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P.J. Riley

Innovative Modular Stage Donated to Thrown Stone

A chance encounter propels Thrown Stone years into the future

On the sunny afternoon of June 3, 2017, Thrown Stone Production Manager Cyrus Newitt was at the Murray Hill Street Fair in Manhattan. The Snarks, Ltd., a local theatre institution, was attending in costume as historic Murray Hill characters, and Cyrus was their J.P. Morgan. So it was, in tops and tails, that he was introduced to Paula J. Riley, Artistic Director of The Spiral Theatre Studio.

Over the course of many years, the Spiral had developed an innovative theatrical concept: The Spiral Stage. With eight modular rhombus-shaped platforms, the stage can be configured to create an endless array of immersive environments. And since each piece can be easily moved by actors, these environments can morph right before the audience’s eyes. Built sustainably — literally at a 1-horse-powered sawmill in Pennsylvania — this stage was designed with the intent of reducing the cost and waste inherent in set builds and load-ins. Read more

Townvibe's Cocktails with the Cast

Townvibe’s Cocktails with the Cast – July 22

 Get TicketsJoin Townvibe on Saturday, July 22 for a very special evening with the cast of Milk.

Begin the night with the 8pm performance of the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore at Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

Immediately following the show, celebrate Thrown Stone’s founding production with the cast and creative team. Enjoy craft cocktails by Litchfield Distillery, a delicious spread by Luna Rossa, and a musical performance by Connecticut singer-songwriter, Parker Hu.

“beautiful, maybe even magical” — CT Indie


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2017 NCCF Awards Coffee

Thrown Stone Awarded New Canaan Community Foundation Grant

Arts, Culture, and Community Resources Grant Recipients
Arts, Culture, and Community Resources Grant Recipients

Norwalk Community College PepsiCo Theatre – Thrown Stone was honored today at the 2017 New Canaan Community Foundation Grant Awards with $500 in support of the U.S. Premiere of Milk, a new play by Ross Dunsmore, to be presented July 14-30 at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Thrown Stone was one of 73 organizations — including 17 in Arts, Culture & Community Resources — to receive support.
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Hersam Acorn Arts MILK feature

MILK Feature: Tickets On Sale Now

The Ridgefield Press published a feature on Milk in Arts and Leisure today. You can read it here. Many thanks to Janis Gibson for spending a lovely Sunday morning with us last week discussing theatre, Ridgefield, and our story. As the article says, tickets are now available.

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This is a limited run in a very intimate space, so it is a good idea to book your seats early. Thanks for your support. We can’t wait to see you at the show! 

MILK at RCD

Venue Announcement for MILK

Thrown Stone is pleased to announce that Milk by Ross Dunsmore will have its U.S. Premiere at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.

Ideally situated in the center of Ridgefield with ample parking and dining options, RCD is the perfect intimate venue. Inside, we’re creating a 50-seat “black box” theatre, with raised seating, lights, sound, and set. We’re also preparing a fabulous spread of concessions and all the hospitality you would expect on Broadway — right here in town.

Stay tuned for ticket information

As we said, there are only 50 seats in the house and the run is limited. Watch for the announcement and book early to ensure you get a seat!

In closing, we want to give a a shout-out to our collaborators: Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance, Ridgefield Chorale, and Ridgefield Library. Launching a new theatre company is anything but a sure bet, but our wonderful friends Amy Piantaggini, Lesley Lambton, and Daniela Sikora have never wavered in their support. Thank you!

Values

What do you value?

Ridgefield is a special place for the arts. It has rich history, world-class practitioners, and a devoted audience that understands both the economic and and personal impact the arts has on our lives. What Ridgefield didn’t have until this year, was a professional theatre company dedicated to new plays. Read more