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Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 15:19
Kabarett
Dearest Friends of the Orchard Project-The 2018 Orchard Project is more than halfway over, but with events like tomorrow's Celebrity Filled KABARETT to our member events next weekend, there is still so much to come.  We can't imagine our time in Saratoga Springs coming without involving as many of our local friends as possible. With so much to look forward to, come and join us and be a part of something new. COMING UP:The 2018 OP KabarettFriday, June 29, 8pmPutnam Place, Saratoga SpringsBUY SINGLE TICKETS HEREAn immersive evening of drink, interactive curiosities, and celebrity entertainment. Join us in celebrtion of The Orchard Project. This is our last big event at Putnam Place for the summer season and you don't want to miss it. "Mr Showbiz" himself, Murray Hill will host the talents of Tony Award-Winner Tonya Pinkins, Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Mark Indelicato (Ugly Betty), Valorie Curry (Veronica Mars), Sam Underwood (The Following), and other...
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 15:52
Tom Toro
Dear all,We are proud to announce the six original, independent pilots selected to participate in our first annual Episodic Lab. More than 430 artists applied to the inaugural year of this program, which will help writers develop television and episodic content, working with accomplished showrunners and producers as mentors. Set amongst celebrity cruises, the Cape Town Hip-Hop scene, The Las Vegas Strip, a 1960s Immigrant Soccer Club and more, these pilots represent a wide array of writers with a wide array of backgrounds. Selected artists and projects include: BRIGHTSTAR! By Michael Cyril Creighton; CRACK'D by Nako Adodoadji; THE PARK by Amy Jephta; THE SHAMROCKS by Chris Sharp and Kate Barry; THE STRIP by Tom Toro; and TINO & HEDDY by Patricia Scanlon and Louis Mustillo.With our Episodic Lab, the Orchard Project will do even more of what we do best: giving artists access to top-notch peers and leaders eager to share ideas, plus the time, space, and support...
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:50
Kabarett
Dearest Friends of the Orchard Project-With our second session of work coming to a close this weekend, Saratoga Springs has been a hive of activity — over 20 new shows have already been worked on at the Orchard Project, and we continue to welcome more world class artists to Saratoga Springs by the day.  We continue to open the doors periodically to our many local friends and industry: From our Session Two Cabaret tonight to our June 29th Celebrity Filled Fundraiser, there is much to come.  We can't imagine our time in Saratoga Springs coming without involving as many of our local friends as possible. With so much to look forward to, come and join us and be a part of something new. COMING UP:The Orchard Project Work-in-Progress CabaretFriday June 22, 8pm, Members onlyEach session, over 30 amazing artists come to develop world class new work at the Orchard Project, and our work-in-progress cabarets are fun and informal ways to see them share work that might...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 14:32
Tom Toro
THE ORCHARD PROJECT ANNOUNCES PARTICIPANTS IN NEW EPISODIC LAB FOR TV WRITERSWriters to Develop Pilots on Celebrity Cruises, Hip-Hop, The Las Vegas Strip, a 1960s Immigrant Soccer Club, and MoreSaratoga Springs, NY (June 21, 2018) — The Orchard Project, a nationally renowned performance laboratory, today announced the six original, independent pilots selected to participate in its first annual Episodic Lab. More than 430 artists applied to the inaugural year of the Episodic Lab, which will help writers develop television and episodic content, working with accomplished showrunners and producers as mentors. The pioneer artists include playwrights, cartoonist, and screenwriters — and they are working on a diverse set of pilots, focusing on everything from the world of rap to the world of celebrity cruises. Selected artists and projects include: BRIGHTSTAR! By Michael Cyril Creighton; CRACK'D by Nako Adodoadji; THE PARK by Amy Jephta; THE SHAMROCKS by Chris Sharp and Kate...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:15
Charles Busch
Dearest Friends of the Orchard Project-We are still coming down from the excitement of our first session of 2018, our evening with Lady Rizo, and our first of our 2018 Work-In-Progress Cabarets. And even better is what is still ahead: From Tony Award-nominated legend Charles Busch at Putnam Place to our Session Two Cabaret to our June 29th Celebrity Filled Karaoke Kabaret, there is much to come.  We can't imagine our time in Saratoga Springs coming without involving as many of our local friends as possible. With so much to look forward to, come and join us and be a part of something new. COMING UP:Charles Busch: My Kinda 60'sJune 15 at 8pm at Putnam PlaceFor four decades, the TONY-award nominated actor, playwright and drag-legend Charles Busch has written and starred in such adored and timeless comedies as “Vampire Lesbians of Sodom”, “Psycho Beach Party”, “The Divine Sister”, “The Lady in Question”, “Charles Busch’s Cleopatra” and “The Tale of the...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 15:04
BUSK
In just one week, the 2018 Orchard Project has... Hosted hundreds of attendees at the second annual BUSK!, featuring street performers and artists from its famed residencies... Launched its 2018 cutting edge Cabaret Series with the ever-bold and groundbreaking Lady Rizo at the gorgeously renovated Putnam Place... Served over 600 meals already to artists from all over the US who came to Saratoga Springs to develop big new shows... Worked on the first NINE of THIRTY new shows it will be supporting this summer, including circus work, new musicals and plays, cabaret... Watched the ingenious Manual Cinema test and create hundreds of new shadow puppets... Interviewed young activitsts from around the region and country as part of a new piece by long time Tectonic Theatre Project company members...  Seen the Red Trousers and Pure Chaos teams juggle all the way up to 30 feet high on a daily basis... Hear countless stories from downtown NYC legend Penny Arcade......
