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Town Stages Opens in New York City
The new female-led event and performance space promises to offer an artistic home to New York City creators.
NEW YORK CITY: Town Stages has opened in the neighborhood of Tribeca in lower Manhattan. The new 9,000-square-foot storefront facility includes a mainstage theatre, a cabaret lounge, and a multi-use event space.
This flexible performance and event space is led by a female-driven team, spearheaded by executive director Robin Sokoloff. The new venue is an extension of Sokoloff's Loft227, a creative space in midtown Manhattan that served local artists and innovators for the past five years.
“As artists, we spend nearly every waking hour of our lives in studios, on sets, in theatres, and in venues of all kinds,” said Sokoloff in a statement. “These are the places we convene and collaborate, grow, and transform. They are where we lift each other up, and where we make room for new voices and new perspectives. For many, these unique spaces are where we build our chosen families. In more ways than one, these cherished places are our homes.” READ MORE ->
New, Female-Driven Cultural Institution Town Stages Opens in Tribeca
Town Stages is now open at 221 West Broadway, NYC. Located in the heart of Tribeca, TOWN is New York's premier venue to celebrate, collaborate and put on a show.
A new female-driven cultural arts institution and venue space, Town Stages is a state-of-the-art, flexible performance and event space that can support the entire lifecycle of New York's hallmark industries. With a stunning 9,000 square foot storefront facility, TOWN provides world-class cultural experiences and opportunities for all: from civic to corporate, tech to theater.
With a Mainstage, a Cabaret Lounge, and a multi-use event space with a capacity of 225, Town Stages will offer much-needed space and production resources for businesses, arts organizations, and families. TOWN boasts ticketed performances and curated community programing, from performance art to dance to theatre, and is also available for fashion shows, film shoots, weddings, and beyond. READ MORE ->
Joanna Carpenter and Town Stages present A FIRST VIEW
In an evening titled A First View, Joanna Carpenter and Town Stages present an untitled raw, unfiltered film aimed at furthering the discussion around harassment and assault in today's climate, on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 7pm at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Tickets are $20 and are available at https://townstages.com/box-office/.
"The great sense of ownership and entitlement that it takes to harass another human being... to treat them as a thing for the taking...it's enraging. It's time for social education aimed at dismantling this mentality," said Joanna Carpenter, producer and director of the film. READ MORE ->
MAWU to Present 'A Creative Movement Workshop Series' at Town Stages
MAWU presents A Creative Movement Workshop Series (10th Anniversary Special Edition) on Saturday, December 9, 2017 and Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12 noon at Town Stages, 221 West Broadway, NYC. Suggested donation of $15, with reservations available at mawu-creative-movement-workshops.eventbrite.com.
This is the final installment of a series of special workshops celebrating MAWU's 10-year anniversary. The theme of these creative movement workshops is "Community, Roots & Lineage," and the intent is to spark creative thought through movement. The workshops will feature guest instructors who are part of our community and who are representative of MAWU's roots as well as the lineage of house dance, with music by Jackie Jedeye Jaxx Cohen.
"For me, and so many others, House Dance is more than a passion. It's our shelter. It's our culture. It's the source. Mawu's dynamic sisterhood of community-driven women artists is sharing the rich history and ever-evolving movement of house music and dance, worldwide. They've made space for me and countless other dancers over the years within this growing community, and I couldn't be more proud to make space for their important work here at Town Stages," said Robin Sokoloff, Executive Director of Town Stages. READ MORE ->
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