Attending The Suburbs? B.Y.O.C.

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

Evelyn Carr and Liam Huff

On Mentorship, Multiplicity, and Making Art: The Spring 2021 Intern Class

This Spring, interns Evelyn Carr and Liam Huff joined our team as part of the Thrown Stone Scholars Program. Pippa Walton, Thrown Stone’s Company Manager, led the program this year.

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

Meet the Playwrights 2021

On “Identity, Process, and Experience”: The Suburbs

This Summer/Fall, Thrown Stone Theatre Company will present The Suburbs, a “roving production” featuring the world premieres of three site-specific commissioned new works by playwrights Tony Meneses, Phanésia Pharel, and Catherine Yu. Each play will be set in a prominent Ridgefield, CT location.

On May 20, 2021, Thrown Stone Theatre Company and Ridgefield Library hosted Meet the Playwrights, the first public event kicking off this production. The event was held on Zoom and was introduced by Andy Forsyth, Assistant Director of Ridgefield Library. Kolton Harris, a “creative visionary leader, educator, facilitator and multi-disciplinary artist,” moderated the event, engaging in robust conversation about these new plays with the three playwrights and The Suburbs Director Kholoud Sawaf. Read more

Acts of Fate Postponed

‘Acts of Fate’ Postponed

This Friday at 7, we intended to present an online offering of Acts of Fate, featuring memoir, performance, and poetry on the theme of the moment in your life that changed everything.

Our country is now grappling with just such a moment. Our hearts are heavy for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and countless others who have suffered systemic oppression and police brutality. Therefore, out of respect and solidarity, we have decided to postpone Acts of Fate to a future date.

At Thrown Stone, we are acutely aware of our privilege and the hard work we need to do to live up to our ideals. We are determined to use this moment to face our shortcomings, and recommit to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our board, staff, and offering.

We look forward to sharing our plans with you, including concrete goals and measures of our progress.