2021 has been such a year. Struggles are everywhere but so are people and organizations working to make things better. Each year on Giving Tuesday, Theater in Asylum looks back at all the organizations we’ve amplified throughout the year in our Cold Readings series. One organization we have continually returned to as we read our way through The Golden Collection is the National Black Theatre (NBT).
NBT’s mission is:
This Giving Tuesday, we ask you to consider supporting the National Black Theatre and/or any of the organizations we have highlighted this year. Below, see a loosely-categorized list of heroes who are doing the urgent, necessary, good work of making our world more just.
Thank you so much. Please take care of yourselves and each other.
Peace, power, and love to you,
Paul, Katie, Kathryn, and Hilarie
Making and Spreading Art
Empowering People and Advocating for a Better World
Providing Aid to People in Immediate Need
We are so grateful to this community that made our first in-person play since the pandemic possible. Thanks to you, we sold out every show!
We have so many wonderful artists who worked on this production to thank, and we couldn't recommend them highly enough! If you’re looking for a talented artist to work with, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to connect you.
Thank you to our incredible playwright, Andy Boyd! Andy has so many wonderful plays and you can learn more about them here.
Thank you to the superhero performers Julie Cai, Christopher DeSantis, Alec A. Head (and his band Ghostbound!), Regina Romero, Fernando Vieira, and our musician Emily Johnson-Erday!
Thank you to our incredible designers Dan Stearns and Andrea Lynn for creating the world of Occupy Prescott.
Thank you to our remarkable stage manager Cody Hom, without whom we would have been totally lost!
Thank you to our amazing dramaturg Al Parker, whose insight and rigor brought great depth to the show. Al is also very involved with The Parsnip Ship, a theater company we love and encourage you to check out.
Thank you so much to our photographer Shubhra Mishra, who’s incredible photos are now on our website for your viewing pleasure.
Thank you to our press and marketing queen Charlotte Dow, whose hard work resulted in not only a sold-out run, but also a review, a playwright interview, and a podcast interview for the show.
Thank you to our ticketing queen Fatemata Krubally for welcoming our audiences with grace and great organization!
Thank you to the Jalopy Tavern (and Theater)! Thank you Talia, Lynette, Geoff, Christine, Anthony, Cole, Sam, Josh, Lauren, and Jackson. Jalopy is truly an incredible community and venue. We hope you’ll check out their other activities including the Brooklyn Folk Festival which starts soon.
Thank you to the artists who helped develop Occupy Prescott over the years. Thank you Matt Barbot, Toney Brown, Nora Casey, Danny Erickson, Stephen Foglia, Willie Johnson, Susan Kim, Katherina Peña, Haleh Roshan, and Philip Santos Schaffer!
Thank you Thank you Kiki Senkita El, Jimmy Fay, Rick Fudge, Diana Levy, and Jacob Marx Rice for being dear friends and allies to Theater in Asylum.
Thank you to the City Artist Corps, to ART/NY, Materials for the Arts, Pete’s Candy Store, Shanghai Theater Academy, and Trunk Space for the institutional support that made this show possible.
Thank YOU. Thank you audience members, thank you Cold Readers, thank you friends, thank you Theater in Asylum community. None of this would have been possible, or worth it, without you. Thank you for bringing meaning and possibility to Theater in Asylum’s work.
Love and gratitude,
Paul, Katie, Kathryn, and Hilarie
Theater in Asylum
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.