As a not-for-profit indie theater company based in NYC having clear, concise language to quickly explain what our next two plays are about, is critical to help us: engage past and potential patrons, with grant writing, and with promoting the show to media sources. In our tenth season, we have selected two plays: When October Goes and Echoes in the Garden by Ross G. Hewitt. The plays are complex with multiply themes, we would love help being able to create the perfect elevator pitch!
American Bard Theater Company is a not-for-profit theatrical organization serving the greater New York community. Founded in 2009, our objectives to produce classical and contemporary plays that connect to our current sociopolitical climate, to join with our audience in exploring humanity, and to develop a varied network of artists.
Cheri Wicks & Erin Gilbreth - Co-Producing Artistic Directors
Ross Hewitt - Founding Member
Lily Warpinski - Member since 2010
We do theater!!
Since founding of our theater company, we have proudly worked with over 500 wonderful NYC artists.
We look forward to sharing the creative process, design visions, rehearsal room collaborations, and stage productions with more artists in the future.
Established in June of 2009, American Bard Theater Company was born out of the desire for 14 artists to hone their craft and provide themselves with opportunities for performance, design, directorial and administrative growth. With a collective agreement that "The play's the thing," the founding members worked to establish a company that honors the playwright and deems service to the text as the #1 priority in storytelling.
Mary was wonderful to work with. She looked at our specific needs and worked diligently to create a blurb that worked to introduce American Bard Theater Company, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary and prompt "Echoes in the Garden", the play that we will be producing this season. We wanted a blurb that could do those two things to use as a tool to help boost audience participation and fundraising. We appreciated her willingness to take and then incorporate our feedback during the drafting progress. Mary is talented and by the third draft we had it. She captured the emotional hook of the play and wove a CLEAR short blurb that explains “who we are now”, “why this play now”, and helps create a “yes, I want to participate” feeling for the reader. Thank you, Mary!
It was a pleasure working with Cheri and Erin. They were able to raise a good amount of money for Echoes in the Garden, and I hope the show gets the wide audience it deserves. Break a leg!