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2019 Wish List

Our #CloseToHome Holiday Wishlist

We’re calling our 2019 season Close to Home, but not just because we’re presenting two new plays about family. Close to Home is an ethos. Whenever possible, we do our shopping with the Ridgefield merchants who so generously support our work.

It is in that spirit that we share with you our —

 #CloseToHome Holiday Wishlist

Thule Sleek City Stroller
Squash's Ridgefield Office Supply

Many of the things we need for our sets, lights, and costumes can be found right here in Ridgefield. When you purchase something for Thrown Stone at a local business, you’re not just ensuring a successful season of new theatre — you’re helping Ridgefield thrive.

Squashs RIDGEFIELD OFFICE SUPPLY

We do all our printing at Squashs. We need 1,000 programs at roughtly $1 apiece, along with postcards, business cards, and the occasional copy order. We’re also buying 10 new light post banners this year, which cost $500.  Simply call Whitney at (203) 438-3635 and tell her you’d like to add a gift in any amount to Thrown Stone’s account number, 5153.

Ridgefield Supply Company

Ridgefield Supply is our go-to for all our lumber and tools, and we’ll need to spend about $3,000 on these materials in 2019. Gift cards in any amount are greatly appreciated, and our account number is 5561.

Ridgefield Hardware Co.

We’re so lucky to have Ridgefield Hardware so close by when we need fasteners, wire, lightbulbs, or just about anything else you can think of. We’ll also need a couple of pairs of these binoculars for Birds of North America. All in, we expect to spend about $500 this year. You can purchase an Ace Gift Card in any amount and ship to: Thrown Stone Theatre Company, 26 Catoonah St #731, Ridgefield, CT 06877.

Audrey Road

We have some stylish characters to costume this year, and that means we’ll be visiting Audrey Road. They offer gift certificates in any increment, which you can leave at the store in Thrown Stone’s name. Call (203) 894-5182 or visit today.

Hutton’s Fine Men’s Wear

We’ll also need some costume items from Hutton’s  this year, including a tailored suit. You can purchase a gift certificate in any amount, with instructions to leave it at the store for Thrown Stone.

Ridgefield Bicycle Company

We need a fancy stroller for Cry It Out, and you can special order the Thule Sleek City Stroller with Bassinet at Ridgefield Bicycle Company for $999. RBC will have it shipped to the store. This item will be kept in like-new condition to donate to a mom in need after the season. Bonus! Thule products are made in Connecticut!

Destination Ridgefield

The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce offers gift certificates good at all member businesses, available for purchase at the Chamber office, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. There is a $2 processing fee for each certificate purchased.

While You’RE OUT SHOPPING

Stop in for refreshments at any of our partner establishments: The Village TavernThe Ancient Mariner, Cellar XV Wine Market, Bailey’s Backyard, Nod Hill Brewery, Terra Sole, 850° Woodfired, Gallo, Prime Taco/Prime Burger, Kafo, Millillo Farms, and Nature’s Temptations. Our other merchant partners include: Addessi Jewelers, Craig’s Fine Jewelry, Designs and Interiors by Ursula, and Fairfield County Bank.

Thank you

Thank you for remembering Thrown Stone in your year-end giving plans, and for shopping #CloseToHome. You can make a gift any time at thrownstone.org/donate, or on Facebook.

Thrown Stone's 2018 Interns

Thrown Stone’s 2018 Interns Enroll in Top Schools

Where Are They Now?

Thrown Stone congratulates our 2018 interns for enrolling in three of the top schools in the country.

Working closely with professional artists,  these interns got a master class in collaborative problem solving. The rigor of producing two new plays in repertory cannot be overstated, and their positions were indispensable. As you can see below, this program isn’t just for students interested in a degree in the arts — it’s for creative leaders in any field.

We salute these special scholars for their incredible achievements this summer and beyond.
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Aidan Meachem, Composer

Composer’s Corner

You remember Aidan Meachem as Ash in Thrown Stone’s debut, the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore. But did you know that Aidan was also a talented composer? In fact, Aidan wrote the score for Thrown Stone’s 2018 East Coast Premiere of Where All Good Rabbits Go by Karina Cochran. What’s next for the Berklee College of Music Sophomore? We’re thrilled to announce that Aidan will be back with an original score for the East Coast Premiere of Birds of North America by Anna Moench, opening July 19, 2019.

Actors' Equity Association 1913

SPT in the Spotlight

In 2019, Thrown Stone will begin its first year of the Actor’s Equity Association Small Professional Theatre (SPT) contract.

We’ve always been a professional company and contracted with union actors, but SPT is a contract we enter with the union as a company, which in addition to making us eligible for certain award recognition, stands as a long-term commitment to the highest artistic and operational standards.

This phased transitional agreement with the union will take place over the course of the next three years. We are grateful to Equity for creating this program for nascent professional companies to help grow their capacity and fulfill their obligations to working actors and stage managers.