Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Media Updates and Teasers

Happy Friday, loves,

All rehearsals have been going splendidly. We're incredibly excited over the recent media and blogger interest in Wild Blue, and have been quite surprised at the big response from the travel and flight attendant communities—by turns welcoming, suspicious, excited, and hesitant. Tickets have also been live for about a week and the advance support is very uplifting. So thank you, all, for your involvement so far.

Speaking of involvement, we’ve always made a concerted effort to keep our fans, friends, and potential audience members included in the evolution of our projects, and this time is no exception. We’re currently putting together a video series for Wild Blue as a way for you to meet the cast and learn a bit about their characters and the play. The first segment will run next week. In the meantime, please enjoy some early rehearsal photos an extremely brief promo video for one of our sister productions, Titanic (below).

And one last reminder about our Kickstarter fundraiser. We’ve got 7 days to go and only need $108 to reach our goal. It would help us tremendously! If you can’t make any of the shows, please consider donating to the cause. Your wallet may be a little lighter, but your heart will be too!



Monday, February 21, 2011

Thank You, and Official Performance Schedule

Dearest friends,
Thanks to all who came out to support us on Sunday (and a HUGE thanks to Quinn and the folks at Prohibition for hosting the fundraiser). We appreciate the kind words and smiling faces. 100% of your donations will be put directly toward funding our production of Christopher Durang's Titanic. And if you were unable to attend last night, and will be indisposed come performance time, there's one more way you can support the show. Please visit our Kickstarter page, where you can donate any amount of money you'd like ($2 minimum). All proceeds go toward securing rehearsal space for both Durang pieces. Asking purely for money is not our strong suit, and we know times are tough, but even if you can spare just the cost of subway fare or a bagel with cream cheese or a Starbucks coffee, we will be forever thankful and will list you on both our blog and programs as the generous benefactors we're affectionately calling "HyperActives."

For those of you who can make it to the shows, here are the official performance schedules!!

Wild Blue
, inspired by former Jet Blue flight attendant, Steven Slater
written by Gary Ferrar and Louis Aquiler
directed by Gary Ferrar
with Chad Miller (UCB), Erin Ronder (The PIT), Ariana Murphy (The Magnet), Jeremy Weber (AMDA), Nastasha Strang (Algonquin Theater), Rick Benson, Robert Rottkamp, and George Walsh

Wednesday, March 30 @8pm
Friday, April 1 @8pm
Sunday, April 3 @2pm
Monday, April 4 @8pm
Thursday, April 7 @8pm
Saturday, April 9 @2pm
Saturday, April 9 @8pm

For tickets to Wild Blue, click here.

The Actor's Nightmare and Titanic
written by Christopher Durang
directed by Richie Pepio (D.C.’s Synthetic Theater)
with Christopher Dippel (founding member of the award-winning Neo-Futurists), Alexis Rhiannon (UCB), Ariana Murphy (The Magnet), Louis Aquiler* (Time Traveling with Cannibals), Christopher Norwood* (NYU’s Tisch), Chris D’Amato (The Legend of Johnny 15).

Thursday, March 31 @8pm
Saturday, April 2 @2pm
Saturday, April 2 @8pm
Tuesday, April 5 @8pm
Wednesday, April 6 @8pm
Friday, April 8 @8pm
Sunday, April 10 @2pm

For tickets to The Actor's Nightmare and Titanic, click here.

Both shows will appear at:

*actors appear courtesy of AEA

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

TITANIC's cast presents the "Ship Happens" Vaudevillian Dance Party

As previously mentioned, our new original work, Wild Blue, is running alongside an evening of Durang plays, The Actor's Nightmare and Titanic, also produced by HATC and appearing at The Access Theater from March 31 - April 10, 2011 (official schedule to follow shortly).

In preparation for these shows, we're throwing a fundraiser this Sunday evening, 2/20, 6PM, at (the very awesome)
Prohibition. Come out and party with the characters from Titanic (and try and get them to break character--it'll win you a free beer)!

Just 5 FIVE DOLLARS gets you:

Update: $2 off all drinks, all night! (you'll receive a wristband upon payment)

Also: Automatic enrollment in our raffle for two VIP tickets to Hyper Aware's production of Durang's Titanic and The Actor's Nightmare! There will be free wine during the show. Also win a $25 certificate to Black Finn Cajun Steakhouse.

There will be music, magic, and comedy performances, along with a sneak peek at the production.

Live music and dancing to follow...

And we know it's a Sunday night, folks, but this time that's no excuse: Monday is a federal holiday thanks to our nation's most famous cherry tree hater. So please come out to wish us bon voyage!

Hope to see you there,

P. S. There's a teasingly short promo video for Titanic here.

Details wrap-up:

(a Hyper Aware Theater Company fundraiser)
Sunday, 2/20
6PM - 11PM
503 Columbus Avenue (btwn. 84th and 85th)