#MeetMems: 3 New Member Theatres!

by August Schulenburg

in Meet the Members

Whether they’re bringing some heat to St. Louis, or the Bard to Upstate, or blurring the boundaries of media from BAM to Bogota; we’re thrilled to welcome three new Member Theatres to TCG!

The Builders Association
453 Broome St, #4C
New York, NY 10013

Marianne Weems, Artistic Director
Erica Laird, Managing Director
Sharon Connelly, Board President

About: Founded in 1994 and directed by Marianne Weems, The Builders Association is a New York-based performance and media company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life. The company uses the richness of new and old tools to extend the boundaries of theater. Based on innovative collaborations, Builders’ productions blend stage performance, text, video, sound, and architecture to tell stories about human experience in the 21st century. From BAM to Bogata, Singapore to Melbourne, Minneapolis and Los Angeles to Budapest, The Builders Association’s OBIE award-winning shows have toured to major venues the world over.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival
155 Main St
Cold Spring, NY 10516

Terrence O’Brien, Founding Artistic Director
Susan Landstreet, Executive Director
Abigail Adams, Managing Director
Robin Arditi, Board President

About: The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare with an economy of style that focuses our energy and resources on script, actors, and audience.

We communicate the stories with energy, clarity and invention and we distill rather than embellish the language and action. We challenge ourselves and our audiences to take a fresh look at what is essential in Shakespeare’s plays.

HotCity Theatre
3547 Olive St
Suite 203
St Louis, MO 63103

Marty Stanberry, Artistic Director
John Armstrong, Managing Director
Joseph Potter, Board President

About: HotCity Theatre produces contemporary, issue-oriented works of theatre that challenge and inspire St. Louis area audiences. HotCity also develops new theatrical works, encourages diversity, and through educational outreach nurtures a life-long passion for theatre.

HotCity is a professional theatre company under a “Small Professional Theatre” contract with the union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers housed in a modern, recently renovated black box theatre of 90 seats in Grand Center, the arts district in St. Louis.

Having formed in 2004 through the merger of Hothouse Theatre and City Players, we produce five stage events each year, and boast the biggest professional play development program in the state of Missouri as part of our critically acclaimed GreenHouse Series.

Want to meet the rest of our Member Theatres? Click here! And look for our interviews with our Members on Twitter at #MeetMems.