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.

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

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Benefactor Levels

Fan - $50
  • 2 show passes ($24 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets 
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
Rising Star - $100
  • 3 show passes ($36 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
Set Builder - $175
  • 3 show passes ($36 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Small logo in all playbills
Star - $250
  • 4 show passes ($48 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • 1/4 pg color ad in 1 playbill, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
    • Select 1:
      • One Night Only
      • The Christmas Cabin
      • Arsenic & Old Lace
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Children of Eden
Award Winner - $500
  • 8 show passes ($96 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • 1/2 pg color ad in 1 playbill or two 1/4 pg ads, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
    • Select 1:
      • One Night Only
      • The Christmas Cabin
      • Arsenic & Old Lace
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Children of Eden
Director's Club - $750
  • 12 show passes ($144 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • Full pg color ad in 1 playbill or multi sizes to equal a full, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
    • Select 1:
      • One Night Only
      • The Christmas Cabin
      • Arsenic & Old Lace
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Children of Eden
Patron of the Arts - $1000
  • 16 show passes ($192 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • Full pg color ad in 1 playbill or multi sizes to equal a full, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
  • Listed as the show sponsor for a small production. Name and/or logo will be listed in conjunction with the show tickets, social media, website, front page of the program, and mentioned before the show begins.
    • Select one:
      • One Night Only
      • The Christmas Cabin
Financier of the Arts - $1500
  • 30 show passes ($360 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • Full pg color ad in 1 playbill or multi sizes to equal a full, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
  • Listed as the show sponsor for a medium production. Name and/or logo will be listed in conjunction with the show tickets, social media, website, front page of the program, and mentioned before the show begins.
    • Select one:
      • Arsenic & Old Lace
      • Winnie the Pooh
Sustainer of the Arts - $2000
  • 35 show passes ($420 value)
  • 20% discount on all adult tickets
  • 10% discount on programs/camps
  • TCP newsletter
  • Name listed in all playbills
  • Full pg color ad in 1 playbill or multi sizes to equal a full, may be used for non-profit of choice if individual.
  • Listed as the show sponsor for a large production. Name and/or logo will be listed in conjunction with the show tickets, social media, website, front page of the program, and mentioned before the show begins.
    • Children of Eden

Benefactors for the 2019-2020 Season

Sustainer of the Arts

Harry & Mary McCullough

Financier of the Arts

Therese Zins

Patron of the Arts

Paul & RoJeanna Pank

Baird – Paul Pank

Joe & Anne Westhafer

Award Winner

Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home

Shirks International

Napoleon State Bank

Steve & Mary Stradley

Dennis & Susan Wilson

Star

Chris & Laura Ault

Jan Filler

The Lincourt/New Families

Dr. & Mrs. David Weigel

Psi Iota Xi Sorority

Diana Springmier

Rising Star

Davis & Daughters

Sheila Doerflinger

John & Cleo Duncan*

ETC

Shelly Hellmich

Chuck & Sue Menefee

Joseph P. Moeller

Judy Mozingo

Levensteins Abby Carpet

Mr. & Mrs. James Sturges

Donna Swinford Family

Glenn & Laura Jo Tebbe

Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Woods

Benefactors for the 2019-2020 Season

Fan

Vivian Adams

Jerry & Leacarol Bennett

Bob & Carol Blankman

Dan & Amy Borns

Mike & Chris Chapman

Todd Dwenger

James & Kathy Fangman

David & Linda Fry*

Amanda Gault

Edward Jones – David Gill

Darlene Hirt

Joni & Keith Krieger

Leron Geisting Family

Jenny Maddux

Frank & Jackie Massey

Ed & Mary Sue McGinn

Dick & JoAnne Martin

Sarah & Doug Obermeyer Family

Nick & Sally Peters

Jim & Marjorie Powell

Mark & Regina Siefert

*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