wrapping up

Hello friends, family, classmates, coworkers, and wonderful supporters of BrewedNYC:

Six weeks after our final performance, we are taking care of the last tasks of closing the show – donating costume pieces, finding homes for remaining props, and inputting the last numbers into our budget.

First – we’re delighted to share with you the final numbers:

  • Your donations helped to directly support 17 local artists – not just actors and our playwright and director, but photographers, venue director, and a team of designers – and to indirectly support the entire company of the New York Fringe itself (over 200 productions worth of creative, technical, and administrative personnel – and your donation paid for our share of keeping those people employed.)
  • Of our five performances, 3 out of 5 were sold-out houses(!), and the other two performances were no slouch either, at 86% and 54% capacity – if our smallest show is more than half full, we’ll take it.
  • With final ticket sales tabulated and accounted for, BREWED came in entirely in the black – every single expense is paid in full and every artist reimbursed for their work.

Now – and even better – we have some accolades and praise from some high places to share with you:

  • Our director, Jessi D. Hill, was recognized for her work on BREWED with a Fringe Overall Excellence Award – one of only three of the two hundred FringeNYC productions to be recognized!
  • TimeOut New York‘s Anna Ben Yehudi gave the production 4 stars, and praised both the play and the “stellar all-female cast”;
  • Major NYC theatre blog Theatre Is Easy blogger Sarah Weber was similarly wowed by the show, saying not only “The cast works off each other so organically you could believe they are sisters“, but “Brewed has a voice to offer in discussions of feminism and women in theatre.”

And in case you missed it, we had some pretty exciting press coverage in the weeks leading up to the show, including making the Best Bets of FringeNYC list for three different publications (Showscore, ZealNYC, and the Huffington Post), as well as a feature in the Huffington Post’s Why Women In Theatre Need Festivals Like FringeNYC (which name-dropped us as one of six shows to catch before it’s too late, noting “…if you’re elsewhere, keep your eyes peeled. You just might see these ladies on your TV screens before too long.“)

For those of you who were unable to join us from across the country, we’d love to share the following media:

  • A PDF digital program for the show (so you can see your name in our list of thanks – and the incredible prior accomplishments of our team. Seriously, we count some amazing credits – international productions, world premieres, Drama Desk nominations and grant awardees – not to mention some major companies on those bios.)
  • A PDF copy of our postcard the calling card of FringeNYC, which we included in mailings to all of our press and industry connections, as well as gave to local friends, family and coworkers as their hard-copy invite
  • Our awesome soundtrack (via Youtube channel) – assembled by our badass sound designer and friend, Miles Polaski, under the direction of Jessi Hill (just hit ‘play all’ and sit back for the full BREWED NYC experience)
  • And – this photo, taken minutes before we went on stage for our final, sold-out show:

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Thank you for your support, for your presence, and for your unwavering cheerleading. We are so proud of this show and this experience, and you – yes you –  made it possible.

With love, gratitude and fisticuffs,

The BREWED team

PS – what’s next for Brewed and the sisters? All we can say is – stay tuned.
The fight ain’t over yet.

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