The Tank NYC


The Tank and Full Circle Theatre Company Present Public Domain
June 28, 2010, 16:18
Filed under: announcements

Beginning in September, The Tank and Full Circle Theatre Company are producing a monthly staged reading series featuring plays in the public domain with no copyright restrictions. Once a play has entered public domain, it belongs to everyone. It becomes ours to do with as we please. As such, we thought it’d be cool if we offered up some of the creative decision-making to our audiences.

We’ve selected our first seven plays, and seven directors with very different approaches. We’d like our audiences to assign a play to each director. Perhaps you think the early science fiction piece should be directed by the former soap opera producer, or the early American romance would be fascinating if handled by the mask theater company. Whatevsies! Go crazy! We want to see interesting things happen, and we want you to help make them happen. Voting closes on July 6, 2010.

To vote, visit http://bit.ly/PubDomVoting

The Directors

Garrett Zuercher (September)

Andrew Scoville (October)

Andrew Neisler (November)

Homunculus Mask Theater Company (December)

Michael Laibson (February)

Zoe Farmingdale (March)

Rafael Gallegos (April)

The Plays
The Tragical Comedy of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, 1604, England

Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill, 1921, United States

Ivanov by Anton Chekhov, 1889, Russia

Philoctetes by Sophocles, 409 BC, Greece

Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 1635, Spain

RUR by Karel Capek, 1921, former Czechoslovakia

Demetrius by Frederich Schiller, 1805, Germany




Fundraising update, make your donation count DOUBLE!
June 16, 2010, 12:11
Filed under: announcements

By June 30th, The Tank needs  $11,561.00 to meet its fundraising goal. While it seems like a lot, The Tank needs 578 people to donate $20 each. That’s 578 of 5,000 who are on The Tank newsletter list, over 2,000 artists who have been given free and subsidized space; and the more than 12,000 audience members who’ve gotten affordable admission, cheap beer, and programming you won’t find anywhere else.

Make your donation count DOUBLE! A Tank board member has committed to a generous matching gift for every donation of $50 or more– you can give The Tank $100 in support for half the cost! That means only 116 donors to reach our goal. Please consider making a donation at this level and doubling your impact.

Ready?

Donate money. You can make a 100% tax deductible donation through Paypal at http://thetanknyc.org/membership, in person at The Tank, or by sending checks to: The Tank 354 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

No money? Donate time, become a volunteer. We always need front of house and technical volunteers. There’s no minimum time commitment and all Tank volunteers see any of our shows for free. Write Trey Tatum at volunteer@thetanknyc.org for more information or to sign up!

No time? Donate stuff. Because we serve so many artists and have such a small staff, our equipment is constantly breaking, in need of service, or just plain out of date. Visit http://www.thetanknyc.org/wishlist for our wishlist and find out how you can donate equipment, office supplies, and other things we can use.

Nothing to donate? Find someone who can! Spread the word. Follow us on Twitter @TheTankNYC and retweet our campaign messages. Make our donation page your Facebook status. Email your friends and tell them what The Tank has done for you and ask them to donate.



Thanks for celebrating our 7th anniversary! Donate today so we can celebrate next year!
June 8, 2010, 13:32
Filed under: announcements, comedy, dance, film, literature, music, public affairs, puppets, theater

Thank you to everyone who came out and performed, donated, drank, won prizes, and sang karaoke on Saturday– it was a blast and we cannot thank you enough. However, The Tank is $12,801.00 from meeting its budget for this fiscal year. To donate, please visit http://www.thetanknyc.org/membership

We’ve got till the end of the month to raise the money, and while it seems like a lot, we just need 641 people to donate $20 each. That’s 641 of 5,000 who are on our email list, over 2,000 artists we give free and subsidized space, and the more than 12,000 audience members we offer affordable admission, cheap beer, and programming you won’t find anywhere else.

Donate money. You can make a 100% tax deductible donation through Paypal at http://thetanknyc.org/membership, in person at The Tank, or by sending checks to: The Tank 354 West 45th Street New York, NY 10036

No money? Donate time, become a volunteer. We always need front of house and technical volunteers. There’s no minimum time commitment and all Tank volunteers see any of our shows for free. Write Trey Tatum at volunteer@thetanknyc.org for more information or to sign up!

No time? Donate stuff. Because we serve so many artists and have such a small staff, our equipment is constantly breaking, in need of service, or just plain out of date. Visit http://www.thetanknyc.org/wishlist for our wishlist and find out how you can donate equipment, office supplies, and other things we can use.

Nothing to donate? Find someone who can! Spread the word. Follow us on Twitter @TheTankNYC and retweet our campaign messages. Make our donation page your Facebook status. Email your friends and tell them what The Tank has done for you and ask them to donate.

We’re confident that with your help, we’ll close the gap and continue our exciting mission of supporting emerging arts in New York City!



Best #whyilovethetank Tweets This Week
June 2, 2010, 12:30
Filed under: announcements

Our 7 Wonders of the Tank fundraiser is coming up fast and we’re loving all of the wonderful memories you’re sharing on Twitter! For those of you just joining the fun, we’re tweeting our favorite moments and reasons to love the Tank with the hashtag #whyilovethetank

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Enter to win fabulous prizes from the Tank 7 Wonders Raffle #whyilovethetank
June 2, 2010, 08:00
Filed under: Uncategorized

Enter to win fabulous prizes! Raffle tickets will be available at the door or online on Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112595

3 for $5
7 for $10
15 for $40
40 for $50

•1 of 5 workshop gift certificates to the Electronic Music Foundation- workshop schedule and descriptions here: http://www.emfproductions.org/crc/schedule.html ($60 value each)

• $100 to the Spotted Pig to be used at brunch or lunch– http://thespottedpig.com/

