The Quarter Life Crisis Variety Show
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Quarter Life Crisis Variety Show

It's unclear whether the crisis is a personal one brought on by a milestone birthday (what am I doing with my life?) or just the general crisis of living in the endtimes, but I figured we could all have some relaxed performance fun in mid-January. Featuring performance works in all stages of development (musical improv anyone?) by Sarah Barry, Ryan Buchanan, Sophia Cannata-Bowman, Angelina DeSocio, Salome Egas, Fiona Gorry-Hines, Brennan O'Rourke and Christian Owen. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations for drinks will be donated to the Welcome Home Fund established by SURJ NYC and the Parole Preparation Project in order to ease the transition for those coming back from prison. More info about the Parole Prep Project can be found at paroleprepny.org.

Image by K.C. Green https://kcgreendotcom.com/index.html

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Company of Fools Gala
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Company of Fools Gala

Company of Fools is proud to kick off its 3rd year in existence with...A PARTY!

Come on out to the Artist Co-Op and support Company of Fools! There will be food, beer, wine, live music, standup comedy, sketch comedy, and improv, as well as the announcement of our 2019 Season! Please reserve your tickets at the link below.


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TAC Cold Read Series
Jan
21
6:00 PM18:00

TAC Cold Read Series

TAC Cold Read Series is for the TAC community to hear new works read aloud by our members.

The aim is to strengthen and tighten our community of writers and actors here at the Co-op.

Every month we will be reading a new play by a Co-op member and cast it amongst our TAC actors.

If you're interested in participating please email, steph.miller1029@gmail.com.

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Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – AUTOMATING COMMUNITY
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – AUTOMATING COMMUNITY


Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION

Communicating with important people is a central part of being artist and professional. Automating this important task can reduce errors, increase results, and lower stress!


This workshop will include:

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Event schedule:

6:00PM – 6:20PM Check in
6:20PM – 6:40PM Introduction
6:40PM– 7:40PM workshop (part 1)
7:40PM – 7:50PM break
7:50PM – 8:50PM workshop (part 2)
8:50PM – 9:30PM networking


Miscellaneous Details:

  • Run time of workshop is 2 hours with a 10 minute break.

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop.

  • Registration is extremely limited. We will be holding a waitlist for up to 5 people, in the event a registered participant cancels or doesn't show up.



What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.



Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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TAC Signature Series: Marketing Yourself as an Artist
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Marketing Yourself as an Artist

TAC’s Signature Series provides access to experts in both innovation and business for artists. This series is designed to inspire the creator to a higher level of planning and outreach while bringing the community together.




This presentation by Bethany Lauren James will help artists how to best market themselves to their multiple audiences.




Bethany Lauren James is the Founder of Actors Forum, which strives to help actors carve out a path toward their career goals in a supportive and inspiring community. Whether it’s branding, marketing, developing quality relationships, or targeting what kind of work you want, we help you develop the habits and the tools to get there. Accountability is Key. Welcome to our community.She is also a TV/Film & Stage actress. She was most recently seen in the Deuce (2018).

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Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – WEBSITES & SEO
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: A Workshop Series – WEBSITES & SEO

Welcome to the Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater, Workshop Series, hosted by Yaakov Bressler, Laura Clinton and The Artist Co-Op.

Leveraging Tech and Data in Theater: Websites and SEO

How search engines find your site and how you can increase your visibility on the web!

This workshop will include:

  • How to optimize your website for SEO.

  • How to optimize your content, including photos.

  • How to introduce your site to search engines.

  • How to increase the sharability of your site on social media.

  • How to analyze traffic on your site.

  • How to track users who visit your site from social media.

  • How to keep track of it all on google sheets with automatic reporting!


Event schedule:

6:00PM – 6:15PM Introductions + latecomer buffer
6:15PM – 7:00PM workshop
7:00PM– 7:15PM break
7:15PM – 8:00PM workshop
8:00PM – 9:00PM networking


Miscellaneous Details:

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop.

  • Registration is extremely limited. We will be holding a waitlist for up to 5 people, in the event a registered participant cancels or doesn't show up.


What is this series about?

This workshop series is an educational hands-on forum in which various technologies and analytical resources will be introduced, in context of the business of theater. Free to attend, these workshops are aimed at providing tools to theater professionals which will enable them to get ahead, have their work reach more people, and be financially feasible.

What are these workshops like?

