edition of the In The Theatre podcast, hear an interview with director Sheila Bowman following opening night of Nanaimo Theatre Group’s production of the musical “Cabaret”.

Sheila gives us an overview of her background in community theatre and chats about her production team for “Cabaret”.

NTG’s production of “Cabaret” is on at The Bailey Studio Theatre in Nanaimo on select dates through to March 15, 2014. More details and online ticket purchases are available at NTG’s website, www.nanaimotheatregroup.com.

For details on how your club’s production can be featured on an “Extra!” edition of the In The Theatre podcast, e-mail inthetheatrepodcast@gmail.com.


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