Goodwill Theatre, Inc.

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Goodwill Theatre, Inc.

The Mission of Goodwill Theatre is to create a professional regional performing arts center and magnet training academy that will enrich the lives of our residents and visitors through education, events and performances.

The Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex and Professional Training Academy will be comprised of three historic Endicott Johnson Shoe Company buildings, connected by two newly constructed “infill” buildings and a central loading dock. The historic buildings in the complex are the Goodwill Theatre building itself, the Municipal Building Fire Station and the EJ Medical Building. The complex will contain three state of the art performance stages of differing sizes and styles to increase entertainment options and enhance the versatility of students’ skill sets. It will also contain multiple lobbies, rehearsal halls, production facilities, offices, support space, a library and student lounge and classrooms. Goodwill Theatre Inc. will present and create Theatre for Young Audiences, Classics, new work, dance, puppetry, comedy, chamber music, cabaret, music, film, visual and media arts as well as interdisciplinary work. It will also serve as rental space for local cultural organizations.  Professional training in the backstage arts, arts administration, design, production, as well as performance will be areas of study in a certificate, degree and audit basis.

The Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex will serve as a catalyst for the economic revitalization of the Southern Tier and Greater Binghamton by adding jobs, bringing patrons and students to the center of Broome County, and fostering the development of supporting businesses. It will provide a unique opportunity for interaction among the region’s performing arts groups through collaborations around programming.

The Schorr Family FIREHOUSE STAGE, the first venue of the Goodwill Theatre Performing Arts Complex and Professional Training Academy opened in October of 2007. This flexible and intimate venue allows Goodwill Theatre Inc. to present Theatre for Young Audiences, new plays, Story Time Theatre, puppetry, comedy, dance, classical music, cabaret, jazz, workshops and family films. It also serves as a rental venue for local cultural organizations, private events and local businesses. Each season, the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage hosts around 65 events. In the 2016/17 Season we enter our eighth full season of programming!

Goodwill Theatre Inc. has just begun the Momentum Capital Campaign. To date, nearly one million dollars has been raised toward the project. Capital highlights include the renovation of the first floor of the Firehouse and the development of the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage, the stabilization and abatement of the Goodwill Theatre, a new roof on the Goodwill Theatre and the Firehouse buildings, abatement of the Firehouse, demolition of 40 & 42 Willow Streets and more.

Address:
67 Broad St
Johnson City, NY13790
Phone: (607) 772-2404 Fax: (607) 729-0785
Contact: Naima Kradjian, Chief Executive Officer; Christine Springer, General Manager
Email: info@goodwilltheatre.net; nkradjian@goodwilltheatre.net
Website: www.goodwilltheatre.net

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