Future of Theatre Artists Workshop
Theatre Artists Workshop. On Valentine’s Day 1983, the first meeting of the Theatre Artists Workshop of Westport, Inc. was held. Founded by Keir Dullea and his late wife Susie Fuller, and based on the Los Angeles “Theatre East” workshop they had loved, TAW is designed as a theatrical gymnasium, a safe place, where theatre professionals hone their craft. They can stretch creative muscles, experiment, develop new plays, work with and get feedback from fellow actors, writers and directors away from the harsh glare of the public spotlight.
For over 32 years, TAW has served its membership and audiences with that original vision still intact. Plays have been developed that have gone on to Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and even international production. As a result of working on monologues and scenes, actors have been cast in TV, film and stage productions. Workshop performance and constructive critique improve members’ skills, and lead to new opportunities. Audiences attend our readings of classic and original plays, scenes and stories at the Workshop theatre in Norwalk, CT. Please visit our website for our most recent member news, and upcoming public performances: taworkshop.org.
Membership over the years has included names such as Anne Baxter, Theodore Bikel, Phoebe Brand, Morton DaCosta, Sandy Dennis, Mia Dillon, Keir Dullea, Christopher Durang, Kevin Gray, Shirley Knight, Ring Lardner, Jr., James Noble, Jane Powell, Lee Richardson, Laura San Giacomo, Brett Somers, and David Rodgers.
With the GoFundMe campaign, we are hoping to raise enough money so that we can continue doing public performances. We have a minimal ticket price and need and want not to increase those prices. However, as a non-profit, we need to raise money for the general operations of our theatre, and to cover the rising costs of our heating, electric and maintenance.
All of our equipment has either been donated or member purchased for the enjoyment of not only the membership, but the enhancement of the general viewing public who come to our productions.
Sadly, that equipment is getting older and is need of updating and replacement. With the cutting back of funding of the arts in the State of Connecticut, that means less opportunity for us to receive monies which is why we are pouring open our hearts, asking you, the GoFundMe patrons, to support our ability to entertain our community for another 30+ years.
We are eternally grateful for your support, and thank you in advance!
Its been about a month since we started the campaign and slowly but surely, we're on our way!
Thanks to everyone who have donated so far!