What a day it has been! It really is amazing what we can accomplish in one day. Our morning started with a power read through everyone's scripts. Last night everyone printed out two copies of the script for their play so everyone could read them all. The entire morning shift was spent reading the plays and taking some notes.
Our second session of the day transitioned from reading plays to getting back to the business we left off from last night. We started off with a presentation reviewing where we stand on some of our goals. We have a working mission statement now and we are prepared in the hopes of getting some interviews in within the next few days. After we finished our initial, full company business meeting, we split back into our groups and continued our work in marketing and getting everything in order. Some of the kinks in the website have been worked out for starters. We also have finished a press release that is ready to be sent off to several publishers.
The public outreach team has made a great progress today as well. We have received confirmation from both local high schools we were looking to visit and publicize for a younger audience. A group of us will be visiting the two schools this Friday and early next week. It's very exciting to see that the word is starting to get out and we're finally getting the chance to venture around Door County and get some face-to-face time in to show everyone who we are and let them know what we're all about.
Finally, the moment that has put butterflies in our stomachs all day was our night session where everyone wrote down their slate of four plays that they thought would best represent our company, and what would work well together as a group of collected works. There was so much built up tension about how any of us would go about picking only four plays when everyone did such a great job, but once it was done everyone relaxed a bit more. Our Literary Manager, Jacque Troy then interviewed us about what plays we thought worked well together and met the highlights of our mission statement. She then challenged us to work together in groups to narrow down the list of plays we thought would work well together.
We won't know which plays are picked out until sometime tomorrow morning, so for now the company is taking the night off and relaxing so we can start fresh for the tasks set for us tomorrow. It can get pretty crazy around here, but we're still college students and a little down time is always nice.