Our lecture styled workshops are centered around the philosophy that the best way to learn is to do. We therefore engage in a very hands-on approach, often implementing the content being introduced immediately.

Of note, attendees are required to bring a laptop (iPads not accepted). This is because we want our workshops to be as meaningful for our attendees as possible and we feel that this cannot be done without the processing power and browser readability of a laptop computer.

Who are these events for?

Our events are intended for theater professionals, exclusively. We do not expect any formal education in marketing, design, or statistics. We do however expect that attendees are computer literate and can operate excel with some proficiency.



Our Long Term Plan:

We plan on adding additional workshops to the series, perhaps with more space. Workshops will always be free. Those interested in attending would submit a cover letter indicating so. After reviewal, those determined eligible for attending will be provided a unique registration code. Our goal in utilizing this method is to ensure that the right individuals benefit from this series. Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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First Jen: A First Reading
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

First Jen: A First Reading

Who: Me (Monica Furman) and YOU!

What: A pilot reading of First Jen, the first Russian-American half-hour comedy which I've been developing this year

When: Friday, December 14th @ 8:00pm (doors 7:30)

Where: The Artist Co-op

Why?!?: I need your feedback! Your laughs, your likes, your dislikes. You can help me make this better. Also, there will be snacks and drinks!

Suggested donation $3. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Casting to be announced.

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Goddess Yoga & Meditation
Oct
31
8:00 PM20:00

Goddess Yoga & Meditation

Hello Goddesses, Witches, and Gypsies! 
I'd love to welcome you to a night of Feminine Power & Rejuvenation. 
I, along with Yoga Teacher Leah Kreitz, and Goddess-in-training Kendrick Pifer will lead you on a spiritual journey we hope will cleanse your spirit, body and mind.
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All that stress from the bustling city??
-Breathe it away
-Sweat it out
-Sing it to the heavens
-Look to a goddess for renewed perspective
-Set an Intention
-Put the demons on paper 
-Light that paper on fire
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This night is for YOU. 
To let go and unlock something undiscovered.
And no less on the witchiest day of all, HALLOWEEN! 
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The evening will consist of:
Yoga, Goddess Card Circle Share, Physical Releasing Ceremony, Tea, and Singing Meditation
We will provide mats, but BYO if you feel more comfortable!
--Be sure to eat beforehand--
When getting to the Co-op, buzz 3W 
You will have to sign a waiver, don't be alarmed, it is just so you won't sue the space if anything happens!
THIS IS A COMPLETELY FREE CLASS, BUT ALL DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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The Commonground
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Commonground

The Commonground is at The Artist Co-op, Sunday, October 28th, 6-9PM! This speed-networking event for artists across disciplines is always FREE for its attendees.

Our goal is to empower and provide resources for artists - we introduce artists to potential collaborators, one-on-one. If you've never been, join us! If you've been before, come again! If you can't come this time, tell whomever you think might be interested, and come next time!

See you soon, and don't forget to sign-up:
www.thecommonground.nyc

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Shelter Play Date
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Shelter Play Date

This Month's Playdate

WHO WE WRE by Emily Cannon-Bown. In a small town in Northern California, a reunion of childhood friends is shattered by crisis and tests the strength of their unspoken loyalties.


What's Playdate?

Each month, The Shelter invites you to make a date with a new play. Here's how it works: Our staff specially selects a fresh off the vine play that we're really excited about. We pair the play with an insanely gifted director and cast. They rehearse. Then we present the play to you as a FREE reading. And all you have to do is click REGISTER and RSVP. Pay nothing. Just show up and enjoy. All the fun and theatre you could ever want—with none of the commitment.

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Reading of "Cry It Out" in Rehearsal Room 1
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Reading of "Cry It Out" in Rehearsal Room 1

Hello Friends, Family and Artistic Conspirators! 

We would love to invite you to our Benefit Reading of.....

Cry It Out 
by Molly Smith Metzler 

When: Tuesday October 16th 
Time: 7:30pm 
Where: The Artist Co-op, 
500 W 52nd St #3W, New York, NY 

A couple of us from a scene study class wanted to create our own opportunities and do work that we could share with our friends and family. We read through countless plays and decided on Molly Smith Metzler's Cry It Out because of the efforletless way she infuses heart through humor. She captures authentic, grounded characters in the universal struggle that is motherhood. 

Another aspect to our reading (and hopefully series of readings) is that we wanted to connect Art and Philanthropy. By putting a spotlight on one the issues adressed in the play we can partner with SPARKS center in Brooklyn. A local organization that really makes an impact on our community and future. 

