bardi-gras-flyer-1
2017 Season, Bardi Gras, Boom Artists, fundraising, How you can help, Indie Theatre Community, Loveless Texas, New Plays, The Reckless Season

Bardi Gras! Feb 28th! Food and Fun and Booze! (did that get your attention?)

Hi all…We still have a few tickets available for our fundraising BARDI GRAS celebration this Tuesday Feb 28th at Madame X, “the sexiest bar in New York”. You dont want to miss this one!

Tickets are available here.

bardi-gras-flyer-1

A background made up of a gold mardi gras mask and blue purple green and pink beads
** Note: Slight blurriness, best at smaller sizes
Bardi Gras, fundraising, How you can help, Indie Theatre Community, Shakespeare

Grab your Crew for BARDI GRAS on Tuesday February 28th!

Mark your calendars, and bust out your costumes and masks for BARDI GRAS on February 28th.

The evening has all the makings of a night you will never forget…adventure, romance, mystery, passion, music and a libation or three to wash it all down.

This is the night you’ve been waiting for. The siren sound in your heart is leading you to this moment. We cannot wait to experience this epic night with you.

Mardi Gras is famous for its Crews, groups that together dress in a theme, build a float together, or celebrate in their own unique style. Gather your crew, dress as creative or provocative as you dare, and sample what the night has to offer.

Put together your Crew of sexy Shakespeareans. Or dare to assemble as the most notorious New Orleanians you can think of. Or mix and match to your heart’s content.

Tickets go on sale later this week, and we have a limited number. Make sure you get yours early.

Follow us at @boomerangtheatre to make sure you have all the info.

bardi-gras
2017 Season, Boom Artists, Boomerang Support, fundraising, How you can help, Indie Theatre Community, Opportunities, Planning, Shakespeare

Grab yours masks and beads…It’s BARDI GRAS on February 28th!

For one night only, the sultry nights and cascading music of New Orleans come together with the poetry of Stratford Upon Avon. Tap into the spirit of the night for some romance, cocktails, masks, beads and adventure…

bardi-gras

Mark your calendars and prepare to style yourself as a Shakespearean character, a famous New Orleanian, or a provocative mash-up of your own design. Masks are optional… and just a little decadent.

Welcome to the night you have been longing for.

THE RECKLESS SEASON playwright Lauren Ferebee
2017 Season, Boom Artists, Indie Theatre Community, New Plays, Planning, The Reckless Season

Announcing dates and venue for THE RECKLESS SEASON

Hello everyone…

Happy New Year! We’re incredibly excited to announce additional details for the world premiere production of THE RECKLESS SEASON by Lauren Ferebee, Boomerang’s first production of 2017.

THE RECKLESS SEASON will begin performances April 21st, 2017 at TheaterLab NYC (357 W 36th Street, NYC). The production will be directed by Dominic D’Andrea, with designs by Boomerang alums Kia Rogers (Lights) and Philip Emeott (Projections), along with Scott Tedmon-Jones (Sets), Andy Evan Cohen (Sound) and Viviane Galloway (Costumes). Antonio Minino and Kampfire Films PR return to handle press/publicity duties. Full casting will be announced shortly.

About the play:
It’s 2008 in small town USA, and there is nothing Norman Rockwell about it. Simon’s returned home after two tours in Iraq to find his alcoholic mother dead by suicide and his younger brother, Terry, strangely obsessed with an early-90s videogame about ancient Sparta. Between Terry, Terry’s truck stop co-worker, Lisa, and Flynn, their mother’s co-dependent former drug dealer, Simon’s dream of peace and quiet quickly evaporates. Wrestling with the aftermath of death, and realization that no one knows what comes next, these four Americans grasp toward adulthood in a place they dream of leaving. 

