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In Uncategorized on March 2, 2011 at 7:10 am

Hello Coffee Cup followers, fans and supporters!

We’ve been hearing this question a lot lately:
What’s going on with Coffee Cup?

And to this, we now have a definitive answer:
This year will be the last for Coffee Cup as we know it and we are each moving on to other ventures in life/theater.

Over the years, we’ve produced three original shows, ten amazingly entertaining parties and events, and worked with countless talented artists and amazing community organizations. That is a record of which we are proud. So proud in fact, that we want to celebrate our successful five year run with ONE MORE PARTY.

That’s right! We will be going out in style with one more epic bash, full of free booze and food, highjinx, carnival surprises and live entertainment. So mark your calendars for THURSDAY MARCH 31st, you don’t dare miss this one!

As we plan this party, we’d love to hear if you can offer anything to make the night a huge success: We will be holding a LIVE AUCTION, might you have any goods/services to donate (or know anyone who might)? As always we’ll be offering donated food/drink, might you know a liquor distributor/restaurant owner with a soft spot for the arts?

As we are disbanding, all proceeds for this benefit are going to the Coffee Cup inspired company, James & JF, co-helmed by Ishah Janssen-Faith for their Canadian Fringe tour this summer. You can read all about this fab duo here:

So, get ready for the event, check out James & JF, and open those rolodexes one more time for us!

And most of all, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you and moreover we wouldn’t have wanted to.

See you March 31st!

-Coffee Cup
(Ishah Janssen-Faith and Jack McGowan)

Our next show is coming!

In Uncategorized on May 21, 2009 at 6:45 pm

We’re in the process of developing our next show to be presented as part of the undergroundzero festival THIS JULY at PS122!

We’re super excited to be working with some of the best artists in downtown theater today:

The amazingly talented Ike Ufomadu & Rob O’hare will join Ishah Janssen-Faith on stage as the ensemble.
The visionary Brad Krumholz of NACL fame is directing.
The mistress of words Delaney Britt Brewer is our scribe.
Master of lights Peter Hoerburger is illuminating our world.
Composer extraordinare Daniel Kluger is shaping our universe in sound.
Scenic luminary Eliza Brown will conjure our physical world.

We’re circling back around this idea of moments that pass between people on the subway. We are NOT redeveloping Standing Clear (it was too fun the first time, why would we want to fiddle with that?). We are NOT making a “subway play” (everyone’s got a bad subway play in their bottom drawer, don’t lie… we all do…keep it there!) and we are NOT doing anything we have done before (how can we learn if we don’t do something new?). We ARE starting from a point that interests all the artists in the room and seeing where it leads us all collectively. So far, it’s been a wonderful ride and I personally can’t wait to see where it leads us. We’re so happy to have been given this opportunity to be part of a festival that is really for the artists to develop work. It’s a unique opportunity and we’re still pinching ourselves…

So check back in to find out when the dates are and how it’s going!


In Uncategorized on February 9, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Hey y’all, I’ve been thinking a lot about the PSAs on the train (Public Service Announcements), mainly because we hear them all the time and because they must be ingrained in us now, right? I mean, I know we know them all by heart. But then I realized, I tried to think of them, and could only come up with a few. So, shout at me, what are your favs from the top 40 of MTA?

Also, I was thinking about how similar they are to the sayings we all heard growing up, or even now, just little catch phrase sayings about life and living etc. I bet we all have super different ones though, and I wanted to hear some others from people. I mean, I grew up in Cambridge and there was some funny ones there, but I know there’s got to be others I have never even heard of, right? So. Here’s the deal. I would love to hear from you. Comment here on you fav sayings, or ones you wish were sayings.

Can’t wait to hear what they are! Then we’ll see what we can do with them.