Learn more here: https://www.sparkscenter.org

We hope to see you there. 
Lissa, Alex, Katie & Chris

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Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts


Demystifying the Fundraising Process

September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Institutional Fundraising
October 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning

Benvenuti Arts is thrilled to be partnering with The Artist Co-op to bring you a workshop series around raising funds for your work and spending them wisely. Streamlined into two days, this series will demystify the grant writing process, help you find and cultivate new donors, and guide you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year. With a focus on organizations that are under $250,000 in budget and with a small staff, these workshops help you to create a plan that doesn’t tax your schedule and helps you achieve both short and long-term goals. In addition, each participating artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

You can register for each workshop individually for $30, or register for both for $50. 

Workshop Leadership

The workshop is led by Sarah Benvenuti, Founder and Lead Consultant of Benvenuti Arts. Sarah brings her operational excellence and fundraising skills to the table with experience that includes Managing Director and Director of Development of The Civilians, Managing Director of Curious Theater Company, and, currently, Benvenuti Arts. Since 2014, Benvenuti Arts has served over 60 small and midsize arts nonprofits in areas of fundraising and management. She has a B.M. in Music from Mercyhurst University and an MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught workshops and led panels on fundraising, real estate, and management in the arts.

What is included

Included in your fee:

  • Two 2-hour workshops on institutional and individual fundraising with practical, tactical output;

  • A short one-on-one conversation with Sarah Benvenuti at the workshop focused on your specific questions; and

  • A free 30-minute consultation with Sarah Benvenuti, usable within 3 months of the workshops.

Fee structure

Institutional Fundraising: $30
Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning: $30
Both Workshops: $50

NOTE: As the workshops do build off of each other, we recommend registering for both!

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TAC Town Hall
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Town Hall

A chance for TAC members to come together and hear from one and other! As we head into the fall let's hare what we're working on and find out how we can support one another. 

We're revamping our programs.

Snacks and drinks will be provided!

We want to hear from TAC members how we can support you!

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Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Demystifying the Fundraising Process with Benvenuti Arts

Demystifying the Fundraising Process

September 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Institutional Fundraising
October 9, 6:00 – 8:00 pm: Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning

Benvenuti Arts is thrilled to be partnering with The Artist Co-op to bring you a workshop series around raising funds for your work and spending them wisely. Streamlined into two days, this series will demystify the grant writing process, help you find and cultivate new donors, and guide you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year. With a focus on organizations that are under $250,000 in budget and with a small staff, these workshops help you to create a plan that doesn’t tax your schedule and helps you achieve both short and long-term goals. In addition, each participating artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

You can register for each workshop individually for $30, or register for both for $50. 

Workshop Leadership

The workshop is led by Sarah Benvenuti, Founder and Lead Consultant of Benvenuti Arts. Sarah brings her operational excellence and fundraising skills to the table with experience that includes Managing Director and Director of Development of The Civilians, Managing Director of Curious Theater Company, and, currently, Benvenuti Arts. Since 2014, Benvenuti Arts has served over 60 small and midsize arts nonprofits in areas of fundraising and management. She has a B.M. in Music from Mercyhurst University and an MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught workshops and led panels on fundraising, real estate, and management in the arts.

What is included

Included in your fee:

  • Two 2-hour workshops on institutional and individual fundraising with practical, tactical output;

  • A short one-on-one conversation with Sarah Benvenuti at the workshop focused on your specific questions; and

  • A free 30-minute consultation with Sarah Benvenuti, usable within 3 months of the workshops.

Fee structure

Institutional Fundraising: $30
Individual Fundraising and Annual Planning: $30
Both Workshops: $50

NOTE: As the workshops do build off of each other, we recommend registering for both!


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TAC Cold Reading Series
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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TAC Happy Hour featuring Leslie Beck (The Organized Actor)
Aug
27
5:00 PM17:00

TAC Happy Hour featuring Leslie Beck (The Organized Actor)


Join Leslie Becker, Broadway actress and author of The Organized Actor® for a free mini seminar and special raffle to win full tuition into her upcoming Career 180 for Actors Course! Leslie's teaching have touched more than 300,000 actors over the past 24 years, and she was the pioneer of opening the conversation of treating your acting career like a business. She's a multi-creative and has been featured as a Backstage Expert, appeared on dozens of radio shows and podcasts and on ABCNews as a Life Coach Expert. www.OrganizedActor.com

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TAC Cold Reading Series
Aug
7
7:30 PM19:30

TAC Cold Reading Series

Be part of the joy by joy-ning the Artist Co-Op at their Cold Reading Series. Expect warmth for your creative soul, emotional well-being, and body. How? By sharing creative expression with others!

