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Dear Friends & Supporters,
With the start of 2017, Everyday Inferno Theatre Company enters our milestone fifth production season. Before that begins, we are taking a moment to reflect on the accomplishments that have brought us to this point, our goals for the future, and the incredible individual donor support and generosity that has made all of our work possible.
2016 has been a year of growth and maturation for Everyday Inferno. With lessons from seasons past in mind, and with an eye to the future, we spent this year strengthening our company structure, expanding the development wing of our organization, and focusing on the creation of new work. These efforts have already begun to pay dividends for EITC and our member artists. In 2016, we received both a Nancy Quinn Fund grant and a Creative Space Grant from ART/NY, and were awarded a prestigious year-long residency at Access Theater that will continue through July of 2017. We expanded our membership, and reorganized our company structure to provide additional stability to our work and support for our artists. In August, we produced our fourth annual free production in the park - in conjunction with Fringe AlFresco for the first time - to record audiences and stellar reviews (“…one of the best productions of ancient Greek drama I’ve seen in years.” – Jon Sobel, BlogCritics).
Looking forward, we have a full and exciting lineup set for our 2017 season of Perception. We begin with an annual tradition: If on a Winter’s Night… - a festive evening of fully staged readings directed by women. In the spring, we will support developmental workshops of two thrilling new projects: a modern adaptation of George Sand’s gender-bending drama, Gabriel and Nora Sørena Casey’s exploration of friendship, myth, and the Hispanic experience in America, Dreams of Malinche. In the summer, we return to Central Park for our fifth year of free theatre with a play that originated in our 2016 Developmental Lab, Laura Hirschberg’s Supertopia. Finally, in the fall, we close out our season with the NYC premiere of Reina Hardy’s fairytale romance with a contemporary twist, Glassheart.
With this exciting season ahead of us, we need your support now more than ever. EITC’s ability to bring this ambitious season to life depends on private donations. We are already well on our way to achieving our goal of raising $10,000 for our 2017 season by February 20th, but we cannot make it the rest of the way without you!
As a member of the Everyday Inferno family, we hope you feel a sense of pride for our achievements over the past four years - they are yours as much as they are ours. Your generous support has enabled us to produce ground-breaking world premieres, eye-opening and rarely produced classical works, and accessible free theatre for a diverse audience. We are extremely excited about our plans for the future, and we hope that you continue to be a part of them. Your gift in this New Year will help our company to continue to develop a warm environment of creativity and growth for our fellow artists. We are forever grateful to you for helping us achieve that goal.