Airmid Theatre Company Overview
Target demographics: Airmid draws audiences from across the Long Island metropolitan region to its annual free Summer Theatre Festival, to readings and other programs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500+
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: assist in planning events and fund rasiers.
Geographic areas served: Long Island and the greater metropolitan region
Programs: Taking the Stage: Business Skills Development Series -- This series consists of two separate programs: "The Art of Business Presentations," and "Executive Presence: Your Role in the Office and Beyond." Both are 1 to 2 day seminars that focus on basics and expanding on those basics of executive presence and speaking in a presentation. Both seminars offer feedback and personal coaching.
All She Wrote Concert-style Performance and Discussion Series -- A series of staged readings designed to investigate works by women of various periods.
Airmid Family Series -- Performing plays dating back to the 1550s that were written specifically to entertain young theatregoers and their families.
Airmid Research Library -- Collects, preserves, and enhances the works of women playwrights world wide, to make the collections accessible for scholars for advanced research.
Professional Development Programs for Educators -- These programs explore the process of producing and teaching theatre, providing educators with new tools to expand their students' participation and understanding.
Translation Workshop -- Airmid recovers the best texts written by female playwrights from all nations and ages for study, translation, and ultimately, for production in English.
For more information on these programs, visit our facebook page or website.
Airmid aims to:
--produce performances of significant dramatic works written by women throughout history,
--engage in the ongoing research and recovery of classic plays by women,
--mentor emerging female theatre practitioners,
--commission and create new works by women for the theatre,
--expand the dramatic canon of works by women for study and production.
With these plays at the heart of its mission, the company creates a safe home for women artists, igniting broad public recognition of the essential contribution women have made to the worlds of theatre, dramatic literature.
By establishing the history of playwriting by women and professionally producing their work with actors of both genders as the playwrights intended, we open the door to broader discussion on women's roles today, and in the future.