Each person at Gallery Players, from the board of directors, actors, designers, and volunteers, has pledged to make the time you spend with us a completely rewarding theater experience. But ticket sales alone are not enough to cover our rising expenses. Your support helps us continue to produce exceptional artistic projects and enrich our artistic community, and all donations go directly to support the work happening on our stage.
Make your mark at Gallery Players! Your contribution will sustain Gallery's mission to provide the Brooklyn community with professional, quality theater at an affordable cost; to nurture and support theater artists; and to cultivate an appreciation of theater in future generations.
Gallery Players is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so your donations are fully tax-deductible.
To discuss other giving opportunities, please email Rhiannon McClintock at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim Sheridan Educational Fund
Timothy Sheridan, one of Gallery's most cherished friends and associates, died unexpectedly on July 23, 2020. To honor Tim's memory and recognize his contributions to Gallery Players, we are raising funds for the "Tim Sheridan Educational Fund."
Proceeds will be used to help fund Gallery's educational programming:
* Gallery Kids: Online workshops taught by professional theater artists devoted to musical theater, personal expression, and self-confidence. Through the program, children learn the basics of singing and dancing, as well as what it means to participate and contribute to a group. Through storytelling, theater games, art projects and performance, and with the guidance of our talented instructors, kids will not only have fun but will increase their own expressiveness and positive self-image.
* Players' Shakespeare Studio: How to Do Shakespeare: Shakespearean technique classes taught online by Broadway actor, Dominic Cuskern. This collection of online classes are open to students of all levels and experience who have an interest and desire to delve deeper into the bard's written word. Through text analysis, scene study, vocal work, and acting exercises, actors will become more comfortable with Shakespearean text and can play from a place of understanding.
* Broadway Backstage: A Musical Theatre History Seminar: a new initiative offering education and enrichment opportunities for learners of all ages to gain a deeper understanding of the shows presented on our stage. Through these online lectures, theatre scholar Barrie Gelles will engage learners through audio and visual presentations, while exploring topics including the history of Broadway plays and musicals and their relationship with personal identities and current social issues.
Tim joined Gallery Players in 2011 as the assistant stage manager for Macbeth, and served as assistant stage manager and spotlight operator for numerous productions. Tim was very involved with the Black Box New Play Festival, serving as associate producer in 2017, and production stage manager in 2018 in 2019, after years as the festival’s assistant stage manager. While Tim was frequently found behind the scenes, he also appeared onstage in the 2015 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tim earned his BA in Theater from the University of Southern Maine, and also studied at the American Comedy Institute. His love of the theater was evident, and he was always willing to help wherever needed, both on and off-stage. He will be missed by many.
New Play Festival Support
The 24th annual Black Box New Pay Festival will feature world premieres of short plays written specifically for Zoom, to view online from the comfort of your own home. Performances are free to watch and will be streamed online at 7:30pm EST Thursday through Sunday each week.
If you are able, and should you wish to make a donation to support us during this time, know that your contribution helps us continue to realize our mission of producing exceptional artistic projects, and enriching our artistic community.
First Week: January 21 – 24
Decade by Decade by Barbara Anderson
Directed by Trent Dawson
Surf’s Up by Ken Levine
Directed by Elizabeth Bove
Trading Places by Roger Collins
Directed by Noel MacDuffie
Second Week: January 28 – 31
Covid Chips by Mark W. Sasse
Directed by Mike Mroch
Women Underground by Kay Ellen Bullard
Directed by Justin Braun
Every Single Sunday by Chris Karmiol
Directed by Whitney Stone
Ticket registration and more info: https://galleryplayers.com/new-play-festival