The undergroundzero cooperative and festival needs your support!
The undergroundzero cooperative (www.undergroundzeronyc.org) is a group of independent artists that produce and present an annual festival of contemporary theater, dance and performance in repertory. Created originally as an annual guest artist festival, it has now evolved into a resident coalition of established independent theater companies producing in New York City. They recruit artists to join the festival on an invitation only basis.
The festival does not curate or select individual productions – the decision on what to make is the artist’s alone. In addition to the work of the resident artists, the festival presents the work of several local and international companies each year to encourage an ongoing exchange with the local community and to maintain a global perspective. Through sharing of resources and common purpose the festival seeks to create a sustainable model for independent producing that secures for it’s member companies the core means of production including rehearsal space, venue, touring, promotion, management, and funding.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/506957689/undergroundzero-festival) that saw them raise more than $11,000.00, they still need another $5,000 to open the festival at the legendary Living Theatre and Clemente Soto Velez in New York City’s historic Lower East Side this July.
I’m asking any readers who might be inclined to kick a few bucks their way. Your tax deductible donation will help give wings to the best summer theater festival in New York City. Follow this link to donate: ( http://undergroundzeronyc.org/support/ )
For the 2012 festival they are featuring the work of fourteen cutting edge theater companies including the Living Theatre, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Hoi Polloi, Daniel Irizarry, East River Commedia, Dangerous Ground, and many more.