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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fancy a Cuppa One-Acts this November?

MTG's Cuppa One-Acts Staged Reading Series (with tea service, naturally) is taking place this month at Atlantic Theatre Studios.

On Sunday, November 14th at 2pm we will be presenting adrenalin...heart by Georgia Fitch followed by Mr. Nobody by Philip Ralph on Sunday, November 21st at 2pm.

Everything you need to know is listed below. We'd love to see you there!

A Cuppa One-Acts
Atlantic theatre Studios, Studio A
330 W. 16th St between 8th & 9th Aves

Tickets are just $15.00 for each reading (CLICK HERE to purchase single tickets)

-The MTG Team.

Help Kickstart MTG's Spring Production!

It's official! Mind The Gap is excited to announce the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. In May 2011, we will present the NYC premiere of David Eldridge's award-winning play at The Kraine Theatre and we need you to help us make it happen!

We're a thrifty bunch and can do a lot with a little - we've existed as an entirely volunteer-run organization since 1999 - but we rely on the generosity of friends, family, and supporters - in other words people like you - to help us continue towards our goal of bringing the best of contemporary British Theatre to New York audiences.

"What can I do to help?", I hear you cry!

"It's very simple", say we.

Just CLICK HERE and pledge as little as $1.00 to this project - though we'd love you foerver if you wanted to pledge more! We really do mean it when we say that every penny helps. We've set ourselves a lofty goal of $4000.00 with just 90 days to raise the cash, and that's where you come in. Your pledge to this project will help us to mount a full length production of Eldridge's funny and poignant West End hit in our very own East Village, as well as enabling us to hire a publicist who can help us reach new audiences and make this production our biggest success yet!

Thanks for your support!

-The MTG Team.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Operation MTG Blog Follower

As you know, MTG has an affinity for the good old short play - small and perfectly formed with something for everyone, the latest installment of our popular short play festival BritBits 7 played to great acclaim at Manhattan Theatre Source in June when we welcomed some fabulous new British exports/expats into The Company.

But for our Fall production we're taking a break from the short stuff and hope to be able to announce very soon the two full length shows which we will be performing in repertory at The Source in November 2010.

However, in the meantime we have another agenda. Like all off-off-Broadway companies MTG is always looking for new audiences to pack those seats, and that's where you come in. We're starting with a simple request. It will take just 5 seconds of your time and cost you not a single penny! May we announce:

Operation MTG Blog Follower!

We need blog followers, and that means YOU! If you've supported MTG in the past we need you to support us now. Please follow the MTG blog using the link on the side bar and ask your friends to do the same. The more people we can tell about the amazing work MTG continues to produce the more top class British theatre we can bring to New York audiences. But it ain't cheap and we need to get the word out so that when our fall show opens we fill those seats and cover those overheads! We'd love for you to re-post this link (http://mindthegaptheatre.blogspot.com/2010/08/operation-mtg-blog-follower.html) on Facebook and Twitter and help us reach our goal of 100 followers by the end of August! It's a modest goal and one we hope we can smash. It's just one click and is the easiest way for you to stay informed about everything MTG is up to. Please help!

We look forward to triple digit followers very soon! Thanks for reading.

-The MTG Team.

Friday, May 28, 2010

BritBits Returns to Manhattan TheatreSource in June!

Our ever popular short play festival, BritBits, returns to Manhattan Theatre Source in June for its seventh installment. Showcasing the best new writing from the UK and the US , BritBits 7 brings you 8 more short plays for the busy Anglophile! The plays featured in this round of BritBits are:

The Three Graces
featuring: Sarah Manton, Ruthie Stephens & Anna Frankl-Duval
Small Favors
featuring: Peter Cormican & Simon Pearl
featuring: Cailin McDonald & Frances Uku
featuring: Lain Gray & Hannah Scott
Another Day in Paradise
featuring: Adriana Llabres & Anna Frankl-Duval
The Pilot
featuring: Mia Moreland & Daniel Damiano
Bazelgate & Croxen
featuring: Martin Ewens & Adam Jonas Segaller
The Gesture
featuring: Stuart Williams & Emma Gordon

Tickets are $18.00 and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE.

The show runs Wednesday, June 9th - Friday, June 18th at Manhattan Theatre Source in the West Village. Showtimes are:

Wed June 9th at 8pm
Thur June 10th at 8pm
Fri June 11th at 8pm
Sat June 12th at 3pm and 8pm
Wed June 16th at 8pm
Thur June 17th at 8pm
Fri June 18th at 8pm

We hope to see you at the show! Thanks for reading.

