Thursday, January 1, 2009

Heartfelt Thanks

To get the New Year off to the right kind of start, I wanted to use today's blog post to publicly thank the amazing supporters of nytheatre.com and The New York Theatre Experience, Inc.--the contributors of time and money who make our work possible. They are, quite literally, our angels.

First, enormous gratitude to the volunteer theatre artists who review shows and otherwise create content for our websites. These are the folks who comprised this community of contributors in 2008: Kelly Aliano, Kyle Ancowitz, Ethan Angelica, Gyda Arber, Robert Attenweiler, Fred Backus, Debbie Hoodiman Beaudin, Joe Beaudin, Pete Boisvert, Nicole Bournas-Ney, Danny Bowes, Micah Bucey, Pamela Butler, Josephine Cashman, Nat Cassidy, Kat Chamberlain, Ross Chappell, Maggie Cino, James Comtois, Julie Congress, Mitchell Conway, Michael Criscuolo, Ivanna Cullinan, Tim Cusack, Mark DeFrancis, David DelGrosso, Edward Elefterion, Rohana Elias-Reyes, Ryan Emmons, Lisa Ferber, Zachary Fithian, Matthew Freeman, David Fuller, Amber Gallery, Joshua Chase Gold, David Gordon, Jason Grossman, Jack Hanley, Chris Harcum, David Hilder, Richard Hinojosa, Kristin Skye Hoffmann, Jason Jacobs, Judith Jarosz, Megin Jimenez, David Johnston, Matt Johnston, J Jordan, Russell Kaplan, Daniel Kelley, Nancy Kim, Nathaniel Kressen, Larry Kunofsky, Melanie N. Lee, Jessica McVea, Scott Mendelsohn, Shelley Molad, Michael Mraz, Roger Nasser, Anthony C.E. Nelson, Ryan Nicholoff, Loren Noveck, Emily Otto, Anthony Pennino, Joe Pindelski, Melle Powers, Robin Reed, Stan Richardson, Heather Lee Rogers, Jo Ann Rosen, Robin Rothstein, Garry Schrader, Peter Schuyler, Lucile Scott, Josh Sherman, Alyssa Simon, Steven Slate, Jon Stancato, Saviana Stanescu, Allison Taylor, Sara Thigpen, Shannon Thomason, Matthew Trumbull, Heather J. Violanti, Kimberly Wadsworth, Robert Weinstein, Reagan Wilson, Eric Winick, and Natasha Yannacanedo.

Second, a special shout-out to the hosts of our regular podcast series: Leonard Jacobs of "The Leonard Jacobs Show," Michael Criscuolo of "The Indie Theater Life," and of course Trav S.D., who not only hosts "Indie Theater Now!" but also serves as nytheatrecast's announcer. Also, thanks to the volunteers who moderated/organized episodes this year: Cat Parker, Steve Petrillo, and Jo Ann Rosen.

Finally, it is essential to express gratitude to our funders. These individuals and organizations made generous donations to The New York Theatre Experience, Inc., in 2008: 13th Street Repertory, Saul & Ann P. Adelman, Johnna Adams, Silvia Akerman, Eric Alter (Apricot Sky Productions), Manuel A Alvarez, Ellen K. Anderson, Gyda Arber, Jim Baldassare, Ferrell Barnhart (Axis Theatre), Margie Beegle, Christina Benson, David Bland, Patrick Blake, Ron Bopst, Spencer Chandler, Peter V. Churukian, Jeannette Cibinic, Ron Cohen, Michael Colby, Nita Congress, Julia Cornely, Sheila Cowley, William Doyle, Jennifer Elcano, Don Ellenberg, Roi "Bubi" Escudero, Ryan Esposto, Leo Farley, Patricia Feldhaus, Foundation for Fair Capitalism, Steven Froot, Sofia Geier (On the Wing Productions), David Gibbs, Errol Glasser, Joe Godfrey, Elise Goldberg, Julie Hamberg, Chris Harcum, Joyce Healy, Charlotte James, David Johnston, Susan Jonas, Kirill Khvenkin, Kevin Kittle, Jean Knox, Andrea Lepcio, Sheila Lewandowski, Ralph Lewis, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, Richard Mann & Reva Rappaport, Cyndy Marion, Harvey Meltzer, JoAnne Meyers, Todd Michael, Microsoft Corporation, Barbara Miller, Chiori Miyagawa, David Mogentale, Stephan Morrow, Kem Roy Neal, Robert Neill (NY Neo-Futurists), New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Times Foundation (Matching Gifts), Matt Oberg, Philip V. Oppenheimer, Rich Orloff, Marc Palmieri, Robert Ross Parker, Bruce Pasquale, Margarett Perry, Chrystin Pleasants, Rachel Reiner & Eric Parness, Jonathan Reuning, Sean Elias-Reyes, J. Scott Reynolds, Heather Lee Rogers, Jo Ann Rosen, Katie Rosin (Kampfire PR), Iris Rothstein, David Sandt, Peg Santvoord Foundation, Jordan Seavey, Gail Shulman, Brian Snapp, Linda Stackhouse, Daniel Talbott (Rising Phoenix Rep), Regina Dreyer Thomas, Richard Titan, Antoinette Tomai, Katherine Towson, Virginia Unanue, Robert Vail, Jane Wells, Christopher Wheatley, Beverly Willey, TJ Witham, Shela Xoregos, and Kenneth Zarecor.

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