|artist rendering of the Gaiety Theatre facade|
Friday, October 15, 2010
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The Gaiety stands at the gateway to the Tenderloin. It connects the Taylor Street Art Corridor to the Mid-Market Redevelopment Project; and stands along side notable neighbors such as The Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, the EXIT Theatre, FarmerBrown, the Golden Gate Theater, the Community Benefit District, Showdogs, the Luggage Store, the Passion Cafe, and soon, CityPlace.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
After securing funding for Phase I, the build out for the Façade, the Ultimate Concessions Stand, and the Event Space, it will take six months of construction to open. Upon securing funding for Phase II, the build out expands into the basement for the workshop, the costume shop, offices/studios, and a community meeting space. Upon securing funding for Phase
III, the build out expands onto the second floor for additional offices/studios and another community meeting space.
The Gaiety Project has three major revenue streams: 1) Space Rental: Event, Office/Studio, Community Space; 2) Food and Beverage Sales: the Ultimate Concessions Stand and Cafe is a gourmet small plate, wine and beer bar; and 3) the Lost Art Sanctuary: a grant/subsidy program allowing companies to pay full commercial rental rates to the theatre.
The Lost Arts are creative mediums ready for a renaissance—the circus arts, burlesque, puppetry, etc. With the Gaiety Project subsidizing rents for companies that incorporate these arts into more accessible media, we provide a social platform to educate underrepresented artists and companies to become financially self-sustaining.
Sean Owens, the Gaiety’s Artistic Director, is the resident playwright for the
EXIT Theatre, named the city's Best Comic Playwright by the SF Weekly, and celebrates his 20th year as a playwright.
Cameron Eng, the Gaiety’s Managing Director, has been a key developer, designer and producer for Impossible Productions at the Dark Room Theater, helping to turn it into a successful year-round venue for live theatre, performance art, and sketch comedy.