Hello folks…With our beloved MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING closed (for now?), it’s time to start thinking about INDIE THEATRE WEEK! This year, ITW runs a little longer than previous years, from July 23rd-August 1st.
July 23rd we kick things off with the 3rd Annual Indie Theatre Midsummer Classic, a fun pickup softball game in Central Park pitting your favorite Indie Theatre superstars against one another for glory, bragging rights, and who will buy drinks afterwards. Previous years have seen the likes of Akia, Crystal Skillman, John Hurley, Jason Loughlin, Neal Freeman, Eric Bland, Lowell Byers, Ike Rathbone, Alisha “The Solution” Spielmann, Jeanne Travis, Cass Lollar, Jason Vinoles, Aaron “The Big Horse” Simms and many more. As always, the “coaches” for the event are yours truly Tim Errickson and the master strategist himself, Mike Criscuolo.
The Indie Theatre Midsummer Classic will be Sat July 23rd at 1pm in Central Park (Hecksher ball fields at 65th Street, on the West side). The game is sponsored by The Community Dish, The Innovative Theatre Foundation, The League of Independent Theatre and United Stages. Afterparty is at Malachy’s on 72nd and Columbus beginning at 3:30pm.
Boomerang will also be hosting a “Life Offstage” podcast for Indie Theatre Week with the lovely Susan Louise O’Connor, an Indie theatre superstar who continues to split her time between regional theatre, commercial theatre, and Indie work. Very excited to have her on the pod.
Closing out ITW will be the New York Innovative Theatre Awards Nomination Party on Monday August 1st. The party is always a major event, where you see tons of people you haven’t seen in a while, hoot and holler for people who’ve been nominated, show off your tan lines, and drink. The party will be held at the historic Off-Off-Broadway Venue Demo Hall / Carmine St. Center at Our Lady of Pompeii Church located at 25 Carmine Street (corner of Bleecker). $10 cover gets you an open bar, and unlimited fun.
In addition these three, the rest of the week will be filled with mixers, tweets, blog and vlog posts asking “Why Indie Theatre?”, interviews with people working on current shows and past hits, and more. Make sure you come celebrate the community of artists you love by partaking in all Indie Theatre Week has to offer.