News is coming so quickly, in fact, it is hard to keep up. So we’ll ask you if you’ve joined/liked the Thompson & Russell Facebook page yet? We’ve been posting “quick” updates there pretty often. See here: https://www.facebook.com/ThompsonAndRussell/
A good crowd attended the June 14, 2017 performance of Katrina, the Shrew. This was at Central Elementary School in East Hanover, NJ, presented by the school’s Student Actors League of Arts & Drama (SALAD). Here are several pictures of the talented cast!
More formally known as the Workshop Theater Main Stage, 312 West 36. Thompson & Russell heard from Deborah Grimberg, Literary Manager of the Midtown International Theater Festival. Also speaking were Alex Moore and Tony Mann, who do some of the technical work (lighting, especially) behind the scenes. Speaking of behind the scenes, the backstage tour showed just how intimate this space is! There isn’t a bad seat in the house. It’s pretty exciting just how up close and personal the performances are going to be.
The theater, street view. There actually are several theaters within this building. The Main Stage is on the Fourth Floor.
Deborah Grimberg, left, Literary Manager. Alex Moore, right, tech director. This picture gives you a sense of the intimacy of the space!
a line to get to see the backstage. These are all other creators participating in the 2017 MITF.
The Main Stage
MITF Theater, backstage hall
Do not enter! This means you!
Backstage Wall at the MITF Theater
Emily Clare Thompson with tech director Alex Moore
We are pretty pleased with the video we made to advertise It Takes A Rainbow coming to New York City in August. We posted it in a few spots last week, but now we want to post it here on our website. It’s only about a minute and a half, but we think it says a lot with a little.
Want to see for yourself? We’ve posted the video on our GoFundMe page—here:
(On that page, click the image to watch the video. Be sure to have the sound on; the music adds a lot!)
And yes, we’d love it if you could drop some a few dollars into the till to help take us to New York City. Every small amount helps!
But there’s something else you can do to help, too; forward this GoFundMe page to folks you know who might want to help. It’s easy to share with the tools provided on that page. No, not everyone will be able to contribute, but we can think of no better compliment than for help in getting the word out.
Lastly, be sure to watch the video! Let us know what you think on the GoFundMe page comments.
Given that Thompson & Russell are headed to Off-Broadway in summer 2017 with It Takes A Rainbow, it was time to introduce a new logo. A logo with more depth, streamlined and more modernized, more in keeping with a contemporary tradition.
So below, here you have it. The old and the new. What do you think? Feel free to leave some comments in the section below.