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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.