-The MTG Team.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

British Actors needed

Congratulations to AARC member Camilla Maxwell whose short play Love Thy Neighbour has been selected as part of the 13th Annual Black Box New Play Festival at The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn (Director Mike Hayhurst). Love Thy Neighbour will be appearing in the third week of the festival, June 17th - 20th, 2010 and non-union male and female British actors are currently being sought for the following roles:

Eliza: bossy, opinionated.
Frank: married to Eliza, laid back
Doug: perfect in appearance if not in character
Sheryl: married to Doug

Click here for the full festival breakdown and audition times/dates/locations, or buy tickets here!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Anglo-American Repertory Company (AARC) News

In what may be the perfect display of cross-pond collaboration, AARC member Michael Graves will be appearing at Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle (1972 Broadway at 67th St, New York, NY 10023) on Friday, March 26th at 7:30pm to read excerpts from the new book A Yank Back to England by Denis Lipman during its booksigning event.

Pulitzer prize winning author Michael Dirda of the Washington Post has this to say about the book:

"Half memoir, half travel book, A Yank Back To England never stints the
reader: Here is England seen entire, from inside out, from bottom to top, as Denis Lipman returns from America to his working-class family home in blighted Dagenham. From there he, his young American wife, and his cockney Mum and Dad embark on a series of funny, touching, madcap and even surreal adventures as they visit celebrated landmarks and holiday spots of England—as well as a good many pubs. The result is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years."
--Michael Dirda (Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic and author of the memoir An Open Book)

And this from the film and stage actor, Michael York...

A perceptive, engaging and informative take on contemporary England as seen through the eyes of a fellow expatriate who writes with humor and affection. The cast of characters has an almost Dickensian vivacity." - Michael York

There's even a chance to win a good old fish and chip dinner for two at one of our personal favourite restaurants, The ChipShop. For more information about this event please click here.

-The MTG Team.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anglo-American Repertory Company (AARC) News

Not content with taking New York City by storm, MTG's AARC Members are getting out and about and performing in/writing for theatre's around the country!

Sarah Manton with be appearing as Maureen in Pittsburgh Public Theatre's production of Alan Bennet's Time of My Life, which runs April 15th - May 16th.

The lovely Bronwen Denton-Davis, MTG contributing playwright extraordinaire and NY Innovative Theatre Award nominee, will be a participating panelist/artist in the International SWAN Forum held in Santa Fe, NM this month. The Support Women Artists Now forum focuses on the work of women in Theatre and the Arts, something that is very close to our hearts here at Mind The Gap! By bringing together theatre professionals, the forum explores the challenges of getting womens works produced and endeavors to provide answers and opportunities for them to be presented, seen and heard.

Bronwen will also be directing her own works in Santa Fe this spring in conjunction with Clearstory Productions, currently titled BDD Briefs, as well as being in the process of completing a commissioned film script and continuing to contribute works to our ever popular BritBits series.

We're an industrious bunch!

-The MTG Team.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Buy MTG swag at Cafe Press!


New MTG swag now available at Cafe Press!

Long and short-sleeved t-shirts, totes, hats & caps, home & office, pet wear - if you can put MTG's logo on it we're probably selling it at the MTG Store! Click here to browse available items and support your favourite Anglo American Company with some seriously fabulous gear.

We're also more than happy to customize items to suit your needs. Got a brilliant idea for a MTG hat? Want Mr. Bunny on your boxers? If you have a favourite MTG pic and don't see what you want online, email a request to allaboard@mindthegaptheatre.com with "GEAR REQUEST" in the subject line and we'll do our very best to make it for you.

Thanks for your support.

-The MTG Team.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Anglo-American Repertory Company (AARC) News

Members of Mind The Gap Theatre's Anglo-American Repertory Company are keeping busy while we're in between shows.

This just in from a few of our members:

Long time MTG AARC member Mia Moreland will be appearing in a staged reading of Abbie Somma's new play, Beneath the Hush, A Whisper at The WorkShop Theatre March 11 - 13 at 8pm.

Earlier this month, MTG alum Daniel Damiano's play The Narrow World received its successful World Premiere with the Fresh Baked Theatre Company in Los Angeles. He will be appearing as Rev. Hale in Arthur Miller's The Crucible at the Gallery Players Theatre in Park Slope March 20 - April 4.

