Correction (Sept. 21 12:59 a.m.): Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story and its accompanying graphic misstated Company Carolina’s organization from 2003-2008. Productions were mounted during this time. Additionally, Company Carolina is currently rewriting its mission statement, not its constitution. The story has been changed to reflect the correction. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the error.
A 15-year-old student organization should have rich, documented history, but this isn’t the case for student-run theater group Company Carolina.
When senior Stephanie Waaser became a producer for the group two years ago, she found the company was a little more than disorganized.
The group lacked a basic mission statement and had no clear goal, Waaser said — and members weren’t even aware of the company’s website.
“They handed me a key ring with about thirty keys on it, and they only knew what one was for,” Waaser said.
Since then, everything has changed, senior co-producer Jordi Coats said.
Not only do Company Carolina members now know what their keys open, they are also working on revamping their website and taking on big, Broadway hits like “RENT.”
Company Carolina was founded in 1995 as a division of the communication studies department.
With large, popular productions like “RENT,” which went up last November, the company is trying to get back into the spotlight.