Community Forum on the Ohio Theatre
two years of negotiation, two lease extensions, and a 29-year history
as an indispensable pillar of the downtown theatre scene, the Ohio Theatremust close the doors at its Wooster Street space forever on August 31, 2010.
The League of Independent Theatreand The Innovative Theatre Foundation are
co-sponsoring an event to find new options for the Ohio Theatre and
discuss ideas for other spaces that are currently in danger of closing.
All OOB community members are encouraged to attend and share their ideas.
CABARETION! [ KA-bə-'RAY- shən !] , noun
The fusion of contribution, performance, and celebration of the Off-Off Broadway community
Hosted by Broadway star and comedienne Jackie Hoffman, CABARETION!
brings together an amazing roster of performers to benefit the
organization that celebrates and advocates on behalf of Off-Off
The evening features performances by the sensational Taylor Mac, roguishly delightful magician Jeff Grow, singer/songwriter Justin Utley, the mischievously clever band The Reynaldo The Ensemble, pianist Matt Ray and many more...
DRINK, LAUGH, ENJOY!
1 hour of passed hors d'oeuvres,
3 hours of open beer & wine bar
& one hell of a fantastic evening!
Date of Event:Monday May 17, 2010
Where:Carolines on Broadway
Time: 6PM -9PM
Buy your tickets now and check out more details....
Fan Page vs. Group
The difference between a Facebook Fan Page and a Group has
become an age-old question. Both can advertise and create events, but
there are many differences. Knowing the advantages and functions of
each will help you and your organization use Facebook more effectively.
This month's Kampfire Kounsel looks at the advantages of both. Find out more....
For more helpful marketing tips check out Kampfire Kounselor the Kampfire Films PR website.
Reactions from a
First-Time Arts Advocate
By Denyse Owens
24, 2010 was Arts Day in Albany. Denyse Owens of Theatre Development
Fund (TDF) reflects on her experience attending the recent advocacy day
sponsored by NYS Arts.
New Yorkers do not have to be employed by an arts organization or even
enjoy going to museums, theatre or dance to know that the arts and
cultural community continuously faces financial concerns. But most New
Yorkers are not aware of the incredible challenges that arts
organizations of all sizes and operating budgets are now facing: a
whopping $6.5 million cut in state funding for the arts for the
upcoming fiscal year. That is 15.5% less than what the arts will
receive in 2009-2010.
2010 Honorary Award Applications are Due May 1
The applications for the 2010 Honorary Awards are
available online and are due by 6pm on May 1, 2010.
The Honorary Awards are:
* The Artistic Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant artistic contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community;
* The Stewardship Award,
presented to an individual or organization demonstrating a significant
contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support
* The Caffe Cino Fellowship Award,
presented to an Off-Off-Broadway theatre company that consistently
produces outstanding work. This award also includes a grant to be used
toward an Off-Off-Broadway production.
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
Assemblymember Glick Hosts Panel on Downtown Arts & Business
Deborah J. Glick (66th District) hosted "Local Arts, Collective
Strength: A Forum to Build Support for Our Neighborhood Theaters and
Dance Companies" on April 15. She was joined by a panel of downtown
arts and business leaders to discuss the impact of the current economic
climate, how arts companies and neighborhood businesses can build
successful collaborations, and what else can be done to further support
local arts companies. Read more about it...
World Theatre Day
March 27 World Theatre Day 2010. There was a community wide
to bring attention to this international event and to celebrate theatre
here in NYC. The World Theatre Day Coalition helped to organize several
flashmobs, a party and distributed the international message by Dame
Judi Dench and the U.S. message by Lynn Nottage to hundreds of theatre
audiences and New Yorkers on WTD. Plans for World Theatre Day 2011 are
already in process. Check out the website at www.nycwtd.com and follow updates on Twitter @nycwtd.
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
Our blog is FULL OF IT!Our guest bloggers are super happy fun time. What
drew Roman Feeser to the IT Awards? Did you read about why Brad Burgess
can't stand the government? What has Jeff Riebe been upto in MN? Gyda
Arber revealed her best community outreach resources. What is the
impetus behind ML Kinney's writings?
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
Tim Errickson 4/19 - 4/24
Jonathan Reuning 4/26 - 5/1
Johnny Blaze 5/3 - 5/8
Jillian Zeman 5/10 - 5/15
John Patrick Bray 5/17 - 5/22
Check out the insights from your fellow OOB artists, share your thoughts and participate in the conversation.
When you're not producing, registering, performing in, or
judging shows, please stop by FULL OF IT!
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Una Aya Osato
by Christopher Borg
Una Aya Osato
Outstanding Solo Performance nominee Una Osato
a performer and educator, born and raised in NYC, who has taught at
numerous middle and high schools. As a performer she worked in
television, theatre and dance from an early age. In 2000 she was
awarded the level one prize in the US Arts Recognition Talent Search
and was a finalist for the Presidential Scholar in the Arts position.
Since receiving the 2009 IT Award nomination for her acclaimed solo work, Recess
which she also wrote, Osato has performed the work at schools and
theaters across the country. The play received the award for "Best
Female Solo Show 2009" at the San Francisco Fringe Festival.
you missed it the first time you can now catch Recess in a production
directed by Moises Belizario in a reprise performance in NYC at the WOW
Café Theatre through April 24th.
Focusing on a group of 7-year-olds, Recess
audiences a glimpse into the minds and lives of children navigating
their way through the NYC public school system. With relevance beyond
those who work in education, Recess explores how to discover
inspiration by listening to the voices of those who are typically
I asked Una what she likes about working in our
community: "I like working in indie theater because of the immense
creativity and the risks I see people taking in/with/through their
work. I am also inspired by peoples' passion and drive to share their
work with the world, making it happen and not waiting for others to
make their visions come true!"
"I have been performing this
show nationally and internationally, but doing it in NYC is especially
exciting and invigorating to me because this is where these stories and
realities come from. I am honored to have the opportunity to share it
with more of NYC." Recess
performs April 21st through April 24th at the WOW Cafe Theater, 59 East 4th Street. For more information check out www.recesstheplay.com
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