March 2006

Dear Friends,

We are happy to share with you Adhesive Theater Project's Newsletter. You can use the link at bottom to subscribe / unsubscribe or to change the format of mailings for our Newsletter.

This Newsletter contains information about the following:

  • Descriptions of Upcoming Projects:
    1. A Robot Parade
    2. R.U.R. A Futurist Folk Opera
  • Our newly refined Mission statement
  • Our first Grant
  • Summations of Recent Productions including:
    1. Chantecler
    2. Hysteria: HYSTERIA
  • Summations of Recent Events including:
    1. Adhesive's first Artist Retreat
    2. Recent Membership to A.R.T. / New York
    3. Our Direct Donation / Mailing Campaign


BROOKLYN ROBOTS UNITE! Be a part of our first ever Robot Parade on Saturday, April 22, 2006. Whether you've got an old toy robot in your attic or you've built a droid in your basement. Whether you're a professional robotics engineer, an enthusiast, or just a geek, come join us and bring your mechanical friend. Children welcome to bring their souped up soup-cans. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME. Email (with Subject: Robot Parade) and he will let you know about the secret location.

Our workshop production of R.U.R. A Futurist Folk Opera will be presented on April 27, 28, 29 and May 5, 6, 7, 2006 at 25 Jay Street, 2nd Floor in the D.U.M.B.O. section of Brooklyn. All shows will be at 8:00 pm. Suggested Donation $5.

For reservations please email (with Subject: R.U.R. Reservations)

This world premiere will blend Rock, Tango, Jazz and Punk music with contemporary dance to re-imagine Karel Capek's original 1921 classic, R.U.R Rossum's Universal Robots. This play that started it all, introducing the word ROBOT into the world's lexicon and into our fantasies, is reexamined for the 21st Century.

This project is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the >b>New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

We have been refining Adhesive's mission statement to better reflect our work. Here is Adhesive's current mission:

Adhesive Theater Project is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit theater company dedicated to collaborating with artists of all disciplines, particularly artists with a non-theatrical background. By challenging these artists to work in the theater we create new perspectives for live performance. By integrating live music, visual arts, cross cultural performance techniques, metaphor, and narrative storytelling, we create epic experiences that excite the audience's imagination.

Adhesive Theater Project recently received its first grant through the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) Community Arts Regrant Program. A regrant is when a larger granting organization, in this case New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, gives a grant to a smaller organization, BAC, for them to distribute to various organizations.


This past spring we concluded our month-long run of Chantecler by Edmond Rostand, which the New York Times hailed as, "especially memorable... creative, interesting... witty... particularly impressive." Our production was a collaboration between many artists including: an engineer who built hydraulic wings and mechanical puppets; two visual artists who alternately painted during the performance in view of the audience while their work was projected onto the set; and three musicians who performed and composed the score. We also offered a puppet workshop to the public.

During the course of the run approximately 600 individuals attended this performance and 20 young people participated in the puppet workshop.

Hysteria: HYSTERIA
On the 4th and 5th of August Adhesive Theater Project participated in a dance-theater festival hosted in Big Dance Theater's former space, known as 'The Stable,' in the D.U.M.B.O. section of Brooklyn. This marked Adhesive's first excursion into the realm of Dance Theater. Resident playwright Jake Hooker created the text of our piece, titled Hysteria: HYSTERIA. Approximately 150 audience members attended the event.


This summer Adhesive Theater Project held our first annual, weeklong, artist retreat. Board member Raasa Leela DeMontebello generously hosted us in her farmhouse in Virginia, where we ran intensive workshops to develop R.U.R. A Futurist Folk Opera with five actors, the adapter, the composer, and the director.

Adhesive Theater Project just joined the Alliance of Resident Theaters / New York, better known as A.R.T. / New York.

A.R.T. / New York is the service organization for the nation's largest, most artistically influential, and most culturally diverse theatre community: Off Broadway. Founded in 1972, A.R.T. / New York currently serves close to 400 not-for-profit theatres and related organizations. A.R.T. / New York members serve over 6 million theatregoers annually, constitute the single largest source of new work entering the American repertory, and have produced 15 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Late this spring Adhesive Theater Project launched a mailing campaign to raise funds for our productions.

If you donated last year and did not yet receive a Thank You card with your tax deductible receipt please let us know.

Thank you for your interest. Adhesive Theater Project greatly appreciates your continued support. We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events!


Kalle Macrides
Executive Director

Cory Einbinder
Artistic Director

Adhesive Theater Project

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