The co-directors of Sing Song 2020, formerly called “co-chairs,” will not be named until the fall semester for the first time in a decade, said Nick Tatum, director of student productions.
For several years, co-chairs had been selected each spring for the following year’s Sing Song. Tatum said he is delaying the selection this year so the co-directors can start their work on Sing Song immediately rather than have a delay in production.
Tatum also said he does not plan to establish a theme for Sing Song next year. This year’s was the first in several decades to have no pre-established theme.
This new change will allow the new co-directors to better understand the role they play and their responsibilities, he said.
Tatum said he hope this will “maximize excitement” and energize production in the show even more than before. The selection process will remain the same as last year.
He said it will prepare co-directors and participating students for the future Sing Song production and will allow Tatum to further adapt the experience for each individual student involved.
The selection process and application will continue to be the same as the years before. Co-chairs for this year’s Sing Song were Megan Fridge, Sam Mulder, Meredith Orr, Matt Williams and Jacob Keahey.
Tatum said he will look for students who are team players, easy going, responsible and caring.
“This year was a wild success,” Tatum said. “Professional, but there is room to improve and adapt.”