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Sunday, February 01, 2009

Summary of IMS Long Term Goals

The Theatrical Development Centre- is a concept that has been developing for a number of years. It is a primary goal of Image of the Mind Studios and The Alpha & Omega Society. Basically, the TDC is a Studio Compound, yet to be constructed, where the facilities & equipment are in place for servicing the development and production of new works in theatre. All of the know crafts which are utilized in the theatre are to be included in this compound. The overall concept is much like a camp, where the producers can bring their crew to work on the new piece. The point is that the TDC is remote from the city and far enough away from the distractions of daily city life that the crew has nothing else to do but to work on the piece, finish it and then move it to the city.
IMS Materials Recycling Facility- for use in supplying the theatrical requirements of member production companies. Having had a recycling facility in the past, it was clear that this is the best way to assure the supplies will be available for use in the theatre. Many industries dispose of very usable supplies or have the need for removal services. Very often, productions cannot store the supplies they have used and must dispose of very usable supplies. The Recycling Facility, as part of the TDC, will be able to provide this service to member producing groups and have standard sets available for rental, as well as additional materials that can be so applied to their productions.

The Creative Archive- is a facility that is attached to the TDC and is intended to serve the artist by providing a secure storage space for his or her creative portfolio. The Creative Archive is essentially a climate controlled storage unit, which is purchased by the artist. This unit is attached to a gallery where the work can be exhibited and where the work of the artist can be managed by the Archive staff, both now and in the future. The intention is to preserve the artist's life work, so the artist can be secure in knowing that his/her work will be available to future generations. Often an the bulk of the artists work is unrealized because of complexities in today's society and the distractions that can come into play. With the Creative Archive, the work can be stored safely, with instructions given by the artist about the work and what he/she intended. The Archive Staff will then have this information and be able to apply this to the future use of the work, whether it be exhibition in the Archive Gallery or other galleries or exhibition opportunities around the world. The details of the management of this facility will be discussed elsewhere.

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The future of Cinema Under the Stars

Visit: Cinema Under the Stars for discussion about this program. All activities in the Meadow Amphitheatre are on hiatus. This and other programs will center around a new portable stage which we are building and will be presented at various locations.

The Meadow Amphitheatre

The Meadow Amphitheatre has been dismantled due (in large part) to vandalism.

We expect to rebuild a portable version of the stage, which will be available on a rental basis. Look for further information to appear on the web pages linked below or send an email to

A tour of The Meadow Amphitheatre has been moved to it's own site and there is a page on Facebook titled "The Shakespeareans of Tamanend Park".

Please refer to The Shakespearean Journal for the commentary & discussion regarding efforts to rebuild the stage."

Any information or photographs regarding this stage activity may be found at these three locations and postings will depend somewhat on the interest shown by other people.

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