Announcement of Resignation
May 23rd, 2016
The Flint Community Players announced today that Jesse Glenn will resign from his 3-year post as Administrative and Technical Director effective June 10th, 2016.
In his statement, Jesse explained that he wanted the time to pursue some of his other passions which have been neglected since his promotion 3 years ago. Jesse became an employee of Flint Community Players 7 years ago after serving as a member and volunteer for 12 years prior to his employment. He was originally hired for set construction and design, and was promoted to a position which included responsibility for the daily operations of the organization, as well as serving as the producer for FCP productions.
Jesse Glenn had this to say about his time at FCP, “I would like to thank you, the members of the board, the active members, and the volunteers of Flint Community Players for allowing me the opportunity to make a difference in this organization, and the theatre arts community in general, over the past several years. I take a great deal of pride in the work we’ve done together and I am grateful to everyone who has supported this work in whatever way they could. Flint Community Players has been a major part of my life for almost twenty years and I don’t plan on changing that. I will retain a membership with the organization and will make myself available, on occasion, to volunteer my time as any member should. Thank you for the fabulous experience you’ve provided. Finding employment in a field you truly love can be difficult for many. I found it here. I wish you all the best in achieving your future goals as I go off in pursuit of mine. It’s been a blast.”
The Flint Community Players Board of Directors is pleased that Jesse will be assisting in the transition. Chair of the Board, Nancy Szikszay, offered the following, "Jesse has been a valuable employee of FCP for years and his daily presence will be missed. He has continually gone above and beyond his position description while working for us. We wish him the best in his future endeavors. Everyone at FCP looks forward to seeing him on stage and volunteering in other areas during the coming seasons."
The Board of Directors of Flint Community Players will be evaluating the needs of the organization moving forward before interviewing candidates to fill Jesse's position. In the interim period Nancy Szikszay will be handling any questions and working with the board on establishing a timeline for hiring. Nancy has been active with Flint Community Players for several decades and has served on the board for the past 10 years. Until further notice FCP asks that the box office number be used for daily business; 810-441-9302.
Announcing the Winners of our Playwriting Competition
The Flint Community Players held this competition in order to celebrate up-and-coming playwrights and their plays. We hope that this contest encourages playwriting as a discipline of theatre, and promotes the production of new and original works on community theatre stages in the City of Flint, as well as the greater theatrical community of Michigan.
We would like to extend our congratulations to the following winners:
1st place - $300
Adam Carlson (Lansing) for “Waiting”
2nd place - $200
Richard Hingst (Lapeer) for “Thanks for the 24 Years”
3rd place - $100
Angie Ransdell (Pontiac) for “The Bridge”
Alex VanTol (Flint) for “The Spanish Clock”
After reading all the submissions our panel of 3 judges met and evaluated each full-length play on various criteria including but not limited to plot, characters, and even whether they would recommend it to someone else. The judges decided that despite only having three prize levels available, four of the plays submitted deserved recognition. Two plays were selected for third place because all of the judges wanted to see both recognized. Winners of the 3rd place prize will each receive the full amount of the prize.
Prizes will be awarded to each contest winner no later than May 1st.
To all those who participated, thank you. We hope you continue to pursue stage writing and hope that you will participate with us in future endeavors.