THE RECKLESS SEASON will run for 14 performances from April 21st thru May 7th, 2017. Tickets will go on sale on Feb 15th.

lauren-photo-dec-2015
THE RECKLESS SEASON playwright Lauren Ferebee
jack-halpin
2017 Season, Boom Artists, Boomerang Support, donations, fundraising, How you can help, Indie Theatre Community, New Plays

The Boomerang Community: Jack Halpin

As part of our campaign to support new play development in 2017, we’ve asked members of Boomerang’s artistic family to write about our company and what makes us unique for them. We hope that you will recognize our distinctive contribution to New York City theatre with a financial gift this holiday season. We’re challenging donors to commit to a recurring donation of $10 or $25 per month for the entirety of 2017.

Donate Red Square 3D Realistic Isolated Web Button

But don’t take our word for it…

jack-halpin

Sometime soon after moving to New York City I was fortunate to be introduced Tim Errickson. My first jobs NYC theatre jobs were mostly on the road and when I was able to focus more on life and work here, I became involved with the Fringe/Off Off Broadway/Independent Theatre scene, inevitably meeting Tim. Before actually collaborating with Boomerang Theatre Company I was welcomed as a guest, colleague and a friend by people I met there; I found a place that valued sharing and respect – a place where I felt respected for who I was and what I was able to bring to the room – a place that was doing some really cool work and had a vision.

When cast, I was given a wonderful variety of roles in plays and readings that spanned genres and styles. A 5 park tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya reset in late 1980’s Bainbridge Island, Washington State. Backstage at a haunted drag club in Taylor Mac’s thoughtful short play written and performed in 24 hours. These plays and more challenged me in my craft and helped me find my place in the city’s theatre world. Moreover, I’ve seen some tremendous performances there and been able to work with some of my favorite artists. They’ve been part of my ongoing education as a theatre artist.

The folks at Boomerang became a tremendous resource to me when I took a leadership role at Art House Productions in Jersey City. They offered advice and support readily. Numerous performers have worked with both our companies. Boomerang became like a slightly older cousin to Art House, in my view; and while I couldn’t spend as much time, I always feel welcomed back.

Having spent much of my artistic work behind the scenes as well as in the spotlight, I observe how arts organizations affect not only the participants but also the greater community. From the popular free Shakespeare in the parks to accessible, affordable productions of plays from the classics the brand new, Boomerang Theatre Company has been consistently contributing to the cultural landscape of New York and the area for 18 years now.

That’s an achievement.

I’m happy they are taking a renewed initiative in the the development of original works for the stage.

Please consider helping support their vision.

Donate Red Square 3D Realistic Isolated Web Button

Donation Share Support Fundraising Help Concept
2017 Season, Boomerang Support, donations, fundraising, How you can help

One Time Donations vs. Recurring Donations vs. writing a check…

Hello everyone! Happy Holidays!

We’re off to a great start to our Holiday Campaign for New Plays, and I wanted to touch on something that many people have asked…

“Can I still donate if I don’t want to give every month?”

The answer is absolutely yes. We’ve added the button on our Holiday Donation Campaign page so you can give in either fashion…one time, or recurring.

Three important things to note about these different concepts of giving:

  1. Do we want you to be a recurring donor? Absolutely. We think it helps the donor by giving smaller amounts over time ($10 per month rather than $100 in one lump) and in full disclosure, it helps us by allowing donors (in theory) to make a larger donation.We aint foolin’ ya, we’d love the larger amount of moolah. (that rhymes almost.)
  2. What if you’d rather donate by check? We love that! You can make the check out to Boomerang Theatre Company, P.O. Box 237166 Ansonia Station, NYC 10023. Toss a stamp on it and hand it to your local U.S. Postal champion!
  3. But more importantly, we want you to be part of the team. If recurring donation is not for you, that’s fine. We’re happy to have your support in whatever way works for you. We’re in this love together, and it’s the kind that lasts forever.

We are incredibly proud of the work we do with artists and with audiences, and we profoundly love the people who contribute to this important, daring work.

The bottom line is, we have a heck of a 2017 coming up (THE RECKLESS SEASON in April kicks it off!) and we embrace all the ways you want to be part of this adventure!

THANK YOU!

Donate Red Square 3D Realistic Isolated Web Button