Theoroi Frequently Asked Questions
Theoroi is the Greek word for individuals in ancient times who would travel to cultural festivals as ambassadors and then spread the word about these celebrations. We choose this name because we want our members to act as ambassadors of the arts in a similar fashion, using social media to spread the word about their cultural experiences.
How do you pronounce Theoroi?
Thee-uh-roy. It’s a similar pronunciation to the word Theory (if that makes it easier to remember). We know it’s a slightly difficult word to say, so if you say it wrong, it’s okay!
Am I required to post about my experience using social media after each event?
Yes, to participate in this program we ask that you commit to sharing your experience using your choice of social media. It is best to post as soon as possible after the performance so the information is relevant to your readers and fresh in your mind, but we ask that you post within one week of the performance.
How do I join?
Members need to submit an application during the months of June-August for the upcoming season which spans September-June. You are not able to join in the middle of the season, but will need to wait until the next application process begins.
What happens if I cannot attend one of the performances?
If you are unable to attend a performance, please inform us with as much notice as possible. The program manager usually has a list of substitutes to reach out to if advance notice is given, but ultimately it is your own responsibility to make sure someone attends in your place. If you would like to find your own substitute, please let us know in advance who will be using your ticket, and please make sure they understand the requirements of the program and are willing to share about their experience using social media.
What if I’m not yet 21 but want to participate?
Because many of our social events take place at bars or other establishments where alcohol is served, we do require that participants be at least 21 years of age.
What are my options for social platforms?
Whatever you would like! You can use Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress… whichever you are most comfortable with, and whichever you think will reach the largest audience. Feel free to experiment with multiple platforms if you wish. We do require that you use Facebook since this is where we will be posting announcements and most of our event information, and it’s the best way to connect with other Theoroi members.
Do I have to purchase the entire season or can I just choose the performances I am interested in?
In order to participate in this program, we do ask that you commit to the entire season. If you have a conflict with a particular date, please notify the program manager as soon as possible, and she will help you find a replacement.
Can I purchase an additional set of tickets so I have someone I know to sit with?
Everyone who participates in this program must fill out an application and be accepted. One of the goals of this program is to foster dialogue among the members to aide in the learning experience and create friendships, so please don’t feel that you need to find a companion.
Can I join midway through the season?
Theoroi participants are required to commit to the entire season. There are often times when a member is unable to attend and a substitute fills in. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being added to this list. Additionally, you are welcome to purchase tickets to the events on your own and participate in the social dialogue.
Are scholarships available?
Every single person who participates in this program is receiving a heavily subsidized price, so we are unable to offer any additional reduction in the membership price. Because of this subsidization, over 50% of the program expenses are paid for by grants, donations and Schubert Club’s own operating budget. Please contact the program manger if you would like to discuss options such as payment schedules.
New for 2018-2019: We are happy to provide a substantial subsidy to each and every member of Theoroi to make the program as accessible as possible, but we also realize that not everyone has an extra $100-$150 bucks lying around, so we are proud to announce that starting with this season we are offering payment plans for everyone and a limited number of full & partial scholarships for those who are in need. Please just reach out to email@example.com to discuss your needs.
How will I receive my tickets?
Tickets will be distributed immediately before each performance. If you are not able to connect with the group before the performance, please contact the program manager ahead of time and your ticket will be left at will call. Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org if someone else will be using your ticket.
When posting how should I tag Theoroi?
Twitter: Follow Theoroi at twitter.com/theoroiproject. When posting include either “@theoroiproject” or “#theoroi” in your tweet. Also, for the purposes of Theoroi, it is best to have a public profile so that your posts are retweetable. Facebook: If you haven’t already, please “like” the Theoroi Facebook Page at facebook.com/theoroi. If you don’t do this, we are unable to “share” your posts, etc. Also, when posting about Theoroi on Facebook, make sure your post is set to public and tagged with “@theoroi”. The visibility settings can now be changed per post, so you can have your entire profile private if you wish, but please make posts about Theoroi public. Just hover over your post and in the top right corner you can change this setting. Blogging: If you have your own blog feel free to use that! Just please share the link via Facebook or Twitter and tag Theoroi.
For additional questions, please contact:
Tessa Retterath Jones, Theoroi Program Manager at Schubert Club, email@example.com, 651.789.4410