December Newsletter '20
Updated: Jan 9
As we round out this shit-show of a year, I'd like to take this time to instill some hope in you, dear reader. Mostly about us though, not really about anything else. Sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I'd like to start off with a huge thank you to everyone who tuned in to our first ever virtual benefit concert, A Concert From Your Couch! The response was truly fantastic and the money raised will be hugely beneficial in funding our projects throughout the coming year. Over the course of our campaign we collected donations large and small, and including ticket sales ended up raising close to $5,800 bringing our yearly total raised over $20,000! We used a portion of these funds to bring Dandelion to life through an Equity Staged Reading and will be using a majority of the new proceeds to create our biggest project yet. Once again, I can't thank everyone enough for their remarkably generous support, we wouldn't exist without you.
(Essentially what our post-mortem meeting looked like)
Exciting Things on the Way...
Speaking of that big project, for those of you who were watching A Concert From Your Couch, you got a surprise announcement and sneak preview of what's coming, for the rest of you (you know who you are) (and I know you know I know who you are) here's where we dangle the secret in front of you for just a little bit longer. TFTC will be announcing something we've been working on for quite a while on January 4th. You can save the date now, and if you aren't already, go follow us on insta @thousandfacedtheatre to see what's in store.
Professional Pretenders Podcast
This week we took a holiday hiatus from releasing our quirky little podcast. It also fittingly marked the half-way point of our first season, so be sure to catch up on our first five episodes before we start the release of the second half! The next episodes include discussions by the hosts, and special guest Futaba Shioda, about representation in theatre and the arts. New episodes drop every Monday, be on the lookout!
Yes, that is what you look like.
Lastly, I thought the team could go around the room and give us one New Years Resolution they have for themselves. Miranda Luze, General Manager: My Resolution is to stay open, keep learning, and practice daily mindfulness! how wholesome. Nathan David Smith, Director of Development: My Resolution is... I wanna be a STAR. do it big, buddy. Matt Schultz, Business Manager: My Resolutions are 1) Be a more mindful consumer 2) Run a marathon 3) Actually get married this year. hysterical, truly. Lera Zamaraeva, Director of Media & Marketing: Lera is also busy doing more important things for the company, so I resolve for her to... keep.. doing that? nailed it. Matt Beary, Director of Records & Outreach: At this point these are kinda all over the place, but Miranda did tell me that, as a 26-year-old, I should be able to set an alarm and wake up to it. So maybe that can be mine. that should definitely be mine.
And with that my friends, I wish you a happy end to a year for the record books. I hope your new year is filled with joy, love and success. From all of us at TFTC, We'll see you in 2021 :)