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Amphibian Stage 20th Birthday Bash

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary season, Fort Worth’s Amphibian Stage is announcing their annual fundraiser event, a birthday bash celebrating 20 years of groundbreaking creative work by the company.
 
2019 has been an exciting capstone to Amphibian’s first two decades of productions. From an on-air name-drop by Steven Colbert in March, to glowing reviews for their largest production to date in May, to overflowing crowds at nearly every event – including a capacity-exceeding stilt dancing event at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth attended by over 250 patrons – the signs are clear. They are entering a new era, one where they are a recognized hub for the arts in Fort Worth, and executing work that is gaining national attention for themselves and the city.
 
The Birthday Bash, to be held September 6th at Amphibian Stage, will feature Broadway’s Christine Pedi. Known as “the Lady of 1000 voices” for her searingly accurate impressions of Broadway’s biggest divas, Pedi was called a “force of nature!” by comedy giant Carl Reiner. She will be showing off her comedy and singing chops over the course of the evening. In addition to Pedi, Amphibian will be wowing the crowd with all sorts of one-time-only birthday surprises, including special guests, games, prizes and more. The company will also announce their much-anticipated 21st season at the party, so attendees will get an exclusive first glimpse at what is coming next for the fast-rising theatre.
 
Funds raised from sponsorships and ticket sales for the bash will allow the theater to continue producing groundbreaking content year round. The generosity of Amphibian’s supporters allows them to commission new plays, add rising comedy stars to the season lineup, and helps defray the cost of hiring interns, giving young people necessary on the job experience. These funds will also enable the theater to expand their outreach programs impacting both veterans of the armed forces and underserved children. We would like to thank our generous, early sponsors:  Betty Sanders, Jodi & Mark Sanders, Jeff Davis, Cynthia & Grant Hodgkins, Cory Coons, Kay & Bob Bolz, Judith E. Norman, Brain Richards, Debra & Dan Barrett, Mary Hamrick, Beth & Randy Gideon, Laura Hebert and Rosalyn Rosenthal.
 
Individual tickets to the 20th Anniversary Birthday Bash are $125, while different sponsorship levels include 2 – 10 tickets with the sponsorship. To purchase tickets, or to sponsor their next creative leaps, visit www.amphibianstage.com, call 817-923-3012,  or emailinfo@amphibianstage.com .
 
Doors open for the Birthday Bash at 7pm, September 6. The theater is located at 120 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104.
 
About Christine Pedi
 
Christine Pedi, the “Lady of 1000 Voices” first discovered her talent for multiple personalities through her long association with the legendary off Broadway revue Forbidden Broadway. She received a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Forbidden Hollywood as well as LA Ovation and NAACP Awards. Broadway credits include Chicago, Little Me with Martin Short, and Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio playing opposite Liev Schreiber. Off Broadway she played the title role in Miss Abigail’s Guide To Dating Mating And Marriage and A Broadway Diva Christmas. Other off-Broadway credits include Jerry’s Girls, The Mad Show  and My Favorite Year.  She’s appeared in many incarnations ofThe A Train Plays, The 24 Hour Plays and Project Shaw. She also brought her collection of divas to off-Broadway’s long running Newsical The Musical  and recently starred in and co-producedSpamilton: An American Parody. Her cabaret show Great Dames has won the New York Bistro & Nightlife Award and has played NYC, Los Angeles, London, South Africa & beyond…AND she’s performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton (playing a singing Hillary!) She is a daily host of Sirius XM Radio’s On Broadway channel. She was featured on HBO’s “The Sopranos” as Mrs. Bobby Baccala. 
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About Amphibian Stage: Amphibian Stage Productions is a non-profit theatre company founded in 2000 by three alumni of TCU’s Department of Theatre who strive to produce innovative and engaging theatre that inspires new ideas, opens new doors, and increases our understanding of the vast world around us. Now in its twentieth season, Amphibian has produced numerous groundbreaking and challenging plays (some regional premieres, others US or world premieres) that foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as members of the global community. The company is widely recognized for its stylistically and thematically varied scripts. 
 
Committed to nurturing young and diverse audiences, Amphibian has developed a strong internship program, and a dynamic outreach project, Tad-Poles, that is steadily increasing the company’s visibility and following. In 2018, Amphibian launched a multi-faceted outreach program designed for veterans of the US armed forces. The program includes De-Cruit classes – which use Shakespeare and science to help veterans reacclimate to civilian life after trauma – plus special performances, and discounted tickets. They have expanded their De-Cruit classes to include a weekly class for veterans incarcerated at the Green Bay Jail in north Fort Worth. 
 
Amphibian is generously funded by the Amon G. Carter Foundation, Ann L. and Carol Greene Rhodes Charitable Trust, Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, Jack K. Ayre and Frank Ayre Lee Theatre Foundation, Communities Foundation of Texas, Dramatists Guild Fund, Fifth Avenue Foundation, Fort Worth Promotion & Development Fund, Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation, Pier 1 Imports, Mary Potishman Lard Trust, Pangburn Foundation, Rea Charitable Trust, Thomas M., Helen McKee & John P. Ryan Foundation, Sid W. Richardson Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Guido & Ruth Shumake Charitable Trust, Smallwood Foundation, Southwest Bank, Texas Commission on the Arts, Wells Fargo Bank, William E. Scott Foundation, and the Devonian Society, a group of Amphibian’s devoted donors who are proud to be the force behind nurturing the next generation of artists and audiences. 
 

 

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