Family-Friendly Puppet Shows during Winter Break, in Scott’s Addition

Puppets Off Broad Street (a Richmond-based 501(c)3) will be hosting family-friendly performances at Richmond Triangle Players over Winter Break. There will be fourteen (14) performances to choose from! Puppetfest run from Dec. 26th – Jan 1st at Richmond Triangle Players, located at 1300 Altamont Avenue. Tickets are just $10 each.

Puppetfest Scott's AdditionHere is the full RVA Winter Puppetfest Schedule:

Dec. 26: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 27th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Lollipops for Breakfast
by The Gottabees (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 28th: Little Red & the Gingerbread Man
by Barefoot Puppet Theatre (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 29th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone Travis (10:30am and 1pm)

Dec. 29th: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen
by Applause Unlimited (7pm – Pajama Party!)

Dec. 30th: Ventriloquist and Children’s Comedian, Uncle Ty-Rone
by Ty-Rone (10:30am and 1pm)

Jan. 1st: The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen

by Applause Unlimited (1pm and 3pm)

Richmond Triangle Players Undergoes a Big Restructuring

In the Richmond Style Weekly, we hear that the Richmond Triangle Players is undergoing some changes. For instance a new mural, which shows its signature triangle shape repeated in a rainbow above the company’s location in Scott’s Addition.

Richmond Triangle Players, Scott's Addition

Inside, upgraded sound and lighting systems offer a more vibrant and flashy theatrical experience.

The more fundamental changes are less visible. The company’s managing director, Phil Crosby, recently received a position upgrade to executive director and, under his leadership, the company is taking steps to stabilize its infrastructure and bolster its financial stability.

The moves are part of a long-range plan, Completing the Dream: RTP@25, which is being implemented as part of the run-up to the company’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2017.

The establishment of an executive director, in particular, reflects the official transition to a new operating paradigm for the theater.

Performing arts groups traditionally have an artistic director who focuses on the creative output of the company working in tandem with a managing director who deals with business matters. The management structure has been in transition since founding artistic director John Knapp left the company in 2014. Instead of sharing leadership responsibilities with an artistic director, Crosby will work with an artistic committee that will research and suggest potential plays. They will develop the company’s season together.

An organization that explores issues from an LGBT perspective benefits from using this committee approach, Crosby says. Read the rest of the story, here.

richmond-triangle-scroogeRichmond Triangle Players ushers in the holiday season with the wackiest take on the classic Dickens story you have ever seen, when RTP revives Scrooge in Rouge – An English Music Hall Christmas Carol beginning Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at its theater at 1300 Altamont Avenue.

Sneak Peak: Park Group’s studio

From Richmond BizSense:  A year after leaving Shockoe Bottom for the Boulevard, a local production studio is rolling in its new space near The Diamond. Park Group has finished remodeling its studio behind the Cort Furniture retail building at 1207-B N. Boulevard, where it moved and expanded its Shockoe Bottom facility to make way for an apartment project there.

Park Group Studio, Scott's Addition

The studio’s “video village” space where clients can view shoots, complete with a kegerator. (Jonathan Spiers)

The studio moved into the 15,000-square-foot space a year ago and immediately started filming spots for clients such as Geico and Walmart, said Stacy Murphy, president and executive producer of Park Group and sister company Juicy Films. Construction and remodeling continued during that time but has finished inside, added founder and CEO Dave Trownsell.

Park Group, Scott's Addition

Film crews during a shoot in the space. (Courtesy Park Group)

“One thing left for us to do is to finish the outside, add some curb appeal,” said Trownsell, who hinted at signage and other ideas in the works that he said would help the studio stand out among its neighbors in the burgeoning Boulevard corridor.

Park Group, Scott's Addition

Stacy Murphy and Dave Trownsell in front of the 40-by-60-foot shooting space, a literal blank canvas. (Jonathan Spiers)

“I want this to be a fixture here in Scott’s Addition,” he said of the building. “It’s such an up-and-coming area, and there’s so many restaurants and resources for our clients when they’re here. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.” Read the rest of the story, here.

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Park Group joins a growing community of production houses, design studios, web design, and graphics creation in the Boulevard-Scott’s Addition area, including Richmond Sign & Design, AlphaGraphics, Pro Printing, Richmond Design Studio, Boulevard Creative, Studio Center, Sound of Music Recording Studios and 903 Creative. Scott’s Addition continues its influx of creative minds!