MTG's favourite SM Lauren Arneson is currently the ASM for the New York Neo-Futurists' The Soup Show at HERE Arts Center. Catch the show March 4-27, Wednesdays - Sundays at 7pm.

More news soon. Thanks for reading!

- The MTG Team.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Celebrate World Theatre Day with MTG

In celebration of World Theatre Day, which falls on Saturday March 27th, 2010, Mind The Gap Theatre is taking over the Crooked Knife Bar & Restaurant in Gramercy for the night! This cozy bar/restaurant is located at 29 E. 30th Street (between Park and Madison). More details will be announced in the coming weeks, but for now SAVE THE DATE and plan on joining us for drinks specials ($4 Well drinks and $3 Miller Light), raffles and witty repartee from 7pm!

Donate $1 - or more, we're not proud! Actors - bring a HEADSHOT AND RESUME and writers - bring a SHORT PLAY (15 pages max) to be considered for BritBits 7.

Click here for a message from Mind The Gap Theatre Board of Advisors Member and World Theate Day advocate Dame Judi Dench.

We hope to see you on the 27th!

-The MTG Team.

Friday, February 19, 2010

MTG in SW1

If you happen to find yourself in the motherland in the next few weeks, head on down to the Jermyn Street Theatre in London where Durang Durang is running from February 15th - March 6th. After a successful stint at the Gilded Balloon during this years Edinburgh Festival, Mind The Gap is chuffed to bits that company members Janet Prince and Stuart Williams have moved Off-West End with this "hellishly funny trilogy...like Arrested Development set in some Edward Gorey-inspired locked room" - Metro.

Tickets are £12.00/£10.00 concessions and can be purchased by calling 020 7287 2875.

After 10 years Off-Off Broadway we're very excited to have crossed the pond to Off-West End and hope to expand our presence in the UK during 2010 and beyond by continuing to cultivate an exchange of new plays between the UK and US.

If, like us, you're still waiting for spring on the New York side of the Atlantic, tell all of your London pals to buy a ticket and support MTG in SW1!

We're also rather excited about the Cadbury's Dairy Milk and Walkers Thai Chili Crisps we're hoping Janet and Stuart will remember to bring back with them upon their return, if you're reading this, guys...

Break legs, Durang Durang gang! Wish we were there!

-The MTG Team.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New for 2010 - updated and online!

It's been a while since we've blogged here at Mind The Gap, but that's just because we've been so darn busy! 2010 marks a year of big changes and exciting new developments for us, and we're eager to share.

First of all, here's a quick 2 minute recap of how 2009 shaped up for Mind The Gap:
We continued our mission of producing cutting edge British work for New York audiences and fostering an exchange of plays between the US and UK. Our BritBits series had two more successful runs with sell out shows for both BritBits5 & BritBits6! We partnered with the British Memorial Garden and the Welsh Assembly Government on special events and brought back our From Across The Pond series with readings of new British plays, music, stand-up comedy and screenings of short films by up and coming British filmmakers. We had our very own booth at Theatermania's massive street fair, and also strengthened our relationship with Big Apple Brits - the British Expat community in NY - in a new venture for Mind The Gap we began recording the BritBits Online podcast which will soon be featured on Big Apple Brits Radio. Enjoy theatre without ever leaving the comfort of your Snuggie! We made good on our promise to take an American play to the UK with MTG's four-star reviewed production of Durang Durang at the Gilded Balloon, as part of the internationally-acclaimed Edinburgh Festival (keep reading for more on Durang Durang). We partnered with Manhattan Theatre Source on their Guy Fawkes/Bonfire night fundraiser. We slept accasionally. We've been busy.

And as for what's happening in 2010...

  • We've just launched our shiny new website, which we hope is more user friendly and reflects all the social networks MTG is a part of. Check it out here and let us know what you think.
  • We're thrilled to announce that MTG has been offered a permanent home! We are now happily ensconsed as a resident company at our favourite NYC venue, Manhattan Theatre Source in the West Village. If you've never been there, it's a really lovely space and we encourage you to stop by and say hello if you're in the neighbourhood. There's always something going on there, and we are very excited to be a part of The Source family.
  • We're currently in the planning stages for our 2010 season, which will include more BritBits than you ever thought humanly possible, as well as a longer run of a fabulous full length play (TBD). Watch this space, which we promise will be updated frequently!
Thanks for reading!

-The MTG Team.