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Many of you have been asking how the fundraising is going to purchase our UNDER St Marks theater- here is an update!

Since we learned that our building was up for sale in May, we have had good meetings with our landlord, and he has promised to work with us to buy the space. There have been no other offers on the building.
We are developing plans to convert the building into artist housing, expand the seating capacity of the theater, and create a coffee shop/wine bar/lobby entrance to the theater.
We are investigating multiple ways to make the space self-sustained and green, including creating a green rooftop, using the artist housing as a B&B when empty and working out the plans for the lobby space.
We have an architect, lawyer, and realtor who will donate their time to create the plans and package needed to go after larger funders. We have put together a fundraising committee and we are recruiting new boardmembers.
We have ongoing fundraising events planned in the space for the coming months.
We have raised 20% of our funding goal with only 10% of our friends contributing.

We are asking 1000 of our friends to help us by giving $50 by July 4th. Click on the link to our indiegogo page below and learn more about the project and about our well loved and well used theater space.

Thank so much for your support!

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Click here to buy tickets to sample small show via smarttix.com

What’s better than an evening of performances by some of the East Villages top music and comedy talent? How about an evening that includes FREE BEER and FREE FOOD where all the proceeds go to Save Under St. Mark’s and help to put on a world premier play about the NYC open-Mic scene? (Oh yeah, and there’s a raffle which includes prizes up to $75 in value also, if you’re in to that kind of thing)

On Monday, July 25th from 7pm-9:30pm, help Save Under St. Marks and bring Mic. to the NYC international Fringe Festival by enjoying FREE MICROBREWS lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery and FREE CHEESE AND TAPAS provided by Kashkaval Cheese Market and Wine Bar.

Musical performances by:

Joe Yoga,

“Killer” Kelly Dwyer,

Beezy Douglas,

Under the Track,

and Mike Ogletree,

Comedy by:

Nate Rand


John Savoy

The raffle includes prizes from Gear to Go Outfitters, Manhattan Theater Source, NYC Ghost Tours, Horse Trade Theater, & More!

Under St. Marks is a theater that’s in danger of closing, Mic. is a play about a theater that’s closing – This time let’s make sure that life DOESN’T imitate art.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door, and seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED so please book your tickets as soon as possible and help keep the East Village art scene alive for the next generation

ART RAISER!!! SAVE USM and Send No Traveler to Winnipeg!

JUNE 19th
UNDER St. Marks Theater
$10 suggested donation

ALL proceeds are split half to SAVE UNDER St. Marks Theater and half to help send Penny Pollak's No Traveler to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival.
The rundown for Sunday the 19th UNDER St. Marks Theater!
Doors open at 3 pm
Food will be set up in the sunny back garden.
The bar which includes beer, wine and sake will also be open all day.
From 4pm-6pm Mike Milazzo and Broken Arrow will be playing originals, covers and taking requests!
There will be an Open Jam around 5 to 5:30ish, so bring your instruments if you want to play!
Raffle Tickets are $2 and will be sold all day.
Around 7:30 we will start an informal 2 hour Open mic.
Looking forward to seeing everybody there and thank you all in advance for your support!

Amazing Raffle Prizes to be given away on Sunday!

Super MiniFridge Tickets

2 tickets to Michelle Leona’s MiniFringe show The Star of Happiness: Helen Keller on Vaudeville

Save UNDER St. Marks Posters and T-shirts courtesy of Rodney Rigoli

2 for 1 Drinks at Fish Bar Film night

Free shot at Continental and to be written into a Jessica Faller True life nyc Story

A poetry and Wine Basket courtesy of Michelle Augello-Page

Free entrance and drink Tickets at Alter Ego

Free Coffee and Biscotti for 2 at Porto Rico Coffee Store, 201 Bleecker St. courtesy of Mike Ogletree.

Signed copy of a Mike Ogletree CD

A song of choice at a place of choice by Mike Ogletree

Mike Milazzo CD’s

Killer Kelly Dwyer cd’s

An Umberto MacDougal T-shirt and Limerick

A spot in a 6 week Improv course with Samantha Jones and one free hour of one on one coaching with Sam

A copy of Ben Couch’s chapbook "Relationships I Might Have Had"

2 tickets to a NETS game next season donated by Ben Couch

Lady Scoutington Underpants

2 Bronx Zoo Tickets Courtesy of Bricken Sparicino

2 hours of Ms Mac Macintosh computer wrangling

A Brooke McGowen Framed Print

Drunken Focus Group poster and written into a Jon Savoy Joke

Written into a Lee G-B Limerick

Featured interview in Getting Clean for Jesus

London, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow." (1925) By Charles Harper. With 79 illustrations by the author. 240 pgs. Hardcover.
Morocco: Album Published by the Protectorate of the French Republic at Morocco." Oversized 1920s travel booklet. Illustrated with color aquarelles, maroon woodcuts and B&W "photographies." Paperback, hand-bound with cord donated by Gregory Levine

Books donated by Agrippa Weyer

Books donated by Peter D.

Artwork by Joe Yoga

And finally a A real life original Michael Birch hat

Horse Trade and UNDER St. Marks!!!!!

Horse Trade Theater Group's UNDER St. Marks Theater was the first home of Penny's show, No Traveler, currently getting ready to premiere in Winnipeg this summer. The building that houses the theater is being sold, putting UNDER St. Marks in danger of closing...BUT Horse Trade wants to buy the building! That's where your donations come in! Not only will Penny be able to take her show to Canada, but you'll be helping other independently produced shows like Penny's find a home in this very special space.

To find out more about No Traveler, please go to pennypollak.com

On Thursday, April 7th 2011 Roger Clark from NY1 Television came to see a showcase of Horse Trade talent in a televised breakfast event.

Under St. Marks on NY1

Some of our favorite performers dragged themselves out of bed to show their support!

(photos courtesy of KL Thomas, used with permission)

Stay tuned for more photos and info!