Artistic Vision

indexI’m so adamant on making sure we’re storytelling and that Shakespeare’s language is clear to the audience;  I’ve seen way too much theatre and when I go, particularly to see Shakespeare, I have difficulty grasping the words in general, particularly with my short attention span and when people don’t take my hand and tell me the story, I tune out–I’ll try to figure out the action–but that’s usually not too clear either.  (By the way, what I’ve learned as a grown-up is it’s really ok to read the synopsis of the play before you watch it).

My favorite quote, which I often use, from the documentary Looking for Richard “we’ve all done this…the audience hasn’t done it.”  Continue Reading

PlaywritingWorkshop_650x250Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project is looking to support up-and-coming playwrights to develop workshops and/or full productions of their new works.

While all genres and subject-matter are considered, but we do have a preference for plays with an intellectual bent, strong women characters (preferably at least 3 in a cast). Continue Reading

gekWhat is a geek?  This marvelous group of individuals has become more and more chic (just ask Felicia Day) in the last twenty years.  As a self-proclaimed geek, I tend to bring my sensibilities to whatever I work on, and that includes the upcoming 2015 season for Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project.

Before I share my ideas and views, why not share your ideas about what a geek is and what makes a geek so cool.  Continue Reading

Photo from ABC's tv series, ONCE

Photo from ABC’s tv series, ONCE

As we step out onto the precipice of a new year, I’m giving you a great gift that you can either use to create or destroy.  It’s your choice…

Emma: It’s time for all us to believe. Not in magic, but in each other.
Regina: You wanna be friends? After everything that’s happened between all of us?
Emma: I don’t want or expect that. I know there’s a lot of history here and a lot of hate.
Hook: Actually, I quite fancy you from time to time, when you’re not yelling at me
Emma: We don’t need to be friends. What we need to know is the only way to get Henry back is cooperation.
Charming: With her? With him?  No, Emma, we have to do this the right way.
Emma: No, we don’t. We just need to succeed. And the way we do that is by just being who we are–
A hero, a villian, a pirate. It doesn’t matter which, because we’re gonna need all those skills, whether we can stomach them or not.   Once Upon A Time, ABC.

The wonderful thing that all theatre people have in common is:  theatre (uh, gee… thanks for pointing that out).

What we don’t have a common goal of how we achieve this goal.   Continue Reading

money-in-handYou may have begun to see pay-what-you-can performances at some theatres where you can pay any amount for a certain performance date.  We’re taking that a step further by having pay-what-you-can for EVERY performance!

Why?

Theatre has become a luxury for most people that deters the everyday person from going to see much, if any, theatre.  We want you to be able to see a show whether you have $1 in your pocket or $100!

Why should I pay more than $1?

Every cent makes you an investor in this company’s productions.  The level of quality of shows and the frequency of shows depends upon having a cooperative theatre environment.  Theatre does not function in a vacuum.  For a live theatrical event to have the most impact, it needs everyone to be involved.  The company organizes the show, the artists create the show, and the audience energizes the show.  If any one of these areas are lacking,  If you like what we’re doing and want it to succeed and flourish we need you to pay as much as you can so that we can reinvest that money into future productions.  The more we have the more you get! Continue Reading

fractured atlasSwiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. has been approved for fiscal sponsorship through Fractured Atlas.

What is a fiscal sponsorship?  With fiscal sponsorship, you can solicit tax-deductible donations and apply for grants without going through the onerous process of launching a 501(c)(3). The sponsored “project” might be a one-time collaboration or an independent artist or even an arts organization that does not have its own 501(c)(3) status.  Read more about it at Fractured Atlas Website.

What does this mean for you?  Contributions for the purposes of Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  

Your donation can be made online through Fractured Atlas:

Donate now!

Or send a check made out to FRACTURED ATLAS to our address at:

Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc.
244 5th Avenue, Suite R246
New York, N.Y. 10001 Continue Reading

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ONLY 6 DAYS & 8 HOURS LEFT.  WILL YOU HELP? OUR KICKSTARTER (as of 7pm EST 5/14/2013)

The idea for Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project came out of my deep need and love of theatre, which I want to share with everyone.  I forgot when I started the kickstarter that this didn’t mean demanding more from those who have more or not giving to those who have less.

Everything good and right in my life has happened when I have been honest and true.  That doesn’t change because it is “business,” IF WE’RE GOING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN, WE’RE DOING THIS TOGETHER!

This is one of the first things we learn on Sesame Street and it should be one of the greatest lessons that we can learn:

One of the cornerstones of our mission is to provide theatre for everyone who wants it, regardless of income or status by having pay-what-you-can ticketing for every performance.  To stay true to this goal, starting at a $1 donation every person who donates will receive 1 ticket for 1 performance.

If someone pledges $50 or more, the donors will receive “perks” along with their tickets (this is not a detail of other rewards that come with the tickets). Continue Reading

“STAY IN OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD”

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Without you, we’re nothing.  Theatre is a social medium that involves conversation and interaction between the actors and the audience.  The play brings everyone together to experience a piece of reflective light that can be taken away in each person’s heart and nurtured, or tossed into the slightest wind of indifference or fear. Continue Reading