Safety is always Thrown Stone’s first priority, especially as we returned in 2021 to present The Suburbs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Performing outdoors was essential to audience safety, but for a company of artists working closely through a workshop, rehearsals, and performances, additional protocols had to be in place. Read more
Due to Hurricane Henri, the sold out preview and opening performances of The Suburbs have been postponed.
- If you have tickets for the original August 26th preview, your ticket is good for the Saturday, August 28 preview at 7pm.
- If you have tickets for the original August 27th opening, your ticket is now good for the Sunday, August 29 opening at 2pm.
If you need to change or cancel your tickets, contact [email protected] by August 28 at noon.
The past eighteen months have been full of pivots like this, and we appreciate your patience and grace as we adjust. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to [email protected] or call (203) 442-1714 and a Thrown Stone representative will get back to you as promptly as possible.
UPDATE – August 22, 2021
Due to Hurricane Henri, the sold out opening performance has been postponed to August 29 at 2pm. If you have tickets for the original August 27 date we will contact you with further instructions.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
August 29th is the opening performance of The Suburbs, and we’re celebrating with Cocktails with the Cast, sponsored by Ridgefield Magazine and Wilton Magazine.
Last week, on July 14, 2021, a limited audience got a chance to see the workshop performance of the three plays comprising Thrown Stone’s The Suburbs. Held in the Walled Garden at the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Museum, the audience got a glimpse into how these plays might begin to live within and interact with their site-specific locales. This was also a vital time for the director, actors, designers, and entire team to tour and understand these locations in greater depth, in preparation for the full production opening in August. If you are traveling to Ridgefield, have never visited these locations before, or are a seasoned local and just want to view these sites through new eyes, I invite you to join me on this walking tour. Read more
As a new-works company, Thrown Stone is always looking for ways to engage more people in the curatorial process. This spring, they found inspiration in a 2009 report from the UK on a commission of the New Economics Foundation by the Independent Theatre Council, the Society of London Theatres, and UK Theatre (née Theatrical Management Association). Titled, Capturing the Audience Experience: A Handbook for the Theatre, the report detailed a methodology for measuring “the impact of theatre on people’s well-being.”
NEF developed a model that measures an audience’s experience of a play across five dimensions: Engagement and concentration; learning and challenge; energy and tension; shared experience and atmosphere; and personal resonance and emotional connection. Each is measured in a questionnaire with a series of prompts that ask the audience to rate their experience on a simple scale. “As producers,” said Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Winn, “this structured data tells us half of what we need to know. The other half involves practical, social, and strategic considerations, and we were lucky to have another data structure already in use that we could rely on.” Read more
In the grand tradition of CHIRP, seating for Thrown Stone’s roving production of The Suburbs will be “bring your own.” We’ve chosen this style of seating to give you maximum flexibility as you follow the production from Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center, to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, to West Lane Inn during the course of the performance. Simply bring along a folding camp chair, picnic blanket, or stadium cushion just as you would for Ridgefield’s popular summer concert series, and set up anywhere you’d like within our defined seating areas at each venue. Ushers will be on-hand to show you where to go. Read more
The Senior Internship program at Ridgefield High School offers students the opportunity to spend the last weeks of their senior year, after AP exams, working for a local business in their field of interest. When it was their turn, Carr and Huff immediately thought of Thrown Stone. Huff, slated to be a 2020 intern before the COVID shutdown, recalled his 2020 interview process: “From my first interview with [Thrown Stone Company Development Manager] Gina Pulice , it seemed like Thrown Stone was really interested in giving a genuine hands-on experience in a really unique new theatre that you don’t necessarily find everywhere.” This year, when he contacted Jonathan Winn, Co-Founder and Artistic Director, and Walton, they were eager to have him back. Carr, another 2020 intern, reached out again this year and was welcomed back. She cited her interest in Thrown Stone as being rooted in their focus on “mentorship” and interest in helping emerging artists, such as herself, to grow and learn. “They want this to be our home base,” she commented. Read more