There are six two-year positions open on the Mason Community Players' Board of Directors. Five members - Laureen Catlin, Jim Cronin, Jay Fultz, Eric Grimm, and Sonya Neff - will be seated on the 2021 Board in the second year of their two-year terms. The following members have been nominated to the Board and are seeking to be elected when the Annual Meeting is held on January 9, 2021:
Mary Stan Fizer
Nominated by Eric Grimm
Mary Stan is one of Mason Community Players unsung heroes, but is one of our most dedicated and loyal members. She tends to stay out of the spotlight, but be assured that she is hard at work behind the scenes. Whether it is organizing props and furniture, cleaning restrooms, mowing the lawn, landscaping, house managing, or working on the lobby; she is getting the job done. Because of her proven commitment to MCP, talent, and hard-work she earned the Dallas and Helen Bower Award in 2016.
Mary Stan walked on to our stage in 2007 as the House Manager for the first time for My Fair Lady. House Managing has become her specialty and she has won many Orchids and nominations for shows including The King and I, Murder's Bad, but Monday Can Kill You, Enchanted April, and her most rewarding Orchid for Sentimental Journey: A Salute to the USO. She has done Lobby Display for shows large and small, and won an Orchid for The Foreigner. Her talents go beyond the lobby as she has also won Orchids and nominations for Costume Coordinator and Set Décor. She was also seen on stage a few times in - Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Imagine! Mason and Dr. Evil and the Basket of Kittens. She is involved in many fundraisers for the group including ATP, LM&M (Thomas the Train, and Murder Mystery Train), just to name a few.
Mary Stan has been part of the Facilities and Style committees for several years. This began her commitment to the outdoor aesthetics of theatre 42 with focus on landscaping, mowing the lawn and keeping the theatre clean and tidy. Mary Stan contributed many days during the move from theatre 42, making several trips to consignment shops, and coordinated selling other items. She has also been a member of the Membership Committee and enjoys planning events to bring MCP together. For the past six (6) years Mary Stan has coordinated our annual banquet.
Mary Stan is interested in seeing the membership of MCP grow and have people not only perform in our shows, but be active members for years to come. She is a great asset to MCP in many ways. She is dedicated, passionate, hard-working, dependable, brings fresh and new ideas, giver of her time, and seeks unique ways to solve problems. With everything she already does for MCP, she will be a great asset to the board.
Nominated by Laureen Catlin
Jason’s knowledge of all aspects of theatre, and in particular, technical theatre, makes him a valuable asset to the group’s leadership. He has not only dedicated himself to the success of numerous MCP productions, but has committed countless hours to serving on committees, fundraising, storage, and the needs of Theatre 42. Jason has helped greatly in the goal of the Production Performance Committee to generate job descriptions for all of the positions in a production. He has also shared his knowledge of technical theatre with others to provide MCP with more individuals who are able to take on the roles of lighting design, lighting execution, and special effects. Jason has served on the Board in previous years and looks forward to serving once again. He is always very conscientious about looking at all of the aspects of any issue, which helps greatly in making informed decisions. Jason cares about MCP and what’s best for the group and its future. He would, once again, serve with distinction.
Nominated by Phil Catlin
Lara would bring to the board a boundless enthusiasm combined with her talents as a musician and director, and her ability to motivate people. Her organizational and planning skills are second to none, and would serve us well in this transitional period for the group. Even while remote from us, she has continued to serve this group by producing the final installment of Tuna, and offering guidance to committees.
Gaylene May Schumacher
Nominated by Jim Cronin
I have the honor of nominating Gaylene Schumacher for a board seat with MCP. Gaylene is well known to everyone within the MCP community for years of dedicated service behind the scenes within the many committees that she has served on, in the wings and backstage supporting many of our shows and on-stage for numerous productions. Gaylene has most recently served on the Membership Committee as well as her tireless work assisting with moving MCP out of Theatre 42.