Top 10 Events
That Affected OOB in 2010
new year, our staff reviews stories from the previous season and
assembles our list of the most important things that happened. Here is
our list of the top 10 events that affected OOB in 2010.
(in sort of chronological order)
- The Recession
- OOB Demographics Study Released
- World Theatre Day Celebrated in New York City
- 3LD vs. the MTA
- Tax Abatement Proposal gets support from all 12 Manhattan CBs
- Ohio Shuttered
- 2nd Annual Indie Theatre Midsummer Classic
- Artists Fleeing NYC
- Documenting OOB (Indie Theatre Companion, Decades Out, Theatre World & Robert Patrick's Photo Archive)
- OOB Provides Help Around the World
Read details about these events...
Time Out New York's David Cote Discusses the State of the OOB Art
By Roman Feeser
Cote is the Theatre Editor at Time Out New York. Cote took time out of
his busy schedule to discuss the new Off-Off-Broadway highlights page,
the current state of Off-Off Broadway in media and tips on how to get
your show to stand out from the rest.
Read the full story...
No Website, No Excuses The benefits of a website go without saying: increased visibility, increased ticket sales, and increased donations.
If you don't have a website now, or your website is desperate for an
update (or your website designer has the codes and is the only person
who can regularly update it), here is a way you can do it now without
the unique knowledge of CSS, HTML, XHTML, FLASH, ect.
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HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
What is this NYCON?
members of NYSCA received an email saying that they were now also
members of the New York Council of Non-Profits (NYCON) and encouraged
us to "get to know our benefits."
What is this
new organization and how can they help you? On January 20, 2011 they are
holding a free seminar to address those questions.
Our blog is cooler than a snow day!
We hope you enjoyed our blog over the past year. We hosted 44 amazing
members of our community as our guest bloggers. We will continue in 2011
and we will also be including several theme months. Stop by and check
We can't wait to see what our next guest bloggers have to say...
Upcoming Guest Bloggers
1/10 - 1/15
Stephanie Barton-Farcas 1/17 - 1/22
Martin Denton 1/24 - 1/29
FEBRUARY IS DEDICATED TO ARTS ADVOCACY
Will Maitland Weiss, Executive Director, Arts & Business Council of New York and Paul Nagle, Executive Director of Institute for Culture in the Service of Community Sustainability among others.
IT Awards Blog
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When you're not producing, registering, performing in, or
judging shows, please stop by FULL OF IT!
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by Shay GInes
Ellen Stewart and Tom O'Horgan at the 2005 IT Awards Ceremony
Stewart's passed away on January 13, 2011 at the age of 91. Her
memorial service was held at the St. Patrick's Cathedral on Monday,
January 17th. It was an auspicious location that inspires reverence and
much like the lady herself was theatrical, grand and demands respect.
The opulent hall was filled with friends, family and many of the artists
whose lives Ellen had touched. La MaMa Board President, Frank Carucci
noted that "there is a full house here today, which would have made
Ellen very happy."
Reverend George Drance served as the Principal Celebrant of the
services and began by assuring us that "everyone has a story about
Ellen. She was a story teller and a story maker." Those stories have
been in turn inspiring, jaw dropping, shocking, unbelievable,
astonishing, motivating, infuriating and moving.
was infamously outspoken and opinionated. She was fearless and
passionate. Through her tenacious determination, she built one of the
most revered and long lived independent theatres in the world.
moved from Louisiana to New York in 1950 and worked as a dressmaker and
designer. In 1961 she founded the Café La MaMa in a basement on East
9th Street as a place there her brother and his friends could present
theatre. From the beginning, La MaMa was committed to the artist and for
over 40 years Ellen greeted audiences with her now famous words, "Good
evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to La MaMa, dedicated to the
playwright and to all aspects of the theater."
artists were delighted to have a space in which to create and a stage
on which to present their work, neighbors were less than happy about the
number of men coming and going at all hours of the day and night.
Accusing Ellen of being a lady of the evening police were called
numerous times to investigate. These troubles eventually lead to
eviction. At one performance Ellen asked all of the audience members to
please stand up, pick up their chair and follow her down the street. She
then led the parade of slightly confused but game audience members as
they marched a couple of blocks to the new La MaMa location.
her protestations she was an artist herself. She was an accomplished
director, playwright and composer. In 2007 she was nominated for
Outstanding Original Music for Herakles Via Phaedra from the New York
Innovative Theatre Awards. In 2009, even though she was in failing
health she conceived, wrote and directed her final production, Asclepius
from a hospital bed that was placed in La MaMa's Annex Theatre.
Read the full tribute...
Get your IT Awards Merchandise
January is dedicated to the Writer's Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source's production of Any Day Now on the IT Awards calendar
your community spirit and support the IT Awards with a 2010/2011 wall
calendar, T-Shirts, hats, photos & DVDs from the 2010 IT Awards
ceremony, and books about OOB and NYC Theatre.
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