Sundays at The Shop (Artists Collective)
Formerly the Solvent Space located in the Plant Zero complex, “the Shop” is the name for the building and physical location of a multi-purpose facility that houses multiple diverse community programs. the Shop is a performance gallery/venue, and art gallery, a broadcast studio, and a recording studio. the Shop is home to SlamRichmond, Virginia’s longest running poetry slam, broadcsted live EVERY Saturday on www.slamrichmond.tv, artSpace Annex, and expansion galley of artSpace, (www.artspacegallery.org, www.artspacegallery.tv) and MadMonkie Studios, which produces and hosts an array of community programs and events.
The mission of Sundays at the Shop is to provide performing artists a space to perform and to offer free theatrical events to the community.There is no fee for artists to use the theater.
This is a rare opportunity for performing artists to experiment with new work and showcase new plays. It is ideal for teachers looking to hone workshop skills.
The Shop allows performance artists creative freedom and exploration. Anything goes at The Shop! Working in this space would be the real essence of community-based theatre. The success of Sundays at The Shop will rely on open dialogue between artists and audiences.