Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Seeking New Hunting Grounds, and other plans in the works

Planning has begun for the next edition of The Best of Fresh Blood. If you weren't around last April, The Best of Fresh Blood is where Chelsea and I choose the best plays from this year's reading series and decide which ones to fully stage, with sets, lights, costumes, props, special effects - the works!

We've launched a fundraising campaign to help with our expenses, but there are lots of other things we need your help with. First and foremost, we're looking for the right venue. It has to be on the cheap side, but with enough room backstage to hold our fabulous actors, ideally without giving them claustrophobia. The ideal venue would be centrally located in NYC, with a dark and creepy atmosphere, a lobby or waiting area for patrons (as opposed to making people wait in stairways). If you work at a venue - or you just happen to own an abandoned butcher shop in Midtown - we want to hear from you!

Also, if you're interested in volunteering your time and energy to direct or stage manage a play, or help with a technical or design element, feel free to let us know. Actors, standby for audition announcements. And playwrights, it's not too late to send your scripts, we still have a Fresh Blood or two left this year!

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