24th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Yes! Thank you, I applied a few weeks ago and just wanted to make sure I didn't miss out on an interview

Have you heard back from one of our Producers yet, and have they asked for your availability? If not, you should send them a brief reminder. The Guild inbox is kind of a mess right now, and as conscientious as we’ve tried to be, there’s a chance someone may have slipped by our notice.

24th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

I know that the hiring process is still taking place, but does that mean that its strictly a process of making decisions right now or are interviews still going to be held this week?

We are no longer accepting applications, but those of you who applied before last Friday and have been in touch with the Producers will still be interviewed (if you have not been interviewed already). Hiring decisions are in progress, but we will not officially hire a position until we have interviewed everyone we are considering for the position. Does that make sense?


23rd September, 2014

General Body Meeting Minutes, 9/21/14

•We’ve casted the shows. Hooray!

•Rehearsals for Into the Woods have been going well. There’s been some character work, some singing, some dancing—things are happening. We should be receiving actual librettos very soon!

•Macbeth rehearsals have just gotten started. They started with a Sparknotes-version read through, and have been moving onto some scene work. We’ve also submitted the Arts Council Grant, so hopefully we’ll receive some extra funding soon! Eboard and directors are still looking to finalize a space for the show, and will provide that information as soon as we have it.

•A-teams are starting to come together. We received an overwhelming number of applications and the Producers have been trying their best to get back to everyone. We are no longer accepting applications, and are striving to have everyone hired by next Friday. Because…

•Big Wind Blows is October 3rd! Space/time to be announced. The casts and a-teams of both shows are strongly encouraged to attend. It’s a good time. Mark your calendars.

•Also, please mark your calendars for the next General Body Meeting, which will be Sunday, October 5th at 5:30 pm in Bartlett 301. We’ll be providing some critical new information on scene shop procedures, as well as how to sign up for hours this semester. We have a brand-new shop manager who’s going to be helping us out with this. Scene shop hours will start in October and we have very limited time to accomplish all the wonderful things we dream of, so we need to be as organized and proactive about this as possible. 

•Unfortunately, the Cabin Trip is no more. We did not receive enough money from all of you to reserve the space. If you gave Katie $5 to reserve your spot, please contact her to get your money back. We hope to arrange other Guild Bonding events soon that don’t cost as much or require as much planning. Stay tuned! 

•Coffeehouse! It will be Friday, October 24th, time and location to be announced. I believe Katie has made the theme “Pumpkins or Whatever” in honor of fall and Halloween and apathy. Start thinking about acts you want to perform—comedy skits, dance, singing/music, poetry, or some new fusion of entertainment I can’t even dream up right now. You don’t have to be part of either show—or even consider yourself a Guild member!—to sign up, so invite your friends. Katie will post soon about collecting applications for acts so we can put together a program for the evening.

•Remember that for Voting Rights (for next semester’s shows, for next year’s eboard, and for constitutional amendments), you must attend two-thirds of the General Body Meetings! Talk to Katie if you have questions or concerns about voting rights. You should also read more about them in the FAQ

•Adam made a brief announcement about SASP procedures. If you are an a-team member who needs to make purchases for the show, PLEASE talk to Adam about SASP policy. The SASP is a student purchasing card that the university signs out to us. If you need to make a purchase, you MUST bring a list to Adam that includes: 1. What you intend to buy, 2. Where you intend to buy it, 3. How much it will cost. It will take Adam at least TWO BUSINESS DAYS to file the request in the office and have them process it. Adam will set up an appointment with you in the Center for Student Development Business Office in the Student Union, you sign out the card, go shopping, and return the card to the office within 24 hours. Make sure you get itemized receipts!

•If you purchased a T-shirt last semester and have yet to receive it, please contact Joy and she will do her best to make sure it is delivered to you as soon as possible. If you also attended Banquet last semester and did not receive a UMTG pin, please talk to me as well. Again, we are sorry for the confusing surrounding these items. 

•Bored? Lonely? Come hang out with us in the Guild Office, room 423B upstairs in the Student Union. There’s finally a sign on the door so you’ll know you’re in the right place.

14th September, 2014

Macbeth Final Cast List

*Producer’s Note: Thank you everyone who came to callbacks today! With all the talent we had to work with it was a hard decision, but we’ve got a cast list! Cast members please come to our first rehearsal in Bartlett 301 on Tuesday the 16th at 7 PM. We can’t wait to see you there!

We encourage anyone who was interested in A-Team to apply by the 17th! The applications can be found at umasstheatreguild.tumblr.com/a-team. Thank you again to everyone!

