ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
A BRIEF HISTORY
Bread & Water Theatre is committed to making the
arts accessible and affordable to a broad-based
audience and acting as a positive agent of
change in its community. Under the artistic
direction of J.R. Teeter, BWT develops theatre
that speaks to our living, evolving, and
dramatically-changing world through new works of
drama and aspires to be a major force in
American theatre, providing audiences with
challenging contemporary drama and innovative
community outreach programs.
Founded in 2000, BWT strives to create a type of
theatre where the actor's performance is the
most important aspect of production; where a
voice and body can inhabit a blank stage and
fill the vacuum of empty space. This type of
theatre is sometimes in-your-face, rough and
crude, but it is never disappointing. Below is
a timeline of important events in the history of
Bread & Water Theatre is born with its
of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe.
BWT premieres original adaptations of
Saint-Exuprey's The Little Prince
and Charlotte Perkins-Gilman's The Yellow
BWT revives the Rainbow Theater Festival
rededicating the event to the colors of
the original Rainbow Pride Flag combining a
sense of history with
the theatre's mission of creating and
exporing new theatre.
2004 BWT first performs at 243 Rosedale
St., Rochester, NY.
The site of a historic Rochester church and
once thriving theatre.
BWT signs its first official lease for 243
Rosedale St., Rochester, NY
and begins renovation of the venue to more
suit the theatre's needs.
BWT creates The Recession Art Show and Sale
to help starving artists and musicians
promote their work. This event was
later dubbed The Music and Art Fair
after the official title of Woodstock.
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