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Week Night Devising Workshop Added in June!

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The TEAM has added another Devising within a Democracy workshop in June, this time taught by Artistic Director Rachel ChavkinClick here for more information!

Devising Within a Democracy

In June, the TEAM will be bringing our Devising Within a Democracy workshop back to NYC! Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.

**NEW**
Wednesday, June 13th
7 – 10pm
Registration: $100

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Monday, June 25th
10am – 2pm
Registration: $100

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And there’s still time to register for our second Self-Producing Workshop!

Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this spring with two more workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM.

INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING

Tuesday, May 8th
7-9pm
Registration: $30

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Tickets to BREAKING GROUND are now ON SALE!

Tickets are available now! Space is limited so don’t miss your chance to be part of a truly magical celebration. Bring your dancing shoes, your singing voice, your open heart and generosity. It’ll be a night to remember.

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Buy Tickets or Donate Now

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Save the Date for BREAKING GROUND!

The TEAM is hosting a party to celebrate the launch of our newest project: Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside). Save the date and plan to join us for a giant celebration that will benefit the making of Reconstruction!

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Announcing The TEAM’s Spring Workshops!

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This spring, the TEAM will be leading three of our devising and self-producing workshops! Click here for more information!

Devising Within a Democracy

In June, the TEAM will be bringing our Devising Within a Democracy workshop back to NYC! Modeled on the TEAM’s own unique creative process, this 4-hour workshop gives participants insight into a mini devising process, providing tools and strategies for solo and group creation, working through delicate issues of collaboration and authorship, and bridging into the editing and synthesizing process. Perfect for artists of all levels of experience! Learn more.

Monday, June 25th
10am – 2pm
Registration: $100

Register Now

Self-Producing for Artists and Ensembles

Our self-producing series, led by the TEAM’s Producing Director Alexandra Lalonde and industry guests, continues this spring with two more workshops about the business side of making and sustaining your work. Each two-hour session is a peer-to-peer discussion over drinks–your registration fee includes beer and wine provided by the TEAM. Both workshops will be held in Manhattan.

PRESS & PUBLICITY with Matt Ross

Wednesday, May 2nd
7-9pm

Registration: $30

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INSTITUTIONAL FUNDRAISING

Tuesday, May 8th
7-9pm
Registration: $30

Register Now

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Hello from the TEAM’s New Producing Director!

16266038_10207609351106032_8380834111555701717_nHello everyone!

I’m Alexandra Lalonde and I’m thrilled to have recently joined the TEAM as the new Producing Director.

In my first weeks with the TEAM, this company has returned home from a residency at the UK’s National Theatre Studio, we’ve planned a fundraising benefit, we’ve started development on a giant project called Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside)we’ve scheduled artist workshops and have started some of the most interesting conversations of my life. I have seen artists create beautiful work on their feet, and I have seen board members roll up their sleeves to support them. Through all of it, The TEAM members have thoughtfully and generously shared their vision for this company, and have aggressively fought to give voice to artists and communities who might not otherwise be heard. It is a remarkable and beautiful community that I have joined.

I come to the TEAM after several years with the amazing SITI Company, and have worked with organizations ranging from La MaMa to Opera Atelier in Toronto. I love theatre, and care very deeply about working with artists and giving them the tools with which to change our minds and change our lives. I also, though, am a student of politics, and have spent time working with human rights organizations like Human Rights Watch and PEN. It is a huge privilege to be joining a company that touches both of those worlds, and which so lovingly and rigorously questions what America means.

Whoever you are out there in the TEAM community, I hope we meet soon! Whether it’s at a workshop, a show, or dancing our faces off at BREAKING GROUND in June (I will be the one dancing very badly).

Love,
Allie

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Announcing our newest project: RECONSTRUCTION

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Earlier this month, The TEAM convened for a week of development on our newest project, currently titled Reconstruction (Still Working but the Devil Might Be Inside). 

It was a truly amazing week, with a roomful of insanely amazing artists and collaborators. The whole group included Brenda Abbandondolo, NJ Agwuna, Jessica Almasy, Denée Benton, Maddy Foster Bersin, Jhanaë Bonnick, Vinie Burrows, Rachel Chavkin, André De Shields, Jerome Ellis, Jill Frutkin, Amber Gray, Jeremy O. Harris, Kimille Howard, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Libby King, Artem Kreimer, Allie Lalonde, Ian Lassiter, Zhailon Levingston, Jake Margolin, James Monaco, Kristen Sieh, and Nick Vaughan.

We’ll be posting about the next phases of the project, and we’ll be keeping the Reconstruction page updated with new developments. But for now, feel free to visit our BREAKING GROUND page, which has details on our upcoming fundraising part for Reconstruction, which will take place on Thursday, June 14th!

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Coverage of Primer for a Failed Superpower

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“…the conviction in the voices could not have been louder or clearer.”
New York Times

“Behind the Scenes of Primer for a Failed Superpower”
The Interval

“For Teen Activists, What Good Is a Protest Song?”
New Yorker Radio Hour

“Protest Songs Take Center Stage In Primer
The Leonard Lopate Show

Want to learn more about Primer for a Failed Superpower?

Visit the Primer website.

Help us bring Primer to Brooklyn next month!

Rehearsals for Primer begin in a month! We have a little more fundraising left to do and we need your help.

We’ve received extraordinary support from Creative Capital, the Jerome Foundation, the NEA, NYSCA, and other institutional supporters. And thanks to one exceedingly generous donor, EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE TO THIS CAMPAIGN WILL BE MATCHED.

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Your donation will go toward:

  • a living wage for our performers and collaborators
  • providing childcare during rehearsals for our artists
  • renting sound equipment and the beautiful auditorium at Roulette
  • providing food and refreshments to feed our multigenerational band
  • filming a high-quality short film about the making of the show

Hitting our $10k goal = $20k raised for the project = our budget gap is closed.

Save the Date: Primer for a Failed Superpower is coming to Brooklyn in August!

Primer for a Failed Superpower

August 22 + 23
Roulette – Brooklyn

Protest songs from across the generations.
Teens. The TEAM. Baby Boomers. 

Primer for a Failed Superpower is an all-ages community concert featuring a multi-generational ensemble of teens, the TEAM, and Baby Boomers performing new arrangements of iconic protest songs–songs that have celebrated and questioned what it means to be an American throughout our country’s past and present.

We’ve commissioned an amazing and diverse group of composers to create the set list–including Heather Christian (Mission Drift), Justin Ellington (Fetch Clay Make Man), Stephanie Ryan Johnstone (I’ll Never Love Again), Amy León (Something Melancholy), Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby (Bone Hill), Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Passing Strange), and Yva Las Vegass (I Was Born In A Place Of Sunshine And The Smell Of Ripe Mangoes).

Please save the date to join us for performances in August! Tickets will go on sale in July.

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