Summer Updates!

Hello FASSies!!! Here are your summer FASS updates:

Show type & dates: The Fall radio play will premiere online on October 29th, 2020. Rehearsals will be online, or in very small groups outside. Voices will be recorded & combined digitally to create a 1-hr radio play.

Writing continues: CSW Michelle & team of writers are working on an interdimensional radio broadcast! Join them on facebook!! Or check out the brainstorming document, feel free to send her an email and add yourself to the email list here.

Applications for Fall 2020 Show Council due July 17: We’re looking for people! Applications should be sent to prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca with a summary of experience. Since this show is going to be a little different than usual, take a close look at the descriptions below. 

Director July 17th 11:59 pm

    • Casting
    • Helping people sound good & voice act well
    • Show sounding cohesive artistically

“Stage” Manager July 31st 11:59 pm.

    • Scheduling
    • Attendance
    • Coordinating director with techies

Producer July 17th 11:59 pm

    • Marketing (entirely digital, must have social media skills)
    • Getting actors
    • Advertising premiere

Tech Director July 17th 11:59 pm

    • Ensuring tech works for each rehearsal & for recording day
    • Finding editors & techies (definition up to Show Council) to help out
    • Audio gets to/from editors in a usable state
    • Coordinate sound editing
    • Do sound editing as necessary

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to 2020-2021

Hello!!

I’m Victoria, and I am very pleased to have taken on the role of FASS President for 2020-2021. I am a relatively new FASSie and my goals for this year are to continue to recruit and retain new people and keep them comfortable here!

There are going to be some interesting challenges this year, as of this writing pretty much the whole country is on lockdown and it seems quite difficult to put on a FASS with everyone in their own homes. We are hoping that the world heals in time for a show, and we are already dreaming up ideas of how to keep FASS alive if the situation arises that such a concession must be made as to put on a show from our bedrooms!

Joining me on the 2020-2021 board are Company Coordinator Tammy Markov, Treasurer Danny Eagle, Creative Liason Jen Farmer, and Representatives R. Brent Clements, Erik Arndt, Nathan Liu, and Allan Beldan, along with Presidential Advisor Diana (Dee) Skrzydlo.

I’d like to officially announce that applications for Creative Liaison will be accepted until Sunday April 26 at 11:59 PM. If you are interested in applying for the position, please email prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca with a brief outline of your qualifications. Descriptions of the position below.

Thanks everyone for putting your trust in me. I’m looking forward to working with the new Board and helping guide the FASS family in this coming year, and we hope that we can continue to keep everyone in good spirits and connected through these unusual times.

Victoria

Creative Liaison is responsible for:

  • Running the Show Councils – meetings, coordination, and responsibilities
  • Reporting back to the Board on the status of the shows [including debrief]
  • Selecting and supervising a Social Coordinator who runs activities during the show run

Tickets on Sale for FASS 2020: Nothing Beats Rock!

Come see our show and follow the rise and fall of a civilization, from the stone age to the space age in this original historical musical odyssey!

Shows are Feb 6, 7, and 8 in the HH theatre. Feb 6 at 8pm is pay-what-you-can, and tickets for Feb 7 at 8pm and Feb 8 at 7pm can be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/FASS2020, through the HH box office in person or by phone, (519‑888‑4908) or through any member of the cast & crew.

Hope to see you there!

Winter 2020 Show Auditions!

Led by our awesome show council of Director Jen Farmer, TD Martin Stachowski, and SM Eloise Fan, the auditions for FASS 2020: Nothing Beats Rock! will take place on January 8, 9, and 10th in HH 123 from 7-10 pm. Drop by for about an hour on any night you please!

Winter 2020 Show Council and Writing

Hi everyone,

What a fabulous Fall FASS! We had more audience than we knew what to do with, the guest acts called us “so professional”, and Imprint loved us even though we made fun of them (seriously, check out their review!)

Now let’s look forward to the Winter show, which will take place in the Hagey Hall Theatre on Feb 6, 7, and 8, 2020. I’m pleased to open nominations for Director, Stage Manager, Tech Director, and Producer. If you’re interested in any of these positions, please email prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca to apply.

In addition, our valiant CSW Dan Viggiani has scheduled the first two writers’ meetings to decide the theme and structure of the show. They are:

  • Thursday October 17th in MC 2038 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Tuesday October 22nd in MC 2034 from 7 to 9 pm

Hope you can come out and join the writing team and/or the Show Council and make this another awesome FASS!

