DramaTech is pleased to announce its upcoming season!
Artistic Director Show (TBD)
Down the Road
To me, we are like a family. Yes, just like within any family we have our squabbles, but we pull through. To me, we are more than just a club, you all are not just coworkers to me. I love you all; I love DramaTech, and because of that, I want to do so much to make DramaTech even better than it is. I may not know how to do that initially, but I want to work with all of you so that we can improve DramaTech together, because one of the most important aspects of any family is communication. Admittedly, we have been lacking in good communication recently, so that is one of my first points of change. I want to help facilitate better communication between club members, between departments, between the departments and the club members, and between DramaTech and the outside world. You see, I think that the position of president should play a more passive role in 'controlling' the club and be more of a social mediator to help defuse situations and increase communication between departments. I believe that the president should play a strong active role in the GaTech political scene to promote DramaTech throughout campus and to organizations to build a stronger network of support. I think the president should be active in the committees only to the extent of checking in on them to make sure if they on are track or not, and if they are not on track, the president should step in to ASSIST the committee head in getting things on track. Committees should be largely autonomous, with parental (presidental) supervision. Additionally, I think it is admirable the way that Tejas as president stands up and tidies up our common spaces, but as President I would form a 'Beautification Committee'. Not only would this committee be in charge of beautification day, but with a committee of people we could do a much better job of keeping our common spaces tidy and presentable all year round.
Following the brilliant presidency of Tejas Kotak, we are on the brink of change here at DramaTech. When the time comes, we can turn the page on amateur status of the club. When the time comes, we can make the change that this club needs. I began this journey three years ago as a meek freshman. I came to college wide-eyed and ready for adventure. During my time as FASET, I skipped one evening of activities to join in on an LTT! workshop. This is when I found DramaTech. I immediately felt accepted, and that fall after working with the wonderful Jon Pelc, Sam Hunter, and Melissa Foulger, I knew that this club was the place for me. In the years following, the club has evolved significantly, increased its visibility, and created some wonderful theatre. We are in the era of change. As we do more world premieres, as we gain visibility in the Atlanta area and even abroad, as we continue to do great theatre, it will be necessary for the club to become more professional in nature. Of course, we should still have fun and be the same loving family that we always have been, but I want to put this club on the same page as a theatre run by professionals. It is time to re-brand, create a new image for the club, and make a prescence. We have some of the most talented people on Georgia Tech’s campus, and it is time to put this talent to use. I won’t stand here and pretend like this will easy, but I am committed to the change to come. That’s what this election is about. That is the choice we face right now. It is time now to transform this club into something we are all more than proud of, and I ask you all to stand behind me in these efforts. Together, we will change for the better. Sí se puede.
I’m running for business manager because I’m confident in my ability to handle money, resources, and getting the job done. Over the past semester, I've learned a lot about the management of DT, and I believe that I have the skills and work ethic to get things done. I know what needs to be done and I can get it done on time and efficiently.
This is my first year here at Georgia Tech but over the course of the last two semesters DramaTech has become my home. Every time I walk into the stairwell I feel something that can only be described as magic. So many incredible things happen in these walls but one statement, that is said way too many times, has tormented me ever since I arrived, “no one knows about us”. This needs to be changed and as Marketing Director I know that I could do that. Right now we put up a poster or a sandwich board and expect people to come to us instead of going outside of DramaTech and pulling those people in ourselves. DramaTech is so fun and has so much personality but no one sees that right now. I know what you’re thinking, “Why on earth would you be a credible choice Megan?” Senior year (last year) I was captain of my debate team. With that, one of my main jobs was to market the team so we would get funding by flyering, promotional videos, announcements, t-shirts, and really anything that would get our name out there. I am also organized; I manage my time well, and am very good with deadlines. I fully recognize that I still have things to learn and more than anything I want to learn them. Plus I will most likely be taking classes over the summer and if not I will only be 30 minutes away. I am super easy to talk to so please come to me with questions, concerns, criticisms (be brutal), ideas, anything! I am so passionate about marketing and bringing people in to see the incredible things that happen here and if you want that too vote Megan Tappan as Marketing Director!
Hello, I'm Julia, and I am running for Marketing Director. I've read the PPM section for Marketing Director, and I feel that I am highly qualified to enact all of the responsibilities associated with the position. At DramaTech, I have worked as an AMC, Props Designer, MAL, MC, and I've served on several committees. My work as an MC has given me experience with teaching others and analyzing situations spatially, and my experience as MAL has given me insight on the workings of the EC. As a prior Computational Media major, I have studied visual design and have developed a keen sense of good design versus bad design. I am very familiar with the poster and program design process and am very responsible with deadlines. I believe that I would be the best choice for Marketing Director due to my willingness to learn and teach, my experience with how DramaTech works at an executive level, and my desire to improve the reception and attendance of our theatre's performances and events.
-Increase marketing of auditions at the beginning of each semester
-Maximize physical marketing reach and focus on different ad streams in and outside of Georgia Tech
-Set up a generic timeline for all shows to create a streamlined process to help the integration of physical and digital marketing campaigns
-Increase awareness and communication with other art focused clubs and with Georgia Tech to help promote auditions and shows throughout the year.
-Develop a cohesive branding layout to help promote a professional student-run theatre to the Atlanta area
As production manager, I will be responsible for organizing each show’s departments so everything comes together at the end. My two main ideas that I’d like to integrate into this position for the upcoming year are: people being held responsible for getting their stuff done (on time) and getting a mentee/mentor program solidified (for technical positions especially, but potentially directing, choreographing, etc. as well). I don’t think I need to explain why it is important that people should stick to deadlines, as other people/entire shows depend on them. I would like to try to be as prepared as possible, so shows aren’t being put together at the last second (and we end up with a Tech Sunday, Tech Monday, Tech Tuesday?). As for the mentor/mentee program, it has been talked about before (especially in the recruitment/open house phase of the season), but I’d like to try to come up with specific protocols or processes by which we integrate people who would like to learn certain positions. We need to get better at this and diversify our club members from just one or two people who can perform a task to several who could do it. I have been around this theater for far too long and would like to spend my last year making it more successful. I’m very excited for this upcoming season and can’t wait to get started!
Joan Chen Hi, this is Joan speaking :) I am running for secretary. From my understanding, secretary's duties (yes, I said duties...) are record and publish important information, send weekly updates and manage the website. The truth is that I will still need to learn more about the website, weekly updates, etc. However, as an ASM and SM this past year, I believe I have already learn the basics to be a good secretary. I now have the habit of checking my e-mail when I am walking from class to class, before bed, sending snapchats.... I also usually reply within 12 hours max. I have also learned how to blind type, which will help with note taking. Furthermore, I think it will be helpful for the club to have at least one second year in ec next year, because we are and will still be one of the larger class in DT. Lastly, I really want to be on ec because I want to spread my hugs to everyone in the club now and in the future.
P.S. I will be living with the best secretary ever next year! #natural advantage :P
Paul Jackson Hey everyone! You all know me already, so I won’t bore you with the details of who I am. I will say that I’m running for Secretary, and I think I’d do a good job because of my dedication to DramaTech. Since I will have been LTT! Leader by the time I take office if elected Secretary, I am already familiar with how the EC operates and I feel like I would be able to transition easily and effectively. Other than that, I don’t think there is much else for me to say. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. Something something catchy campaign slogan something something. #OpenTheCageAgain
DramaTech is the student run theater at Georgia Tech. Our goal is to further the presence of performing arts on campus, as well as in the surrounding city of Atlanta. We are the oldest continuously running theater in Atlanta—having been around since 1947.
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