December 19, 2014
I'm very pleased to announce that FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE is the second of ten "People of the Decade" in the Indie Theater Hall of Fame!
Flux's current show, Once Upon a Bride There Was a Forest, a new play by Kristen Palmer, is playing through tomorrow at 4th Street Theatre in NYC. Find details here.
As you may know, when we launched the Hall of Fame last month, we asked all of the inductees to vote for those members who, in their view, had made the most significant and outstanding contributions to the NYC indie theater scene during the past ten years. We think that this is a particularly meaningful recognition because it is bestowed upon these individuals and companies by their peers. We're announcing the 10 honorees weekly, one each Friday from now until February 13th.
While Flux was cited for consistent artistic excellence--they produce several new American plays every year, and their diversity, range and quality are hugely respected; a sampling of some of their plays are available on Indie Theater Now--many of those who selected them as Person of the Decade also noted their history of service to the community, with programs like Flux Sundays, where they create a nurturing and safe environment for artists to develop new work.
Flux is led by artistic director August Schulenburg and managing director Heather Cohn, and has a large cadre of artistic partners that includes no fewer than four individuals who are also members of the Hall of Fame (Chinaza Uche, Becky Byers, Kia Rogers, and Sol Crespo).
Please join me in congratulating all of the folks at Flux for this accolade they have deservedly been awarded by their peers. And watch for our third Person of the Decade on the day after Christmas!