Lively Productions is committed to presenting new works of emerging theater artists on stage, while actively seeking creative opportunities in a world increasingly defined by real time interactions and new technologies. Through the development of new work, the initiation of projects based on current events and trends, and the exploring of new media, we are expanding the possibilities of what defines performance today, without disregarding the value of more traditional theater.
Alli and Jen submitted a proposal which has progressed past the initial stage of review for a MAP grant; this support would allow them to travel the country crafting a theater piece around the concept of "Emerging Adulthood". Past recipients of this grant include Merce Cunningham, Yale Repertory Theater, Mabou Mines, Nuyorican Poets' Cafe and the Wooster Group.
Our most recent works include Diplomatic Relations, a comedy by Greg Edwards, that ran in the Strawberry One-Act Festival in August, and a developmental reading of the new musical, The Rivals, by Greg Edwards and Jonathan Breit. These shows were well received, and Alli and Jen teamed up once again with Greg Edwards for a larger theater project that will begin to take shape in late winter/early spring -- with your help.
Additionally, Alli and Jen maintain a vlog, Why Are You On My Train? where they interview strangers on the NYC subway weekly. Theyve already received coverage in The New York Times and NY1, among others. With additional funding, they are hoping to expand this project into a citywide happening that will encourage generosity of spirit underground.
Lively Productions was founded by Lisa Siciliano and Allison in December of 2007. We're at a critical moment in the growth of our theater company, now under the artistic direction of Allison and Jen Jamula. We're embarking on new projects, refining our artistic mission, and filing our 501(c)(3) application.
With a small nest egg
for our company, we know that we can accomplish miracles and see many of
our dreams through. Thank you for your support, and we promise to keep
you updated every step of the way.
Cost of an average, mid-sized rehearsal studio in Manhattan: $35
x 3 nights/week for 3 hours for 4 weeks: $1,260
One weekend of 4 shows in a 45 seat theater downtown: $1000
Volunteer Accident Insurance for one year: $600
*needed to rent theater
Props for one low budget show? $300
Copies of full length script for 10 actors = $100
501(c)(3) filing: $400
Other expenses: programs, marketing, sets/costumers... paying the actors?
Michael Rehfield for the production of this video and to him and his wife Kori Rehfield for allowing us into their home to abuse their daughter, Chloe Rehfield. (Thank you, Chloe!) To our co-founder, Lisa Siciliano and her web-designer man, Charles Riffenburg. To our legal counsel, Minda and Stephen . To our fiscal sponsor, Artistic New Directions. To our lovely and talented writers and performers, especially those featured in the video: Jonathan Breit, Greg Edwards (resident playwright), Amanda Dieli, Ethan Heard, David Hilder, Eric Johnson, Aaron Lambert, Sue Mathys, Julia Meinwald, Megan Stern, Chris Stetson.
And a special thanks to all of you for your kindly donations.