We’ve put together this handy guide to Thrown Stone’s nominations for your reference. We would be very grateful if you’d take the time this holiday season to vote for your favorite performers, designers, directors, and productions of the past year.
Awards recognition is one important way that we can keep our theatrical conversation going, so if our productions of Cry it Out and Birds of North America hit #CloseToHome for you, please make your voice heard.
Thrown Stone strongly believes the arts are for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. With support from the Offutt Charitable Trust, Thrown Stone will offer free tickets to select student and community groups, and a block of subsidized low-cost tickets for every regular performance in 2020. These subsidized tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis to all audiences when tickets go on sale in April 2020. Groups interested in reserving free tickets under the Arts Access initiative are invited to contact us.
Thrown Stone’s interns get a hands-on education in the production of world-class, cutting-edge theatre. The Offutt Charitable Trust has underwritten the stipends of four 2020 interns selected from local high schools and colleges. If you or a student you know is interested in interning for Thrown Stone, please contact us.
Rolling World Premiere
The Offutt Charitable Trust has also provided underwriting support for Thrown Stone’s first National New Play NetworkRolling World Premiere: Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven by Reina Hardy. This sharp, sweet, all-ages comedy asks big questions about family, friendship, and what it means to be special in our corner of the universe. Opening July 10, 2020.
Thrown Stone is grateful to be one of several Fairfield County, Connecticut, nonprofits that received grants from the Daniel E. Offutt III Charitable Trust. Recipients include the Weston EMS, Westport EMS, Weston Library, the Westport Historical Society, and others. Special thanks to trustee Richard Orenstein, whose vision and guidance were instrumental in establishing these programs.
We’re pleased to announce two post-show discussions, led by poet and educator, Barb Jennes, and Thrown Stone board member and Managing Director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, Andrew Levine.
The Casts of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler and Birds of North America by Anna Moench recently got together to discuss their families, the families in the plays, and the challenges facing new moms today:
What does Family mean to you? What are the biggest challenges facing your family today? We welcome your comments and invite you to join the conversation July 11-28 at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.
July 20th is a big day in Ridgefield, and we’re celebrating with TownVibe’s Cocktails with the Cast, sponsored by The Village Tavern and The Audubon Society of Connecticut, and featuring original music by Broadway’s Kevin Mambo(Fela!, The Color Purple, The Book of Mormon).Read more
Thrown Stone is pleased to announce the casts of our two special performances of Expressing Motherhood on July 23 at 7pm and 9pm at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Tickets go on sale on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 12 at 10am.
Seating is extremely limited, and the event is expected to sell out.
Since 2008, moms have been sharing their stories at Expressing Motherhood performances across the country. The show is built for the non-famous, non-published, and people who want to get out and express themselves. Read more
“Meet the Playwrights,” a lively and candid discussion with the award-winning authors of Cry it Out andBirds of North America will take place at the Ridgefield Library on July 29 at 7pm. In this Skype interview, led by SPACE on Ryder Farm founder Emily Simoness, Molly Smith Metzler and Anna Moench answer your questions about their plays live from Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by TownVibe and the Ridgefield Library, this is a unique opportunity to hear from two of the most exciting playwrights in the American Theatre as they discuss their process, their work on stage and screen, and the meaning of #CloseToHome.