“The first rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is you do not talk about Fight Club.” —Tyler Durden in the film Fight Club
“Maybe we have to break everything to make something better out of ourselves.” —The Narrator in Fight Club
“I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member.” -Groucho Marx
It’s not enough to love theatre and want to make theatre. Just as important is to go SEE theatre. It’s live. Ephemeral. Here today. Gone tomorrow. You gotta be there.
It’s also a community of artists. One that supports each other and the art they make.
Theatre has always struggled for audience. But now more than ever. According to this 2022 LAT article, “We’re driving straight up the cliff’: Theater is back, but recovery proves perilous”, audience levels are down 50% from 2019, pre-pandemic levels, ticket revenue is only one-third of where it was, and costs are way up.
So we’ve started Vs. Theatre Club.
What is Vs. Theatre Club you ask?
The first rule of Vs. Theatre Club is…
Vs. Theatre Club is a new Vs. Studio initiative. We gather together. We see plays together. That’s it.
On average, it’ll be one play a month.
We had our first outing in January. Our second is tonight to see THE FIRST DEEP BREATH at the Geffen Playhouse.
If you want to be part of Vs. Theatre Club (all are welcome) and/or have suggestions on how to make it better, email me at email@example.com.
Regardless of your interest in joining a club, do me a favor and go see a play this month. And if you dig it, tell people about it.
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