Tangent is always looking for new ways to present plays. While in Dublin a few years back we met with theater troupe AboutFACE, who introduced us to the idea of pub theater – staging or reading plays in a pub as a way of keeping costs down and reaching audiences more intimately. We loved the idea.
We started testing pub theater with readings of contemporary classics and original works in New York City. The idea really took hold and we're excited to continue the momentum in current home, the Hudson Valley.
Thanks to Gerard Hurley at Traghaven Whiskey Pub in Tivoli and select spots in the region, our pub readings are a hit! We'd like to also thank Steven Young, our "voice from above," for his vital role in reading stage directions - and for helping to further bring the plays to life each time.
Tangent will be hosting readings throughout the year and producing a variety of other works, including main-stage productions (to read more about our shows, click here). To keep informed, please join our mailing list by contacting us here, or follow us on facebook!
Directions/Traghaven pub: In Dutchess County, route 9G to county road 78; west on 78 into Tivoli village, straight through main intersection, the pub is at 66 Broadway, blue building on the left.