NEIL GAIMAN'S NEVERWHERE is going phenomenally well!!! We sold out every night last weekend and this weekend is going really well also! The show has really gelled - the actors are clipping along and the show is so wonderful.
I am so proud of them. I am really amazed and couldn't be happier. All of it, lights, sound, the costumes the acting, I couldn't have chosen a better first show.
It seems like this theatre thing just might work.
much love all!!!
Potential corporate sponsors, please call me (Ryan McCurdy) personally at 912.232.6080 and I can tell you why our new theatre is so important to keep.
Greetings!! Sasha here!
We are having a blast working at the theatre. it's super hard and super nasty because it is soooo hot and sticky with no A/C but things are getting done and i am overwhelmed by the amazing response to our need for assistance. There are always at least three or four people here who are just volunteering their time to paint, sew, swee, build stuff. . . etc. Toby Thelin has saved our tucases (is that a word?) with the building. He has built us AMAZING platforms so that when we have chairs *sigh* someday, they will have a place to go and the audience will be able to see the stage. YAY see what the actors are doing !!!! YAY!!!
Today is the beginning of wrapping things up - well - starting to - nevermind. but we are cleaning today and it feels wonderful. The set is almost done!! It looks amazing! Corey Ben-David and her crew are almost finished with the costumes, hopefully we'll start rehearsing with them tomorrow night. Props are coming together. The jury is still out on the lights, but we are working on it. It is all so exciting!
We might be getting a theatre cat who looks like an alien.
This new space is absolutely incredible - we showed 'Neverwhere' Production Designer Danica around this evening, and it was so wonderful to have some time to gaze lovingly at the four wall. SCAD had several of its senior shows tonight, and Mom and Dad and Sasha and I took in four... they were really worth checking out. There's always an eclectic mix of ideas and themes in the course of one evening, and there is always a lot of raw energy to be found coursing through the veins of the stageboards and those who walk above them.
Here's the press release for our gala - I hope everyone can come! -
Savannah Actor’s Theatre Opening Gala!
Savannah Actor’s Theatre will celebrate its brand new theatre space with a fundraising gala on Friday, June 16th, at 8:00 p.m. at 703 Louisville Rd, Suite D (one block west of the Savannah Visitor’s Center on Louisville Rd). Desserts will be served, a silent auction will be conducted, and resident improvisational comedy troupe Opposite Of People will perform. Admission is free, but a minimum ten-dollar donation is requested.
For more information, please contact Savannah Actor’s Theatre at 912.660.0795 or email@example.com. Savannah Actor’s Theatre is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit theatre company.
Today is the first day Ryan and I will be moving into our new space! The place is fantastic.
if you haven't read a copy of the June 1st Savannah Morning News, let me know, I'll try to
put it all up here for people to read. We were on the FRONT page!!! John Stoehr has been
so absolutely wonderful to us. He's always been so supportive. In fact, everybody has. I
have been blown away by the response to the news paper article. We started getting calls
at 6:46 AM yesterday! It is so exciting. All day yesterday I felt like I was going to explode.
Basically: we have to raise $17,000 in the next month to keep our amazing new space.
That doesn't include utilities or any equipment, or *shrugs* chairs.
I know we can do it. There is a hunger for theatre in this town, and I hope Savannah
Actor's Theatre will be able to satisfy (at least) some of it. We wouldn't want to
satisfy all of it because this town should have more theatre!!!
much love all and God Bless,
Artistic Director and all that
Okay ! ! so it would seem that I am sending you to
the website and it has absolutely NO useful
information about NEVERWHERE . . . But it will
Quick! To the Bat Fax!
Savannah Actor's Theatre will be hosting auditions for
This friday and saturday at Crites Hall in Room 13
from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM both days.
Please have a monologue prepared and bring us
a picture - it doesn't have to be a headshot, you
playing in the sprinklers in the back yard will work
For more information
ps. we just got our 501(c)3 . . . non-profit thingie!!!
Ryan here, in his blue font of tranquil delight.
It seems like every night could very well be filled with the most ingenious thoughts and actions -
Please come support Tybee Theater Café and Savannah Actor's Theatre in March with 'Small Craft Warnings'. This is a slam-bang piece of theatrical energy and a top-notch cast.
And I am certainly byast.
A much-edited schedule for the performances of 'Small Craft Warnings' I will post here soon. It seems as though 12:30 a.m. is the time of the morning when I can begin to casually work on this journal, and so I never seem to write as many words as are brimming in me.
Hope this week has started well!