We'll begin the cold reading series with introductions, so everyone can know each other. Then we jump right into reading from some scripts or prose that our writers brought. Following, we share open the floor for anyone to share something they've been working on or thinking of.

This intimate gathering is open to the public and free. Do attend! we always need actors + great scripts with strong diverse characters. 

Readings are "cold" which means actors will receive their scripts immediately prior to performing. All work presented is curated. We encourage actors and writers to submit to participate. If you have a script you'd like to be read, or something you'd like to "show and tell" please email to: yb@yaakovbressler.com

[Script rules: 10 pages for drama, maximum. 4 pages prose and poetry maximum.]

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The Commonground NYC
Jul
29
5:00 PM17:00

The Commonground NYC

About

The Commonground is a series of monthly events for artists across disciplines to meet their creative soulmates. It operates on the belief that fostering great creative partnerships leads to the creation of great art, and that great art is a service to all. We seek to eliminate barriers-to-entry and increase the breadth of exposure artists have to like-minded collaborators.

Organized and led entirely by volunteers, The Commonground is free of charge for all attendees. The evening begins with a brief group discussion, led by an entertainment industry professional. This discussion will focus on “knowing the table you sit at, and the table you want to sit at" -- that is, sharpening your sense of self, your pitch, and what to look for in creative partners. The artists are then split into 3 groups to participate in the centerpiece of the evening: a series of rapid-fire one-on-one networking meetings (à la speed dating).

Throughout Commonground meetings, there will be refreshments, sign-ups for ongoing creative groups and projects, creative brainstorming tools to play and plan with, and industry professionals to answer questions and provide guidance.

We hope to hear "We got our start at The Commonground" for years to come!


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Free Our Families: Family Reunification Fundraiser
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Free Our Families: Family Reunification Fundraiser

We care. Do you?

Join us at this Fundraiser & Spirit-raiser!

100% of proceeds go to RAICES , an nonprofit organization providing legal aid to families who have been inhumanely ripped apart by ICE.

Saturday July 28th
6:30 PM - 9PM
at The Artist Co-op
$15 Suggested Donation at the door

Featuring raffle prizes including:
- 1 Hour Photo Shoot & unlimited edits w Hans Alcindor Photography ($300 value)
- 5 Class Pack from 305 Fitnesss ($165 value)
- 3 Personalized Astrology Readings from Astrothena (Each a $60 value)
- Art by Ashil Lee , Jonathan J. Loncle & more!

Performances by:
Thomas David Burns Scully
Michael Lloret
Kisha Peart
Lauren Lay & Emily Thaler
Adele Rylands
Theo McKenna
Ali Levin
Tristan Miller
Jefferson ReardonAlexandra Gomez & Clinton Powell
Singer Joy
Adam Basco-Mahieddine

PLUS:
- Snacks by Stuf'd truck & Maya Evans
- Tarot Readings by Francesca Hansen-DiBello

Performances begin at 7pm. 
This event is entirely donation based. Give what you can, but please come with positive vibes & an open heart.

RAICES states: "Parents separated from their children at the border (and other immigrants placed in detention) can’t get released from ICE custody to reunite with their families until they pay the full amount of their immigration bond. Bonds are set at a MINIMUM of $1500, and are usually in the range of $5-10K, even for asylum seekers without any criminal history. Unlike in the criminal system, bail bond companies either do not help people in immigration proceedings or impose very strict requirements, like private ankle monitors (which families have to pay to “rent”). Donate to our fund to directly support legal services for detained separated parents and the direct funding for bonds to get parents released!"


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Fun With a Fight Scene
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

Fun With a Fight Scene

Live out your swashbuckling fantasies in "Fun With a Fight Scene". Joe Isenberg, an award-winning fight choreographer and director, will teach you a theatrical fight scene using classic shows and movies as inspiration. Once you've mastered the routine, you'll have the option to capture it on video. If you've ever fantasized about the pirate life, wielding a lightsaber, or quoting Inigo Montoya with sword in hand, this is the activity for you. Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class hosted by New York's Artist Co-Op.

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