Saturday, March 17, 2012
This year’s meeting was an important occasion for STAG, with proposed changes to its constitution.
This year’s annual meeting was an important occasion for Shute Theatre and Arts Guild (STAG), with proposed changes to its constitution, designed to allow more flexibility within the committee, encourage and invite creative ideas from its membership and keep and maintain STAG’s reputation and vitality in these ever-changing times.
All the proposals were elected in to the constitution by the good number of attendees present.
To start the meeting, Elisabeth Miller (re-elected chairman) gave a brief positive resume of last year’s main productions, including Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore and Hay Fever by Noel Coward, but also raised awareness of STAG’s other pursuits, such play-reading evenings and its major participation in the Heritage Players’ very popular production of Winefred, a community project performed last July at Seaton Town Hall.
As always at STAG, the evening was not all work and concluded with a glass of wine and entertainment given by David Clarke and Prudence Catley reading some of their own poetry, followed by an amusing parlour game hosted by Simon Ford.
STAG is looking forward to another eventful year starting with a thought-provoking interpretation of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, directed by Elisabeth Miller, at St Michael’s Church, Shute from April 11 to 14.
Later in the year, Godspell by Stephen Schwartz, directed by Anna Crabbe will be performed at St Giles’s Church, Kilmington from October 17 to 20.
This production will be calling on the talents of the many junior members of the Guild, the ‘Young STAGs’.