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!
-The MTG Team.