Theatre Chat Not So Black And White Host Richard E. Waits shares one of the most unique theatre experiences in NYC. A friend tells Richard to go to a website, and register to receive an invite to "a happening" in a Chelsea Loft space, to hear about a terminally ill 9 year old girl. Ummmm...it's quite mysterious, quite disturbing, quite intriguing. If curiosity killed the cat, what chance would Richard Have? What the hell, He's on my way!
Upon entering the Loft; "May I hang your jacket, have you been here before, would you care for a class of red wine? No, no and YES! There were about 75 people, very friendly, interesting, and more important interested people in the room. Now Richard is thinking, "wow" I don't know anyone here, and yet I KNOW everyone here. Then it dawns on him! Richard E. Waits in a room of "Theatre Geeks". Just like the parties when we did Community Theatre back in our home towns.
Awww...those were the days, when we all gave our time, talent, pot luck, all for the love of the art. It wasn't about big business, big budgets or big egos. But those days are long gone, since living in the Theatre Capital of the world, and a city where money and power are king. After the cocktail hour; They were asked to take thier seats and leave a space for the Actors, who by the way where mixed in with the guest, so who knew!.
LAB #8 Dani Girl started, a sweet and up lifting Musical story a 9 year old girl with terminal Cancer, her bold imagination. and conversations with her God. We cried, we laughed, we shared a visceral experience, unparalleled by any of my recent experiences. I had gone back to my youth as an adult. Act 1 was followed by fellowship and dinner cooked and served by the troop of Actors and staff.
Act 2, followed by dessert, then a late night Cabaret. The cost of the evening; NOTHING! Drop a donation in a box as you exit, bring a bottle of wine or spirits, if you are able, no one is turned away.. Creativity, love of Art and true fellowship are alive and well in #Manhattan.This evening was presented by Exit, pursued by a bear (EPBB ), a creative gym for emerging artists and a unique home theater experience for invited guests.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear is a theatre collective that was founded to create a means of consistent practice for emerging theatre professionals. They believe that theatre artists, like athletes and dancers, require this consistency of practice to continue developing their craft and awareness. Unlike other art forms, Exit, Pursued by a Bear is a social medium that requires engagement with others to exist. "We are committed to establishing a thriving community around our unique space, which we imagine as a home where artists can gather, and further their social bond through working together and sharing that work with colleagues and collaborators." Exit, Pursued by a Bear.
The studio commits to development work in three tiers: potluck readings of raw material, week-long play development workshops structured by the playwright, fully rehearsed Labs of work never before seen in New York. Artists and audiences are not charged to participate in any of our activities.
BroadwayGlobal and Theatre Chat have listed Exit, Pursued by a Bear as one of the "top five" things to add to your NYC trip, for the most unique experience. They hope others around the globe will use Exit, Pursued by a Bear theatre group as an example for developing new works. Special thanks to Robin Sokoloff who hosted Exit, Pursued By a Bear at her wonderful space, Loft227. "I built Loft227 specifically to support intimate live theatre and music for NYC. I so appreciate you using our name and linking our website in your lovely article, so that more groups like Exit, Pursued By A Bear can know there is a home for them here." Robin Sokoloff. For more information on Loft227, Visit www.loft227.com.
For more information on Exit, Pursued By a Bear visit; www.epbb.org Like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Exit-Pursued-by-a-Bear/176619955720346. Watch Exit, Pursued by a Bear video. Special thanks to Richard E. Waits Host of Theatre Chat Not So Black & White who covered uniique theatrecial experience. Follow Richard on Twitter @richardewaits.