Greetings to our Itinerant Theatre followers and to you all who check in on occasion. We are ramping up for our 2019-2020 season.
We’ve added a new board member, Tasha Guidry. Welcome, Tasha!
Our annual membership drive is underway. You can give by PayPal (link on this website) or mail a check to Itinerant Theatre, Inc. at 117 Pithon St., Lake Charles, LA 70601. Categories are: Friend $50+; Member $110+; Sponsor $175+; Patron $250+; Director’s Circle $500+; and Producer’s Circle $750+.
We have some new fundraisers under consideration. We’ll keep you apprised. Some should be fun.
Only yesterday Joy Pace, Exec/Artistic Director sent out a nationwide (and international) call for our fifth New Plays series, New Plays 2020: The Play’s the Thing. The theme is Life Inspired. IT will produce 20-30 selections in spring 2020. Accepted plays will either be 10-minute plays or short plays (under an hour) and must address the theme. Submission deadline is November 15, 2019. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Within 12 hours, we’ve received 100 submissions! In a word, nationwide demand for our New Plays Series continues to build.
IT has a mid-October event. Carolyn Woosley will stage-read two of her Louisiana Women: “Elizebeth” (Elizebeth Thomas Werlein who saved the French Quarter from demolition) and “Caroline” (Caroline Dormon, first woman in forestry in the USA). As a prelude to each reading Woosley has prepared a brief study, “The World of…” for each woman ~ on the world surrounding them and items/events/developments that contributed to their work at their particular moments in history.
This Life Inspired event occurs Friday and Saturday, October 19-20 at 7:00pm in Studio 339, Central School A&H Bldg, 809 Kirby St, Lake Charles. Park & enter building in back. Tickets are $10 and will be sold via Eventbrite or at the door. Also, reservations can be made at 337.436.6275, but arrive 15 minutes early to claim your seats.
See you at the show!