Macbeth: Dennis Kane

Macduff / Captain / 1st Apparition: Ashlyn Stromgren

Lady Macbeth: Christie Basinas

Lady Macduff / Witch #1: Gabby St. Pierre

Banquo / Seyton: James Guillette

Malcolm / Murderer #2: Matt Crawford

Duncan / Old Siward / Old Man / Murderer #3: Patrick Neal

Ross: Jack Duff

Lennox: Phillipe Janvier

Witch #2 / Servant / Young Siward: Hannah Finch

Gentlewoman / Fleance / Macduff’s Son / 2nd & 3rd Apparition: Hannah Deighan

Donalbain / Menteith / Doctor / Murderer #1 / Lord: Sevrin Willinder

Witch #3 / Messenger: Alanna Flynn

Hecate / Caithness: Emily Dodge

Angus / English Doctor / Porter: Garrett Schlundt

13th September, 2014

Macbeth Callbacks

*Producer’s Note: Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for our production of Macbeth! We were overwhelmed by the amount of talent we’ve seen, and are happy to present our callbacks. Please arrive 20 minutes before your callback time and feel free to bring your homework/snacks/sweaters for your comfort. (Definitely bring a sweater)

If you are interested in an A-Team position, please send your application in by Wednesday the 17th! Applications can be found at umasstheatreguild.tumblr.com/a-team


Andrea Angiolillo

Christie Basinas

Miranda Cashman

Jack Duff

Dennis Kane

Lady Macbeth:

Christie Basinas

Miranda Cashman

Gabby St. Pierre


Andrea Angiolillo

Matt Crawford

Ashlyn Stromgren


Miranda Cashman

Matt Crawford

Phillipe Janvier

Dennis Kane

Donalbain / Doctor:

Corey Shore

Frank Schuth

Jared Wise

Sevrin Willindor


Jack Duff

Patrick Neal

Garrett Schlundt

Jared Wise


Andrea Angiolillo

Dennis Kane

Gabby St. Pierre

Ashlyn Stromgren


Matt Crawford

James Guillette

Dennis Kane

Garrett Schlundt


Jack Duff

James Gillette

Garrett Schlundt

Jared Weiss

Lady Macduff / Witch #1:

Hannah Finch

Gabby St. Pierre

Ashlyn Stromgren

Gentlewoman / Witch #2:

Hannah Deighan

Ashlyn Stromgren

Hannah Youssef

Witch #3:

Emily Dodge

Alanna Flynn

Arielle Vishny

Macduff’s Son:

Hannah Finch

Hannah Deighan

Sevrin Willindor

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM: Macbeth / Macduff

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM: Lady Macduff / Macduff’s Son / Ross

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Macduff / Malcolm

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM: Macbeth / Lady Macbeth

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM: Malcolm / Donalbain / Macduff / Macbeth / Lady Macbeth / Lennox

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Lady Macbeth / Doctor / Gentlewoman

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Duncan / Banquo / Lady Macbeth

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM: Banquo / Macbeth / Witches



9th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

is it too late to apply for a-team?

Nope, not at all! We’re still hiring almost everything (However, I believe Daryl is no longer taking Stage Manager applications for Into the Woods due to the large number of applicants). We’re especially looking for applicants with set design/carpentry experience and need to hire those positions within the next week. 

If you have applied for a position already and have yet to hear from our Producers, please be patient. We’ve had a large influx of applications and our Producers are busy students! They will be able to respond soon.

-Joy, UMTG Chair

9th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Is the cabin trip more for upper classmen/ would it be awkward for a newbie to go?

We would really love for members of all ages and experience to join us! We’re envisioning this as a Guild bonding trip, and I think this would be a great opportunity for a newbie to become close with other members. I’m glad you’re interested and hope you make it!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

9th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

Hi!! I saw the form for the cabin trip in the Facebook group but couldn't click on it because its "unavailable", is the trip full?

Hmmm that’s strange! The trip is not full as far as I know now, and I’m not sure why the Facebook page isn’t working. Could you try the link again and see if it works now? I’ll let our Secretary know you had a problem accessing it!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

9th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

who is needed at rehersal tomorrow

Currently, everyone is called for Into the Woods to do a read through tonight. The Director and Producer will be making a schedule soon and will let you know other times you should be there. If you have any conflicts, please let them know!

