League of Independent Theater Unveils Fundraising Initiative with BC/EFA

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If you are an indie/Off-Off-Broadway theater company in New York City, here is your chance to raise money, awareness and support for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The following information comes to the CFR courtesy of Tom Berger, artistic director of (re:) Directions Theatre Company and my fellow board member over at the League of Independent Theater, who has spearheaded this effort. (I should add that everyone should see Berger’s production of Ben Jonson’s Epicene or the Silent Woman, part of the company’s Anybody But Shakespeare Classics Festival, which is running through June 6 at the 14th Street Theater.)

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So, again, if you’re an indie/Off-Off-Broadway theater, listen up!

And read:

The League of Independent Theater is pleased to announce the Independent Theater Cares Initiative.

Indie/OOB companies all over New York City will spend the first two weeks of June using audience appeals and other methods to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

Founded in 1992, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the nation’s leading industry based HIV/AIDS fundraising and grantmaking organization. BC/EFA funds the social-service work of the Actors Fund and award grants twice a year to AIDS service organizations nationwide. Through audience appeals and annual events like the Easter Bonnet, Gypsy of the Year and Broadway Bares, BC/EFA raises millions of dollars annually to help those in our industry suffering from HIV/AIDS.

We encourage Indie/OOB companies to take advantage of this opportunity to tell the professional theater community that no matter your Equity tier or ticket price, we’re all in this together and good can be done on any level.

Catch some great independent theater during June — and be as generous as you can. Help us show that not only do Broadway and Off-Broadway care, but indie/OOB theater cares as well.

For more information, please email Tom Berger directly at [email protected].

And tell him the CFR sent you.