Membership
Become a Member

Supporting & Sustaining

Memberships are the backbone of our organization. Our directors and producers always do a fantastic job of budgeting for their shows, planning to basically break even. The membership dues provide the financial support to continue to run the actual building in which we rehearse and perform. Dues pay for utilities, insurance, building equipment and repairs, etc. We greatly appreciate our members and their continued support.

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Membership

Becoming a Member

Becoming a member of TCP is easy and open to the public all year round.

The Perks of Being a TCP Member

In addition to knowing that you are helping support this community organization, there are several other perks that come along with the membership.

Membership Perks

All Members and benefactors receive the following benefits:

  • 20% discount on all adult performance tickets (limited to 10 discount tickets per membership per show)
  • 10% discount on all other programs/camps
  • TCP quarterly newsletter
  • Voting membership (cast your vote in TCP business matters – must be present at meetings to cast vote)
  • An open invitation to all cast parties
  • Memberships are tax deductible.
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Responsibilities

As a member, you are welcome to be part of the shows in all the different capacities, but that is not a requirement. All we ask is that you continue to support our productions as an audience member and/or helping us spread the word of our upcoming productions throughout the community.

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Membership Timing

Any time is a great time to become join. Whatever time of year you become a member, you will immediately get the perks of being a member.

Cost

There are 2 basic membership levels:
Individual – $10/year
Family – $20/year

Benefactors

Benefactors have made tremendous contributions to this organization throughout the years. We hope to be able to return the favor to them through our benefits for benefactors.

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What is a benefactor?

Anyone who makes an annual contribution starting at $50 is considered a benefactor. Benefactors can be families, individuals, businesses, other non-profits, etc.

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Benefactor Levels

  • Fan – $50
  • Rising Star – $100
  • Star – $250
  • Award Winner – $500
  • Director’s Award – $750
  • Patron of the Arts – $1,000
  • Financier of the Arts – $1,500
  • Sustainer of the Arts – $2,000

Benefits to Benefactors

Benefactors receive all the perks of a general membership (see The Perks of Being a Member). In addition, all donations are tax deductible.

Additional benefits to benefactors at the $50 or above level:
Show passes (see Benefactor Levels for number of passes). May be used at any current season show.
Name listed as a TCP supporter in all event playbills.

Additional benefits to benefactors at the $100 or above level:
Preferred reserved seating (please call to request reserved seats for each event)

Additional benefits to benefactors at the $1,500 or above level:
Special mention as a TCP supporter in all pre-show announcements and TCP publicity

Benefactors for the 2018-2019 Season

Patron of the Arts

Harry & Mary McCullough

JJB Hilliard/WL Lyons, LLC

Award Winners

First Federal Savings and Loan

David & Lauren Gill

Paul & RoJeanna Pank

Shirks International

The Napoleon State Bank

Star

Anonymous

Dr. Chris & Laura Ault

Bill Blasdel

Crafts & Occasions/Joe & Susan Rust

Jan Filler

David & Mary Miers

Joe Moeller

Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home

Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Sigma Chapter

Bill and Sally Robbins

Diana Springmier

The Lincourt & New Families

Dennis & Susan Wilson

Therese Zins

Rising Star

Steven J Adam

Animal Medical Hospital, LLP

Debbie and Bill Blank

Davis & Daughters

Sean & Lori Durbin

Robert & Joan Eversole

Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation

Dennis & Joyce Fogle

Leron Giesting Family

Michele Hellmich

Levensteins Abbey Carpet

Brian & Tina Longstreth

Judy G. Mozingo

Steve Stradley

Shawn & Diana Storms

Jim & Jeré Sturges

Donna Swinford

Glenn & Laura Jo Tebbe

Mary Weber

Joe & Anne Westhafer

Marilyn & Ron Woods

Terry & Paul Williamson

Benefactors for the 2018-2019 Season

Fan

Annonymous

Jerry & Leacarol Bennett

Bob & Carol Blankman

Pam & Jack Blasdel

Carl and Millie Busch

Mike & Chris Chapman

Kevin & Lisa Conwell

John & Nancy Derheimer

LeeAnn Diekhoff

Sheila Doerflinger

John & Cleo Duncan*

Todd Dwenger

The Fangman Family

Carolyn Fogg

David & Linda Fry*

Martha Greve

Hamilton & Tebbe Law Office, P.C.

