It has been nearly one month since I've taken a few moments to breathe, and login to our blog and write. I've missed it. But things have been a bit nuts lately.
Nuts I say!
Good... but nuts. Our partners and clients and friends are all doing some really wonderful things these days, which means we've been hitting the ground running with them as they work to meet their missions in fresh, meaningful ways. So let's catch up on some highlights over the past four weeks that I have neglected to share.
1. MCC Theater opened their acclaimed production of Smokefall.
We had a great time with the team at the theater celebrating opening night of the gripping, magical family drama. It runs just one more week... if you are in New York City, go see it.
2. The next day, the artwork we designed for Smokefall made its television debut on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
And that was exciting to see.
3. That same night our friends at Primary Stages opened The Body of an American.
And it received the coveted The New York Times Critics' Pick for a wonderful production directed by Jo Bonney. It, too, closes on March 20. You should see the haunting, true story of a war journalist.
4. We're launching a new website for Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the coming weeks.
After the time in New York City, I boarded a redonkulously early morning flight and flew to Rapid City to spend time with Liz and Cecily at Thunder Valley to train their team on the new content management system and website, and work on the final content migration. It's a sweet site, and we cannot wait to share it with all of you. Liz and Cecily have been nothing but a joy to work with.
5. (Mis)casting was announced, and we're waist deep in design for the musical revue of the year.
We've love working on this fundraiser for MCC Theater, which last year raised more than $1 million for the organization's education programming. This year's cast includes Megan Hilty, Aaron Tveit, Cynthia Erivo and many more. Show only tickets are available to the April 4 event.
6. The new Club for Boys newsletter is out... and the stories are just superb.
We get to work with Carri and Chantel on the Club for Boys' quarterly newsletter for donors and members, and we are consistently moved by the work they do... and the impact they have. They've had some great press coverage recently, too.
7. Advocacy at the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures.
Maria and her team are gearing up for a number of upcoming training opportunities for artists, and just got back from advocating in Washington, D.C. Plus, they just announced more than $300,000 in grants that support Latino artists doing groundbreaking work. Bravo!
8. Fun reflection on Feeding South Dakota's successful capital campaign.
Matt and I had the opportunity to talk with development officers across Feeding America's network about the work we partnered with Feeding South Dakota on to raise capital funds for 3 new facilities and program enhancements. What a joy it was to reflect with Kerri on the good work their organization does.
9. Ironbound begins previews at The Women's Project and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
The script is fierce. Marin Ireland is fierce. Get tickets now.
10. bushCON is right around the corner.
We're bringing Morning Fill Up to Minneapolis, and bringing along a cohort of 12 amazing people from the East of 5th District in Rapid City too. We can't wait to announce our group... soon. Get details about the upcoming 2-day event.
And one more...
11. We just announced a new addition to The Garage Concert Series.
We have our hands in a lot of different things, including a number of events at our coworking space in Rapid City. In a partnership with Jackalope Studios, we just announced our sponsorship of the Bad Bad Hats concert on April 23. They're currently on tour with Third Eye Blind, and then... they'll be performing at The Garage. Get tickets here... it is almost sold out.