-Joy, UMTG Chair

7th September, 2014

motorboatingmotherteresa asks:

Hi! I'm Becca Regan. I'm a freshman who auditioned last night at 7pm. On my application, I put down that I would not be interested in Stage Crew or backstage work of any kind, but after experiencing your really cool community, I'd love to work with you in any way possible! If you need any help, my email is rlregan@umass

Hey there Becca! We are so happy that you are interested in joining our a-team! Here is a link where you can find the application :)


Once you complete it, please email your app to umtheatreguild@gmail.com

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!!

7th September, 2014

Anonymous asks:

If we sent in our A Team app three days ago and haven't heard back does that mean the position is filled?

Nope! Please continue to check your email. We apologize for the delay; due to the large influx of a-team applications, as well auditions this past weekend, we have not been able to schedule an interview for everyone that has applied. We WILL be scheduling more interviews within the next couple weeks. 

Thank you for you interest and we will get back to you soon!

7th September, 2014

Final Casting

Thank you to all who came out and auditioned! Casting was very difficult because of the amount of interest in the show and because of the vast amount of talent displayed in the past two days. We encourage all who were not cast to apply to a-team; a link to the applications can be found on our home page. Thank you again!

Baker: Will Healy

Baker’s Wife: Mary Margaret Hogan

Jack: Craig Simonetti

Jack’s Mother: Cait Leonard

Cinderella: Emily Lambert

Florinda: Gwen Kolb

Lucinda: Maura Kolhonen

Step Mother: Tamar Gelber

Rapunzel: Emily Hamel

Witch: Molly Meehan

Rapunzel’s Prince: Bobby Hawes

Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf: Jake Prescott

Little Red: Caroline Phinney

Little Red’s Granny: Mallory Kassoy

Mysterious Man: Ethan Doiron-LaRue

Narrator: Patrick Murphy

Steward: Kris DiStasio

Cinderella’s Mother: Jessica Picard

Snow White/Giant’s Wife: Siobhan Noonan

Rehearsal will begin tomorrow (Monday the 8th) at 6:30PM in Bartlett, 2nd floor Room# 206

7th September, 2014

Into the Woods: Callbacks

Producer’s Note:
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! We had very many people come out, and we are so happy that so many people were interested in our production of Into the Woods. Below is our callback list. Please note that we did not ask for callbacks for smaller roles - this means NOT HAVING A CALLBACK DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NOT BE CAST! Dancers: you will be contacted regarding a dance-callback, the date of which is to be determined. Please, check back on the tumblr to see the final cast list. Our first rehearsal will be Monday night. If you are not cast we encourage you to apply for A-team. Once again, thank you all! 

Bobby Hawes
Will Healy
Evyn Newton
Jacob Prescott

Baker’s Wife
Tori Clough
Mary Margaret Hogan
Siobhan Noonan
Molly Meehan

Emily Lambert
Mary Margaret Hogan
Molly Meehan

Little Red
Angel Fenton
Caroline Phinney
Mickey Jones
Emily Hamel

Kris Distasio
Evyn Newton
Craig Simonetti

Alison Kerr
Emily Lambert
Siobhan Noonan
Jessica Picard

Kris Distasio
Bobby Hawes
Troy Kowalchuk
Anderson Lara
Jacob Prescott


Angela Fenton
Alex Graham 
Alison Kerr
Gwen Kolb
Maura Kolhonen

Jack’s Mom
Emily Chaisson
Tamar Gelber
Cait Leonard
Marina Oleson

Mysterious Man
Zach Colten

Kris Distasio
Patrick Murphy

—Other Ensemble—
Ethan Doirou-LaRue
Matthew Gagnon
Mallory Kassoy

—Dance Ensemble—
Holly Armstrong
Brianna Bernard
Renee Boublin
Ashleigh Carter
Hannah Deighan
Matthew Hlady
Linnea Soderberg
Jordan Vetstein
Eden Wood

*Please show up 15 minutes before your callback time at Bartlett 65; we will be starting exactly on time*

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Narrator / Mysterious Man / Other Ensemble
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Rapunzel / Jack’s Mom
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Jack & Jack’s Mom
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Baker
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Baker’s Wife
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Baker & Wife
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Witch
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Little Red
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Prince / Wolf
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Cinderella

Thank you all again for auditioning - we hope you had as great of a time as we had!


5th September, 2014


Thanks to everyone who came out to our first meeting last night! It was SO EXCITING seeing so many new faces!

Remember that auditions for Into the Woods begin TONIGHT at 7pm. Show up a little early so you have time to fill out an audition form! Otherwise no materials or preparation are necessary. 

7pm in Bartlett 65, which is in the basement of Bartlett Hall by the Honors College. BE THERE. (Or come either tomorrow at 12pm or 7pm!)

Callbacks will be posted here Saturday night. Stay tuned.