The new company, titled Unbounded Theater, is a "member-based company dedicated to compassionate action, authentic storytelling, collaboration, diversity, and play." The group hopes to produce theatre and serve the community at large through theatre outreach and by partnering with relief organizations. The 14-member company comprises April Nickell (managing artistic director), Anika Larsen (associate artistic director), composer Nils Olaf Dolven, sound designer Mike Farfalla, actors John Harrison, Amanda Hunt, Joshua Henry, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Telly Leung, Nicole Lewis, Kelly McCreary and Eileen Rivera, lighting designer Stuart Nelson and costume designer Andrea Varga.
Unbounded Theater's first fundraising event, "Songs From Serenade," will be held June 18 and will feature tunes from Rachel Sheinkin and Nils Olaf Dolven's new musical, Serenade. That musical will be the company's first mainstage production in the fall. The June fundraiser will be held at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) at 5 and 8 PM. There is a $25 minimum donation; for reservations e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Unbounded Theater, visit www.unboundedtheater.org.