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Annual General Meeting 2019, Guest Lecture and Dinner in Wil SG

The SATE AGM 2019 took place in Wil (SG) on 29 November 2019. We elected and welcomed Christine Mach as a new committee member, and said sad farewells to Patricia Burger (committee), Andrea Kaltenrieder (delegate to VSG), and Hans-Jürg Suter (auditor). Franziska Tobler was made a new auditor, and Roland Lüthi will stay on in that function for a little while. The minutes of the AGM can be found here.

Apart from the normal AGM business, we enjoyed a lively talk by the actress and director Nicolaia Marston (tutor of the SATE November course 2019) on the many interconnections of life and theatre and of producing theatre plays, starting from this well-known exchange from Shakespeare in Love:

HENSLOWE Mr. Fennyman, let me explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of unsurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster. Believe me, to be closed by the plague is a bagatelle in the ups and downs of owning a theatre.

FENNYMAN So what do we do ?

HENSLOWE Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well.


HENSLOWE I don't know. It's a mystery.

It was really fascinating to learn how an actress and director of our time relates to these lines and gets inspiration from them.

After AGM business and lecture, we enjoyed a lovely apéro and dinner, as we always do. Really worth attending, a SATE AGM!

Last updated: 7 September 2020