Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Huge, massive, earth-shatteringly good Stolen Chair news

I apologize for the unfathomably long blog silence but we've been very very busy with this...

After 9 months of research and development funded by an innovation grant from The Field's Economic Revitalization for Performing Arts (ERPA), Stolen Chair has been awarded a $20,000 implementation grant from ERPA to adapt the business model of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to the theatre.

So...IT'S ALL HAPPENING, FOLKS! We're gonna create the country's first Community Supported Theatre (CST), a development playground/research lab/community of audience-investors who will trace our newest project, Quantum Poetics (A science experiment for the stage), from its first creative retreat to its first public work-in-progress presentation.

You can read about the grant and our plans here and listen to my presentation (at the WNYC Green Space!).

Please tweet this, blog this, facebook this, talk about this at water coolers, and mention it loudly on subways: people interested in becoming charter members of our pilot Community Supported Theatre should visit http://communitysupportedtheatre.com to find out more and drop a line of interest to cst[at]stolenchair.org. We're especially looking for a small group of booster members who will receive highly discounted or free memberships in return for help recruiting other members.

1 comment:

Isaiah Tanenbaum said...

Congrats, guys. This is awesome amazing fantastic news. We'll be watching closely over in Flux land. Or, should I say, supporting (unless that's a bad word all of a sudden).