Signature Stories: Volume 14 - Page 4

AROUNDTHECENTER 1 There is so much to be a part of as Signature invites audiences to celebrate 25 years of Off-Broadway excellence with special events throughout the season. The first preview of every show this season will start with a 25th Anniversary Champagne Toast. Everyone is invited, so whether you have a ticket to the show or not, join us before the show to celebrate! We have also kicked off our new program of free events in The Pershing Square Signature Center called SigSocials. Our first event took place at the end of August and with the help of our friends at Brother Jimmy’s BBQ and Tito’s Vodka we were able to throw an end of summer BBQ. Stay tuned for the next SigSocial! And finally, don’t miss out on our Signature Voices video series, an original interview series featuring over 50 playwrights, directors, actors, and designers sharing personal memories of working on Signature productions over the past 25 years. With a new story every Friday, stay tuned to our website and social media to hear all of the stories these people have to share. (left): Audiences enjoying Signature Cocktail Hour. (below): Bill Irwin at Signature Voices video shoot. 2 Residency Five Playwright Annie Baker and Residency One Playwright A.R. Gurney Launch 25th Anniversary Season Signature kicked off the 2015-16 25th Anniversary Season with two world premiere productions: John by Annie Baker and Love & Money by A.R. Gurney. We were thrilled to welcome Annie to the Center for her first Residency Five production, directed by Tony Award-winner (and former Signature intern) Sam Gold, and featuring Lois Smith, who returned to the Signature stage for the fifth time. The world premiere of Love & Money, a co-production with Westport Country Playhouse, welcomed back WCP’s Artistic Director Mark Lamos as director of Pete’s final production as a Residency One playwright at Signature. It has been an honor to have Pete in residence at Signature during his three productions over the last year, and we are delighted to have him as part of the Signature family. Thank you to all who joined us for the first shows of the 25th Anniversary Season – we’ll see you around the Center! 3 25,000 Gifts for our 25th Anniversary Season Count Me In! WHEN YOU MAKE A DONATION TO SIGNATURE THEATRE, YOU MAKE POSSIBLE: • Signature’s singular mission to honor and celebrate the playwright • $25 tickets for all through our innovative Signature Ticket Initiative, which has provided over 700,000 affordable tickets over the past 10 years • Putting playwrights at the center of the creative process through our one-of-a-kind Residency Programs • The kind of artistic excellence recognized by the 2014 Regional Theatre Tony Award Join the celebration and be counted! 1. Georgia Engel, Christopher Abbott, and Lois Smith in John. 2. Annie Baker at first rehearsal for John. 3. A.R. Gurney and Gabriel Brown at first rehearsal for Love & Money. 4. Joe Paulik, Gabriel Brown, and Maureen Anderman in Love & Money. 3 4 CALL our Ticket Services Office at (212)-244-7529 to make your gift over the phone. VISIT signaturetheatre.org/Support/Donate to make your gift online. 4