Darlene Hirt

Dee Knueven Agency

Kaywinn Lindsay

Ryan & Jenny Maddux

Dick & JoAnne Martin

Chuck & Sue Menefee

David & Brenda Miller

Larry D. Moore Family

Sarah and Doug Obermeyer

Nick & Sally Peters

Jim Powell

Deb & Tony Reese

Jean & Charles Riddle

Stones Family Restaurant

Rachel & Neil Sullivan

John & Sherril Tarplee

John & Sandi Westhafer

Nancy Worland

*Denotes Lifetime Members

How To

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Tree County Players, and not all of them involve being on the stage. The following are a few ideas on how you can help!

Show Proposal Packet

Or mission is to “Enrich our community through performing arts,” if you would like to bring a performing arts show to our community please review our show proposal packet here.

 

Actor/Actress

Description: Have fun creating a show with a group of like-minded people. Fulfill your dreams of stardom by participating on stage in one of TCP’s plays or musicals .

Skills Needed: Memorization (learning lines, song and dances), able to follow instructions from the director. Vocal singing and dance skills are usually needed for musicals. Many musicals have large ensembles that do not require solo singing or on-stage speaking.

Time Commitment Required: Attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances. Musicals usually require eight weeks rehearsal. Non-musicals usually require six weeks rehearsal. Rehearsals usually are in the evenings on weekdays.

Experience: No experience needed. All actors have a stage debut!

How to Get Involved: Audition! Auditions are announced through the TCP website, Facebook page, TCP newsletter, newspapers and local radio announcements. 

Benefits/Skills Learned: Have fun, meet new people and form a theater “family”, improve your stage presence, presentation skills, creativity, confidence, problem-solving, non-verbal communication, acting, singing and dancing

Who to Contact: Show’s director or producer. Name and contact information will be included in the audition announcement.

Advertising/Marketing

Description: Help advertise the show through a variety of media. This may include helping create flyers/posters and possibly help create the playbill

Skills Needed: Knowledge of the different media outlets in town and surrounding areas; communication skills; some technology and software skills if you are willing to design items

Time Commitment Required: Depends on scope of show and how much you are doing. Creating a playbill can take several hours over the course of the 6-8 week span of rehearsals. A poster could take a day or two to design. You would also need to take time to pass out posters in town or post things on social media.

Experience: Some experience with design and/or communication would be desireable. However, if you have a knack for these things, let us know.

How to Get Involved: Contact the show’s producer or director

Benefits/Skills Learned: Commuication; sense of accomplishment in helping sell tickets for a successful show

Who to Contact: Show’s director or producer

Costumer

Description: Costuming a show or assisting on the costume committee can be a great way to use your creative energies. Show requirements vary from simple everyday looks to elaborate period costumes. Costumes help a director bring a show to life and actors are transformed when they put on their costumes. If you have an eye for design and are creative, you could be a show costumer. Help create a character by working with other volunteers, standing committee chairperson, the director and producer to help create the show’s costume needs. Locate or construct costumes for the show’s actors. Costumers usually attend all show performances and repair costumes if necessary. May assist actors with quick costume changes. Launders and arranges for dry cleaning (when needed).

Skills Needed: Requires a sense of design, fashion, creativity and possibly some seamstress skills.

Time Commitment Required: Varies depending upon the show. Period pieces and larger shows require a greater time commitment. Check with the director or producer for a time requirement estimate .

Experience: Depends upon the show. Volunteers with no experience can be trained.

How to Get Involved: Volunteer!

Benefits/Skills Learned: Satisfaction in creating a piece of art. Meeting new people.

Who to Contact: Contact show director, producer or a board member.

Director

Description: Get your creative juices flowing by bringing a play or musical from “page to stage”. The director is the creative and organizing center of the show. Responsible for all the “on-stage” action. Directors coach actors, develop stage actions, stage pictures and ensure good flow, plan and run rehearsals. They also develop/design in conjunction with committee heads: set concepts, costumes , lighting and all other on stage needs. Work with many volunteers.

Skills Needed: Anyone who has the heart of a coach can be a successful director. Directing is about looking for strengths and weaknesses in actors and techies and empowering them to push the limits of their abilities to create great art as a team. Leadership, organizational skills, planning, coaching , people-skills, ability to work with many volunteers, patience, creativity, a sense of stage blocking and good acting, ability to multi-task.

Time Commitment Required: A big job, but worth it! Usually requires three to six months advance planning and six to eight weeks of rehearsals and meetings with production committee heads.

Experience: Past directing experience with TCP, other community theaters, schools or other position-related training. No experience? Gain experience by working as an assistant director. TCP board approves all directing requests.

How to Get Involved: Pick a show and make a proposal to the TCP board.

Benefits/Skills Learned: Satisfaction in creating an artistic endeavor, meeting new people, helping others, bringing art to the local community. Improve your management, project and people skills all these transfer into the business arena.

