EVOLUTION Update – October 24, 2016

 

Overflowing With Success!

Dear EVOLUTION donors,

I hope your autumn is off to a fantastic start! Here at B&B, we’re already gearing up for the winter and beyond – our holiday show, Parfumerie, has already been in rehearsal for a week, if you can believe it, and we’re starting to get our minds around the reality that we will have our very own theatre next year! Here’s what’s been going on at 350 E. Main in the meantime…

 

Plein Air @ Washington County

At the beginning of the month we partnered with our neighbors at Sequoia Art Gallery and played host to the 2016 Plein Air @ Washington County art show and reception. And due to a little rainy weather, we also got to see the artists do the “quick draw” portion of the weekend in our building! We enjoyed seeing so many new faces come through the door, and we’re looking forward to being able to partner with more of our downtown neighbors in the future!

 

Cabaret Improv, Round 2

Following a successful improv night in July, we held our second “Cabaret Improv” fundraiser show, this time featuring mousetraps for purchase, and blindfolded, shoeless actors trying to navigate their way around them. Thanks to those of you who came out to laugh, play, and support us, helping us to raise just under $1,000 along the way! We’re hoping to continue a series of improv shows throughout the winter (at alternate venues while we’re under construction), and on a semi-regular basis once our new building is open. Stay tuned for more details…

 

Baggage Claim and Suitcase Roulette

Our Baggage Claim Campaign is going strong, with 32 of our available 150 pieces of luggage sold. If you joined us after the opening nights of either The Graduate or The Drowning Girls, you’ve had the chance to play Suitcase Roulette to win naming rights to your very own piece of baggage. And if you’ve missed out on the fun so far, be sure to join us at the building after The Drowning Girls this Friday night! …and if that all sounds too complicated, don’t worry – you can just go online to claim your suitcase.

 

Construction Update

We are so thrilled to be able to start construction ahead of schedule – but we’ve also learned that adjusting major building-renovation timelines is not quite that simple. Due to some scheduling complications with subcontractors, we will be beginning construction on December 1st (instead of November 1st), and while we’re still champing at the bit to get started, we’re also extremely grateful that we won’t be needing to find alternative rehearsal spaces for the month of November. I’ll be sure to stay in touch and keep you updated as we begin the physical evolution of our building late this fall!

 

Thanks, as always, for your continued support and interest in our work! If you haven’t had a chance to check out The Drowning Girls yet, I hope you have some time later this week to experience this haunting, beautifully-designed, and uncannily timely piece about murder, memory, and giving a voice to female victims of domestic violence… just in time for Halloween and a major election, right? Whether that sounds like your cup of tea or not, I look forward to seeing you around the theatre soon!

Best,

Cassie
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Cassie Greer
Director of Advancement
Bag&Baggage Productions
503-345-9590 x4
cassie@bagnbaggage.org
www.bagnbaggage.org

 

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