At tonight’s opening of PULP, Richmond Triangle Players’ Board of Directors President Phil Crosby, revealed news to the audience. A demolition crew has started gutting the interior of theater company”s new venue that will be on 1300 Altamont Avenue in Scott’s Addition.
After 16 years of being in existence, this is the first time the company will have it’s own theater. A patron made a long-term lease possible for the 4,000 square foot building.
“Having a place to call our own really anchors us as a company,” Crosby said. “It’s like the difference between renting and owning.”
He said that the space has a lot of potential. When the company isn’t using it for a performance, the venue could be rented out. After work, it could become a piano and jazz bar as an alternative gathering spot for the community. But for now, the focus remains on getting the funds to keep the project moving.
Before they can get to that point of occupying the building and putting on the first show, they still have to raise $150,000.
Previously, RTP was performing shows out of Fielden’s on Broad Street.
“Having your own house, gives you your own destiny,” Crosby said.
More information on the Richmond Triangle Players can be found at www.rtriangle.org. Tomorrow, meet our new Arts & Entertainment correspondent with her review of PULP.