For the last month, we've been fortunate to host a weekly class at Amphibian Stage Productions. And it's a great fit. We really want to offer more options, limited as they may be, so it's time to introduce a second weekly class that we hope will fit into more peoples' schedules. This will be a weekend class—right now, we're trying to determine which time would be best, and your feedback will help make that decision.
We share Amphibian's view that it's important to create art and experiences which challenge the way we see and think about the world around us; so, as we're now looking to expand our partnership, we thought it would be good to share more with you about what makes Amphibian so great.
Now in its 15th season, ASP was founded in 2000 by three TCU theater grads. They started out a lot like us, putting on showings at the Community Arts Center, and building a base of devoted supporters. Several successful seasons led to a capital campaign that allowed ASP to find a permanent home in Fort Worth's Near Southside. The theater is located just south of Downtown, on S. Main around the corner from Stir Crazy Baked Goods and the Wendy Davis headquarters. Not a bad spot to be.
Amphibian's entry leads to the Ann L. and Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust Lobby. This is where you'll find us doing yoga. The space is open—large, east-facing windows and high ceilings make for an ambiance that dims slowly as we move toward savasana. There are restrooms on the lobby where you can change clothes before class, and double doors in the back that lead to the black-box theater, an intimate venue for taking in a show.
If you've never been to a show at ASP, you'll soon have plenty of chances to check one out. Next on their lineup is the regional premier of The Nosemaker's Apprentice: Chronicles of a Medieval Plastic Surgeon, showing from July 10 - August 10, 2014. Yes, it's more expensive than going to a movie, but the value of the experience is so much more enriching. Sitting no more than a few feet from Amphibian's live actors brings you into the play, and makes you feel as though the story encompasses you, evolving around you.
You can bet that we'll be at a showing, and whether it's at a show or on your mat, we hope to see you at Amphibian soon.