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There are many ways to be a part of HCT. For one you can join as a member for as little as $15 per year. Being a member gets you the newsletter "Backstage" which keeps you up to date on all events at HCT. You can also volunteer to help with productions as a stage hand, set builder, usher, box office assistant, concession help, make-up, costumes, props, painting, building upkeep, technical work, actor or director. You may want to take the full leap and join the Board of Directors or Board of Trustees to help make decisions about how the organization is run. There are cards available at the theatre for you to fill out and sign up for whatever your choice may be. You can also e-mail HCT and ask for more information.
Shows are submitted as part of a Director Submission to the Play Reading Committee Chair. Each year this committee sends out Director/Show Forms to the current list of available Directors who then respond as to the Show they would like to direct and have HCT Corporation produce. The Play Reading Committee then takes these submissions and decides the season based upon the mix of submitted shows and their respective directors.
All shows at HCT must be published work. The show must be approved by the HCT Board. Content is also reviewed for suitability for typical patron's attendance.
No. Professional and amateur actors share the HCT stage with no stipend.
No. Just kidding! YES, anyone can audition for any play at HCT. Suitability for a role is determined by the casting personnel for each production (most likely this is the show's director).
Hypnosis. Okay, not really. It takes reading over the lines again and again in addition to rehearsals. Basically you have about two-months to learn approximately 80-100 pages of lines, dependent upon the size of the role. Some people write them on their co-stars foreheads.
Hawkeye Community Theatre (HCT) is one of the longest continually running theatre organizations, with roots preceeding formal HCT organization as a corporation in 1957 by more than 28 years.
The stage presence first known as the Drama League has been around since the nineteen twenties!