Who to Contact: Complete our Show Proposal Packet. Feel free to reach out to any TCP Board member.

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Make-up/Hair

Description: Help actors apply stage make-up and arrange hair/wigs for performance. Actors wear makeup on stage in order to make their faces and expressions visible to the audience. Makeup can emphasize facial features that would otherwise be washed out by stage lights. Sometimes a production requires a special character (witch, aging, bruising, etc.) and the make-up artist uses imagination to transform an ordinary actor into a special theatrical character. Works with director to achieve desired make-up image.

Skills Needed: Even beginners can help make this transformation. Every actor needs a base foundation, eye liner and some facial contouring. The techniques are easy to master and TCP’s experienced make-up artists are always glad to teach the skill. Hairdresser skills are always desired.

Time Commitment Required: Every show’s make-up requirements are different, but in general, make-up is usually applied for the production and dress rehearsals. Volunteers are usually needed for two to three hours per performance.

Experience: Past stage make-up experience is desirable for special effects. The techniques are easy to master and TCP’s experienced make-up artists are always glad to teach the skill.

How to Get Involved: Volunteer! Contact the show’s producer, director or a board member. Contact information is listed in audition notices, on Facebook and on the website.

Benefits/Skills Learned: A fun job! If you’re looking for a creative outlet that does not require a major time commitment, then make-up artist is the job for you.

Who to Contact: Contact the show’s producer, director or a board member. Contact information is listed in audition notices, on Facebook and on the website.

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Producer

Description: The Producer is ultimately responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the production are completed within budget, according to the director’s wishes, and on time for the first public performance. He/she is the director’s supporting partner and co-creator of the show and manages all the non-directing performance responsibilities. Obtains performance rights and completes contracts with licensing agents. Recruits volunteers for set construction, costuming, make-up, publicity, stage crew, tech crew. Assists with auditions and casting the play. The producer is the co-creator of each performance.

Skills Needed: Ability to work with volunteers and ensure that the production stays on budget. Organization, people skills, communication, diplomacy and follow-up skills. Theater contacts helpful.

Time Commitment Required: Depending on show three to five months pre-planning required. Post production work is often needed (return rented rehearsal materials)

Experience: Past producing experience is desirable, especially with musicals. Get experience by serving as assistant producer.

How to Get Involved: Learn to produce by serving as assistant producer. Talk with show director or a board member. Attend a producer’s workshop.

Benefits/Skills learned: Project management, people management.

Who to Contact: Show director or a board member.

Prompter

Description: Give actors line cues/assists during rehearsals.

Skills Needed: Must be able to read scripts

Time Commitment Required: Volunteers may give prompts for as few as one rehearsal or up to fifteen rehearsals. Rehearsals usually run for two-three hours/night.

Experience: None

How to Get Involved: Volunteer

Benefits/Skills Learned: See how shows are created. Learn timing and line delivery by listening to skilled actors.

Who to Contact: Director or producer.

Props

Description: Locate or make props needed for each show. Ensure that actors have props available during performances.

Skills Needed: None, but some craft skills are helpful.

Time Commitment Required: Varies by show. May be needed during tech week and show week.

Experience: None director/producer will train.

How to Get Involved: Volunteer when show is announced.

Benefits/Skills Learned: Organization, project management

Who to ContactContact show’s director or producer.

Set Construction

Description

Skills Needed:

Time Commitment Required:

Experience

How to Get Involved: Volunteer when show is announced.

Benefits/Skills Learned

Who to ContactContact show’s director or producer.

Tech Crew

Description

Skills Needed:

Time Commitment Required:

Experience

How to Get Involved: Volunteer when show is announced.

Benefits/Skills Learned

Who to ContactContact show’s director or producer.

Others Ways To Support TCP

Maybe you don’t have the time to volunteer. Or you’d love to be part of a production but right now just isn’t the time. Or maybe you LOVE theater but getting on stage for you is just out of the question. That’s okay! We have many different ways you can support TCP.

Call For Inquiry

812.222.4766

Mail For Inquiry

tcpadmin@etczone.com

01. Donate

Monetary donations help support show productions as well as the everyday funtionings of the playhouse.

02. Attend

Come to the shows and participate as an audience member. Better yet, bring your friends and family with you!

03. Spread the Word

Whether by word of mouth, social media, and just talking to friends and family in person, at work, or at school, share what you know about TCP and our upcoming (or current) productions.

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Get In Touch

Location: 634 W Main Street, Greensburg, IN 47240

Mailing Address: PO Box 423, Greensburg, IN 47240

Telephone: 812.222.4766

Email: tcpadmin@etczone.com