How to Become a Member

How to Become a Member

How do I get involved?

[Note: meetings on August 16 & 23, 2016 will be held in the neighboring MHA space on the 4th floor, due to the Fringe rental in WOW.]

Any woman and/or transgender person is invited to come to our weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm. You are immediately a member of the collective!

The best way to get involved is to volunteer to help; don’t be afraid! Get to know WOW members; go out for coffee or a drink after a meeting! The best way to learn is to do—if you are interested in learning a new skill, volunteer to do it.

Who can be a member?

Our collective welcomes women and/or transgender people, encompassing any trans-identifying person, including any non-binary, transfeminine, transmasculine, and gender non-conforming people.

What are the benefits of being a collective member?

  • Community, friendships
  • Learning, gaining theater skills (lights, sound, acting, leadership, directing, working with others, handstands, arts administration, etc.)
  • Space to present your show or art
  • See free theater (when you work shows)
  • Making connections (theater networking)

How do we make decisions here? Who’s in charge at WOW?

We are a collective, so we make decisions by consensus. We make proposals and decide on issues at the Tuesday meetings. You are, we are; everyone is in charge. New members are welcome to participate in decision-making.

Who should I ask if I have questions?

Each meeting has a designated hostess, host and/or host/ess. Talk with this cordial and informative person! Also, you can talk with any collective member. See the listserv section, as well.

How do I stay in the loop? How do I get on the listserv?

Inquire about how to be included on the listserv once you’ve come to a meeting or three. Much of our business and news is exchanged there.

How do I get a show at WOW?

WOW works on a sweat equity system – that means that you work on other peoples’ shows and/or for the space as a whole, and you earn the right to produce your work here and to be supported by other members. We determine most of our season at an annual retreat (4th of July weekend), but we can also propose mid-year to use available time.

On rare occasions, an existing WOW member, who already has sweat equity, will agree to take on a new person’s project as their own production. However most of our works are self produced.

Money matters

There is no membership fee. We run almost entirely on box office proceeds.

* Members Jen Abrams, Maria Bauman, and Sir Real compiled this information.