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 07:49
Lady Rizo
Tonight! Join us after the 2018 BUSK! In Congress Park to continue kicking off the 2018 Orchard Project in style:Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit and soaring voice. Rizo leads us to our own utopian island nation..with no walls, only velvet curtains.Doors 8pmPutnam Place, Saratoga Springs, NY“★★★★★ – "boasts a powerhouse set of pipes and personality galore." - The Times of LondonFree for Orchard Project Members and FriendsFor information or to RSVP, call the Orchard Project at 646 760 6767https://www.ladyrizo.comThis exciting performance will take place after BUSK! https://www.facebook.com/events/906707159499243/
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 14:03
OP 2018
Be a Part of Something New!

Hello! The Orchard Project kicks off again this week and we’re hoping to see you this June and July. We thank you for your support and involvement in the past; we could not do what we do without the participation of our great community of artists and supporters. The Orchard Project continues to expand - from launching new programs in NYC to lengthening our programs in Saratoga Springs. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to renew your membership. We are once again capping memberships, and once they fill up, there is no guarantee our exciting events will have single tickets on sale. As a reminder, your membership is tax deductible, but more importantly, helps both you and I to be a part of something new. We’re able to do what we do because of sustaining members and for that, we are massively grateful.
Dont miss out on what we have planned, including these upcoming events:


JUNE 3, 2018 2pm-6pm: BUSK! Congress Park, Saratoga Springs...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:41
OP 2018
Greetings from the Orchard Project!As summer quickly approaches, the Orchard Project is proud to announce the artists, teams, and ensembles participating in its twelfth summer theatre residency program. More than 30 artists and ensembles were selected for residencies this summer from nearly 600 theatre artists and companies who applied. The artists, teams, and companies will come to Saratoga Springs from across the United States and the world to accelerate projects at various stages of development. Throughout the program, the Orchard Project will also present a series of special events and cabarets for the public by OP residents and associated artists. For more information on our public events, visit our website.The artists and companies selected to participate in the 2018 Orchard Project include:   Manual Cinema (IL), working on its adaptation of Frankenstein, incorporating “laboratory" of cameras, overhead projectors, actors, and puppets with a live score for chamber ensemble...
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 15:38
TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW
A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW BENEFITING THE ORCHARD PROJECTAPRIL 23, 2018THE PRINCE GEORGE BALLROOM BUY TICKETS ONLINE VIP COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND SILENT AUCTION AT 6:30PMTASTING MENU DINNER, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE AT 7:30PMOPEN BAR THROUGHOUT, AFTER-PARTY TO FOLLOWFEATURING NEW FOOD FROM:Chickpea and Olive, Croteaux Vineyards, Food Network Personal Chef: Sweet Sage, Jing Fong,Mahalo Bakery, Moon Man, Saffron Indian Cuisine, Six Points Brewery, Stuf'd,Two Notes Wine, What's The Dillaz, Yave Tequila and MORE!We hope that you will join us for this year’s star-studded gala, A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW, on Monday, April 23, 2018. After its successful first year, we are once again celebrating of the best of the new — from new food to new work.A TASTE OF SOMETHING NEW will extend our tradition of supporting new work to showcasing some of the best new food around, enjoying tastes of more than a dozen of New York City's best new restaurants and individual chefs...