•$120 to the Breslin Bar and Dining Room to be used during breakfast, lunch or dinner– http://thebreslin.com/

• $25 bar tab at the Rusty Knot– http://nymag.com/listings/bar/rusty-knot/

• $25 bar tab at the Ace Hotel lobby bar– http://www.acehotel.com/newyork

• 1 of 2 “School of Fish” memberships to Le Poisson Rouge– benefits description here: http://lprmembers.in-merch.com/ ($50 value each)

• FREE Joy of Improv class at The Peoples Improv Theater– description here: http://www.yesand.thepit-nyc.com/classes#improv-start ($350 value)

• 1 pair of tickets to Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Public Theater– schedule and description here: http://publictheater.org/component/option,com_shows/task,view/Itemid,141/id,1005 ($160 value)

• 1 of 2 pairs of tickets to The National Comedy Theatre– description here: http://www.manhattancomedy.com/whatisnct.html ($30 value each)

• 1 pair of tickets to Bargemusic’s Here and Now series– schedule and description here: http://www.bargemusic.org/calendar.html ($50 value)

JUST ADDED! $30 gift certificate to Jacques Torres http://mrchocolate.com

More prizes to be added– come the 7 Wonders of the Tank Fundraiser and see what they are!



7 Wonders of the Tank Full Schedule #whyilovethetank
June 1, 2010, 17:36
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The countdown has begun! Join us this Saturday June 5th for our 7th anniversary and fundraiser!

Tix: $20 gets you 7 hours of programming for our 7 years plus entrance to the late night birthday party (additional costs for the Sustainer Reception).

Tickets for the showcase and party are available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112593

Tickets for the Sustainer Reception (including entrance to the showcase and party) are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/112595

Schedule:

2:00pm – 4:00pm Downstairs: MacGuffin, our hilarious resident long-form improv team, and curators Chris Booth and Kevin Laibson host the improv cookout– burgers, hot dogs, and OPEN BAR culminating in a fantastic performance by MacGuffin guaranteed to leave you in stitches. Did we mention FREE BEER AND FOOD?

2:30 – 5:00pm Upstairs: The Tank dance program offers a little bit of everything from ballet to burlesque. 3 Sciences, Movementpants, Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith, and Epic Win Burlesque showcase the versatility and variety of dance at The Tank.

4:30 – 5:00pm Downstairs: Ear Heart Music, our new music and multimedia series, presents 2 brand new pieces premiering at 7 Wonders of The Tank. Toy pianist Asami Tamura presents “First Love,” a story performance featuring music by John Cage, Arnold Shoenberg, and more. Video artist and librettist Jane Hsu and composer Juan Calderon premier “The Quiet of the Early Morning: A Chinese Ghost Opera.” Set in the Canadian woods 60 years ago, a group of men discover an alien dermoid cyst. When their attempts to seduce her fail, they set off to the ocean, determined to shoot her down.

5:00 – 6:00pm Upstairs: Tired of hearing about the conservative Tea Party? Well, there’s an alternative. Living Liberally has been hosting social political events at The Tank since 2003 — and for The Tank’s anniversary will be hosting its own Tea Party…as Laughing Liberally comedians discuss the news of the day with Reading Liberally authors, Drinking Liberally activists and tea party snacks and iced tea…because at this tea party cooler heads prevail.

5:15: – 5:45pm Downstairs: Unique and uproarious sketch duo Chris and Paul perform their by turns awkward and charming but always hilarious two-man show.

6:00 – 6:30pm Upstairs: Tatyana Tenenbaum, former Tank dance curator and director of long running dance and music improvisational series The Raw and the Cooked, presents work from her upcoming full length dance program.

6:15 – 6:45pm Downstairs: Sinking Ship, the creators of our sold-out series “Puppet Playlist” bring you more of what you love! Pulled from their acclaimed Fringe Festival original show, Powerhouse, Sinking Ship present 30 minutes of puppet pandemonium.

7:00 – 7:30pm Downstairs: Homunculus Masked Theater Company perform surprisingly contemporary masked theater– sometimes comical, sometimes poignant, and always impressive, Homunculus is sure to change the way you see masked theater forever.

7:00 – 7:30pm Upstairs: The New York Neofuturists present their “menu” of madcap short plays chosen specifically for The Tank!

7:30pm – 9:00pm Downstairs: It’s back to back comedy insanity with two of our favorite regular comedy teams! City Hall will have you in stitches with their “childrens-show-for-adults” sketch comedy, followed by Start Trekkin‘, NYC’s premier long-form improv show based on the original series of Star Trek.

7:30 – 9:00pm Upstairs: Tank Sustainer Reception. Join special guests Alex Timbers, Tank founder, writer-director of Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and up-coming Broadway director for drinks, hors d’ouevres, and a discussion about why NYC’s performing arts needs spaces like The Tank, followed by performances by Immediate Medium. **Please note: Tickets for The Tank Sustainer Reception are $70.00 and include entrance to all performances and the Tank Karaoke Birthday Party.**

9:00pm – Midnight Downstairs: Brought back by popular demand from our St. Purim’s Day party, TANK KARAOKE BIRTHDAY PARTY! Have a slice of cake, grab a beer (or three) and a microphone and get yourself up on The Tank stage while we sing, dance, drink and laugh ourselves into the wee hours.

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BECOME A SPONSOR: For The Tank’s 7th Anniversary, we are seeking 7 community sponsors at $700 each — businesses, organizations or other partners that want to contribute to the cultural life of Hell’s Kitchen and New York City. We will also be seeking one Honorary Chair for the Festival for the contribution of $7,000. Please contact Justin Krebs, justin@thetanknyc.org, if you are interested.

For up to date information visit http://bit.ly/tank7wonders or http://thetanknyc.org