Important News About 2021
Thanks to all our Subscribers and Supporters. You have been absolute ROCKS for us during these troubling times. Many of you have continued to contribute to us even while we’ve been shut down. Without your support, our tenuous situation would be even MORE tenuous! And if you’d like to contribute now, you can find out how HERE.
Our first live performance of the year was this year’s version of Bridge Street Belly Dance on June 12.
We’re planning now on doing a live production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY musical (with financial help from Stewart’s Shops, Price Chopper and The Bank of Greene County) using Catskill High students and former students in August. Check back for more information!
We’re also hoping to perform three of our 2020 American Roots shows in the fall – MISS GULCH RETURNS, LEWISTON and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT. If that turns out to be possible, then we’ll certainly be sending out an email as soon as we know. If you’re not already on our contact list, then please sign up HERE.
We’ve just published a book containing 4 of the world-premiere plays that we’ve presented on our main stage since opening our doors in 2014. It’s called “4 from Bridge Street” and you can find out how to order a copy HERE.
As I hope you know, we received a special gift from Duke Dang and Charles Rosen to host Dance Residencies in our Theatre this year from January through June. Each Residency culminated in a video presentation on our YouTube Channel. CLICK HERE to view what’s there. For information about all the Residencies CLICK HERE.
Also we hope you’ll continue to take advantage of all the free virtual content we’ve made available online. BST’s founders, John Sowle and Steven Patterson, have been producing theatre together since 1986, much of it original or collaboratively created, and we’ve been posting a whole series of archival videos online at no cost. Steven has also embarked on a series of online readings of children’s bedtime stories. And new content is being added all the time.
A list of the Archival Videos we’ve posted so far is HERE.
A list of the Bedtime Store Readings so far is HERE.
We’re keeping our heads above water. But, as we’re sure you’re aware, Arts institutions are suffering immensely during this shutdown. Live theaters are at the lag end of the final phase of New York’s re-opening plans (considering that they require large groups of people to gather together indoors). True, we currently have no production costs (since we’re unable to put on any plays), but that also means we don’t have a regular income.
The theatre has received two small business loans to help keep our tiny staff onboard, the power on, and our building sound. Those, of course, have to be repaid. And our ancient fire alarm system failed and needed to be replaced.
Thank you for all you do to support us! We love you, we miss you, and we can’t wait till it’s safe enough to invite you back to share stories with you again.