If we get this space, auditions will be May 26th, 27th and 28th as well as June 1st and 2nd. I will cast people that weekend. I will then give the actors four weeks to memorize their lines and we will begin meeting for regular rehearsals after July 4th. Then we can open July 29th and probably close on August 20th.
We are also looking for a Chief Administrative Officer to help us handle the business end of theater. They will deal with things like navigating the bureaucracy of being a not-for-profit, getting us grants, running fundraisers and dealing with insurance companies.
The main problem we encounter when trying to bring in new people is that we can't afford to pay people yet. We're toying with the idea (and it would need to be well researched and approved by the board before it could ever become a reality) of giving people a commission for every grant they bring in, some percentage of the amount of the grant most likely, and I wanted to know if any of you have ever used this system before and how it worked for you?