Thursday, August 30, 2007

Minutes of August 29, 2007 GIAA meeting

Attending from GIAA:
Carlo Fiorletta
Mara Lesemann
Elaine LeGaro
Lou Nargi
Paul Borghese
Francesca Muir
Ron Piretti
Simcha Borenstein (honorary member)

GIAA President Carlo Fiorletta called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

He informed members that t-shirts have been ordered for the GIAA Festival
of Short Films and Videos on Monday October 1. The cost of the shirts was
$5 each, and they will be sold for $10 each at the festival. 50 shirts were ordered.

Carlo also reminded members that volunteers will be needed on Oct 1 to sell tickets and t-shirts, hand out programs, etc. Those who are interested and available should contact Mara Lesemann at

President Emeritus Paul Borghese addressed the members regarding his efforts
to put together a planned 30 minuted documentary about GIAA, which can be used for both information and marketing purposes, and will be submitting to festivals. He asked for help in seeking sponsorship from Italian companies and organizations to defray the cost of completion. Producing credit will be given to members who contribute to the project, providing a good opportunity to members who are interested in that end of the business. Members who are interested in participating can contact Carlo at

Carlo Fiorletta and GIAA Board Member Carson Grant will review and annotate existing footage to determine what can best be used; Mara Lesemann will digitize and edit the documentary.

The business portion of the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM.

The guest artist was playwright Alvin Eng, who presented 3 short plays to GIAA members and invited guests. The readings were followed by a wine and cheese reception, which Alvin hosted.

Separate Checks
Man: Carlo Fiorletta
Woman: Mara Lesemann

Over the Counter Culture (I Am a D.J.)
Twilights Last Gleaming: Carlo Fiorletta

Their Town
Terry Cave: Wayne Alon Scott
Harry Cloud: Julian A. Rozzell, Jr.
Direction/Stage Directions: Margo Newkirk

Submitted by:
Mara Lesemann

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

GIAA meeting Wed. Aug. 29, 2007 @7pm

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2007 7:00 PM GIAA Council, General Membership Meeting

President Emeritus Paul Borghese will introduce his doc project.

New Works
see MEETING page for more information.
Alvin Eng ( American Theater ) published will be among the playwrights in attendance

Also in hand, copies of "Ebbets Field" and "Parting Gifts" by Frank Briamonte ( email introduction by GIAA member Vikki Massulli

Theaterlab, 137 West 14th St.2nd Fl.
Q & A will be posted here later.

Below adding publicity photos of Mara Lesemann's Fertility Factor produced by GIAA's GEAR group a couple years back