Save The Secret Theatre

$14,092 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 172 people in 4 months

For ten years The Secret Theatre has brought incredible theatre, dance, music to an appreciative audience. Time Out named the theatre as one of NYC top 50 theatres, Playbill called The Secret Theatre the best theatre in Queens comparing us to BAM in Brooklyn, The St George's Theatre in Staten Island and the Lehman Center for the Arts in the Bronx.  All three of these organizations dwarf the 99 seat Secret Theatre.  

The Secret Theatre is in danger of shutting its doors due to the vicissitudes of the economy, fear about ongoing funding for the arts, and general 2017 malaise. This could happen as soon as February unless the LIC and Queens community, and everyone who cares about local theater and the arts, comes together to signal their desire to keep our treasured Secret Theatre alive.

For the past decade, the Secret Theatre has brought exciting, edgy, and sometimes beloved off-off Broadway shows to Long Island City with affordable ticket prices. It has hosted the Queens New Music Festival, Queens World Film Festival, Queensboro Dance Festival, and many others. It has nurtured the talents and dreams of Queens young people--children--who want to sing, dance, act, and make films. When people who value culture think of Long Island City, they think of the Secret Theatre.

We need your help to keep providing this incredible range of activities.

If we are a succesful the funds will be used to secure the immediate and mid-term future of The Secret while we re-organize  to maintain a venue that has been a cultural institution that has enriched the lives  of not only the theatre loving community but has been the platform for so many new plays, directors, actors and writers.

It's hard to put in words how grateful we will be for your support but we hope everyone we realise that you are supporting not only our dreams but the aspriations and hopes of thousands of artists.  Thank you very much.
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Recording another interview with NY1 today which should be on later. I will tell them how happy I have been with the level of support for this part of the campaign.

Honestly I have been disappointed with the corporate and local government response to the call for help though and unfortunately will NOT be able to say we are completely safe.

Yeah. I know ... that is a little bit of a downer so at least enjoy another pic from Gypsy, which closes this weekend.
The Gypsy Kids!
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Hi Everyone.. the campaign is ongoing. Sorry to be a little remote for the last 2 weeks , we opened Gypsy, which, your contributions had a major effect on in terms of us being able to go ahead with the show. Here's one of the reviews: https://blogcritics.org/theater-review-nyc-gypsy-secret-theatre/
Queen of the Striptease!
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Save The Secret Theatre has reached 58% of its goal. Thanks to Court Square Diner, Brigitte and ALEX and many others.

It's extremely humbling to have everyone's support, today we surpassed our 50% goal and then some!!! The Diner has been and incredible supporter of many community projects and we love them for it!

Thank you for all the love. We intend to pay it forward.
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