Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Fishtank Performance Studio Debuts A New Window Play at July's First Friday

The Fishtank is sending audiences outside to play! Fishtank Curator Heidi Van and collaborator Ingrid Andrea Guertsen team up for "53 Days & 52 Nights", an epic and cinematic clown story in the Fishtank’s storefront window, giving Kansas City audience a truly unique “theater al fresco” experience.

Featuring Heidi Van, Ingrid Andrea Guersten & Coleman Crenshaw, with live musical accompaniment by Fishtank Resident Peter Lawless and Daniel Eichenbaum. Directed by Fishtank Resident Damian Torres-Botello, produced by HYBRID: A Theatre Collective.

Running July 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 & 12 at 9pm in the windows** of the Fishtank Perfomance Studio. Donations accepted at the door $5-15.

**All window performances are 30 - 35 minutes in legnth.

Support this show by pledging to our fund drive and receive VIP seats.

This production is generously sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, the New Theatre Restaurant, Birdies, the Fishtank Performance Studio and Digital Milk.

Digital Milk is a Kansas City based creative media collective providing our clients with unique, effective solutions to make noise in this competitive market. Defined by its trilogy of talent Digital Milk provides a full service audio and video production suite as well as in house motion graphics and design.... This allows us to create HD video and animation to use in social media, viral campaigns, web and television spots. Digital Milk services include: audio, video and graphic production, original music composition, creative services, corporate branding and identity campaigns, photography services, 3D imaging (CGI) and much more.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Prop 8 On Trial Receives Rocket Grant

Final selections have been made for the first recipients of Rocket Grants, a brand new funding opportunity available to artists who live within an 80-mile radius of downtown Kansas City. Rocket Grants are specifically intended to encourage work that is inventive and “under the radar”, and that engages or benefits an audience somewhere other than in a museum or art gallery. The long-term goal of the program is to not only encourage emerging and non-traditional art practices in the Kansas City region, but also to contribute to a thriving artists’ community.

"Prop 8 On Trial" is a multi-media performance examining the 2010 trial, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 that banned same-sex marriage. A workshop of "Prop 8 On Trial" debuted at the Fishtank in February.

Watch for news about upcoming performances at the Fishtank in September 2010!

Photos from Friday night's Singer Songwriter Showcase

Thursday, June 3, 2010


The Fishtank introduces a new series for singer/songwriters showcasing their original music and the stories behind them. Hosted by series curator, Daniel Quin Shay and featuring his original music as well as Kyle Hatley and Michael Hilboldt.

Doors open at 8:30, show starts at 9.
Donations accepted $5-15
Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon

The 5th Annual 12 Plays of Christmas

Join the Fishtank for our 5th Annual Holiday Show, THE 12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS! by Devon Barnes, Emma Carter , Coleman Crenshaw , Joseph De...