Now celebrating 3 years, Variations Theatre Group is an independent theatre company of collaborating artists whose goal is to produce intellectually engaging, muscular theatre. Storytelling is our catalyst for the cultivation of original texts and for the reclaiming of existing plays for a modern audience. The creation of The Chain Theatre is the next and most important step we’re taking to achieve that mission.
Converting a space into a performance venue is hard work and our labor of love. By donating to The Chain Theatre, you are contributing to the countless artists that will be bringing their passion and talent to Long Island City for years to come. Actors, directors, playwrights, stage managers, technicians, and entire theatre companies will have a place to call home.The funding of this project will assist in the renovation of the space, acquiring equipment, and developing the upcoming season.
The Chain Theatre is easily accessible. Located in the up and coming neighborhood of Long Island City, The Chain is just a half block away from the Court Square/Ely subway station. Taking the 7, E, G, and M trains practically puts you at our doorstep.
About Variations Theatre Group:
In three short seasons VTG has produced three (3) existing plays, three (3) original full length productions, and four (4) theatre festivals. The Harvest Theatre Festival and the Avante Garde Arts Festival alone have served over sixty (60) playwrights, and given hundreds of actors the opportunity to practice their craft. Through The Minor Variations Project VTG also develops new plays over a 6 month period. Each play is then performed during one of our festivals. We stage all work that we develop.
VTG is an independent theatre:
This is to say that in today's world where Broadway has become highly commercialized, and Off-Broadway, once a bastion of new work, is quickly becoming an exercise in academia. Independent theatre, As Edward Albee says; “Is where the most vital work in New York City is being done”. VTG embraces that vitality and we pride ourselves on taking risks that will inspire and engage our audience.
VTG is accessible and affordable:
We are not just accessible in terms of location and ticket prices. Our company strives to be professional and approachable in all facets of the production process and while working with all artists. We afford our audience the opportunity to see quality theatre.
Variations Theatre Group is a registered 501(c) 3 not for profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and you will be given a receipt at the end of the campaign so you can write off your donation.