The Blankenship Chair: 80s Diva Tournament with Sarah D. Bunting
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

The Blankenship Chair: 80s Diva Tournament with Sarah D. Bunting

An tournament to choose the most essential pop diva of the 80s. Everyone who attends gets to vote!

About this Event

The 1980s produced many glorious pop divas, but which one is the ultimate?!?

Sarah and Mark (who co-host the podcast Mark and Sarah Talk About Songs) will make arguments for each contender, and if you'd like, you will also have a chance to address the crowd. Along with talking through our thoughts and listening to key song clips, we will ALL get to vote in every round of the tournament until we declare a winner.

Along the way, we'll dive into many of the issues and ideas that define pop music of the Me Decade. From gender roles to vocal distinction to the visual power of MTV, we'll talk about it all!

And as always, the most important thing is for everyone to have fun and feel welcome as we think, talk, and sing our way through an incredible collection of songs.

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.0
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.0

AUTOMATING COMMUNICATION 2.O

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! Learn how to implement this technology into your business practices in the second edition of this workshop. All skill levels welcome.

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Silent Movie Dreams Fundraising PARTY!
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Silent Movie Dreams Fundraising PARTY!

Celebrate PRIDE and Celebrate Artists!

This party kicks off the fundraising efforts for Silent Movie Dreams, a new play by Megan Jeannette Smith premiering at The Hudson Guild Summerfest in September 2019.

The play centers around LGBTQ relationships and reproductive health. There's also drag and silent movie era performers acting out the character's dreams. It's very funny and emotional. Come support new work!

The event includes:

  • A staged reading of select scenes!

  • Drag King & Drag Queen performers!

  • Stand Up Comics!

  • Dance Party!

  • Free wine & apps!

10% of all proceeds will be matched and donated to Planned Parenthood.

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The Blankenship Chair: What Makes a Great Opening Song in a Musical?
Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Blankenship Chair: What Makes a Great Opening Song in a Musical?

A lively discussion of what makes a great opening number in a musical, plus Broadway Name That Tune!

About this Event

What makes a truly great opening number in a musical? What are the best opening numbers of all time? Which opening numbers do we need to rediscover?

And while we're talking about that, shouldn't we take a few breaks to play Broadway Name That Tune?

We'll be discussing all this with Itamar Moses (a Tony Award-winner for The Band's Visit) and Adam Grosswirth (Member Services Director at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre).

You'll get to lend your thoughts to this conversation, and you'll ALSO get to play a few rounds of Broadway Name That Tune. Either way, it's time to brush up on your Hairspray and your Hamilton.

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TAC Cold Read Series
May
20
7:00 PM19:00

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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TAC Spring Happening
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Spring Happening

The Artist Co-op Spring Happening is a new quarterly event to showcase our member’s talent. The event is to intended to bring together art patrons young and old to meet the artists making things happen around New York City. The evening will consist of local food vendors paired with 6 performances by members ranging from dance, video, theater, music and more!

 

You will see the following TAC members perform: 

Hedgepig Ensemble

Troy Ogilvie

Shawn Randall

Abigail Wright with Adrian Rosas and Rebecca Kidine

Ophir Ariel

Ballet Nepantla

 

We will also be celebrating TAC's 2nd anniversary! 

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: Statistics for Dynamic Pricing πŸ’‘
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: Statistics for Dynamic Pricing πŸ’‘

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

STATISTICS FOR DYNAMIC PRICING

Learn the statistical essentials of consumer behavior in respect to dynamic pricing. Leverage mathematical patterns to increase customer satisfaction while maximizing profit (the two are strongly related). Of note, this is an advanced course and will have fewer seats available.

Panelists will include:

  • Kelly Carmody, Research & Programer @ Columbia University

  • Yaakov Bressler, Data Scientist @ Marpipe



This workshop will include:

  • Distribution of Consumer Mean Reserve Price.

  • Testing and fitting best distribution.

  • Projection estimation.

  • Contingent Projections.

  • Modelling change of consumer behavior.

