Directors, TDs, and Producers: Oh My!

We’ve selected our Director, Technical Director, and Producer for FASS 2016! A big congratulations  to Stefan Verveniotis (our Director), Clara Walker (our TD), Tristan Mills (our Producer) who are joining the Haunted FASS creative team.

We’ve also appointed Megan Redwood to committee as a non-voting member. Megan will be acting as co-vice this year with James Nicoll.

There’s only one more spot left open on committee, and that’s our Stage Manager! Applications for SM are due two weeks from today (June 5th, 11:59PM). If you’re interested in working with our new Director & TD and making a lot of lists, send an email to apply@fass.uwaterloo.ca with why you’re interested and your qualifications. Committee will interview candidates and provide a shortlist to the Director for his final choice. If you have questions about the role, talk to Nadia, our amazing, soon-to-be-past SM.

FASS 2016: This Theatre is Haunted!

Get ready for something spooky: we have a theme for FASS 2016! Prepare for ghosts, ghouls, and a lot of mystery with FASS: This Theatre is Haunted!

Our FASS 2016 Committee so far:
Nyssa Tilford – President
James Nicoll – Vice
Melinda Mah – Secretary
Sean Hunt – Treasurer
Rachel Conway – Chief Script Writer
Emily Crawford, Emily Pass, Katherine Schill, Sadru Walji – Representatives

Applications and interviews are underway for the Tech Director, Director, Stage Manager, and Producer, so they will be picked soon!

Introducing the FASS 2016 CSW and Treasurer!

Hello FASSies!

I’m happy to announce the first new members of the FASS 2016 team.

As CSW, we have one of our company’s most active contributors over the last few years: Rachel Conway will write us a fantastic script, we can be sure!

For Treasurer, yours truly will be taking care of the finances for a year.

Stay tuned for news about the theme meeting!

Applications for CSW and Treasurer Now Open!

Thanks again for the absolutely fantastic show this year!
Now, we would like to announce that CSW and Treasurer applications are now open! If you would like to be the Chief Script Writer or the Treasurer for FASS 2016, you can now submit your application! Applications are due at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 25

Chief Script Writer

The CSW is in charge of writing the script that the company performs each year. This entails a lot of organization, because FASS has a crack team of Pullitzer-prize winning writers at its disposal and they all have different styles and humour, and someone needs to put them all together. The CSW is expected to hold meetings throughout the year, starting with the theme meeting before the Annual General Meeting (at the end of March or start of April), and going all the way until the script is done. The CSW has the final control over every aspect of the script—except the theme, which the whole company will vote on.

Treasurer

This glamorous position entails being in charge of all of FASS’s money. The Treasurer prepares a budget for Committee’s approval, writes cheques for expenses, ensures that all the spending fits in the budget, and then prepares a financial report to be delivered at the AGM. The Treasurer is very, very important to FASS’s continued existence!

Questions?

If you have any questions about these positions, you can talk to the current President Sean (prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca). You can also talk to Davenport, the current CSW (csw@fass.uwaterloo.ca), or Megan, the current Treasurer (treasurer@fass.uwaterloo.ca).

How to Apply

To apply, send an application to apply@fass.uwaterloo.ca. Your application should include your qualifications, why you’re interested in the position, and what you plan to do if selected. Your application will be circulated to the Committee for review, and then we will schedule you to come in for an interview. If you include your availability for evenings in the weeks of March 2 and March 9, that would greatly help us schedule the meetings. After interviewing all candidates, the 2015 Committee will pick the first new members of the 2016 Committee (and the first member of the 2017 Committee!).

Less than Two Weeks Until We Open!

Opening and closing numbers are coming together, costumes are magically appearing, and tech is ahead of schedule. It’s shaping up to be a great show: don’t miss it! You can get tickets through a cast/crew member or through the UW Theatre Centre Box Office. In the meantime, enjoy some great photos from Week 1’s rehearsals!

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FASS 2015 Auditions!

It’s almost time!
Be part of this amazing adventure by coming out to auditions. Come sing, dance, and act with us for a few hours, then receive a part in the show. It’s that simple! Auditions are also a great spot to get recruited into band, tech, promotions, or anything else you are interested in.

Auditions are happening January 7th, 8th and 9th, 7-9PM in HH 124.
Show up anytime! It will take about an hour.

If you can fill out the audition form prior to arriving, kittens will pose for more adorable photos on the internet.

Want to Donate to FASS?

“I don’t know” “Let me check” “Committee will discuss it” – These are just some of the answers you may have been given if you ever asked “Can I give money to FASS?

Well, now you can! This year we’ll be taking donations, but with a twist. You can buy your very own social event! Ranging in price from $25 to $200, our donation packages help pay for one social occasion, and they even come with perks!

There is also an option to purchase all the soda pop for the company, either for the whole social calendar, just the parties, or just the show run.

Contact Sarah Rodrigues for more information if you are interested in donating.

Get Ready for FASS 2015

FASS 2015 audition times

Auditions will be Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to Friday, January 10, 2015, 7:00PM to 9:00PM in Hagey Hall room 124.

Everyone who wants a part, gets a part. Our amazing writers shrink or grow the show depending on demand. You have to come to auditions for this amazing deal though! If you’re looking to try being on stage for the first time (or be in the band, or make props) come on out. Bring friends and be prepared to make some new ones.

FASS 2015 showtimes

The showtimes are as follows:

  • Thursday February 5, 2015 — 8:00PM
  • Friday February 6, 2015 — 7:00PM and 10:30PM
  • Saturday, February 7, 2015 — 6:00PM

Book it in your calendars our esteemed audience members!

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na… DEADLINES!

Hello all you wonderful FASS volunteers and almost-volunteers. Your Stage -Master- Manager and Director here.

We’ve recieved some great applications, but in order to decide + announce the creative (and productive!) teams for FASS 2015, we need to give all those I’ve-been-meaning-to-apply-maybe-tomorrow people a chance. Soooo we’ll be closing the applications for Director’s Creative Companions (ADs, Music Directors, Band Commanders, Choreographers) and Stage Manager’s Maniacal Minions (ASMs) on Wednesday, Nov 5.

The magical form of applications awaits your typing and clicking here.

Only 2,362 hours until showtime!
Rami and Nadia