Hi. Some of you have already said you’re too busy this year, or will be taking a diminished role, but many of you are probably willing to be involved and are just waiting for a bugle call. Well, BOOM-TARAT-TARAT! As always, we can really use volunteers for this year’s show – in both artistic and business areas.
As is typical in the beginning, about half a dozen people have been consistently coming to production meetings, with Dick Mazon, Raul Bernaldez, Tim Kelly and yours truly being the most consistent front-seat nerds. Others who are way, way cool have shown up less often for various reasons. But as you can guess, nerds can’t mount a production like ST2008 just by themselves. We thirst for the companionship of cool types like you.
Please look into your hearts and pocket planners. Think of how you can help this year. No offer is too small, no volunteer ever insignificant. No one gets paid, especially NOT the nerds, but everyone gets a cool title and unlimited free shares of adoration (even better than crude oil).
Attend the next production meeting if you need convincing that nerds need love. Starting October 5, both the artistic and business staff will meet every other Sunday at 6:00PM at the studio. If the meeting lasts more than 90 minutes, or when you start getting hungry, whichever occurs first, you have the right to riot or leave. For those so inclined, free sakuting sticks will be provided. Or come to the Family Karaoke Nite at Tambayan on September 27. Between songs, talk to any nerd. That way, the microphone will stay out of their hands.
Some simple things most people can do without sweating are leafleting at Seafood City, photocopying, stuffing envelopes, cleaning the studio, doing online research, buying supplies, bringing food for certain activities, thrift-shop hunting for props and costume pieces, taking photos during rehearsals, re-stocking the Studio refrigerator, making phone calls, painting props, etc. Or you can be creative and suggest something we haven’t even thought of. If you’re ambitious, coordinate some key area of work – on your own time or at home, even. Examples are coordinating the VIP Reception, lobby vendors, souvenir program, marketing strategy, media contacts, volunteer recruitment, etc. Just let the nerds know. They are mildly insecure BUT very polite and regular bathers. Thanks for listening with your soul.
CEO & Artistic Director