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The only 501 (c) 6 advocacy organization for the creators and
practitioners of Independent Theater in New York City.

"From Crisis to Creation"
An Inspiring Night!




On Monday, February 9, 2015 representatives of 16 cultural organizations throughout the boroughs spoke to a mighty crowd of independent theater practitioners and allies. Some organizations represented issues of diversity and some were service institutions, but many had a story of money drying up after the 2008 financial crisis. And what united us, in the words of TERESA EYRING (Executive Director of TCG), is acting as “first responders, a brain trust when crisis occurs” to lead the charge of creativity, “adaptability and resilience”.

Read more about the incredible night here!
First LIT Hang of 2015 - March 1!

We are re-instating our LIT Hangs!

Sunday, March 1
6:30-9:30pm
Jimmy’s No 43
43 East 7th Street
(between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

We’ll be talking a lot about From Crisis to Creation and the next steps for LIT in 2015. Come if you weren’t able to attend Monday’s event and want to catch all you missed – or if you are really excited about what you heard!

Find more information here!
LIT Space Grantees!

LIT is pleased to announce our grantees for February and March in our LIT Space: Funny…Sheesh Productions rehearsing Love Me and Hamlet isn’t Dead.

Look for these shows in the upcoming months and check back in for our next Space Grant Application!


 
LIT is expanding and we need YOU!

LIT only functions with dedicated, passionate, creative people committing to making a difference. Luckily The League of Independent Theater is filled with people like that! Become a more integral part of LIT, we have two positions we are searching for. (And if you think your skill set is something else, please reach out to us and we'll find a place for you!)

We are looking for a Social Media Coordinator and Event Coordinator. Please find more information here!
Mayor De Blasio: Affordable Housing for Artists!

According to WNYC, Bill De Blasio is going to be including live-work spaces for artists as part of his affordable housing plan.

We at the League of Independent Theater have been fighting for this since before the previous election, and endorsed a raft of city council people who agreed to take up this fight. We're excited to see this major acknowledgment of the need to support the living and working conditions of artists (including performing artists) in order to keep this city vibrant.

This is only the very beginning in a long campaign to get this and more, but this is an exciting first step in that road.

Click here to read more!

Have a wonderful President's Day weekend!

Katie Palmer
Communications Director

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!
Katie Palmer
Communications Director
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