As 2014 draws to a close, I’m happy to reflect on one of Flying Carpet Theatre’s most successful years. Not only did our collaboration with Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts, 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories bring rave reviews and two prestigious Suzi Bass Awards, but also our family of supporters grew and together completed our most successful fundraising campaign to date. We’re anticipating a busy 2015 and continually working on creating meaningful, and classic theater experiences.
Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin
Alpin Hong: Chasing Chopin begins its national tour in February in Wickenburg, Arizona and will be featured in several venues across the country before culminating in longer runs in New York City and Atlanta. The production also was just awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Challenge Grant.
1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories
On the heels of our recent revival of Tony and Oscar winner Robert Lopez’s early work 1001 Nights, we are currently maneuvering to find a prestigious venue for the production here in New York City. Stay tuned for news and updates about this exciting prospect.
The Dancing Handkerchief
In addition to 1001 Nights, we’re also working to revive another early work with Robert Lopez, The Dancing Handkerchief. This journey into a magician’s bag of tricks is expected to enjoy a workshop presentation this upcoming Spring.
Queens Reading Series 2015
Our Queens Reading Series will be back again in 2015. Last November, five different shows were workshopped in front of an appreciative audience at Art House Astoria. We’ll be working throughout the year to produce another set of great readings in the latter part of 2015.