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MEEKER I MACC president Gary Zellers announced Monday that The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council in cooperation with the ERBM Recreation and Parks District are seeking actors and production assistants for costuming, makeup, lights, sound, sets, props, etc. for a dinner theatre production to be presented on Feb. 16, 2013. Anyone high school age and above who may be interested in participating is asked to attend a casting call meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m., at the old elementary school gymnasium. Production details will be provided at that time and auditions for parts in the production will be conducted. Actors should select and rehearse a short dramatic monologue of their choice to present for the audition. For more information, please contact MACC directors Gary and Laurie Zellers at 878-0554 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In other MACC business, the MACC board of directors met with Range Call Committee president Kim Ekstrom and Rio Blanco County Historical Society president Ellene Meece to discuss details of the Meeker Pageant at the 2013 Range Call Celebration.
MACC is still seeking design proposals for the “Paint the Wall” artist’s mural competition to be displayed on the east wall of Shepherd’s Office Outfitters. Interested artists may contact Jeanette and Chad Shepherd for application and proposal information.
The Performing and Fine Arts Enrichment seminars were discussed. Theatre professionals from a area universities will be presenting a series of performing arts seminars for youth and adults in acting methods, directing, technical theatre, and other topics in 2013. More details on this program will be announced in the near future.
Discussion of the Abraham Lincoln re-enactment production tentatively set for February was discussed. It is planned to present two community shows and one school show. Funding for the event is being sought for honorarium and production costs.
MACC continues to seek new youth and adult membership, and business/corporate sponsor membership and invites community members to join meetings and activities.
Use of the old elementary school as a community performing and fine arts, and as a volunteer organization center, was discussed and further discussions with community members, organizations and government leaders will be pursued to explore feasibility and benefits.
Recognizing the need for funding to provide performing and fine arts services and venues for the community, MACC will explore grant funding opportunities which could facilitate building and renovation for performing and fine arts venues that would support these needs. Any such pursuits will clearly require broad-based support of community members, local government, special districts, businesses, corporations and philanthropic organizations.