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Board Meeting Minutes (2018-01-27)

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Kentucky Theatre Association Board of Directors Meeting Saturday, January 27, 2018 Lexington Children's Theatre, Lexington, KY Present: Cheryl B., Sarah B., Dawn C., Brad D., Kelley E., Alana G., Wayne K., Jeremy K., Kim M., Jane M., Zackary R., Shelby S., Kim W. (on phone): Lisa C., Bart L. Absent: Kathi E., Alicia H., Phillip N. --- --- --- --- The meeting was called to order at 12:12 by President Brad Introductions of new members - Kelley Elder (Owensboro) and Cheryl Brumley (Campbellsville Univ.) Minutes of the November 17, 2017, Board meeting were distributed and reviewed. Corrections: "Kathy" should be "Kathi"; and HS Festival had 26 competing, 11 at the State level. Kim W. moved to approve the minutes as amended; Zack seconded. The motion passed. Kim M. gave the…
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KTA Annual Conference Awards

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The Kentucky Theatre Association had a terrific weekend in Pikeville, Kentucky and thanks both the Jenny Wiley Theatre and University of Pikeville for their hospitality!   Community Theatre Festival Winners   Outstanding Production: Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre   Best Actress – Holly Edwards - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre Best Actor – Ethan Darby - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre   Best Supporting Actress – Emily Pritchard – Graceland – Paramount Theatre Best Supporting Actor – John Skaggs - Flowers for Algernon  - Actors for Children Theatre     High School Festival Winners –   Winner: Alice in Wonderland – SCAPA @ Lafayette 1st Runner Up: Waylen – Owensboro High School 2nd Runner Up: Freak the Mighty – Spencer County High School   Best Male Performer: Trace M. – Spencer County High School Best Female Performer – Natalie…
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Board Meeting Minutes (2017-08-27)

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Kentucky Theatre Association Board of Directors Meeting Sunday, August 27, 2017 Jenny Wiley Theatre, Pikeville, KY   Present: Sarah B., Lisa C., Brad D., Bill F., Wayne K., Jeremy K., Kim M., Phil N., Kim W. (on phone) Kathi E., Alana G., Jane M., Zack R.   The Board toured the facilities at the Jenny Wiley Theatre and U. of Pikeville.   Minutes of the June 4, 2017, Board meeting were reviewed.  Lisa moved to approve the minutes; Sarah 2nd; and the motion carried.   Kim M. gave the treasurer’s report.  The insurance was paid ($795 for half).  No other major items were incurred.  Jeremy moved, and Phil 2nd, to approve the treasurer’s report.  Motion passed.   Jeremy reported on SETC.  There are mini-grants available to help with screening auditions.…
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Board Meeting Minutes (2017-06-04)

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Kentucky Theatre Association   Board of Directors Meeting   Sunday June 4, 2017   Lexington Children’s Theatre   2:00-4:00pm Wayne Kirsch, Jeremy Kisling, Kim Miller, Zach Ross, Alicia Henning, Dawn Connerly, Brad Downall, and Phil Neace   Sarah Diamond Burroway and Shelby Steege (on the phone)   Agenda   2:00pm Welcome   2:10pm Conference call starts   Additions to Agenda Nothing New   Approval of Minutes Jeremy moved to approve, zach 2nd All Approved with the change to SETC acronym in the minutes   Treasurer’s Report We are where we were at from the beginning of the year (nothing changed with MG festival)   2017 Proposed Budget Change- we have agreed to support for SETC to $500 per school Suggested we change the amount based on the distance the festival…
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Board Meeting Minutes (2017-02-12)

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KTA Board Meeting 2/12/17- via conference call Attendance: Zach Ross, Kim Willard, Jane Modlin, Shelby Steege, Brad Downall, Lisa Cope, Jeremy Kisling, Alicia Henning, Kim Miller, Alana Ghent Welcome We need 51% of members to meet quorum If we do not meet quorum we will do it via e-mail We need to add to our Bi-Laws the addition of electronic meetings/ follow up Minutes from November Meeting If anyone took any notes for this meeting please send them to Shelby… Shelby.steege@spencer.kyschools.us Conference Location Need to avoid Nov 3-5th because of Thespians NKU cannot this year because of an issue with their stage We need a venue for HS and rooms for workshop, Community Theater (could be a non-theater space as long as we can get lighting,) Roots of the Bluegrass,…
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2016 High School Festival Region Results

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West Apollo High School's production of "Miss Polly's Institute for Criminally Damaged Young Ladies Puts on a Show" will move on to state. It came in at 38:09. Davies County High's production of "The Giver" timed at 45:29 and will be the alternate entry if Apollo chooses not to participate in state. North The three entries were:  Scott H.S. - “All You Can Do” (a student written play); Simon Kenton H.S. – “Designer Genes”; and Bracken County H.S. – “May I Have Your Attention, Please?” Adjudicators’ Discretionary Awards were given to: Jenna Griphover (“Playwriting Award”) Simon Kenton (“Performance of Current Social Issues”) Bracken Co. (“Use of Music”).  Named to the All-Star Cast for the North Regional were Justin Hamm (Scott H.S.); Chelsea Russell (Simon Kenton); Lyndsey Monahon (Bracken Co.).  Scott…
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The Effects of the Senate Bill 1–2016 on Quality Arts Education in Kentucky

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The recently filed SB1-­‐2016 proposes significant statutory changes that allow more local control of education and reduce the burden of standardized testing on schools and districts. The KCAE supports efforts to reduce the amount of time consumed by testing and highly complicated accountability structures, and the regrettable instructional practice of “teaching to the test.” However, any assessment and accountability system defined by assigning rewards for high-­‐performing schools, or requiring corrective measures for underperforming schools causes schools to prioritize the accountability components that lead to those rewards. Under that system, subjects not supported by any form of statutory accountability will be marginalized. Education Response to SB1-­‐2016. Then contact your legislators and tell them that Arts Matter and that you approve of the KCAE's response. KY LEGISLATURE CONTACT LINK: http://www.kyedpolicy.org/legislator-info.html
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2015 High School Theatre Festival Winners

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2015 HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE FESTIVAL 1st Place Corbin High School Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance Runner Up Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School Radium Girls by D.W. Gregory  Corbin and Paul Lawrence High Schools will represent Kentucky at the Southeastern Theatre Conference 2015 Top 5 High Schools 5. Apollo High 4. Whitley County 3. Bryan Station 2. P.L. Dunbar High 1. Corbin High School Best Female    Lexi Johnson Apollo High School Best Male Chris Couch       Corbin High School 2015 ALL STAR CAST Daviess Co. HS - Sydney Schroder Apollo HS- Tyler Garrard McCreary Co. HS - Lindsey Pennington Spencer County HS - Haley Hood Owensboro HS- Connor Ellliott Danville HS- Madison Porter Bryan Station HS - Amani Adar Bardstown HS- Lindsey McGruder Perry Central HS- Madison Combs Madison…
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