The Iowa Community Theater Association’s annual festival will be held June 20-22, 2014 in Red Oak. At the festival ICTA will be handing out Awards of Excellence for shows that were nominated in 2013. USP’s 2013 summer musical, Bye Bye Birdie, is a finalist for four different ICTA awards:
Music Direction (Vocal Director: Anne Petrie)
Supporting Actress (Sara Collins)
Scenic Design (Set Design: Mat Kelly)
Direction(Director: Denise Gregory)
The link below is a PDF download with information about the Festival and Registration form.
It’s time for the Union Street Players Board of Directors to begin consideration of the 2014 Walk of Fame inductee. Started in 2008, the USP Walk of Fame honors individuals who have gone above and beyond in helping USP fulfill its mission. Since it began, USP has honored a total of nine individuals:
2008: Dottie McGee, Pat Moriarity, Arvin Van Zante
2009: Bev Graves, Peggy Moriarity
2010: Shelley Buhrow
2011: Deb Linn
2012: USP’s 25th Anniversary (everyone was honored – no individual was inducted)
2013: Pati Van Zante, Lisa Witzenburg
The USP Board is seeking the nomination of individuals who must meet the following criteria:
He/She has been involved in USP for ten years or more.
He/She has contributed in multiple ways (actor, director, stage manager, lighting, sound, set work, Board Member, etc.)
He/She has tangibly helped USP further its on-going mission.
All individuals who have been nominated in the past, but were not inducted, will be automatically reconsidered each year! If you’re not sure if an individual has been nominated, please feel free to submit a nominations.
To nominate an individual, simply provide the following information in an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or in a letter mailed to USP Walk of Fame, 712 Union St., Pella, IA 50219:
Your phone number
Name of person you are nominating
Explanation of why you think this person should be inducted into the USP Walk of Fame.
To help determining who is eligible, the following Microsoft Excel file contains a historical database of individuals and their roles in various productions and positions on the Board of Directors through 2005. Any name on this will have met the threshold of a minimum of ten year’s involvement. There is a drop down menu next to the heading of each field. You can filter your view using the drop down menus to view results by individual.