MTA will meet on Wednesday, April 21 at 5:30pm. Our host will be Theatre Charlotte . Please RSVP by April 16th by calling 376-3777 before 5:00pm. The show for this meeting will be A Doll's House. Curtain time is 8:00pm. Our guests will be Lorie Swift of the Cultural Education Collaborative, Sharon Kazee, Performing Arts Specialist with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, C.J. Johnson, NCTC President and a representative from the NC Arts Council. This panel will discuss the current state of Arts Education in our area.
Dear MTA Members:
What will it take to get you to come to an MTA meeting? Over the last few months attendance at MTA gatherings has dwindled to an all time low. Is it the dates? The times? The meeting topics? The guest speakers? The regional spotlights?
Your EXCOMM needs some feedback. Membership enrollments are at normal levels but the chairs are empty when the meetings start. If people aren't attending for specific reasons, we'd like to know.
The question becomes is there no longer a need or desire for MTA to continue. It reflects badly on all of us when guest speakers travel from across and state to speak to us and they're talking to empty chairs. Only you can answer this.
Check your calandars now. If you're not able to attend, let us know. RSVP is a two edge sword. It asks that you let us know not only that you're coming ,but that you regret you can't.
If you haven't renewed your MTA membership, why wait? Contact Joanna Smith and she'll get you a renewal form. ASAP.
We have long of list of "Thank Yous" this time. MTA wants to thank Charlotte Rep, the Char-Meck Public Library, and the Carolina Theatre Preservation Society for their efforts at our last meeting. It takes a great deal of effort from so many to make each MTA meeting happen. Sometimes those unseen volunteers don't always get the recognition they deserve. From the membership to those people without whom MTA would be impossible, here's a big "THANK YOU!"
Theatre Charlotte has entered their production of Death of a Salesman in this year's AACT/Fest at NCTC in Lenoir. So come out and cheer them on to the regionals.
Tom Hollis has been named Chair of the Ad Hoc Web Committee for SETC. Tom will be responsible for surpervising the expansion of the SETC Website as the organization makes plans for the new century.
Theatre Charlotte won a series of awards at the regional community theatre festival
held at the SETC convention in Greensboro. Death of a Salesman was chosen to go to the
national festival in Memphis in June. Annette Gill won an award as Best Actress. Josh
Gaffga won as Best Supporting Actor. David Scott won as Featured Actor. The theatre also
won two technical awards for Lighting Design- Daina Giesler and Stephen Griffen and
Original Music- Grover Smith.
The Executive Committee of MTA is always looking for new program ideas for our
meetings. Got any suggestions? Contact Keith Martin or any board member with your ideas.
MTA is a service organization. It can only fulfill that function if you the membership let
your needs be known.
Don't see your season in the MTA Calendar? Then send in your season schedules to Keith Martin and Tom Hollis as soon as possible. Keith will enter them in the Conflict Resolution database and Tom will include them in the Callboard and see that they are posted on the web. Remember you must send it in twice. Sending it only to Keith or Tom will not get the information to the other.
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