Since Production Director Dawn Ljuden can remember, Stage North’s home has simply been referred to as “The Space”, but looking ahead, she thinks it’s time to give it a proper moniker.
“I know that there are probably some people who will always refer to it as that, but we just got into our new digs there at Surerus’ and it’s perfect timing to establish a new name for our rehearsal space.”
The new home has been an upgrade in terms of rehearsal and parking space, as well as the luxury of a washroom, which was missing from the Co-op Mall location. It has also opened up the opportunity to hold performances right there in the shed.
“I don’t know exactly what it’s going to look like,” admits Ljuden. “We need to get as many people at the meeting [tonight] as possible so that we can flush out what people’s desires are and if they’re possible and how we move forward.”
Ljuden hopes to see at least one performance in there by the end of the year.
A similar meeting was held last year around this time that was successful in giving the theatre company a starting off point for its 2013 year.
“[Tonight] will be an opportunity to look back at what we’ve accomplished and to refine our goals and create some new ones over the next year,” says Ljuden. “A solid list of short-term and long-term goals; things that we definitely want to happen, in 2014, and things that we would like to see happen for us as a club within the next 10 years.”
Ljuden considers it important to have Stage North’s members play a part in making decisions about the society and shaping its future. They can do so at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 7 at the space on the East Bypass Road.