Event schedule:

6:15PM Doors Open
6:30PM – 6:45PM
 Check in
6:45PM – 7:00PM Introduction
7:00PM – 8:30PM workshop (part 1 – main)
8:30PM – 8:45PM break
8:45PM optional end time
8:45PM – 9:45PM workshop (part 2 – bonus mega round)

Miscellaneous Details:

  • Main part of the workshop will be 1 hour 45 minutes

  • For the super intense type, we'll have an extra hour in the bonus mega round until 9:45PM

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop or a chromebook equivelant

  • Cost for attending has been set a $5 to create accountability.

  • 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. Open for the public 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:

Our long term goal is to create consistent programming which provide theater professionals resources to advance their careers and the field of professional theater as a whole.


Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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Khan!!! The Musical!!! Reading
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Khan!!! The Musical!!! Reading

This is a developmental reading of "Khan!!! The Musical!!!," an upcoming Star Trek parody musical by Brent Black, aiming for an eventual Off-Broadway run. It follows the story of "The Wrath of Khan" but also includes Trekkie fan favorites such as Captain Picard and Data. This AEA-approved 29 hour reading presentation will feature Deven May (Bat Boy), Alanna Saunders (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), and Rodrick Covington (Once on this Island).

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TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Fundraising in the 21st Century

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. In this session, we will hear from Sarah Benvenuti a creative strategist and fundraiser on how to fundraise as an artists and organization in the 21st century.

Sarah Benvenuti has worked in arts and culture for over a decade, gaining experience across the country in theater, dance, film, education, and other cultural fields. She has worked with over 40 small arts organizations and individual artists, assisting them with fundraising, financial, administrative, planning, and interim needs.

Benvenuti began her career as Director of Future Tenant in Pittsburgh, PA. Before founding Benvenuti Arts, she served as Special Events Manager of Arena Stage in Washington, DC; Managing Director of Curious Theater Company in Denver, Colorado; and Director of Development and Interim Managing Director of The Civilians in Brooklyn, NY. Having consulted with small organizations and individual artists since 2011, she founded Benvenuti Arts in 2014 with the goal of helping small and mighty organizations build up the operational support needed to create and produce their work.

Benvenuti earned her B.M. in Music Education (piano and voice) from Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA, and her M.A. in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tickets at $20 for General Public and Free for members of the Artist Co-op. Highly encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

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. Members are able to invite their friends to join the Cold Read!

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

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Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: WEBSITES & USER FLOW
Apr
11
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater: WEBSITES & USER FLOW

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

WEBSITES & USER FLOW

Learn to build a website optimized for user engagement. Leverage user flow to hack massive amounts of organic growth for your company or brand. Of note, this is an advanced websites course comparable to SEO 2.0.



This workshop will include:

  • Analytics & Tracking

  • Event Capture

  • User Heatmap Generation

  • Flow Mapping

  • User Funnel Creation

  • Intro to CRM and Email Automation

Event schedule:

6:15PM Doors Open
6:30PM – 6:45PM
 Check in
6:45PM – 7:00PM Introduction
7:00PM – 8:30PM workshop (part 1 – main)
8:30PM – 8:45PM break
8:45PM optional end time
8:45PM – 9:45PM workshop (part 2 – bonus mega round)

Miscellaneous Details:

  • Main part of the workshop will be 1 hour 45 minutes

  • For the super intense type, we'll have an extra hour in the bonus mega round until 9:45PM

  • All attendees are required to bring a laptop or a chromebook equivelant

  • Cost for attending has been set a $5 to create accountability.

  • 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. Open for the public 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:

Our long term goal is to create consistent programming which provide theater professionals resources to advance their careers and the field of professional theater as a whole.


Have questions, comments, or suggestions? Send them to yaakov@dramatic.solutions.

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Financial Planning 101
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Financial Planning 101

In this session, we will hear from Arwen Lowbridge (Financial Advisor, Baystate Financial) about basic financial planning strategies that can be used during any stage of your career. Before changing careers, Arwen worked for 20 years in the arts as a performer, producer, fundraiser and arts administrator so she understands the unique challenges faced by artists when it comes to financial planning.

Registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. 200 Clarendon Street, 19th & 25th Floors, Boston, MA 02116. 617-585-4500. MML Investors Services, LLC and Artist Co-op are not affiliated entities. CRN201912-244051

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TAC Signature Series: Passive Streams of Income
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

TAC Signature Series: Passive Streams of Income

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.

