A Few Brief Thoughts on the Closing of the Kraine Theater
There are many people in the indie theatre world that I’m sure have far more to say about the Kraine Theater, but here’s my two cents:
In May 2019, four months after my first full-length play A Therapy Session with Myself (after 7 prior shorter works) debuted at the NYWinterfest, I began to use the several funds raised on GoFundMe to schedule the first of several monthly (yes, you read that correctly - ahh, my 20s) performances of a continuous run of the play. As a writer, I like to think I’ve written better plays since this one which I began writing in 2015, but I still consider it one of my prouder achievements and I like to think it led to a fair share of career opportunities I might not have had otherwise. As a producer, even if it showed how young I was in many respects, one of the venue staff members at the time is now working with us on bringing our new play series to life this Fall at said staff member’s new venue, soo…I like to think I left a somewhat favorable overall impression at the time? In any case, none of this would have happened at all back then, if I didn’t have the chance to present my own work at the Kraine in what already feels like a different era, and for that, I’ll always be thankful.