Hey guys, remember that awesome new theater company I’ve been talking about? Well, we still need help!
We’re almost at 1000 dollars! Would you consider donating? No amount is too small, seriously.
If you’re in the NYC area, consider coming to one of our productions! The showcase is December 13th-16th and tickets are available online. You could also reserve a (free!) seat for a staged reading of Peak Bone, an awesome new work by Lauren Friedlander & Moze Halperin.
If you’re not in the NYC area, and cannot donate, you could always like us on Facebook!
And look, anyone who’s been around me (and my internet presence) for any period of time knows that I’m not one for overly enthusiastic self-promotion — the fact that I am openly, willingly asking for facebook likes says a lot about what this project means to me.
Pencil Productions isn’t a lark, and I care very deeply about what we’re trying to do. This first push right now is really important — the momentum that we build going into these first productions will set the tone for what follows. Any help you can offer (financially or otherwise) goes towards both the short and long-term success of this endeavor, and is greatly appreciated.
And to those of you who have already donated/liked/been awesome: thank you. Thank you so much. <3
Hey all, I know I’ve pretty much fallen off the radar as far as Tumblr goes — this is in large part because I just moved across the country (from the Bay Area to New York City) and am involved in an awesome (but time-consuming) new endeavor: Pencil Productions!
Here’s what we’re about:
Pencil Productions is a new collaborative organization designed to serve as a springboard for young thespians of all ilks. Especially at its genesis our group will focus on creating entirely new works with an emphasis on writing and editing. We want to explore various methodologies and choices in acting, directing, and design as well as in the development of scripts.
The pieces we put on are clearly works in progress: short plays and staged readings that could be the beginnings of a longer works, films, or full length plays. Our workplace will be as much a laboratory as a theatre, a setting for us to try out new ideas, new styles, new forms.
Ultimately, Pencil Productions exists to help counteract an American theatre scene that is suffocating in the hands of artists and producers who are unwilling to risk failure. We hold that feigned security is an anathema to art. Particularly to live theatre. We hold that risk is a necessary element of successful theater, the means through which we can discover the rare and the truly beautiful. Pencil Productions is our risk.
My fellow founders and I are very excited about the future of this group. We have some big long-term goals, but are also hitting the ground running with a showcase of short plays and a series of staged readings mid-December in Manhattan.
If you’re in the New York area, I’d love for you to come! It promises to be a fantastic series of performances. I’ll post more info about that soon.
If you’re anywhere at all, I would really appreciate any little bit you could donate to our indiegogo campaign. We’re doing things as financially efficiently as possible, but space is still expensive, printing things still costs money, and so we can use all the help we can get. Even a few dollars would be greatly appreciated.