In this session, we will hear from Liz Scully a (business strategist, Mastermind Founder, Emmy award winner) on how to build passive streams of income as an artist. Tickets at $20 for General Public and Free for members of the Artist Co-op. 

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TAC Yoga for Artists
Mar
20
4:30 PM16:30

TAC Yoga for Artists

All Levels Welcomed

Vinyasa Flow with a Stretch

Mats provided, Suggested Donations

Actor/Yoga Bio:

Ilyssa Baine originally began a regular yoga practice to unwind after busy work days as an elementary school teacher. Last year, Ilyssa stumbled upon the Lighthouse Yoga School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and never looked back. The dedicated passion and vibrant spirit of the community of yogis propelled her to complete a 200-hour yoga teacher certification at Lighthouse in the winter of 2019. Yoga has helped Ilyssa immensely by giving her the courage to end a stable career as a public school teacher and follow her heart, performing as part of theatrical clown duo, Kate & Ilyssa. Ilyssa is very excited for what the future holds, performing in both Brighton and Prague Fringe Festivals this spring, as well as sharing her love of yoga, spirituality, and theatrical clown with the world!


About JM Vinyasa:

JM Vinyasa is a unique and dynamic all levels vinyasa class incorporating elements from Ashtanga, Forrest, Dharma, and Bikram yoga. The practice aims to bridge gaps in yoga traditions, allowing practitioners to learn from all styles, not just one. Every class includes standing postures, hip openers, backbends, forward bends, twists, and inversions.

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TAC Cold Read Series
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

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 & Data in Theater
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Leveraging Tech & Data in Theater

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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Demystifying the Fundraising Process
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Demystifying the Fundraising Process

Benvenuti Arts is teaming up once again with the Indie Theater Fund and The Artist Co-op  to bring you another workshop: Demystifying the Fundraising Process. These seminars are designed to help independent artists and small arts organizations raise funds for the amazing work you’re doing by:

  1. Decoding the grant writing process,

  2. Helping you find and cultivate new donors, and

  3. Guiding you in creating a cohesive, achievable fundraising plan for your entire year.

The March 12 workshop is focused on the funding options available to independent artists, and how to plan for your future work.

The March 17th session is designed specifically for  organizations with a budget of $250,000 or less and a small staff  In addition to the goals listed above, this specific workshop will help you create a plan to achieve both your short- and long-term goals without taxing your jam-packed schedule.

You will leave the workshop with a copy of Benvenuti Arts’ A Simple Guide to Individual Fundraising in the Arts, A Simple Guide to Institutional Fundraising in the Artsand the beginnings of a practical fundraising plan. In addition, each participating organization and independent artist will receive one-on-one time with Founder Sarah Benvenuti!

 

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, an MA in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and has taught workshops and lead panels on fundraising, real estate, and management in the arts.

 

Who should attend

There are only about 10 slots available for each workshop.

March 12th: Independent artists with  little or no experience in applying for grants, residencies, or fellowships, but who have a plan for the work they will be creating in the near future will benefit the most from this seminar.

March 17th: This  workshop is tailored to small arts s organizations:

  • Who have budgets of $250,000 or less;

  • Are 1-10 years old;

  • Have only 1 FTE staff or similar (i.e. volunteer-run, contract staff only, multiple part-time, etc); and

  • Have done some fundraising but do not receive consistent grants or maintain a consistent donor base.

What is included

Included in your fee:

  • Workshop on institutional and individual fundraising with practical, tactical output;

  • An Institutional Fundraising 101 workbook by Benvenuti Arts;

  • A short, but meaty one-on-one conversation with Sarah Benvenuti during the workshop  customized to your specific questions; and

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

 

Fee structure

March 12 Workshop: $35/person.

March 17 Workshop: $35 for one staff member or $50 for two staff members.*

*NOTE: Staff members can include volunteers, Board, or anyone who will help manage fundraising.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
21
9:30 PM21:30

Yoga for Artists

oin us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
14
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga for Artists

oin us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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Yoga for Artists
Feb
7
9:30 AM09:30

Yoga for Artists

Join us Thursday morning between 10am-11am for yoga with TAC member Ilyssa Baine. We go through a vinyasa, do some nice stretching and a super long chavasana.

Free for TAC members
$10 for Non members

Doors open at 9:30 if you'd like additional mediation time.

Mats are provided.

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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 – 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 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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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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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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