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Torrent Engine 18 is transforming a 19th century Boston firehouse into a flexible theater/art gallery space
Torrent Engine 18 is transforming a 19th century Boston firehouse into a flexible theater/art gallery space
362 backers pledged $23,181 to help bring this project to life.

Contractors WANTED! Doomsday Gala was AMAZING! The Kickstarter packages are COMING!

Hello friends of Torrent Engine 18,

We have been diligently working on our beloved firehouse. We've had an unfortunate setback--we fired our main contractor for incompetence and general bad faith. We are currently looking for licensed contractors in the following fields: masonry, structural carpentry, roofing, and excavation. We have a 203K loan--if you/your contractor has experience working with rehab loans, that would be most excellent.

This is a high-prestige project that has a number of home design/improvement publications interested in the results. Any interested contractors can reach us at

Check out our current work on the building:

Inside the Firehouse

Outside the Firehouse


We have no words for the beauty created by the performers, crew, and guests for the Doomsday Gala. Please, look at the pictures and video for a small glimpse of the magic.

THANK YOU to all of our performers & crew: Amanda Palmer, Neil Gaiman, Janaka Stuckey, Cormac Bride, Walter Sickert, Edrie, Meff, Rachel Jayson, Jojo Lazar, TJ Horn, Mike Leggio, Mali Sastri, Eowyn Evans, Clare Collar, Kelley Kipperman, Natasha Sorokin, Amy Macabre, Chelsea Shuten, Tarah Alton, Alex Tober, Margaret Loscuito, Lauren Blake, Al Taylor, Rachel Hock, Emily Frederick, Janelle LaMarche, Lainey Schooltree, Nick Amento, Rick Frank, Heidi Jersey, Chris McIntosh, Liam O’Sullivan, Meaghan Q. Sinclair, Harmony Dawn, Pete Gamache, Dei Christianson, Jenn Thomson, Daemon Pratt, Erik Angra, Jason Elon Goodman, Renata Certo-Ware, Gina Manning, Meredith Goldstein, and Matt Lee.


Boston Globe - Neil Gaiman, book tours, and frozen peas

STUFF - Torrent Engine 18 Benefit Gala at Dorchester's First Parish Church

Boston Phoenix - Get Seen » At the Torrent Engine 18 Benefit Gala

Gala Pictures

Gala Video

Neil Gaiman recites "The Night Before My Wedding"

Neil Gaiman recites "The Day The Saucers Came"


It took a while to get all your survey responses, but now we have them in hand and have ordered your chosen T-shirts sizes from Hemlock Ink, a Somerville-based T-shirt printer. All T-shirts are made in the USA. Check out the design (created by Torrent Engine 18 co-owner E. Stephen Frederick) below!

Much love,

Katherine Bergeron of Torrent Engine 18

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    1. Belinda Be on November 5, 2013

      Loved my T-Shirt! Glad to hear you have a new contractor. hope all is going great with the Torrent Engine and Co.!