Philadelphia's Flashpoint Theatre Co. Will Close

News   Philadelphia's Flashpoint Theatre Co. Will Close
Philadelphia's Flashpoint Theatre Co. announced Nov. 30 that it will close in 2016 due to a lack of funding.

Flashpoint Theatre Co. was founded in 2004 by graduates of Drew University. It has since produced 13 Philadelphia premieres and seven world premieres. 

In a letter posted on its website, the company wrote:

"It is with great sadness that we announce that Flashpoint will be closing its doors in 2016, after more than a decade of producing socially provocative and emotionally resonant theatrical works in Philadelphia.

Although Flashpoint has grown artistically in the last several years, so have our costs, and it has become clear that the company does not have the infrastructure necessary to support the level at which we have been operating.

We have been excited to see the Philadelphia theater community expand tremendously in the past decade, but we also acknowledge that funding sources and audiences are not similarly expanding, making it difficult for us to see a path to a sustainable future.

We want to thank you, our extended Flashpoint family, for your years of support in attending our shows and generously donating to help us keep the lights on and the ham on stage.

We are excited to see the vibrant Philadelphia theater community continue to evolve, and we hope that you will continue to support the great work of theater artists throughout the region. We are honored to pass the torch to the next generation of Philadelphia theater companies.

A final event celebrating Flashpoint's decade-plus contribution to the Philadelphia theater community is being planned for the Spring of 2016, and we hope you'll be able to join us. Details are forthcoming here on the website."

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