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WOW. That’s the universally awed response of the members of the AFO Selection Committee to the tremendous tide of remarkable submissions we received for the 2013 All For One Theater Festival.
Submissions closed on March 31st, and since then the dozen members of the AFO Selection Committee and the AFO staff have been faced with the wrenching task of picking a mere handful of shows from the wealth of wonderful work.
We will be officially announcing the 2013 AFO Festival Selections on July 22nd, but meanwhile we must say a fervent thank you to those who submitted for pouring your heart and soul into your solo show, and for sharing your work with us.
And thank you to the daring dozen of the AFO Selection Committee – those AFO performers, educators, and other esteemed members of our community who gave so generously of their thought, time and caring in considering the submissions.
As tough as the selection process has been, it has been an invaluable opportunity to define what makes a piece of solo work an AFO show. We used our motto as a matrix, asking of each show, does it Inform/Inspire/Move/Matter? When the answer is an adamant yes! we have an AFO show – a piece of truly transformational theater that is powerful enough to change our hearts, minds and actions.
And indeed, the AFO Selection Committee and AFO staff have been forever transformed and humbled by our immersion in the magnificent outpouring of talent that has so blessedly come our way. And in return we hope the 2013 AFO Festival will provide not just the selected artists, but all who submitted, the opportunity to strengthen and find new support for their work.
All For One & One for All
All For One Theater Festival
The second in our series of year-round workshops: Transcribing The Bones with Heather Harpham, was a great success. Fun and informative, with some great work produced.
Her workshop is entitled: Tapping the Source: Creative Writing For Any Reason at All
Using innovative techniques to spark the evocation of imagery and spur automatic writing, Deb will help students tap the pure inner source from which rich, resonant material comes. Theater is all about the revelation of humanity, and by showing students how to silence their inner critic, Deb will lead students to the revelation of their own uniquely human creativity. This course is available for students of all levels.
By allowing students to reach and write from that place in which we dream, the workshop may also help you achieve your performing dreams. Each student will receive one-on- one coaching with Deb and will create material in class.
Date: Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm
Place: A.R.T./NY – Studio D
520 8th Ave, 3rd Floor
So, you know by now that AFO is more than just a festival. We’re a year-round non-profit that is building a community for solo performance. That’s a big part of why Mary Lou Shriber loves us! But we’ll let her tell you more about that:
“It’s a community and you support each other. . . We all have radically different stories to tell but they are all very important stories to our time.”
Want another way to show your love? Head over to twitter and tell us why you <3 AFO. Use the hashtag #IheartAFO and we’ll give you a free t-shirt and discount code for $10 off one of our year-round workshops.
Some think that Valentine’s Day only lasts 24 hours. But, here at AFO, we know it is a state of mind.
All February long, we are encouraging each and every one of you to talk about why you <3 AFO, and you haven’t disappointed us! With videos, tweets, hugs, and donations we’re feeling the love. Don’t think it has to stop now that February 14th has passed.
This is our Communications Intern, Kati:
she is smothered by AFO t-shirts, and only you can save her!!
Take an AFO T-shirt, and maybe she’ll see the light of day once again.
Meanwhile, here is Zero Boy (Death and Taxes, Mourning America) talking about why he <3 AFO and why your donation is so important:
“These stories are crucial to human development.”
Share the love! Donate now to become one of the February Fifteen. That’s fifteen new donors in February. That’s fifteen phenomenal people who are helping AFO live, breathe, and build a community for solo performance through our year-round programming and annual festival.
Help a non-profit out. Donate Now.
You’ve seen us talking about all the artists in our community, and how much they love AFO. Today is Valentine’s Day, so we want to remind you all that love is a two-way street.
So first, we have Joanna Rush (Asking For It) talking about why she loves AFO.
These artists and AFO have been in love for a long time. It’s a beautiful romance. But, we must confess. We have a crush on donors.
Here is Development Director, Patrice Miller, expressing her undying affection for that exquisite creature, the donor.
And Associate Producer, Corinne Woods, wants the world to know that donors make her heart go pitter-patter.
And last, our communications intern, Kati Frazier, adapts some Shakespeare for the ocassion.
Is this love unrequited? Say it isn’t so!
Our goal is fifteen new donors in February, show your love and be one of them. Donate now to become one of the February Fifteen. Your love and support helps us maintain our year-round programming and our festival, so that we can continue to create a community for solo theater.
Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and we’ve got loads of artists vying to be our valentine this year.
“AFO fest is very rapidly becoming the face of the solo community”
We’re blushing from all these compliments!
Do you <3 AFO, too? There are so many ways you can let us know! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. All February long if you tweet #IheartAFO we’ll send the love back (in the form of a T-shirt and a discount code for one of our year-round workshops)
Got some serious love for All For One? We need donors! Our goal is fifteen new donors in February. You could be one of the February Fifteen! Donate now. Whether it is 5 dollars or 5,000, your donation is crucial in helping AFO continue our festival and year-round programming
There is a ton of love heading our way this month!
To help us reach our goal of fifteen new donors in February, Katie Northlich (Panic Diaries) tells us why she hearts AFO.
“I’ve completely gained a community, that is one thing I did not have before. Absolutely”
Help us continue to give to these amazing solo artists. Donate now to become one of the February Fifteen! We need your help to continue to support solo theater.
February is a month full of love here at All For One. We already told you about our goal: fifteen new donors in February. Well, to help us achieve that goal our artists are telling the world why they love All For One and why your contribution to keep us going is so important!
Help change the face of art in New York, become one of the February Fifteen. Donate now to help us continue to put on the festival and year-round programming that is creating a community for solo performers.