Greetings, Friends of ColdTowne Theater!
It's been a long time since Arthur, Justin and I have communicated with you regarding the status of the space, and our overall vision for ColdTowne Theater. In 2011, we poured our hearts and souls into the new space project -- hiring architects, engineers, meeting with neighborhood committees -- only to have our plans fall through at the 11th hour. This came as a shock to us -- and to you, who dedicated your time, passion and money to our plan.
To those of you who have been wondering, "What's next for ColdTowne?" and heard back nothing, we apologize. We want to start making that up to you now by letting you in on the exciting developments that we have been working on behind the scenes for the last few months. ColdTowne is about to undergo an exciting rebirth!
We're presently in negotiations for a long term lease in our current space, which will afford us the ability to expand as we have planned. Some of these plans are still up in the air, as we work with our landlords to hash out the details. We are, however, far enough along in the process to begin making several improvements to the space. Beginning next week we will have both a men's and women's bathroom. Soon after that we'll be getting fancy new theater lights. All the while we'll be revamping the decor and atmosphere of the space with an eye towards making it friendlier to both performers and audience members. And this, hopefully, is just the tip of the iceberg!
If you donated money to fund the new space project, rest assured that that money is going towards building improvements as we speak.
Our goal is for ColdTowne Theater to be the central creative hub for comedians in Texas. We want to build a clubhouse for funny people to congregate, trade ideas and to make art. We want to create a permanent and sustainable home for this incredible community that we're honored to be a part of. In short, we want to spend the rest of our lives with you.
Arthur, Justin and I are doubling down and committed to making this vision a reality for all of us. We're busting ass every day to make this dream a reality.There's no way we would have gotten this far without your continued support and assistance. You have had our back from the beginning, and it means the world to us. To everyone who has helped out in huge or tiny ways (from covering an intern shift, to just being funny and working on their craft), thank you.
Jastroch, Justin and Arthur