We often have people ask us how to become a SPARE member, and the answer is both simple and complex. All you have to do to become a SPARE member is participate without monetary compensation in one of our productions and sign a membership contract. You will be immediately added to our membership roster.
But you’ll only be a general member. If you want to be considered an active member, you have to meet the following qualifications in addition to being a general member already:
- You have to participate in at least two SPARE shows in a year’s time, OR
- You have to participate in at least one SPARE show and 25 percent of our fundraisers in a year’s time, OR
- You have to participate in at least 50 percent of our fundraisers in a year’s time
As an active member, you’ll get special pricing at certain SPARE events and first preference when signing up for audition slots and spots in SPARE masterclasses. If you are 16 or over, you also get to vote in Board of Directors elections in August and on important company business like amendments to our bylaws.
Our membership policies are designed to make sure the people electing our Board of Directors and dealing with important business are the most involved members in the company, and we think that strengthens us an organization. SPARE is not like so many other companies where Board members can just sit for years and never lift a finger, handing down decisions from on high. We want everyone to be involved and helping us run the company!