In rehearsal we take a 10 minute break every hour and twenty minutes. The Stage Manager will say, "Back in ten!" Then the company says, "Thank you, ten!"
It's been nine months and 15 days since we went "dark" at The Black Box, shutting down a production in progress and cancelling all productions for the foreseeable future. We were able to bring the "lights up" outside in the back yard Oasis at The Black Box this past fall, presenting outdoor movie nights, live music, comedy, and most importantly, community. We came together, yet stayed 6' apart. We masked up. We sanitized and made traffic patterns for the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff.
We provided a creative space that artists and patrons so desperately needed, and that we still crave and still need.
The situation is the same. We don't know when we can convene inside. We are venturing down the digital landscape - just this past weekend TLR's annual NO SLEEP NOVEMBER was a national theatre event - connecting artists from LA - NYC for a live audience who could watch the full 24 hours of the festival. Next week Fishtank Theatre launches the annual 12 Plays of Christmas which unites more artists than ever to bring this annual holiday show to you! We have found ways to present digitally AND personally connect.
We need your help to keep on keeping on. You have always been there for us and we promise, we will be here for you. Please join in supporting us, Fishtank Theatre + The Living Room at our new theatre hub, The Black Box, as we raise $10,000 by December 31, 2020.
We'll be.... Back in 10! Thank you, 10!
Artistic Director, Fishtank Theatre & Founder, Executive Director, The Black Box
Artistic Director, The Living Room & Production Manager, The Black Box