Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs)Submitted on 2008.11.13 at 10:47:04 by jsharpOfficers
Josh SharpRequestLast yearRequestedFinance AmendmentCongress AmendmentDues and Fees $1,600.00$2,200.00Printing and Publicity$240.00$240.00Production $1,000.00$1,500.00
$2,840.00$3,940.00Budget descriptionCHiPs does four shows a year on campus a year for 400-600 students. The costsassociated with these shows include Union Production Services--both techinical staff andhouse staff--as well as publicity in the form of flyers and posters. This year, our fallshows were on October 10th at 8pm and the up-coming shows on Nov. 21st & 22nd at8pm. Next semester will feature two similar shows, though we are not able to securespecific dates at this time due to constraints on reserving auditorium rooms.In addition, CHiPs performing troupe and training program, the Incubators, attend the NCComedy Arts Festival (formerly the Dirty South Improv Festival) held in multiplelocations both on campus and in Carrboro each February. This year it will be held fromFebruary 13-22. The largest improv festival in the United States, it is run by Zach Wardwith the DSI Comedy Theater. This festival is an three-fold opportunity for CHiPs:1) CHiPs is able to serve as UNC's ambassador to this festival, performing for professional and college groups as UNC's only comedy troupe2) This festival provides valuable training for CHiPs to bring back to our UNC performances in the form of workshops with teachers and comedians from all over NorthAmerica.3) Only through CHiPs involvement is the festival able to have shows on campus. Theseshows include multiple college groups--last year groups from Clemson, James Madisonand NYU performed--with CHiPs headlining. Last year, the show was held in Hamilton100 and allowed over 300 UNC students to see what college comedy has to offer.Statement of PurposeCHiPs aims to spread comedy entertainment and education to the UNC campus. AsUNC's only performing comedy, CHiPs is able to provide a valuable addition to thecampus performing arts community while also offering education in improv training.Primarily, this is done through our 4 campus shows which reach audiences of 400-600 per show, outside performances (such as UNC Hillel, Dance Marathon and Voter Registration Drives), and improv education through our weekly "Incubators" trainingsession.