The Syndicate is five. Help us fund the next five! You can make a tax-deductible donation here.
In the last five years, The Syndicate has:
Produced six new plays: Civility!; Well Job, Gertrude; Hot Belly; Another Jungle (a co-production with Cloudgate Theatre); Bluets; and Tiny Errors at the End of the Millennium;
Developed women, queer, and trans playwrights’ work, through readings of Graceful Exit by Alanna Coby, Bare Foot by Ellenor Riley-Condit, Hot Belly by Diana Lynn Small, The Beasts of Warren by Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Hunting by Nelle Tankus, and the desert play (or Nothing Feels Like) by Hal Cosentino;
Funded artists’ first steps on ambitious projects through First Read and our Incubator Fund;
Worked across borders through four iterations of Long Distance, in South Carolina, California, New York, and The Hague;
Collaborated with dozens of brilliant artists and producers through residencies at IRT, Juniata College, the Chicago Performance Lab, the Drama League, Mabou Mines/Suite, the Brick, and SITI Lab.
In 2019, The Syndicate will:
Produce our second run of Bluets, our adaptation of Maggie Nelson’s book about falling in love with the color blue;
Center the work of trans and nonbinary artists through our second-annual First Read program, coming to Chicago this June;
Begin a new ensemble/playwright collaboration, with a workshop coming to NYC in fall 2019;
Keep building our intersectional feminist producing model, in which our company shares the resources we have with diverse artists whose work we believe in;
Recruit more co-conspirators-- because we’re growing, and we need your help.
You’ve helped us make it to five years, a big accomplishment for a little company. Thank you for getting us this far. If you’d like to support one of the 2019 goals above, head over to our fundraising campaign to make a tax-deductible donation.
We hope to see you in New York or Chicago this season! Here’s to the next five years.
Alanna (NYC), Elle (Chicago), Jackie (NYC), Janouke (the Hague), Leigh (Pennsylvania), and Megan (NYC).