Thrown Stone is honored to welcome Andrew Levine to our Board of Directors. Andrew has been an integral advisor to and advocate for Thrown Stone since our inception, and we are delighted to benefit from his vision, his leadership, and his passion for new work as we continue to build the company.
Andrew has enjoyed a multifaceted career in the performing arts, working as a musician, arts administrator, educator and producer. Currently he serves as the managing director of the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in lower Manhattan. Previously Andrew served as the Executive Director of the York Theatre Company.
“I believe Thrown Stone, under the leadership of Jason Peck and Jonathan Winn, brings to our community a new perspective on the stories we need to tell each other,” says Levine. “More than that, these new plays have the power to bring some healing to our fractured present and help us find empathy and compassion for ourselves and for the ‘other’. It’s why theater is so necessary and it’s an exciting journey to be on.”
ABOUT THROWN STONE THEATRE COMPANY
Thrown Stone cultivates artists and audiences through opportunity, education, and mentorship, emphasizing new work and unconventional approaches to repertoire. We are committed to integrity, inclusiveness, and using technology to serve the region with theatre of distinction.
Check out this Joe Myers feature in the Connecticut Post Arts & Leisure section:
Jonathan Winn and Jason Peck have created Thrown Stone Theatre Company in Ridgefield to put on new plays that excite them, not to be locked into the demands of justifying a pricey home base. They are starting with the U.S. premiere of “Milk,” by Ross Dunsmore, running through July 30, in temporary digs at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance.
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
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.
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. Read more
Join Thrown Stone at the Ridgefield Library for three engaging discussions that highlight the themes of the U.S. Premiere of Milk by Ross Dunsmore, opening July 14th for a limited engagement at the Ridgefield Conservatory of Dance. Whether you crave connection, camaraderie, or chocolate, there’s something for you in these lively community events.
Thrown Stone is honored to welcome Daniela Sikora to our Board of Directors. As Artistic Director of the Ridgefield Chorale for nearly twenty years, her community leadership extends far beyond her formidable musical gifts. Countless lives have been touched by her teaching, her advocacy, and her friendship. Read more
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.