Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Construction Begins On Antaeus Theatre Company

GLENDALE, Calif. (May 17, 2016) — After more than three years of planning and fundraising, Antaeus Theatre Company has announced that construction is now underway to convert a vacant storefront at 110 East Broadway in Glendale to a cultural arts center. When complete, the refurbished space — which has stood empty for more than a decade — will house an 80-seat theater and a 45-seat “black box,” as well as a lobby gallery and a classics library. A new production of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof has been announced to inaugurate Antaeus’ first season in its new space.

“This is a truly exciting time at Antaeus. We are happy to share that construction has started on our new home, and we look forward to continuing the impactful work we do both on and off our stages when we move to Glendale later this fall,” said Antaeus executive director, Ana Rose O’Halloran.

“We are well on our way to reaching our overall goal of raising $3 million,” added David Gindler, chairman of the Antaeus board of directors. “That amount will not only cover the cost of completing construction, but will position Antaeus to expand its programming, as well as our acting academy, educational outreach and community engagement programs. We are very excited about joining the Glendale community, which a number of our company members call home, and hope the community will partner with us to reach our $3 million goal.”

A cooperative theater ensemble founded to celebrate and reinvigorate the classics, Antaeus Theatre Company is comprised of over 180 classically trained, highly accomplished actors who work frequently in film, television and on Broadway. Programming includes an annual season of fully-staged theater productions, a popular free reading series, a Playwrights Lab, and outreach programs for students, educators and audience members that connect the essentially human elements in classical texts to contemporary issues and ideas.

According to Gindler, “No one will ever be turned away from our theater because they cannot afford the price of a ticket. We will always find a way to make sure that everyone will have the opportunity to experience intimate theater performed by some of the finest actors on stage and screen.”

Antaeus Theatre Company is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information, or to make a tax deductible donation to the Antaeus Theatre Company’s “Play On!” capital campaign, go to antaeus.org/support-us/play-on/.

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