Ticket Reservations:

(603) 876-6131 

tickets@branchrivertheatre.org

Playing around for more than 30 years ...

Performance Address:

160 Main St., Route 101

Marlborough NH 03455 US


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 336 

Keene, NH 03431 US

‚ÄčBRANCH RIVER THEATRE


Tyler Strickland

All Board Members


  • Promote BRT as a positive asset to the Marlborough community.
  • Strive to support the best in Community Theatre quality.
  • Ensure that the Marlborough Community House is maintained in a neat and clean condition.
  • Contribute your energy and talents to every BRT production possible.
  • Make every effort to attend every production that BRT presents.
  • Assist in the promotion of every show that BRT presents. This can be accomplished through distribution of posters, ticket sales and word of mouth.
  • Strive to cross-train into other areas of interest or need.
  • Volunteer for special assignments that you are qualified for. This may include cast and production photography, set construction support, providing baked goods for concessions, soliciting sponsors, location or providing props and costumes, etc.

Show Producer


This is an option assignment, but highly recommended for every production. If a Producer is not forthcoming, the BRT Board members will take responsibility for assisting as needed. A Producer is a volunteer assignment and the Producer does not have to be a BRT Board member.


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Coordinate with the Show Director in the areas of set construction, lighting/sound needs, props, technical requirements, stage-managing, pictures, pre-show announcements.
  • Handle advertising, deciding how much to buy and where.

Director of Ticket Sales and Box Office


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Distribute show tickets at satellite sales locations and to cast and board members for sales.
  • Distribute complimentary tickets as deemed appropriate to individuals or businesses that provide donations to BRT.
  • Maintain responsibility for tickets cash box and reconciling cash box, and forward money and expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Provide coverage for at-the-door ticket sales or arrange for alternate coverage as needed.
  • Contact appropriate parties about upcoming performances and try to sell blocks of tickets (i.e. Theatre departments at the local high schools and colleges; teachers who might want to bring their classes).
  • Determine head count for each show.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Set Design, Constructions and Properties


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Initiate repairs and/or replacements for damaged set components (i.e. flats).
  • Work with Show Directors and/or Show Producers on set needs and properties.
  • Coordinate the construction of all sets and arrange for alternate construction coverage as needed.
  • Coordinate set strike at end of each production and ensure all borrowed set components and/or properties are returned to their rightful owners within a reasonable amount of time.
  • Forward set expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Sound


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate the rental, setup, operation and return of lighting/sound equipment for each production.
  • Work with the Show Director and/or Show Producer on specific lighting/sound requirements.
  • Provide lighting/sound coverage at each show and arrange alternate coverage as needed.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Lighting


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate the rental, setup, operation and return of lighting/sound equipment for each production.
  • Work with the Show Director and/or Show Producer on specific lighting/sound requirements.
  • Forward lighting/sound rental expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Provide lighting/sound coverage at each show and arrange alternate coverage as needed.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Concessions


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Purchase and sell refreshments for each production.
  • Maintain responsibility for concessions cash box and forward money and expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Provide coverage at concessions and provide for alternate coverage as needed.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Additional Roles & Responsibilities

Secretary


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Function as scribe at all BRT monthly meetings.
  • Maintain up to date mailing list and generate/mail periodic newletters.
  • Forward newsletter printing/mailing expense receipts to Treasurer.
  • Writing 'thank you' correspondence to individuals or businesses for services rendered during a production or other Branch River Theatre sponsored event.
  • Signature authority for BRT checking account.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Vice President


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Assist the President as liaison between BRT and the Marlborough Community House for securing the use of the facility for auditions, set construction, dress rehearsals and show dates.
  • In the absence of the President, assume all responsibilities of the President including presiding over the monthly board meetings.
  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Find Producer, in conjunction with the Director, for each show.
  • Signature authority for BRT checking account.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

President


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Overall responsibility for coordination of Branch River Theatre (BRT) operation.
  • Liaison between BRT and the Marlborough Community House for securing the use of the facility for auditions, set construction, dress rehearsals and show dates as a backup to our representative CJ Cummings.
  • Coordinate the resolution of conflicts through the use of other Board members.
  • Preside over the monthly board meetings.
  • Initiate and coordinate annual elections (July/August).
  • Signature authority for BRT checking account.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Gain financial strength through sponsorships and grants.

Heighten awareness of Branch River Theatre.

Increase the diversity of the regular patrons.

Make improvements to the performance space.



Goals


We are a Community Theatre committed to ...

  • Providing a high-quality and entertaining theatre experience
  • Providing a theatre season design to entertain the community
  • Providing entertainment at a reasonable cost
  • Providing an opportunity for actors to perform

Mission


To be the Community Theatre of choice striving for ...

  • Financial strength
  • Great performances

Nancy Stephens


At Large Board

CJ Cummings

Treasurer

Lori Goldring

Vice President


President

Roles & Responsibilities

Vision


Executive Board

Contact Information:

(603) 876-6131 

info@branchrivertheatre.org

Katrina Spenceman

Rhonda Brown

Show Director


A Show Director is a volunteer assignment and the Director does not have to be a BRT Board member. Any interested individuals are encouraged to present their ideas for a production to the Board for consideration. All Show Director assignments are approved at the monthly board meetings.


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Hold auditions in accordance with the BRT charter and select the cast.
  • Inform individuals not selected and encourage them to audition for future BRT shows.
  • Schedule rehearsal location and dates as needed.
  • Work with the Director of Sets on specific set construction requirements.
  • Work with the Director of Lighting/Sound on specific requirements.
  • Work with the Director of Costumes/Hair/Makeup on specific requirements.
  • Obtain cast biographies and provide a Show Director's message for inclusion in show programs.
  • Attend monthy BRT meetings as requested to resolve any open issues and provide show progress update to the Board.

Directors at Large


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Assist other BRT Board members in their responsibilities.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Playbill Advertising Sales


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate the soliciting of show program advertising.
  • Develop and provide show programs for each production.
  • Forward advertising/programs expense receipts to Treasurer.
  • Maintain advertising financials sheets.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Costumes, Hair and Makeup


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Work with Show Director and/or Show Producer on costuming need.
  • Coordinate costumes/hair/makeup for each production.
  • Forward costume expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Media Relations


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Send out press releases for auditions and shows to local papers, periodicals and radio stations.
  • Set up and remove billboard for each show.
  • Coordinate photography needs for each show.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Director of Graphic Design


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Design posters and clear design with Show Director before mass production.
  • Get appropriate number of posters made. Also, make postcards for mailing or handouts.
  • Distribute posters to local communities. Provide posters and postcards to the Board and cast so they can help with distribution.
  • Forward expense receipts to the Treasurer.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.

Treasurer


Responsibilities specific to this position include:

  • Attend monthly BRT meetings on a regular basis.
  • Receive all money and receipts from ticket sales, concessions and donations.
  • Maintain BRT checking account balance.
  • Provide cash boxes and change for concessions and "at the door" ticket sales.
  • Initiate payments for all BRT debts and expenses.
  • Maintain BRT financial balance sheet.
  • Signature authority for BRT checking account.
  • Voting authority for all BRT business.