BRIGIT SAINT BRIGIT THEATRE CO was created to enrich the community by bringing a combination of professional-quality acting and directing to the production of classic playscripts--ancient through contemporary--as well as other finely-scripted stories that are rarely produced--delivering their passion and power that evokes both feeling and thought. In other words: good tales, well told. Founded and operated by artists, the Theatre is committed to the dignity of those who bring the plays to life and the value of their time and talent, especially essential to the mission, thus, the Company pays all actors, directors, and designers. Funding goes primarily to people, not things. Here's how. Because we are a site-specific theatre, alternating among locations best suited to the material, we avoid incurring year-round rent/mortgage expense and the cost of filling a large space with elaborate settings. Instead, Brigit's operating strategy stresses low overhead and has been the key to its successfully staying the course--not having to turn to less intriguing material--since it allows us to direct most of our resources to the primary elements--actors, directors, designers. This is how BSB is able to re-invest 70% of its income in the artists. BSB is the only mid-size theatre in the area that has been in continuous production for 30 years, maintaining the same artistic direction and mission, and offering 4-6 full-length productions each season. The onstage talent is drawn from a core repertory company working with other area actors and Equity guests. What does a play say? Is it worth the saying? How well is it said? It's in the answers to these questions that the Theatre chooses its material among widely varied plays, from the ancient Greeks and Shakespeare, to the darker world of Beckett, to the lyricism of the Irish and on through to outstanding contemporary works. Most of the titles Brigit Saint Brigit mounts cannot be seen at any other area venue. As we prepare to open our annual Holiday Lites production--a collection of original short plays in partnership with the Benson Theatre--we ask that you consider us in your charitable contributions and encourage you to include a night out with BSB--in December with Holiday Lites (@ the Joslyn Castle) or on your spring calendar for our Irish Festival, our Passover production, and the spring production.
- The first "Brigit" in the name refers to the Celtic goddess of "all things necessary to a civilized life." The second to Saint Brigit, a patron saint of Ireland
- Each Feb, BSB offers a month-long Irish festival that includes an Irish-authored play, as well as events centered on Irish culture and writers.