Dee

Fall Variety Show

Come out and see the FASS Fall Variety Show: Feridun-Dun-DUN!

October 4 and 5 at 8pm in AL 116.

When a rash of murders sweeps campus, everyone is a suspect – even the geese! Can our intrepid detectives figure out whodunit… before it’s too late?

We’ll also be joined on stage by many fabulous guest acts from other performance groups on campus, including the Warriors Band, UW Cheer Team, Chavembachata, UW Improv Club, AcaBellas, Unaccompanied Minors, and UW Juggling Club!

Hope to see you there! Admission is by donation and everyone is welcome!

Fall Variety Show Auditions

If you’d like to get involved with the FASS Fall Variety Show on Oct 4&5, come out to Auditions!

Come by for about an hour any time on Sept 3, 4, or 5 between 7 and 10 pm in HH 123&124. Everyone who comes out is guaranteed to be able to participate in the show. Tech, Stage Management, Band, etc welcome too. If you want to get involved behind the scenes, contact Jen at cc@fass.uwaterloo.ca

Also, if you are involved in a performance group of some kind and would like to be an external act for the show, contact our External Acts Recruiter at acts@fass.uwaterloo.ca

FASS Summer Announcements

Hot enough for ya?
Writing for the Fall Variety show is heating up as well, with a theme selected (Politics/Murder Mystery) and brainstorming well underway here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/163FW–Nd9rtpYFnQ6SWyL1AZjunn46bzrqrdwsPYeVA/edit. Please jump in with ideas! You can also contact our CSW Brent at csw-fall@fass.uwaterloo.ca or join the writers mailing list here if you want to receive emails about writing: https://lists.uwaterloo.ca/mailman/listinfo/fass-writers
Speaking of the Fall show, we have a great director, Brandon West, but we’re still in need of a Tech Director, Producer, and Stage Manager for the short 3-4-scene production. This is a great opportunity to try out these roles in a less intense production! In addition, we’re looking for someone to coordinate with external acts, since what is a variety show without some variety? See below for a rough description of the duties for these positions, and get your application in to prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca by July 15 at 11:59 pm.
We’re running some fun social events all summer long, so check out the Facebook group for details at https://www.facebook.com/groups/5141075654/
Hope to see your witty words for the script, awesome applications for positions, and terrific turnout at the events this summer!
Dee

FASS President 2020

super-brief descriptions of position requirements:

Producer: advertise for auditions and show, including posters, social media, programs, etc
Stage Manager: schedule rehearsals, take note of what the director wants, call cues
Tech Director: manage team to handle props, sets, sound, lights, makeup, costumes
External Acts Coordinator: invite acts to participate, coordinate on requirements and scheduling

FASS Spring Announcements

We have some important announcements!

1. CSW for FASS Fall 2019 Variety Show: October 4-5

We’re pleased to announce R. Brent Clements as Chief Script Writer for the Fall 2019 FASS Variety Show on Oct 4-5, 2019!

If you want to help write, contact Brent at csw-fall@fass.uwaterloo.ca.

2. Applications Open for Fall 2019 Show Council: due June 24

We’re now looking for people to take on the roles of Producer, Director, Tech Director, and Stage Manager. If you are interested, applications should be sent to prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca. Please include a brief summary of your relevant experience.

Producer, Director, and Tech Director applications close on June 24th at 11:59 pm, and Stage Manager applications close on July 8th at 11:59 pm.

3. Save the Date for FASS Winter 2020 Show: March 12-14

FASS Winter 2020 will take place on March 12, 13, and 14, 2020. Mark your calendars and don’t miss it!

Happy Spring!

Dee

Fall 2019 Variety Show and Next Board Meeting

Fall 2019 Variety Show

We’re excited to announce that FASS will be holding a Variety Show in Fall 2019! We are accepting applications for CSW (chief script writer) for a Fall 2019 Variety Show. Applications are due by Wednesday May 15 by 6 pm. If you are interested, please contact prez@fass.uwaterloo.ca.

The CSW is responsible for:
– Calling a meeting to consider ideas for and select the show theme
– Organizing meetings for and supervising the writing of the script
– Providing updates about the script and finishing it on time

Next Board Meeting

Show dates for both Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 will be discussed at the next Board meeting, which is on Wednesday May 15 at 7 pm in HH 119. The agenda for the meeting is here. The first part of the meeting is closed, but all are welcome to attend the second part, which will start around 7:30. HH123 is reserved for hanging out before the open part of the meeting begins. Hope you can join us!