Our 2018-19 Season
The first annual season kick off
At the start of the season, we brought together our families and friends to kick off our programming the best way we knew how. A party at The New Women Space. The evening consisted of live performances with food and beverages served all night long, and every penny made went to our first developmental workshop of DREAM HOU$E by Eliana Pipes.
Coming up, we’re hosting a Galentine’s Day Fundraiser on February 13th to raise money for our second annual reading series, DEVO II! Hope to see you there!
DREAM HOU$E: A 29-Hour Workshop
From a first draft to the first public presentation, we spent the fall workshopping DREAM HOU$E, a brand new play written by our dear friend and Checkmark alum Eliana Pipes! After a week of rehearsal at WP Theater, the development process culminated in a public presentation at INTAR Theater for industry friends and family.
Synopsis: Two Latinx sisters on an HGTV-style show are selling their family home, hoping to capitalize on the gentrification in the “changing neighborhood.” In the process they discover details of the family’s past and the potential for their future, forcing them to grapple with what’s lost and gained in the quest for upward mobility.
Our second, annual reading series, DEVO II
Our last program of the 2018-19 season is DEVO II, our second annual reading series dedicated to the development of new plays written and directed by underrepresented artists. Last spring, DEVO I introduced three new plays each written and directed by women color, and we cannot wait to welcome more artists into the Checkmark family in the Spring of 2019.
Stay tuned for dates, submissions policies, and more info to come!
Support Checkmark Theatre Company
Checkmark truly believes that our mission is worth fighting for, but we cannot do it alone.
Not only are we fundraising to program our 2018-19 Season, but we are also fundraising to ensure that every artist giving their time and talent to Checkmark receives a financial stipend in return. One of the reasons why disparities are so strong in our industry, and why companies dedicated to underrepresented voices are still necessary, is because of a lack of opportunity due to limited financial resources. Our mission is to uplift unheard voices and, as a result, we strive to financially invest in those artists as well. Join us.
Checkmark is sponsored by Fractured Atlas, a 501(c)(3) public charity. As a result, contributions for the purposes of Checkmark Theatre Company are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. making all donations 100% tax deductible.