BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Ouachita Little Theatre held their annual membership meeting Tuesday, May 18 and discussed finances, membership, next year’s play list, and elected four new board members. After a discussion of the completed projects for the past year, including the new bathrooms and closed in porch area, the new storage building, and cleaning and painting, elections were held.
The current elected officers now consists of Rudi Timmerman as President; Brad Storey as Vice President; Judy Kropp, Secretary; and Marilyn Brown as Treasurer. Members of the board are Lamar Austin, Chris Benner, Jefferson Smith, Robby Burt, Melanie Buck, Wayne Johnson, and four newly elected members, Shirley Nunes-Thorton, Judy Thompson, Bill Hayes, and LaDonna Van Wolf.
At the meeting, the membership decided that a committee system needs to be reestablished. The first of the committees to meet will be the Play Selection Committee. Input is solicited from both members and the community on the shows they would like to see performed. You can contact the theatre through their web site (oltmena.com) under contact us.
We are a community theater and, as such, want the community to be involved. It costs the theater $40,000 per year to operate. This includes fixed expenses as well as expenses associated with each show. Without community input and support we could not continue to exist.
There is something for everyone at the OLT whether it’s onstage, backstage, or on one of the many committees the theatre has. If you’re interested in any aspect of the Ouachita Little Theatre, including becoming a member or sponsor, visit olt.mena.com or call 479-243-0186.