Here is a message from Artistic Director Tim Errickson.
(We posted this right before the New Year, but thought I’d share it here as well)
But don’t take our word for it…
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.
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:
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!
Boomerang’s annual holiday appeal kicked off November 29th with an different appeal than usual: a recurring donation.
Instead of asking for a donation of $50 or $100 at the end of the year, we’re asking for donors to make smaller donations ($10 or $25 are suggested) on a monthly basis, as a means of helping our organization grow throughout the year rather than in one moment. How does it help?
Well, it allows us to have a steady income each month, helping us manage expenses when there are lean months when we do not have box office income, grant income or special events. Imagine a steady allowance each month, versus getting a lump sum.
Additionally, it hopefully allows the donor to support more work than a larger sum in one donation. Imagine your smaller monthly donations funding projects throughout the year like THE RECKLESS SEASON in April, free Shakespeare in July and LOVELESS TEXAS in October.
So with this thinking, we’ve set a goal of 100 donors pledging $10 per month for 12 months, and 50 donors pledging $25 per month.
This method of giving is revolutionizing fundraising in all sectors of the non-profit and philanthropic communities. For us, it is the most important fundraising campaign we’ve ever undertaken. It is a campaign to raise the most money, to provide opportunities to the most artists, and to produce the most challenging projects we’ve ever developed.
But more importantly, it’s a campaign to support new plays. The writing that will make an impact on our society and be included in the national repertory for years, decades to come.
We need your help to hit all the goals we have, and to deliver on our promises to our audiences and our artists.
You can make a fully tax-deductible donation to the campaign here.