Casting Call Pro Production - Straw Polls

  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    As you are hopefully all aware, we are currently in the early stages of attempting to come up with a production which will be put together by CCP members, and performed by CCP members. Discussion has ranged widely about many aspects of this hypothetical production, but in a few weeks, a small group of us will meet to discuss the real possibility of getting the ball rolling in earnest. As one of this group, I am interested in seeing if I can gauge a few general attitudes as to what you either approve or disapprove of in relation to this production. Your answers will help contribute to a better informed development of the final product (and, of course, we hope that many of you will be coming aboard in a direct capacity at some point, too).

    So, to recap:

    1. The initial idea was to perform a non - specific original production, but this seems to have gradually edged towards the notion of creating a panto. It wouldn't necessarily be a panto held over the Christmas period, but would probably see the light of day early next year. Still, would you like to see us do a 'panto', or are you more interested in exploring the notion of a CCP original play?

    2. We have had some discussions on the boards already about whether or not we wished to update panto ideas, if we did go down that route (the 'Tarantino' style panto, for instance), or whether we want to stick to good, traditional family fare. Which would you prefer to see us do?

    3. There is a question about whether or not we should be looking to earn money from the production - do you think the production should be aiming at profit share, or are you happy to see it as a charity fundraiser?

    4. Do you feel there are other ideas for the production that have been sidetracked, and ignored in the course of discussions? Please state them.

    These are all the major questions I can think of for the moment. It would be great if this thread could serve as a free statement of viewpoints - I have no personal axe to grind with supporters of doing this work for money, say, nor those who insist the work should be charitable. I want this thread to attempt to provide those who will make decisions in the following months with some idea of what different people think about the entire situation.

    Many thanks

    Lee.

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    That's a great idea Alan, sounds like something that would be great fun to perform as well as watch. Superb!

    • 12th Sep 2007
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  • Andrew Lawden

    Actor

    hi there

    count me in with nadia as a double act

    xx

    • 12th Sep 2007
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    Yeah! Very wise move Andrew ;-)

    • 13th Sep 2007
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  • Simon Dale

    Dancer

    Why not create a group in the beta version of the Network. More features to come as we receive feedback and fully road test it.

    Simon

    • 13th Sep 2007
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  • Nadia Ostacchini

    Actor

    thanx simon i've started one!

    I'll invite people from the thread as soon as I can over next day.

    nadia ;-)

    • 13th Sep 2007
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    Hi All

    Just wondering how the meeting went yesterday?

    • 17th Sep 2007
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  • Toni Brooks

    Actor

    Hi Lyn

    The meeting went really well. We've nominated Lee to be the one to write everything down so he'll be posting stuff soon.

    Cheers

    A

    • 17th Sep 2007
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    Ooh nice one. I'll keep my eyes peeled. This gonna be so exciting if... oops sorry i mean when it all happens!!

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  • Rob Talbot

    Actor

    I like Alan's idea. It's a perfect way to include a big cast in smaller chunks.

    I'd like to be involved, even if just as a photographer.

    Rob

    • 17th Sep 2007
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  • Tammy Heath nee Wakefield

    Actor

    HI love Alan's idea. I believe that after all this talking about it someone needs to make a decision stick to it then all those who want to be involed can say yes me too. the next stage writing it lets get going it's very exciting.

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  • Tremayne Miller

    Actor

    Dear Lee,

    I think it is a fantastic idea to mount a show together. I would follow the idea of it being a profit-share original play that's hard-hitting or a classic that hasn't been shown in a while, maybe with a slightly new twist to it.

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  • Lee Ravitz

    Actor

    I agree with those who are feeling that words need to be translated into action sooner rather than later. The current 'difficulty' is that we have yet to decide on the precise format that this show will take. Frankly, a decision will need to be made eventually, and it is bound to disappoint some people, as many of you have expressed totally conflicting views about what would be most worthwhile to do. The primary concern or concerns from a practical, as opposed to aesthetic, point of view, however, involve questions like: how likely is it that the project will gain sponsors, make profit etc. etc.? The answers to these questions may, to a large extent, decide what sort of project is actually feasible.

    What was suggested at the meeting was that an initial step should be to mail the CCP admin team, and sound them out on their attitudes towards the project, in order to gauge how much support would be forthcoming. I will be doing this in the next few hours, and as soon as there is anything to report, I will make sure it gets reported. It may be the case that a meeting between actors and admin is on the cards, and this needs to be the next step taken. Then, the possibilities for what can be realistically done will become clearer, and then, a firm decision can be made. After that, it's all about setting the additional wheels in motion.

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