We have them. We keep them. We share them. Sometimes. The 2008 Independent Theater People of the Year explore the greatest common denominator: SECRETS. What happens when what's private becomes public, truth is tested, and strangers' worlds collide?
Counting Squares Theatre is thrilled to say that the new version of our original play BIGGER THAN I was recently accepted into the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival. The Fringe Festival is a huge independent theatre festival that takes place in NYC during the summer. The festival of over 200 productions has been a springboard for various productions to Off-Broadway, Broadway, and beyond. BIGGER THAN I is a piece that we created as an ensemble almost three years ago, but like any piece of art we looked at it and realized that is was not finished. In doing so we opened up a whole new world of possibilities of where the original story could go. BIGGER THAN I is about secrets: why we have them, when we tell them, and how it effects us and those around us. BIGGER THAN I was originally a series of vignettes with unrelated story lines. Looking at what we had written we began to see a cohesive through-line to the story. We have worked as an ensemble to create a palette of lush characters and a plot that can only come from a group of artists working together. The New York International Fringe Festival runs from Aug 10th - 26th so check out FringeNYC for more information.
Counting Squares Theatre is a collective dedicated to telling stories in our own way. We are passionate about creating collaborative works within our company, and taking a fresh look at the classics. We were founded in 2007 as an outlet for our varying interests: acting, directing, producing, scenic design, writing, and music composition. Since its inception Counting Squares Theatre has produced seven full scale productions including: BOYS' LIFE, BENT, CARPE TUNNEL (a CST original devised work), WOYZECK, BIGGER THANi (the 1st incarnation), and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, as well as workshops of CAMP WANATACHI, SPANKY AND SPRY, and THE SCOURGE OF DISTRACTION. In 2008 Counting Squares Theatre received the award for The Independent Theatre People of the Year.
We are proud of where we have been and are excited about where we will go, but most importantly we are focused on where we are now. We are proud to be a grassroots ensemble based in NYC, and more specifically the amazing arts scene in Brooklyn. We get our inspiration from our surroundings and tell the stories of the world as we see it. We are truthful and edgy, but always try to temper life with a little humor. We believe that where you were last month is not all all where you will be next month, so like life, our collective is dynamic and versatile because we believe it will keep our story telling vital...plus it's fun.
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