About this project
Synetic Theater lost its rehearsal space in Arlington in March of 2013 and its current Studio space lease will be up in August of 2013. Luckily, we found a great space within walking distance of the Crystal City metro and our performance venue. It’s large (<5,000 sq. ft.), modern and easily accessible. We need to renovate the space to create 3 top-notch classrooms to be used for rehearsals, classes, and community events. The space will become a true artistic hub of Synetic programs and home to the Synetic community.
Where’s it going to be? In Crystal City, Arlington, VA at 2155 Crystal Plaza Arcade with direct access to Metro and all the shops and restaurants along Crystal Drive. The projected cost of just moving into the space is about $25,000. This doesn't even take into account any of the expenses of creating cozy lounges, updating the restrooms and installing a shower (a dream for sweaty actors).
The total project cost is $110,000.
This is where you come in. You can SAVE THE STUDIO and make sure we continue to create the amazing shows you have come to expect from Synetic and to teach classes to hundreds of local kids. Please consider making a donation; no donation is too big or too small. We are also talking to foundations and corporate donors for larger gifts, so let us know if your company can help us meet the stretch goals and create an amazing home for Synetic Company and students.
WHAT YOU ARE HELPING US TO ACHIEVE:
+ Produce 4 unique large-scale artistic productions in the 2013/14 season: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Twelfth Night, Hamlet... the rest is silence, and The Three Men in Boat.
+ Produce the Teen production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and train over 20 talented teens in the craft of professional acting.
+ Train over 300 children and adults in the Synetic theatrical style.
+ Create an artistic hub for training and exploration for local artists.
We need $25,000 to cover the bare costs of moving into the space – but if we are able to raise more than that amount, we could really create a modern and comfortable Studio to host all our programs. We could engage more artists and teach more classes and offer our popular summer camps to more kids.
YES! If we work together, we can build something great. With more capital we can make SYNETIC STUDIO even more awesome for everyone. Here are some of the things we can achieve:
• $25,000 = THE BARE MINIMUM
• $30,000 REHEARSAL ROOM: - We will create a large classroom and rehearsal studio for Synetic shows
• $20,000 TEEN CLASSROOM – We will build a classroom to train Teens and host the Teen Production program
• $20,000 KIDS CLASSROOM – We will create a classroom to teach physical theater to kids ages 4 to 10.
• $15,000 ACTOR HAPPINESS – We will add a shower and a lounge to make happy actors.
• $20,000 DANCE FLOOR – We will install a sprung dance floor = happy knees for our actors and students.
Synetic Theater is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Some donations are tax deductible.
Risks and challenges
We’ve done a ton of research and planning, but there are always things that can pop up. We plan to open the new Studio in October of 2013, but as you know, some delays may occur in the construction schedule.
However, we know if we get to a problem we don't know how to solve, we can find someone who does know. We’ll work with our landlord - Vornado/ Charles E. Smith – to accomplish this project and they know a lot about renovations.
Our timeline for the Month of October 2013 allows for a considerable amount of wiggle room incase we experience any delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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