Archive for December, 2011

GF&CO’s 2011 Autumn Event

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Dear Friends of GF&CO:

You are incredible!  Thank you for turning out in such large numbers for GF&CO’s 2011 Autumn Event–our “Coming Out Party” in Manhattan!

This past Monday, November 14th, we welcomed a full house of 130 guests to the beautiful Dance New Amsterdam space in downtown Manhattan.

We began the evening with the unveiling of GF&CO’s Promotional Video, expertly shot and edited by Company Member, Adam Boncz, with the editing assistance of Company Member, Marcus Ho, and Production Support by GF&CO Supporter, Stephanie Shayne.

We followed with the Staged Reading of the newest draft of the play, Love in Space-Time: A Re-Memory in Twelve Scenes, featuring Company Members, Jennifer Lim, Tom Ligon, Marcus Ho, and Ümit Celebi.  I am pleased to announce its consideration as GF&CO’s first Mainstage Production in the 2012-2013 Season.

We ended the evening with a delicious Catered Reception, provided by The Garden Food Market in our very own Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  This gave us an opportunity to mingle with our guests and guests a chance to mingle with Company Members and discuss GF&CO’s past, present, and future projects.

In case you missed the event, here are some of the things a few of our Guests had to say:

“…a large audience base abuzz with excitement about the company and work. [The play is] fascinating and moving… [It will be] beautiful and intriguing as a fully staged and designed piece. I can’t wait to see what you do next!”- Anna Jones

“I loved the play… did I say how much I loved the play?!” -Sara Lampert Hoover

“By means of your manifestation of art and warmth of heart you assured all in the space, artists, staff, present supporters and potential benefactors that they mattered. It’s precisely how such an event should be structured and executed, and I was privileged to be there. I celebrate your re-envisioning of theatre, one thought and one action at a time. All blessings as the journey courses surely forward.” – Jack Sharkey

“Huge congratulations for an amazing evening! … The reading really touched me” -Rebecca Babcock Bradley

“It is an exquisitely beautiful play. I can’t wait to see Love in Space-Time fully produced.” -Kim Weild

“Forakis! How amazing and inspiring and courageous the whole thing: the company, OTOA, the play, the event! What balls!… It takes balls to have balls!” -Kara-Lynn Vaeni

“The entire event was an example of what high standards look like; high quality, and the definition of professionalism! There was real content, real conversation and all of it expertly orchestrated with a sense of style and sophistication.” -Eugene Andrews

“… how FABULOUS the whole event was – from start to finish… the play – OMG …where to even begin? I feel like the play opened up the inside of one tiny blossom in a sea of blossoms and just kept us diving in deeper and deeper… the flower, the heart that kept revealing itself and all it’s capacities… [A] deeply personal yet completely universal journey. So important. Thank you.” -Meg Agnew